Sunday night Maxi was putting together a power point presentation of typical foods that German’s eat.  One of the slides caught my interest because it said that their main meal is in the middle of the day, usually a hot meal, and that they only have small snacks around dinner time.

Yesterday there was a welcome breakfast at school, and after school (Hannah gets out of school at 12:20) Hannah took Maxi to Panda Express.  Hannah said she loved it and ate every bite!  She went to the girls high school varsity soccer game and came home around 6:45.  Hannah came home from work around 7:15.  I asked Maxi if she was hungry?  Tony and I had made ahi tuna burgers and I knew she liked tuna.  Her reply?  “May I have just an apple?”

The only meal I’ve made for her was the one on the first day she got home!   I made Cincinnati chili for dinner tonight – maybe she’ll have some of that before we go bowling with the group.

Yesterday morning I made a taco omelet!  1.5 ounce taco meat, 1/4 cup refried beans, sliced jalapenos with 1/2 ounce diced pepper jack cheese with 1/2 cup egg whites.

I reheated it at work, and then put salsa verde on top, with fresh fruit on the side.

I love the fresh fruit at my local grocery store – only $1.99 a pound!

While a bit on the nippy side yesterday, that didn’t stop my friend and I going walking – we walked for 45 minutes!  When I got back, I heated up 1 cup of my broccoli mac n cheese and had more fruit.

Another present I got for my birthday was a cookbook from Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.  Last nights dinner was inpired by that book!  It called for a spicy wasabi mayonnaise – I don’t like mayo, so I subbed in silken tofu and it worked out great – I left it off Tony’s though – he doesn’t like tofu – and I added a dash of sriracha.

Biz’s Spicy “Mayo”

  • 10 ounces silken tofu
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

Just whip in a food processor and you are good to go.  In fact, I am making Bahn Mi sandwiches for lunch today for me and my co-worker, and plan to use it on that sammie as well – and seriously, if you didn’t know it was tofu, it has the feel of mayo!

I got the tuna from our local grocery store too – I may have overcooked it a touch, but you can’t beat the price – four 4 oz. steaks for only $4.99!

For the steak, I just brushed with a touch of olive oil and soy sauce and sprinkled with some black sesame seeds.

The best part of the dinner I thought though was the Asian Slaw that went on top of the burger.  This is the recipe – the only addition I made was add a bit of sriracha sauce to my 1/3 cup before plating.

Asian Slaw

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (okay, you know I left that out!)
  • 1 tablepoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoison sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey (I swear I bought some, but couldn’t find it – I added 1 tsp. sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon pickled ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tespoon mixed garlic


  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl.  Toss with slaw mix and mix well.  Stays in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Oh, and of course I added sliced jalapenos to mine too!

Right before I grilled the tuna steaks, I dropped the fries for the second time figuring they would be done at the same time as the tuna.  We started talking to a neighbor when we were on the deck, I take the tuna off, a few minutes later I walk in and smell the fryer and was like “oh shit!”  I thought they would be burned, but Tony and I actually loved them – they tasted just like potato skins!

this one is a keeper! 😀

Stats for Monday:  45 minute walk

And a huge thank you to Jasmine of Sweet and Fit – I recently won her giveaway – a $50 Safeway Card!!  (but I can use it at my local store called Dominick’s.)  Thanks Jasmine – glad you had such a great time at Fitbloggin!

Alright, time to jump in the shower – have a great Tuesday!!