Thursday, May 15, 2008

unlucky day?

so - what did everyone think of the antm finale? i won't mention who won because i hate spoiley sarahs, and i remember during the biggest loser reading on blogs who got voted off before i watched my tape and it was a real bummer. i will say, that i was surprised, but not disappointed, because i wasn't thrilled with the top three anyway. i don't care who wins these shows... reality tv, biggest loser, antm. i like to watch the process of it all, but find the finale episodes boring and painful. just say who won already, ya know? i actually liked katarzyna but she got the boot a few weeks ago.

last night for dinner i made a simple red lentil curry. i love curries and i love the idea of meatless meals. i like meat as next as the much guy (next as the much guy? did i just write that?) but i don't really like cooking with meat and i don't miss it when it isn't there. i got the recipe from jenna at eat live run. that second link is to the recipe. her food blog is really great—check it out.

here is the recipe, which i doubled to make one portion for dinner and one leftover portion for lunch today:

1/4 cup dry red lentils

1 cup water (or veggie broth)

about 2 tbsp diced yellow onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp curry powder

dash of salt

1/4 tsp tumeric

combine everything in a small saucepan. boil then reduce heat and simmer. cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes til’ the lentils are soft and mushy. serve. i served mine on a bed of 1 cup brown long grain rice. yummy. and i also had a scoop of plain yogurt on the side. and a spinach salad too.

today is unlucky for me. i went running (4 miles) and i'm having this weird bum pain. it's like in the bone part of my bum that connects to my back. hard to explain. then i came back to my building and my pass card wouldn't work so i couldn't get into the building. wtf. i took it to the concierge and he said sometimes they break and there is nothing you can do. they are only covered by warranty if there are no scratches or marks. well, it's a giant white rectangle card that is attached to my keys and thrown into my purse, so of course there are scratches. i had the option of buying a new card for $50 or a smaller gray circle pass thing for $75. i chose the more expensive option because it's more convenient than that annoying large card. THEN i went to unlock my bike and realized that i forgot my wallet on my desk (i needed to use a cheque), and had to go up and get it. *grumble grumble* and then this afternoon i have to go to the dentist! it's like one blow after another! POW! bum pain. BAM! pass card. WHAM! dentist. haha i'm exaggerating... it's not so bad.

for breakfast today i made a weird concoction of cinnamon spice oatmeal, pumpkin, egg whites, splenda, shreddies, cinnamon, nutmug, baking powder, and a splash of unsweetened almond breeze. i still have to heat it up and eat it.

for lunch is 1 cup brown rice with 1 serving of red lentil curry and 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. dinner - maybe a spinach salad with chicken on the george foreman. tonight i'm going to clean up and get ready for the weekend. the LONG weekend.... yabba dabba do!


Haley said...

I'm always really amazed by your food concoctions -- I think I need to get a little more "mad scientist" in the kitchen. :)

Anonymous said...

aw you made me feel bad because i said who won on my blog. i hope i don't spoil it for anyone..

i hope your day gets lucky soon. hehe.

CaRoLyN said...

Recipe looks great! Thanks for the idea. I've never tried to make a curry before but I love them so I'm not sure why.....


carla said...

ooooh your breakfast sounds YUMMY and right up my alley.

if youd ever wanna do a guest chef thursday at MizFit email me!

Jen said...

*laughs* your POW, WHAM, POP! (or something like that!) reminds me of the old batman shows!!

I was pretty happy with the outcome of ANTM, but you are right...I usually find the finales difficult to watch!

I am going to try making that curry!

Sara said...

I so wanted to make a red lentil dahl last night but came home to find that a stupid mouse had sneaked into a cupboard through a hole in the back and ate through - boy was I pissed. I can't wait to move into a new house!!

I find that unlucky days turn into really lucky ones - so I hope some great stuff comes your way!!

I'm totally allowed to spoil ANTM b/c afterall I'm literally a spoiley sara!! I need to live up the name!!

Randi said...

yabba dabba do indeed! Glad your not getting all negative and down even with your bad day!
thanks for the recipe!

P.O.M. said...

Don't you love the George Foreman?? WIthout it, I would never eat meat/chicken/fish (unless someone else cooked it and HE only does it rarely now since we are supposedly broken up).

Fatinah said...

re ANTM: I was happy with the final two that were chosen, so it didn't matter to me which one they picked. I was pleasantly surprised that they decided to go with such a bold choice.

Crystal said...

I'm thinking you reached your unlucky total for the week so, the good news is tomorrow should be an awesome day.

carla said...

how is the pain this morning?!

did stretching help?


Mandy said...

That red lentil curry looks DEVINE! I am going to make it for supper tonight, methinks! :)

Your breakfast is the strangest combo of a bazillion things! How did it taste, girly???

Yes, the long weekend. :) Oh I woke up with a smile on my face this morning because of it!