Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chunky Veggie Chili

A quick and easy chili - beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, zucchini, squash, bell pepper, lots of spices, and quinoa. I like to soak dried beans and cooked them in my tiny crockpot. I had the veggies sitting on the counter for a little too long, so chili was an efficient way to use them all before they spoiled. I keep the basic chili spices on hand - chile pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder - and I love to sprinkle on nutritional yeast for an extra boost of flavor. I buy my quinoa in bulk at Costco, but this time it was red quinoa instead of white quinoa. It's a nice change.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Dude Cooks, v2.0

I wrote a post months ago about the dude making us a fancy pasta dish for dinner. He recently decided to cook dinner for us again. He made a sweet potato lentil potpie. It was awesome. I am so spoiled. The potpie had mushrooms, edamame (instead of lima beans, apparently difficult to find), carrots, lentils, and some other veggies. He even did a practice cook one night earlier in the week! I only know that because I stopped by to drop something off at his house and he was checking it in the oven. Isn't that adorable?
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Hello out there!

Sorry for the long delay. Today is one of the few days I'm home early enough with enough energy to post. In addition to an emotionally draining experiment, I'm in the process of applying for scientific writing jobs. I'm ready to transition into a new career, a scientific but non-research career. Wish me luck! In other news, I recently completed p90x. I'm going to start my post-a-thon with that. I did not follow the diet, but I normally eat a 60/20/20 split so I wasn't worried about dieting. :)

Running before the sun comes up means I get to wear a safety vest.

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Baby biceps!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Work is crazy!

I'm alive, just busy with work! I'm hoping things will be slower towards the end of this week or next week, so stay tuned. :)