Friday, April 4, 2008

Day 173 - JP's cooking explosion

Okay, as promised, here is the treat I was talking about: I did a cooking video! It is kind of long, but let me know what you think. Below is the written recipe (as I made it) and nutritional info in case you want to make it for yourself.

Lush Lime Quinoa
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
2 Tb olive oil
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1-1/2 chopped bell peppers, variety of colors
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
garlic sea salt to taste
dried cilantro to taste
4 oz grilled chicken
1) Boil water in medium saucepan. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
2) Place all other ingredients in a bowl and add cooked quinoa. Gently mix well. Makes 6 servings
Nutrition Info: (approximate per serving)
Calories: 331
Fat: 13g
Carb: 21g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 32g

without chicken-
Calories: 206
Fat: 12g
Carb: 21g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 6g

I know it's kind of high in fat but it is good fat and can easily be reduced by only using 1 Tbs of oil or less almonds. Hope you like it!

As far as the rest of my day will be going, I am leaving at 4:30 for Baltimore so I won't be back on until Saturday night, but I made protein bars to take with me for snacks and I have some more proatmeal pancakes to eat for my breakfast tomorrow, the other meals will be out and I will just be having salads with chicken or some other protein/veggie combo that is available. There's a fitness center at the hotel so I will be doing my 30 min cardio there tomorrow morning.
So far today, things have been great. I did my workouts this morning and got to sleep in, going out to lunch with Jeff but that will still be a clean meal. Here's my log so far, and my pics. I'll update the rest tomorrow:

Meal #1?8a - protein shake
Meal #2?10:30a - proatmeal pancakes
Meal #3?1p - Red Lobster
0 or 1
Meal #4?4p - cottage cheese, carrots
0 or 1
Meal #5?7p - chicken salad
0 or 1
Meal #6?10p - protein bar

0 or 1
Water?96 oz - 16 oz/meal
0 or 1
Weights or Rest?TT Intermediate A
Cardio or Rest?TT Beginner Interval A
Sleep?10 hrs1
Accountability?pics, blog, chart
Visualization?1 hr AVP
0 or 1

Daily Score:0 of 12

Cumulative:46 of 672



Lilla said...

Cool! The only thing missing is a guest appearance from Jedi. I bet his review would be more kind than Adam was on mine. :D

Anonymous said...

Love the video! I will have to try out yours and Lilla's recipes. that looked really good!
while Jedi didn't make a guest appearance he did get his verbal "two cents" in there. lol.
have a safe and fun trip.

Debbie said...

Great job on the video, Joni. You truly did not look like a psycho!

I must try that recipe. YUM!


Jonny Childress said...

Nice video! How's your traffic on it??

Thanks for the regular commenting on my blog. I had been getting a little lonely over there!

I'd really love you to join I've having a great time writing everything, but I'm the only major contributor so far. You've got a very nice, honest style. Do you mind if I add your vid recipe to excellent life? Better yet, would you like to add it :)

Thanks again!

Joni said...

Hey Jonny - Thanks for checking out my video - my first try at a recipe and it went okay but I want to do more to practice :) Anyway, it has 72 views on youtube so not that popular but oh well I only do it for the shredders, not really for anyone else out there, I could care less, you know...Anyway, glad I'm keeping you from being too lonely over on your blog - in the beginning it's like that but once everyone catches on it's hard to keep up!
I joined YEL (ha ha) - the NY4 had a ning network while planning ECSS but we haven't really been on since we have everyone's phone #s e-mails, and skype info now. But I am familiar with the interface so it will be interesting to see what goes on there. I uploaded that video and recipe too. Thanks for the personal invite and the compliment, I love writing I just never know if anyone can understand some of my ramblings. I just write whatever dumps out of my head so sometimes that isn't good. So I'll see you around soon!

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