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Started Monday off with a creamy batch of OIAJ. This is becoming a habit for me, I just can’t get enough oatmeal lately. It’s funny I went through the entire winter stuck on Chobani yogurt topped with cereal, and then it starts to get warm out and I start eating a hot oatmeal breakfast.

I then gave the babies some love. My Killian is getting to be an old boy, he is 14 now and he is getting lumpy, the vet told me that they are just fatty tumors, but some of them are getting quite big. He still acts like a young dog, so that’s a good thing.

I just love there little faces, they make my heart melt. Stuart loves to give kisses and who am I to turn one down.

I found this amazing recipe over at Around The Plate, and knew I had to make it.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Feta

Ingredients: 

1 large head of Cauliflower
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
Cumin, to taste
Sea Salt, to taste
Rosemary, to taste
Thyme, to taste

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Separate the cauliflower florets and place in a bowl. Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Cumin and Sea Salt to the Cauliflower. Toss lightly.
3. Place the cauliflower on a sheet pan in a single layer and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower browns on the edges.
4. Remove the cauliflower and place back in the bowl. Add the feta cheese, rosemary and thyme. Mix together.
5. Place the cauliflower and feta back on the sheet pan. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
6. Serve and enjoy!

I upheld the Meatless Monday tradition here at my house and made tofu with noodles and cauliflower for dinner with a dose of fresh cucumbers mixed in.

Last week I picked up the pre-cubed package of tofu. I thought it would save time, but I must say I will stick to the block next time, I didn’t consider how I was going to press out the liquid.

The little cubes also shrunk up quite a bit, but they tasted amazing. I marinated them with 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 1/3 cup of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of oil. I baked on 400 degrees of 15 minutes.

I also boiled up a batch of  Nasoya Japanese noodles.

I just love a big plate of noodles.

After they boiled I rinsed in cold water and then tossed with soy sauce, rice vinegar and touch of oil. I also have a shaker of  seaweed and sesame seeds that I season to taste. You can make cook up the noodles a day in advance, they really soak up all the flavor overnight.

I just layered on some fresh cucumbers, the tofu and the cauliflower with feta.

I really loved the flavor the feta cheese added to the entire dish, I will make this again.

BEST BODY BOOTCAMP

Boot Camp Update: I am really digging the workouts and making progress, I honestly don’t think I have ever been this motivated to workout.

I have also started to add Planking into my everyday workout. I found some motivation from my friend over at Life’s Little Bits. I will be joining her for a daily Plank with her Plank Club. Just start where you are with your first Plank and add 5 seconds to your time every day! Fun right.

Here are the Rules:

1st Rule: You can talk about Plank Club.
2nd Rule: You can talk about Plank Club.
3rd Rule: If your butt drops or raises during the plank, the plank is OVER.
4th Rule: No limits on how many people can plank.
5th Rule: Perfect plank form must be observed at all times.
6th Rule: Wear whatever you feel like, plank naked if you must.
7th Rule: Planks will go on as long as your muscles can handle it.
8th Rule: If you join PLANK CLUB, you HAVE to PLANK.

I love this! I hope you will join us.

Question’s of the day: What’s your favorite meatless meal?  Are you going to join us in some Planking? 

Check Ya Later.

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Had a little outdoor time with the “kids” today. It was cold, but mild compared to a typical February day. We didn’t stay out long, but we got some fresh air.

Stuart got cold and this is how he stays warm. Killian on the other hand was not affected by the cold at all, he just loves being outdoors.

Glad it was a nice day, I love to watch them run around.

Today I tried these, and I fell kinda hard for them, there are these amazing gobs of white chocolate in the bar, and they are so crunchy. I think I found a new #1 snack.

Feeling like I hit the jackpot when I went to Meijer’s instead of Kroger’s last week and I found one of my favorite products. I have made these noodles before when ever I am able to find them, and I really enjoy them. I can’t believe these have only been 5 miles from me all this time and I didn’t know it. So here’s how dinner came together. I roasted up some tofu and boiled up these noodles and added some flavor.

I marinate the tofu with 1/3 cup of lime juice, 1/3 cup of soy sauce and 2 teaspoons of Asian sesame oil overnight, which is the preferred method, but if your pressed for time 2 hours seems to work at getting all the flavor’s to do its thing.  Roast at 450 degrees for 35 minutes.

The noodles only need to boil for 3 minutes, you then drain and rinse the noodles. Then start adding some flavors. A splash of Rice Vinegar, a splash of Soy Sauce, a teaspoon of Black Bean Sauce, a little bit of garlic and some seaweed, sesame seeds.

Look at how golden they get after they roast, they are so flavorful and I love the zesty bite from the lime juice.

I Roasted the other half of my broccoli and cauliflower and cut up a fresh orange pepper.

Loving the bright orange color, I just had to add this, and I really loved the fresh crispy texture it added to the dinner.

In the end I mixed up everything on my plate and dug in.

Before dinner I completed a 45 minute elliptical workout.  Then I did this circuit I found on Pintrest. I could not wait to try it, and let me say this, burn baby burn. The side plank hip lifts are truly challenging. I love the combination of abs and legs on the same day.  I got this workout off one of my favorite bloggers Pintrest page, Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers.

Burning Legs & Ab Circuit

I have found so many great workouts on Pintrest, I don’t know when I will have the time to try them all. I can not get over the creativity people have. I am so glad I joined, there are just so many amazing tips and ideas on Pintrest.

Question of the day: Do you Pintrest?

Check Ya later.

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