Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some home cooking

I don't know if I ever mentioned how much I enjoyed watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.  I have many friends who are chefs and/or foodies, and I've always thought that I didn't have enough time to cook meals every night and/or from scratch.

This year, especially with the launch of the Let's Move campaign by the FLOTUS, I suddenly felt an extra burden to start doing something about my physical fitness habits and my lack of fresh cooked meals.

So what was the first crazy thing I did?  I signed up to run a half-marathon. 

Yup....you read that right!  LOL.  This is going to be really funny.  I don't run at all!  I have until August 1st to get my butt moving.  Gonna try to get out of bed early enough tomorrow morning to at least take a long walk.  Haven't hydrated well this week (lots of caffeine and some alcohol), so I don't think running will go so well for my legs tomorrow. 

The one thing that I have done is to actually try to make fresh meals each night.  I had somehow convinced myself that it was too much work.  Well, I've been foolish.

Last night....I left work at 4:45p...ran to the supermarket...made a fantastic veggie pasta...and was sitting down for dinner by 6:30p.  Seriously...why did I think this was going to be so hard?

My pasta last night was delicious.  Whole wheat pasta, spinach, onion, zucchini, orange bell pepper (for color), and a light vinegary dressing to top it off.  It was so pretty to look at.  Check it out!

If you have any other quick, simple, not so calorie-rich meals to share...please do!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! I am thrilled to see this. If you want I can email you a meal from Mel every Sunday to try during the week...let me know. Cook with Passion!!