Yeah. I know I don’t post here much anymore.
Hardly ever it seems.
But this… this was too good not to post.
Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Shrimp
It is pretty much the best thing that has happened to me since… I woke up this morning. Or since my nephew was born. One of the two.
I found this recipe on a whim and decided to make it for my coworkers today. IT TURNED OUT BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED.
3/4lb cooked shrimp, peeled
4 small zucchini, peeled
For the sauce:
the juice of 2 lemons
8 tbsp coconut milk
3 tbls tabasco
salt to taste
Using your Spiralizer, make zucchini noodles.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed.
Toss zucchini pasta with sauce, top with shrimps and serve.
Serves: Three - as pictured above. Wish I would have bought another small zucchini.
Optional: Green Juice on the side. Blended spinach, cucumber, granny smith apple, cilantro, water, ice.
Well. They are stopping my PT.
Little improvement + constant pain still.
Heading back to the Dr on the 15th.
Time to plan the ol’ hip surgery I guess.
I tend to be overly jaded.
When a homeless man or someone begging asks me for money on the street, 9.75 times out of 10 I will tell him, “Sorry! All I have is my debit card” and head on my way without too much eye contact.
Not the guy I am dating.
9.75 times out of ten he will want to give them something.
"I want to give him a dollar…"
And I will tell him no, don’t waste your money, they won’t buy food with it.
Most of the time, I can talk him out of it. Because I am bossy. Insistent. And can usually speed up the walking pace before he has time to dig out his wallet.
Today at Pamela’s, a diner chain in Pittsburgh, we were having a nice, 2 PM breakfast (whoops) - when in walked a man.
His clothes were old, and frayed. He hobbled around. He smelled.
He did not fit in with the surroundings.
He tried to talk to the waitresses. He seemed to know all of their names, and they seemed to ignore him. He made his way to the back of the diner and plopped down, still trying to talk to people.
"I think I am going to give him some cash," my boyfriend said.
"No. Come on. No," I said, irritated that we were doing this again.
After awhile, he excused himself to the restroom….
….and was gone much longer than it should take to just go to the bathroom.
That’s when the waitress came over to me.
"Your husband is amazing," she said. "The $5 he gave that man - now that man is ordering a hamburger with it. It was really wonderful to see him do that."
She smiled and walked away.
I waited. You know, waited for him to come back from the bathroom trip he was supposedly making.
When he sat down, I asked him how was the bathroom.
He looked at me and his cheeks turned pink.
Then I told him what the waitress said.
We both leaned over - to see the man sitting in his chair, w a glass of water in front of him, happily waiting for his hamburger.
He may not be my husband - but the waitress was right. He is amazing.
Amazing - and so much kinder than I.
Just two UA alums sharing a March Madness heart-attack together. Cannot deal with this game right now.
Wait. Was there a game tonight?
I thought football season was over?
Miss you, Wildcats.
Hey, remember that time I met JILLIAN MICHAELS?
Suffice it to say last night was awesome.
Longer post to come once I can put it into words.
Today looks like a good day to meet JILLIAN MICHAELS!
So I started off w going to CrossFit.
Altered programming or not, it’s my first time doing 2 days in a row since the first week of February.
Can’t wait for tonight!
Trying this again.
I’ve basically sucked at life w bad food choices and almost not physical activity.
Eating all the bad things - and my hip has been too sore to even do at home PT exercises lately. Blah. I am really struggling mentally with all this, plus I am in my busy work month so I am there 6 days a week, 55-60 hours a week.
Today I felt okay.
So I went to CrossFit.
Third time in three weeks.
Averaging once per week.
A. Bent over barbell rows 8-10x4
(rest 2 min between sets)
-35lbs, 45lbs, 55lbs, 55lbs
B. Powell raises 12-15x3
(rest 1 min between sets)
C. Bicep curls DB 10-12x4
(rest 1 min between sets)
Such baby workouts.
But so limited.