On the menu last night:
Curried Tofu with Israeli Couscous
(Adapted from the February/March 2011 issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking Magazine.)
Yield: 2 small servings or 1 large serving
1/2 package (6 oz.) extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
1 teaspoon (total) of the following seasonings: salt, sugar, garlic powder, paprika
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/8 minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooked Israeli couscous
1. Sprinkle tofu with 1 teaspoon of seasonings. In a large non-stick skillet coated with olive oil, saute tofu in oil until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
2. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the coconut milk, cilantro, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in tofu and heat through. Serve over Israeli couscous.
Yesterday I posted on how to “take a picture” of a web page–or portion of a web page for a Mac.
MM commented on how to do this same thing on a PC.
Ha! Ha! Love being able to do that now! 🙂
Today was day #2 of “half-days,” so once again I taught half the day, and then worked in my office the remainder of the day.
Tomorrow the students don’t have school, but the teachers have in-service. I am super excited to be able to wear jeans and Danskos tomorrow and not althletic pants, sweatpants (although I rarely do), and tennis shoes! 🙂
Since I am no fashion expert, I need to know if Dansko shoes are popular elsewhere in this country.
Until moving to Alaska, I had never heard of Danskos, but everyone up here wears them!!
If you know anything about Alaskan fashion, practicality reigns over fashion. People up here don’t necessarily care if they are fashionable, but they need to be comfortable! And by golly, these shoes are definitely the most comfortable “dress” shoes I’ve ever owned! (Feel free to laugh at their geeky-ness; I’m sure I did!)
Despite not going to bed until 11 p.m. last night, (Craig and I were up talking about saving money, buying a home, our future, etc.) I somehow managed to wake up before my 5:00 a.m. alarm and not feel extremely tired. However, my blood-shot, twitching eyes are telling a different story today!
I got up, pulled on 3 layers of clothing for my run this morning, and headed out to a frigid 5 degrees! NOT enjoyable!!
My legs felt great during my 8 mile run that I completed in 1:09.
One of my favorite speed workouts to do in the winter, when I don’t have access to a track (since it is covered in snow), is to pick an “out-and-back” route and run “easy” (at my normal/comfortable pace) on the way “out” and then come back “hard”–at more of a tempo pace.
I love being able to push myself on the way back home knowing that the “the faster I run, the faster I’m done.” (When I was coaching, I would tell my athletes this all the time.)
I’m heading to the gym tonight for another 3 miles on the treadmill plus some weight lifting!
If you are a runner, how do you get your “speed” workouts in during the winter? Do you use the treadmill or do you have other things you do outside on the roads?