Food and Exercise Log | Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Squat Thrusts and Strength Training
Another circuit with the monkeybar gym.
I warmed up with 10 minutes of skipping and squat thrusts then repeated this circuit twice:
12x assisted pull-ups
12x angle push-ups
12x assisted dips
12x chest presses
Oatmeal with Apples and Toasted Pecans
Tempeh Sandwich with Cabbage and Salad
I really wanted a reuben, but the for lack of sauerkraut, the sauteed cabbage had to do. This sandwich was a treat, made possible by some organic mayonnaise we received as a free gift in a recent Riverford Organic Vegetable Box. I’m not usually a huge mayo fan but this stuff really won me over. Whipped to perfect, the mayo is nicely airy but still rich and delicious, and absolutely magical when under a layer of nice tomato.
Here’s a little blurb about the mayo from the Riverford website:
Our mayonnaise is made by Andy & Mandy Johnson in Devon who have around 1,000 laying hens kept to Soil Association organic standards.
Pasteurising the eggs was the main hurdle in making mayo from their own eggs. Andy & Mandy discovered a small company that developed a machine capable of pasteurising whole eggs in their shells, making mayo from their own eggs viable.
Organic mayonnaise produced by the people who care for the hens who lay the eggs.
After that amazing sandwich, I needed either a walk or a nap. Tim and I walked to the Oaksey post box to drop off some mail, about a 3-4 mile round trip.
Writer’s Residence Wednesday Treat
Corn chips, salsa and a bottle o’ beer
Writer’s Residence Wednesday is Tim’s and my designated day for getting shit done on our small business. At the end of the day, we usually celebrate with a couple of beers. Today I upped the ante with some chips and homemade chipotle salsa, which we shared while wrapping up some important internet haxx0ring.
Recipe: Smokin’ Hot Chipotle Salsa
Pinto Bean Tacos with Roasted Corn and Cabbage Slaw
I love tacos. It’s my favorite comfort food (next to tempeh sandwiches and pizza). Plus they go really well with cold beer. The picture ain’t pretty, but the taco was delicious. As was the corn. We have a lot of it at the moment, another gift (paid for) from the organic box. But I don’t mind, we love corn. And this stuff is huge!