Wow - I see some of you are due for or already have SNOW. That's just wrong.... Looking out, I don't think it's bike-riding weather here, either. It's one of those mornings where I know there's too much going on to get my workout in (sound like an excuse?
- I WILL get on the treadmill this afternoon.) Last evening, I bumped up the incline and my calves are feeling it this morning!
If you haven't already, get a glass of water into you
Everyone keep up the great work. For lurkers, jump in anytime, or just quietly join us
. We know we're not alone in this!
"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
- Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
Have a great day!
Here's your recipe for the day and what's going on my table tonight:
Vegetarian Jambalaya (if you like, low-fat smoked sausage can be added; I usually "kick it up a notch" with the spices)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced (or equivalent)
1 tsp olive or canola oil
3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 T soy sauce (regular or reduced sodium)
1 T minced fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp pepper
6 T sour cream (reg, reduced fat or fat-free)
Sautee onion, celery, green pepper,mushrooms, and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in remaining ingrediets except sour cream. Transfer to 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. Top each serving with 1 T sour cream.