I suppose I like writing. As I’m cooking, running, and even teaching I think about how I would describe a particular situation in a journal entry. I’ve tried journaling…it didn’t work out. I’ve also tried blogging, but I think I chose something too specific to talk about–dealing with what I can only describe as disordered eating behaviors in college. I didn’t really want to write about it all of the time, and I doubted many people wanted to read about it all of the time. I’ve thought about writing a food blog, a fitness blog, and a teaching blog. I’d get bored with myself after a while. So I suppose this could be a lifestyle blog? Is that a category? I can’t offer much in terms of beauty tips…most people who have conversed with me only once could easily assume as much. But I do love food, and I have a healthy relationship with exercise. I also read nutrition articles that I’m not sure I’m qualified to adequately analyze, but they interest me. I’ll become “that girl” who takes pictures of food, barbells, and running shoes. So I’ll just write and see where it takes me.
After watching an exciting World Cup final with friends (poor Messi), Ryan and I came home to our mostly empty fridge. When we’re low on supplies, salad is usually the way to go. We’re not big on ordering pizza, getting fast food, or microwaving frozen TV dinners. We had some ingredients for a salad and a massive bag of frozen chicken breasts from Costco. We also had some funky yogurt from Trader Joe’s. I was looking for plain yogurt and picked up the cheapest carton without reading very carefully. Apparently I grabbed European style yogurt. Has anyone tried it? It’s very liquidy. Yogurt water, perhaps. It didn’t appear very appetizing to me or Ryan, so I put it in the freezer hoping to come up with something useful later. Fortunately, we’re also low on salad dressing. So out came the funky yogurt so I could make my own ranch dressing.
For the dressing I used a giant glob of European style TJ’s yogurt, some milk, dried parsely, onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, dried chives, salt, and pepper. It turned out nicely; maybe it was a tad garlicky. So into the salad goes chicken, peppers, cabbage, and the ranch dressing. Oh and there was also some leftover garlic sauce on the chicken. (I don’t like wasting food.)
Tomorrow I’ll restock the kitchen and have some new recipes to try out. I’ll also have a workout to share. I know… you can’t wait.