Monday, July 2, 2012

Portobello Stroganoff Review and Back to the gym

If you recall from yesterday's post regarding meal planning I posted that I would be making Portobello Stroganoff from Clean Eating Magazine for this evening's family meal. The secret to this low-fat creamy dish is pureed firm tofu. Yes you read that right! I served it up with broccoli sautéed with Bragg's liquid aminos, grapeseed oil, and minced shallots. The pasta is De Bole's Gluten free spiral pasta.

True to form I didn't follow the recipe to a T and made my own revisions. I swapped out the low-fat sour cream with  0% Greek yogurt ( I had a bad experience where I was glutened by low fat sour cream once.) I skipped the cajun spices and seasoned the dish with the salt, pepper, and dill as described in the recipe. I sauteed the onion, garlic,mushrooms in a tablespoon of grapeseed oil. While that was cooking I pureed the tofu, tomato paste, and yogurt in my Blendtec blender and poured it over the mushrooms then added the broth.

I loved it.
The man-o-meter gave the recipe a thumbs up!
The kid-o-meter said "I want more "bockley and noodles mommy."
All in-all this was a successful dinner and didn't take more than 30 minutes to prepare.

Today's Workout Blip:

After 3 FULL days of rest I started week 3 of my Get in Shape Girl Bikini Plan. One of my circuits included burpees. Do you know what those are? Watch this clip and then get up and do 10 in a row. No really get off your butt and do it! Now how do you feel? Winded, quads burning slightly, exhilarated, or like me hating life right now? I have a love hate relationship with that exercise; it's a great body blast, but kicks ya in the rear! I also had to complete decline pushups today in one of my circuits. I had my feet on a workout bench and hands on the ground doing full pushups. I thought at one point I wonder if I could max out at 30 in each set? I got to 22, but I'm going to strive for 30 next workout. I also had my High Intensity Interval Cardio (HIIT) today.I tracked my heart rate and logged >80-91% max heart rate the whole time and when I was done I was sad. I was ACTUALLY enjoying the HIIT and could have doubled it. Oh sweet workout endorphins. That bit of rest did me wonders!

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