Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shopping Day

Here's what I've come up with for dinners for the coming week. Bit of a curry-fest!

- chicken coq au vin, mashed potato, beans
- grilled lamb rump, baked potato, peas and carrots
- pumpkin, chickpea and banana curry, rice
- Thai red curry with chickpeas, pumpkin, broccoli, capsicum, mushrooms, bok choy & rice
- Thai green curry with fish, zucchini, capsicum, green beans & rice

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Experiment in Exercise Minimalism

I haven't done a lot of exercise lately, what with the kitchen renovation, being busy with work, injuring my lower back, then getting sick. In fact, it's been about two months since my last gym session (although we walk TJ every day). The last week or so I've been thinking about going back to the gym but wasn't sure about how to fit it in, so when I read this post about Exercise Minimalism, I thought it would be a good place to start: 32 minutes a week - I can fit that in! So after walking TJ this morning I headed for the gym and busted out five rounds of close-grip press-ups, inverted rows and kettlebell swings. My upper body is feeling it now, but I'm glad I've done something!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Five Meals

On Saturday I did something I haven't done for ages - planned the coming week's meals in advance. I'm trying to eat more legumes and fish for dinner, so I chose a few of my favourites plus something new I wanted to try (the fish cakes). Here are the meals I've planned for Sunday to Thursday (in no particular order):

- roast, sweet potato, veges
- Thai fish cakes, rice, cucumber salad
- Moroccan chickpea and pumpkin stew on rice
- salmon stir-fry, rice
- chilli beans and rice

Looking forward to these!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Clothes Shopping

Thought I'd post something else apart from the kitchen renovation :-)

I very rarely go clothes shopping. The last time was probably at the end of April last year when I did my winter clothes shopping, and got 10 items for $83 at my local op shops. Recently I was inspired by this pic I found on the Herringbone website:

Their retail prices are a bit too pricey for me, so my eBay shopping began:

Total for 5 items: $148.50 (not including postage).

Now I just need some new shoes...