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To green_maia, cornerofmadness, and nutmeg3 for the baby otters!

Using the later schedule, I'm forcing myself back on the gym routine, which is GOOD, because on the whole, I definitely feel better when I do work out.

On the other hand, I came home this evening and after a very good dinner, I ate a cookie and some candy, neither of which I needed.

But healthy dinner:

Chop two medium shallots, not too fine, and put about a tablespoon of sesame oil with them into a deep skillet/pan or wok
three or four chopped fingerling potatoes
three or four chopped organic, locally-grown radishes
a little chicken broth
Saute/quick fry until onions are starting to color at the edges, add two tilapia fillets cut into bite-sized chunks (or thereabouts), a couple of shakes of Chinese five spice, and about a cup of hoisin sauce (found at any Asian market), stir and simmer until fish is cooked, then add a handful or so of shredded cabbage. Cook just until tender (no more than five minutes). Serve over rice.

And a few days ago I made curried lentil soup:

In a deep pan, fry 4 slices of thick-cut, good bacon, chopped into pieces
Add 1 large onion, chopped, saute until starting to get clear
Add 3 or 4 chopped fingerling potatoes (why, yes, we did buy a bag at Costco, why do you ask?)
Saute together with bacon and onion, then add four or five peeled, chopped carrots and cook until the carrots are starting to get tender. Add container of chicken broth and a cup or so of red lentils, a tablespoon (or so) of curry powder, tablespoon (or so) of Garam Masala, some turmeric, fresh ground pepper and salt to taste, and cook until done. It's yummy.

I suspect one could make the above with chicken, or any other meat one wanted. I was in the mood for bacon, and I blame whoever it was who bought me the "Everything Tastes Better With Bacon" cookbook for Christmas.

Day 148

The sun-faded sign on top says "Lafayette Square," a strange attempt to name our street/neighborhood with a title that neither suits it or is easily explained, but the sun faded the bright red signs into such near-unreadability so quickly it's not even necessary to explain it anymore.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 27th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
The lentil soup really does sound good.

[hugs hugs]
Jan. 27th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
It came out really nommy!

I forgot the half a jalapeno in the Asian fish stew -- seeds and membrane removed, so not a lot of heat!

Jan. 27th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
that sounds good
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
I was pleased with both of them! The curry lentils were awesome.

Jan. 28th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
You're very welcome. And I love how the sun refused to allow the inappropriate sign to survive.
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
This is Arizona. If you want something to survive, don't keep it on the porch (or anyplace the sun can reach). Since we don't have a dryer, we HAVE to remember to dry t-shirts inside out if we want to have them for any length of time...

Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)

And I love the picture :) I've never noticed the faded sign!
Feb. 3rd, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
It came out nommy!
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