Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No-Knead Bread

There once was a time that I was afraid of dough. Maybe it was yeast or all the kneading that was required to form the dough... then what happens if it doesn't rise? What happens when you bake it and take it out then it falls flat? I just spent all that time kneading and letting it rise and I don't have anything to show for it!?!!!

These were all the reasons why I did not go near recipes for homemade bread, pizza, begals... anything that required yeast and kneading, I steered clear of from the beginning.

Then one day I found this recipe, I looked at my bag of flour and then myself in the mirror and said "Let's DO this!!"

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sage and Garlic and Simple Brussel Sprouts

This meal looks like it means business.

Beautiful roast pork tenderloin with brussel sprouts reminds me of Sunday dinners when we would have a big roast dinner that would spend all afternoon cooking in the oven.

Luckily this meal can be made any night of the week, requires little prep time and is impressive enough to stand up to Sunday roast and serve to guests.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!!

A new year is a great time to start setting goals for yourself. A new year is a fresh start, new beginning, let's embrace it!!

For the past 2 years I have practiced yoga here in my home. I first started on the Wii Fit and then bought a few DVD's, also picked up Yoga Journal magazine and started finding videos online. I really love yoga for how it makes my body feel but also how I am in tune to what my body is telling me both during the practice and in everyday living.
Although I have been practicing for the past 2 years, I have been in and out of routines. I used to get up every morning at 6am and did 20-30 minutes before getting ready for work. Lately, I've been lazy. Only doing it once or twice a week, sometimes not even that. It's been hard, it's winter and my bed is so warm that when 6am comes and I am suppose to get up to start my day, I usually stay in my warm toasty bed until the last possible minute and regret it for the rest of the day.