Health craze update:
I am happy to say I feel like a domesticated ruler of my world. Adam and I now have a healthy routine and it feels so grown-up and sophisticated, it freaks me out sometimes. Routine goes as such: I get home around 5:30 – 6 to find Adam starting his cardio on the treadmill. I then whip up some sort of awesome meal – I have been super creative, props to me. Then it is my turn for cardio while Adam cleans up (I clean while I cook too – don’t want to give too much credit). Then we eat, catch-up, and shower. Lunch prep begins for the next day. By this time it is usually 8 or later already. So we watch a show and unwind a bit.
How domesticated and healthy is that?! The only thing I have caved on so far is wine. I am weak and my soul needs wine. I have cut back so much though it doesn’t even feel like cheating. I’ve got to live a little anyways.
Yesterday I got a running high. That zoned out feeling while running where you feel absolutely nothing and think you could run forever. This has happened to me one other time in college. I accredited it to sorcery of some sort. The feeling was nice while it lasted and I took advantage. At this rate it seems that will happen to me only every 5 years. How do people run long distance?! It really blows my mind. Kind of like the galaxy and the human brain. These things are all on similar mind blown levels to me.
Along with the domestic domination I am feeling, I also just got a promotion to supervisor. I unofficially managed my team already, but now it is official. I was thinking a gold chain with “supervisor” might be necessary. Or a neck tat. On top of being domesticated and a supervisor, I’m also planning my wedding with minimal stress. The key is, I just don’t care. How do you want us to wear our hair? I don’t care. Who do you want to do your make-up? I don’t care. But how will people know the date if you don’t send save the dates? I don’t care. I think I have been over this before but just to re-iterate, the things I care about for my wedding are marrying the best groom in the world, looking bomb in my dress, eating delicious cake (not of the tiered, overpriced variety), an open bar, and club music aka blaring Pitbull. Oh, and the honeymoon. The end.
ALSO, I have mastered a curry dish. Add that to the list of things I have dominated lately. Just to change things up a bit in this blog, here is the recipe:
Take 3 trimmed chicken breasts and dice into cubes. Pro-tip: sharpen your knife first. I’m learning domesticated tricks the hard way. Sauté the chicken in 1 tbsp of ghee. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook until the outside is completely white. You don’t have to cook the chicken all the way through. Then add coconut cream – just the top white part of a refrigerated can of coconut milk – and 1.5 cups of chicken broth. Originally I used more cream and less broth, but it was a little too sweet for me. So now I use less cream and 1.5 cups of broth. I use about 3 spoons of the cream. Now cut up some veggies to throw in. I use whatever I have that makes sense to add, which usually consists of tomatoes, carrots, red bell pepper and cabbage. I was thinking about adding zucchini to the mix too. Next add 2-3 tbsp of curry powder. I add this much because I LOVE curry. 1-2 tbsp would suffice if you are a curry newbie. Add 1 tbsp of grated ginger. Throw in some extra cumin if you feel like it. Salt to taste. Put a lid on the pot and cook on low/med heat for 40 minutes. Should be bubbling but not too high so you don’t reduce all the liquid. After the 40 minutes add some cilantro (the more the better in my world) and ~6 pressed garlic cloves. Let cook for about 5 more minutes. You could also add cabbage or zucchini at this time if you don’t want it to become too soft with the other veggies. SO yummy. This is the recipe I modified: http://paleomagazine.com/coconut-chicken-curry/
- 3 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon of ghee (or oil)
- 1/2 cup of coconut cream (skim from the top of 1 refrigerated can (13.5oz) of coconut milk)
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock
- 2 cup diced carrots
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 2 – 3 tablespoons curry powder or garam masala
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- salt to taste
Your house will smell to high heaven for the next day or so, but worth it. I originally wrote “smell to high hell” since I thought that was the phrase. But then immediately thought that makes no sense and googled it. Found out it is smell to high heaven, which makes way more sense. AH-HA moment of the day.
Happy weekend to all!