Ahhh. . . . waking up at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday = priceless!  And yes, I know its weird that a 42 year old can still sleep like a teenager – I consider it a gift! 😀

I was concentrating so much on my lunch yesterday that I was half way to work and suddenly realized I didn’t make anything for breakfast!  Then I remembered Jen, a prior fat girl, talk about Subway breakfasts and I made a stop on my way to work. 😀

The only thing is, I am kind of suspect of the calories – both their website and other sites I checked said my breakfast sammie was only 160 calories!

The guy toasted my english muffin, but then put it in a plastic bag.  By the time I got to work it was all wet from the steam inside the bag.  Luckily my office has a killer toaster oven – I popped it in there for 5 minutes and it was nice and crunchy!

with fruit on the side 😀

I got the black forest ham with baby spinach, green peppers and pickled jalapenos! 😀  Lunch: (not sure this is accurate: 218 calories, 33 carbs, 16 protein, 4.2 fat and 7.4 fiber)

see the jalapenos!

I have My Recession Kitchen to thank for my lunch.  I did adapt it a bit – I left out the onion and tomato, and reduced the sesame oil, but holy cow, this is a wonderful sauce!  And while I have it scaled at 4 servings, it could actually be stretched out to six, or 1/3 cup sauce.

Coconut Curry Sauce (printer friendly version)

Makes 4 servings (1/2 cup serving: 221 calories, 22 fat, 6.3 carbs, 2.4 fiber and 3.1 protein)


1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon red chili paste
12 ounce coconut milk
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup baby spinach


  1. Heat oil and saute for 5 minutes. Add chili paste, coconut milk, curry, broth, salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Put spinach in food processor and puree. Add to soup and heat until mixture is thickened.
  3. Divide between four plates and pour over tofu or shrimp and rice.
I decided to make her tofu scallops - I marinated them overnight in sesame oil and soy sauce

When I Pam fried the tofu, they seriously did look like scallops!  My plate: 4 ounce shrimp (that marinated overnight in red chili paste), 4 ounce firm tofu, 4 ounces cooked white rice and 1/2 cup (one serving) of coconut curry sauce.

Lunch: 568 calories, 40 carbs, 40 protein, 29 fat and 4 fiber
so good!

Can I just say again how lucky I am to have a full kitchen in my office! 😀  While everyone else heats up their frozen dinners, I am most likely standing in front of the stove!

The weather was kind of overcast, rainy, humid yesterday.  My co-worker suggested we hit up the new local farmers market and I did not hesitate to say yes!  If anyone lives in the NW suburbs of Chicago, you need to check this place out.  It’s located at The Arboretum Mall in South Barrington.  They are waiting for one more permit and soon will be selling bakery items, meats and cheese! Yesterday it was all about the veggies and fruit!

It was a giant tent with fruits, vegetables, dry pasta, olive oils and vinegars.

The first thing that caught my eye were the heirloom tomatoes:

Check them out up close!

this one looks like a butt! 😀

And they had habanero peppers!

which turned out to kick my ass - I need to figure out what to do with the ones I bought - I am thinking habanero ice cream!

My blood sugar was kind of low when I got back to the office.  I happily munched on delicious cherries!

I kind of never asked Tony if he wanted pizza last night!  I walked in from work and said “I am thinking of making a meatza pizza tonight if that’s okay with you!”  Tony replied “that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day!”

Making pizza dough makes me so happy!  Two cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast, 1 cup water. Mix together and you are done!  Although I am tempted to try a new pizza dough recipe that has a slow rise.  We’ll see!

I started assembling my ingredients when I noticed this sticker on my red pepper – that I just bought at the farmers market!

a product of Mexico?

Our pizza: all sausage, ham and bacon bits.  His half – green and black olives and mushrooms, my side: red pepper and 1/4 chopped habanero pepper.

I had to identify my side with the top of the habanero!

I also sliced up a couple slices of salami to sprinkle on after it came out of the oven – for some reason cooked salami tastes like ass.

Then the ultimate decision:  which Tabasco?

Chipotle won!

The perfect slice:  I had three!  My estimate:  811 calorie,s 83 carbs, 39 protein, 36 fat and 4.5 fiber. Totally worth the calories! 😀

for the record - I removed the habanero top!

Stats for Friday:

  • no exercise since I went to the Farmer’s Market (which means I need to hit the gym today!)
  • 1,597 calories, 155 carbs, 95 protein, 69 fat and 15.9 fiber

We have no weekend agenda!  Love when that happens! 😀  I do have laundry to do, some vacuuming, and I need to do a deep clean of the freezer and fridge.  Oh, and I found out that both Whole Foods and Fresh Market carry goat milk!  I plan on making goat cheese this weekend!  Thanks to TJ for suggesting Whole Foods.  😀

Enjoy your Saturday!