Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dreaming Of A white Christmas

I am so hoping for this Image and video hosting by TinyPic
But instead, have a whole lot of this :( Image and video hosting by TinyPic. Blah.

Good Evening! I feel like I have been abandoning my blog lately, but work has me so busy! It"s a busy season for people to take trips, so I have to plan over 50 trips right now! Good news is, I'm almost done. Friday, everyone will be on way to their destinations :)

I'm till on my oatmeal for breakfast kick. I can't get enough of them :)
My eating lately has been so crazy! But in a good way. I'm eating way more than I ever have and don't feel too bad about it. last night, I had a bowl of cereal, after I was done I decided that i wanted another I did! And felt good about it. back in the day, I would have went for a 10 mile jog to burn the few calories off.

This is a recipe I made for dinner last night, and am having the leftovers for dinner today,

Sweet Potatoes with Tempeh

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1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine)
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 (8-ounce) package tempeh, cut into bite-size chunks
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled (optional) and cut into bite-size pieces
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Put tamari, mirin, granulated garlic, onion powder and sesame oil into a wide, shallow dish and stir to combine. Add tempeh, toss to coat, cover and set aside to let marinate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, ginger, cinnamon and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the marinade from the tempeh. Set the yams aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain tempeh then add and cook, turning frequently, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish, toss with sweet potatoes, salt and pepper then cover with foil and bake until sweet potatoes are tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Oh my goodness this was absolutely delicious! It is honestly the first time I have ever tried tempeh, and I LOVE it! I have seen Heather (Health, Happiness and Hope) use it quite a bit in her wraps and decided to buy a pack. Best decision ever. I will definitely be buying it again and making this recipe again.

I still have not had any time to even try my new teas out, so this evening I will be having some and will definitely review tomorrow :)

Tonight is going to a relaxing night, I'm going to chill and watch some Gossip Girl :)

I went one more Christmas get together at a friends, nothing too fancy, I leave you with some pics from that evening :)

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Now, off to catch up on all your lovely blogs!! :)



Anonymous said...

you have BEAUTIFUL hair!! love the looks of that sweet potato dish tooo!! gah i so wish we had a white christmas..its never cold enough here :(

Anonymous said...

gorgeous pictures :) and i'm so glad you've been eating more... that is awesome! you're doing great :) & that recipe sounds delicious

Nicole M., MS, RD, LD said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Glad to have found yours, too!

That sweet potato recipe looks delicious!

P.S. You're adorable!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'd love to send you a few feet of the snow WE have! ;)

OMG, that recipe sounds fantastic!!! I'm so glad you like tempeh. It has a totaly unique taste, and I'm hooked!

LOVE your outfit at the Christmas party. Where is that adorable top from???


Syl said...

I am Fed exing all my snow to you, careful what you wish for :-)...

Tricia said...

Cute pics, and your dish looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

hihi, talking about Heather...

You just won her giveaway!

Congrats, lucky girl! :)
Happy holidays!

april said...

You should seriously tell me how you do your hair! It's gorgeous!

The Culinary Notebook said...

Those Sweet Potatoes with Tempeh look great. I'll have to give it a try.

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