Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I dream in soup...

My coworker's fiance is a stay-at-home kinda guy.
He cooks, he cleans, he does the grocery shopping and he does the laundry too.
His degree is in Astro-Physics (yikes!) but he's currently in between jobs and now and then does freelance work in landscaping, etc. but they're essentially living off her salary with the occasional kick-in from him.
His freedom allows him to use his creative juices to the max @ home and boy does he ever. The dinners that he makes that she tells us about the next day at work and the lunches that she brings in to showcase his skills are certainly out of this world (pun intended!)
Whenever we have potlucks at work (which is all the time), she relays him the theme  (last one was tex-mex) and he goes out to buy all the items, preps her dish and she brings it in for our eager mouths to devour (it was the best chili ever! )

He's had his chicken phase(roasted, grilled, broiled and experimenting with multiple seasonings), his Indian phase (curries galore!), his Japanese vegetable phase (I never knew daikon could be so good!)  and now we enter the soup phase. His most recent creation - roasted yam, carrot, ginger and orange soup.

She served it to us hot and fresh and it was delicious. Not too sweet and the orange finish gave it a fresh taste. Wow.
This is definitely a reason to find a man! Or at least to hire a live in chef. :)

Now I'm obsessed with soups and not the kind you buy in a can but the good kind. Delicious homemade ones filled with that ingredient that you can never get in a can - love. Awwwwwwww . But without the sodium if I can help it. I know I can easily make soups, I just need to make time to put together a great soup/stew and maybe I'll even, gasp, stay home one night this weekend.....maybe. Things always seem to come up with me. Especially when I advertise to the masses( via facebook status updates and numerous texts) that I'm bored on a Saturday night and need something to do. ;)

So the search begins! I will happily take suggestions and recipes from the masses. No watery or cream based soups for me though. I love thick hearty soups and stews and if they're healthy/good for me then all the better.

The search is on!


Breakfast (9:30am):

The ol' breakfast smoothie is back again baby!
- 1 and 1/2 cup  - sliced strawberries, bananas & blueberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 /2 scoop of that crappy protein I need to replace
- 1 long squirt of Hershey's chocolate syrup (tee hee)

Mid morning snack (11:45am):

- 1 bag (shared with coworkers) Smart pop microwave popcorn (stole it from the roomie, hee hee hee)
- Seasoned with sour cream and onion seasonings

Lunch (1:45pm):

Smoked maple turkey sandwich

- 2 oz smoked maple turkey
- 1/4 cup avocado
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced cucumber
- Lettuce
- 1 oz havarti
- Horseradish mustard
- 2 slices squirrely no flour, sprouted grain bread

Dinner (7pm):

My mom is in town for 2 days so we went to her favourite Thai restaurant where we indulged in:
- Fish cakes
- Rice noodles with beef
- Spicy mixed seafood
- Spinach jasmine rice

Low fat this is not. Delicious? Yes it is!

- 10 glasses of water
- 4 cups of green tea
- 8oz of hot chocolate
- 1 iced tea

30 minutes on treadmill which is not enough. Tomorrow I need to spend at least 70 minutes at the gym. I owe myself that!

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Blonde Bookworm! said...

Oh all this food just made me hungry!!

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