Sorry I haven't been around too much in the sphere as I'm busy training a new girl at work, my boss is away, and homework has been creeping up on me!!
Good news is I'm halfway through the course as so that's keeping me motivated! I'm doing much better than I did in university too so that has me feeling pretty good. I really just needed to believe in myself and not let fear get the best of me.
You really CAN do anything you put your mind to!!
So, now that we can do anything, why not a home workout with a broomstick and some 2x4's?
How can you tell my hubby works with wood? Ha!
It's a little scary pulling yourself up on that thin, plastic rod as all you can think about is it breaking and you crashing to the ground! But it held up and I was able to do the workout! It felt good to do some "pulling" exercises as lately I've been doing a lot of "pushing" exercises (push ups, dive bombers etc)
After that good sweat session, I made a delicious juice with fresh cranberries
Mmm local cranberries!! Love that deep red!
Mmmm!! I actually really like it. It's a little greasy but the flavor is the best of the fake cheeses I've tried so far!
Have you tried Daiya? What's your favorite?
Since I already have some amazing homemade salsa, it wasn't too hard to put together some tasty nachos!
I love LOADED nachos so I decided to make some chili spiced beans to layer in!
Spicy chili beans
I can kidney beans
1 cup pureed tomatoes
2 tbs chili powder
salt as desired
Add all ingredients in a pot and cook until the pureed tomatoes reduces down a bit. Adjust spice as desired!
In my opinion, nachos just aren't complete without some delicious guacamole!
Spice it up guacamole
3 very ripe avocados
1 small onion
Juice from 2 limes
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
But before we get to the main attraction, you have to make sure you get in a good serving of veggies!
Kale, tomato, yellow bell pepper, cabbage, green onion, and cucumber salad with figgy balsamic dressing
Alright it's layering time!
Start with a good base of chips. Then add some of the spiced chili beans and top that with some Daiya!
Then add some jalapeno peppers (take the seeds out!!), tomatoes, and green onions.
Then add another layer of chips and repeat the toppings
Stick the plate in the oven at 350 degrees on broil.
When all the cheese looks melted take the plate out as the cheese will burn pretty quickly after this point
Then start dipping! The cheese actually melted pretty well and it maintained it's flavor too.
Next time I would add more veggies and probably more beans too as they added great flavor!
What a great way to end a Monday!! Then to top it off we caught up on the latest Dexter.
Oh they are so good at keeping the suspense..love it!
PS did you know that the guy who plays Dexter is married to the girl who plays his sister (Deb) on the show? Just found that out at the latest family dinner. Crazy!
Speaking of crazy! Check out the harvest we collected today at my work garden...
Have yourself a great night!!