Not to have heard of Molly Wizenberg of the world famous blog (now back from hiatus) Orangette?  And I may not have except for Andrea’s recent post!  Andrea mentioned her book  “A Homemade Life” and since my local library is tiny, I had to reserve it from another library.  I had other books to return, so Hannah and I headed over and luck behold it was in!  I can’t wait to read it! 

Do you want to know how small our library is?  Here a couple CD’s for your listening pleasure!  I give you the best of Barry Manilow and Bobby Vinton!


Luckily my library is a lending library, so I can basically, within time, get any book I want.  Turns out I got a few other things too!  Also, I never even thought to get workout CDs for work other than doing my own copy of Jillian.  They have balance balls and mats, so I also got a few exercise DVD’s – 21 day loan too!


But this will be my first read!


This afternoon I was a bit hungry, I did a lot of running around, and I had this in the fridge:


Yum!  I like to stir the blueberries around to make the yogurt purple – yes, I know I am weird!  Snack was 122 calories, .2 fat, 15 protein, 15 carbs and 1.4 fiber.

Now on to dinner!  I had planned on doing a Seared Ahi Tuna with a Chopped Salad with Wasabi dressing, but realized I really needed to use up the broccoli first.  I was out of milk, and fat free half and half so I decided to try vegetable broth!  It was not as thick a sauce but very flavorful and wait til you see the stats!

Veggie Broth Cheese Sauce with Bacon

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water (for the end)
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 1 ounce of cheese
  • 1/2 ounce cooked, chopped bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter and add the flour.  Make a roux with the veggie sauce – it needs to cook about 10 minutes to reduce.  Remove from heat, melt cheese (you could add more cheese if you wanted) and then mix the cornstarch and water, put sauce back on the low heat and stir in corn starch and let cook an additional two minutes.  Add the chopped bacon.

I cooked my broccoli in the microwave, then combined the sauce – I had 12 ounces of broccoli.  So each serving (made 4) comes in at:

  • 120 calories
  • 6.8 fat
  • 5.6 protein
  • 10 carbs
  • 2.4 fiber


I used Trader Joe’s Ahi Tuna – we both agreed that it wasn’t as flavorful as last time, and I overcooked it a bit too!  We had it with 1/2 cup organic pinto beans on the side.


Dinner comes in at:

  • 385 calories
  • 8 fat
  • 45 protein
  • 32 carbs
  • 9.4 fiber

Stats for the Day:

  • 1289 calories
  • 40 fat
  • 115 protein
  • 114 carbs
  • 19 fiber
  • 15 minute treadmill, 3.0 mph, 8 incline
  • 15 minutes Stairmaster
  • 10 minute elliptical
  • 5 minute cooldown
  • 35 minute jog/spring – fastest sprint 7.0 mph for 45 seconds!
  • 80 minutes of exercise today!

I KICKED ASS TODAY!  Off to snuggle with Tony – see you tomorrow!