Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy Morning!

How's the weather by you? Here it is gorgeous! I just came back from a walk to my local fruit/vege store to pick up some spinach, 2 lemons and a bag of green grapes...all for $4.34. 
I missed posting last night and this morning because I watched the LOST finale last night and this morning Danny and I went for a run. I was in a mad dash to get ready this morning, as usual and by mad dash I mean I took my time making my juice, emptying the dishwasher and washing my juicer. 

My mornings usually look like this:

  • wake up at an obscenely early hour (usually anywhere between 5-6 depending on the day)
  • workout (pick one: run, spin, yoga, weights, or anything else)
  • make a juice or a smoothie
  • realize I need to get my butt in gear and rush to be out the door later than I should.
I just love taking my time in the morning, which means I take my time for about 2 hours and then rush around getting dressed, putting on make up and not doing my hair.  Is anyone else like that? Try to cram in as much as possible in the morning and then realize you need to keep going? Literally that's every morning of my life...and I love it.
This morning was a running morning. We were out the door by 5:35 and were off. I just love how bright it is in the morning. It makes waking up SO much easier. The sun was actually shining bright about 10-20 minutes into our run. LOVE IT!
Yesterday I decided to make tuna for dinner. We haven't have that in a couple of weeks, so I decided to pan sear it. I made some roasted brussel sprouts and brown rice (for Danny) and quinoa for me. I didn't wait to be boring, so I looked at my trusty cookbook, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I was kind of starving in a rush so I didn't use the recipe exactly. 
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Cut the brussel sprouts in half. Spray with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Roast in the oven (425 degrees) for about 30-35 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Pan Seared Tuna
Sprinkle tuna with sea salt and black pepper. Heat oil (I used sesame oil) in a pan on medium high. Brown on each side for about 4 minutes. Put about 1 T of soy sauce on each piece of tuna. Lower the heat and cook for about 5 more minutes, depending on how you like your tuna cooked. 

Teriyaki Brown Rice/Quinoa
Mix 1 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl. Add to cooked quinoa or brown rice. Stir. Cook for about 5 minutes. 
This is a nice sauce to put over any grain. It works perfectly as a side dish, especially to tuna!

On another note, look at how my basil and tomatoes have grown!

Are you growing anything in your backyard or window sill?? Any luck?
Also for you NYC'ers, do you have any fitness classes you would recommend? I'm looking to try some new classes over the summer.
Have a great night!


Simply Life said...

Anything less than $5 has to be amazing!

pegasuslegend said...

Well I found found this grain, now I know what to make with it, this plateful looks fantastic cant wait to try some....great shot of Quinoa

Christine said...

I just had Quinoa for the first time tonight- i'll have to try that sauce next time!

Kady said...

I haven't tried brussels sprouts yet. Yours look really simple, so I need to try them! Your plants look beautiful!

I'm like you in the mornings too - I like to have a relaxing morning which means checking my email/blog/facebook, making and eating breakfast, watching the news...then I realize I need to be out the door in 5 minutes and I rush around like crazy doing the things I should have been doing with all that time!

Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said...

Total steal on the produce goodies - definitely jealous ;)
I used to be the same way in the morning - now I'm pretty good about keeping myself in check, given it's a work day. Any other day I take my time and then realize at the last minute "I NEED to move it, or I'll be here all day," lol.
Yay for the blossoming windowsill plants! I planted my red peppers and blackberry tree the other day...my mom's planted some basil, chives, lettuce, and we'll be doing spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, and eggplant, too. I'm pretty pumped for the eggplant & red pep- hope it grows!!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Everytime I make quinoa I end up thowing in some soy sauce. I could eat it for every meal of the day!

Momgateway said...

I'm growing basil and habaneros....for pesto and salsa...

espo. said...

i've been soooo out of the blogosphere in a while! i can't wait to catch up on all the amazing things i missed on making good choices.

p.s. i'm growing a whole lot this year: 12 different types of tomatoes, 2 types of strawberries, 6 different types of basil, tons of herbs, squash, zucchini, cucumber...... and much more!



Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

brussles and spiralized food, all in one post, yum

and i meant to congratulate you on your 10k in 53. WOW GIRL!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

We are always behind in the morning and I stay home! I have two boys and I swear they take just as long as girls do to get ready! On top of that, I get up at 6 to work out, so I am not the hold up! Dinner looks delicious! Maybe I could convince my husband to eat quinoa if I make it teriyaki.

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

i have such a craving for brussel sprouts now! i am a morning person when waking up at 8... but im working on pushing that back an hour or so to start exercising before work.

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