Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years

I made this soup yesterday and it is uhhhmazing! It's hearty, sweet, salty, delicious. I got the recipe from Oxygen magazine, and though I didn't follow any of the directions, it turned out great!

Curry Peanut Soup With Shrimp
I added double the veg and substituted tamari for regular soy sauce

  •  2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cups shrimp, cleaned (I just used frozen)
  • 32 oz of veg stock
  • 1 can of rinsed and drained chick peas
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (I used about 5 hehehe)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
Directions: I boiled the onion and sweet potato in the tamari with a 1/2 cup of water. I did this for about 2  minutes and then I tossed everything else in. I whisked together 1/3 cup of water with the peanut butter and then tossed that in too. I left it uncovered and then cooked it for about 30 minutes, or until the carrots were at the perfect softness.

Now, since it's New Years, I figure I better post my resolutions. I usually forget what they are, but since they're now going to be on my blog, there's no excuse to forget. I have five this year, some big, some small.

1) Become a personal trainer and get out of my current job

This is something that I have been wanting to do forever but never thought I could do. I told myself that no one would take advice from someone who looked so out of shape as me. But lo and behold, I am now in shape! I still need to add a bit more muscle and toning, but I'm finally happy with where I am. I want to be out of my current job by the summer, so I just need to save a little money, get my certification, and hope I get lucky with finding a job.

2) Become more organized

I lose my drivers license, my debit card, keys, papers, you name it, ALL THE TIME. I don't have a wallet, well I do, I have tonnes of them, but I don't use them. I just put whatever cards I need at the time into my pocket. This method is not very effective. I really need to work on this. I will try to only have one wallet, and keep everything in it at all times. Also, I need to go through old papers and organize everything, because when the time comes that I actually need to find some of the stuff, I can never find it.

3) Spend more outdoor time with the dogs.

They don't get enough time outside and I take the blame for it. Although Lola won't step outside in this weather and looks at me like I'm punishing her, Gigi loves it. So I have to dedicate more time in my day playing with them outside.

4) Continue with my healthy lifestyle.

I enjoy where I am now today in terms of my healthy lifestyle, so I want to keep it that way and maybe even improve it.

5) Try one new fruit or vegetable a month.

I pretty much stick to what I know. I've recently discovered asian pears, and have been eating them everyday. I will soon be sick of them and forget about them completely. I really need to work some variety into my diet, especially with vegetables. Kale, here I come!!!

I also wanted to mention that I want to be at 14 % body fat by the end of the year, but this is just part of the healthy lifestyle goal.

I was planning to spend a nice relaxing night at home with Ryan but then he dropped the bomb on me today that he's been planning a night with his friends for the past few days (that's why he was always talking so low on his phone I figure---> sneaky Ryan). So I decided to make my own plans. Since I got called off work tonight, a couple of my co-workers invited me out with them. We're going on a pub crawl, which will be a bit weird for a non-drinker. But i'll manage. Soda water for me please!

I'm making sure to make a healthy dinner, which i'll post later, and bring some snacks with me in my purse (anyone else do this), so that I don't cave and eat bar food.

Hope everyone has a great and healthy new year!

1 comment:

  1. I wish you an awsome year for all your dreams and resolutions !! I am so proud to be your Mother !! Love you precious !!! And the soup look yummy !!!