Posts tagged ‘Pilates’

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup.  One of those things that sounds gross.  And weird.  And gross.  Especially because of its attractive yellow-green color.  I was always afraid to try it.

And then Dan & I went to a Mediterranean restaurant, where we were served split pea soup.  AMAZING.  I loved it!

I was craving it again the other day, so rather than pay money for it at the restaurant, I decided to make up the recipe on my own.

This may be the easiest recipe ever created.  Seriously.


  • 2 1/4 c. dried split peas
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 T. curry powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice


  1. Pour all ingredients into a crock pot.
  2. Cover pot.
  3. Cook on High 4-6 hours or Low 6-8 hours.
  4. Serve.

Seriously, that’s it.  If you can measure and pour things into a pot, you’ll be good to go.

IMG_3489The soup was the star of tonight’s dinner, and was paired with a sharp cheddar quesadilla. Aka, sharp cheddar cheese in a whole wheat tortilla, toasted on the Foreman grill.  I was craving something simple tonight, obviously.

I also made up some kale chips, which were delicious, but the photograph is super-blurry.  Sorry, folks!

The kale chips recipe came from Kath.

Rewinding a bit, my afternoon snack was some trail mix. This x4:


I also went to Pilates Reformer training. Now I’m super sore.  That class is INTENSE!  I love it.  🙂

What’s your favorite soup recipe?


October 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm 13 comments

Catch Up

I was up late last night doing homework, so I didn’t get to my dinner post…whoops!

Dinner included:

IMG_3477Split pea soup. It is not photogenic, but it is delicious.  And easy.  So, so easy to make.  Check back later for the recipe.

IMG_3478Food Should Taste Good Everything Chips

IMG_3479Carrots with Hummus.

And lots of some SunChips and Frosted Animal Crackers.  I don’t know what it is about SWE study nights.  Lately, I turn down the overly-processed junk food at almost all of our other SWE meetings.  Until I go to SWE study night.

My plan for the next one?  Pack yummy, healthy, irresistable snacks to munch on, instead of the provided snacks.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

As for yesterday’s workout:

  • Pilates
  • Stomach Series
  • Roll-Ups
  • The Hundred
  • Strength Training
  • Overhead tricep extensions
  • Overhead presses
  • Bicep curls
  • Side raises
  • Squats
  • Plie squats
  • Side lunges


IMG_3482A bowl of Kashi GoLean Crunch with Vanilla Soy and

IMG_3485a Warm Peach with Cinnamon made up my quick, on-the-go breakfast.

Lunch today includes some tried and true favorites.  I missed these while I was gone.

IMG_3486A sandwich thins with almond butter, pumpkin butter, and apple slices.

A strawberry Chobani with frozen raspberries and granola.

Check back later for the split pea soup recipe!

October 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm 4 comments

Eight Months…

Eight months from today, I’m getting married! 🙂 Yay!

Workout #2

I had my second of five Pilates Reformer Training classes.  Once I complete all 5, I can take any of the Reformer classes at my studio.  I can already tell I’m going to be sore tomorrow; the Reformer seems much harder than Mat work!!


Yesterday, we found this in the mailbox:

IMG_3176My Kashi cereal sample arrived!

IMG_3177By the time I got home from Pilates & the running store, I was starving and wanted a quick, light meal.  So I went with “breakfast for dinner” and had my Kashi sample with skim milk.  I’m still hungry though, so I’ll be having something else to eat before bed!

It was pretty good; I think I would like the original flavor better than the Honey Flax.  There was nothing inherently wrong with the Honey Flax cereal, but I typically don’t like honey-flavored cereal.  I’ll be buying the original Go Lean Crunch, though; the nutritional stats are impressive!


Kelly posted today about priorities, which got me thinking.  I have a lot on my plate.  To name a few things I have going on in my life (in no particular order):

  • Finishing my degree.
  • Wedding planning.
  • Half-marathon training.
  • Finding a full-time job.
  • Being involved in Society of Women Engineers.
  • Helping teach the freshman engineering course.
  • Interning for MixMyGranola.
  • Spending time with Dan.
  • Spending time with friends.
  • Calling my mom regularly.
  • Meal planning & cooking.
  • Blogging.

Looking at that long list, I don’t know how I’m doing it all, honestly!  If I’m not careful, I could fall behind in some or many of these.  To see where all my time is going and what areas I’m not spending enough time on, I’m going to record where all my time goes for a week.  Next week, I’ll make a list of changes to keep myself healthy and sane as I juggle all of this…stay tuned!


The Eat.Sweat.Blog challenge starts tomorrow!  I have at least one reader interested.  Who else is with me?


You can win some Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter and other yummy pumpkin treats here. Check it out!

September 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm 5 comments

Passed Out…

Apparently I was still exhausted yesterday from all of Sunday’s activity.  After dinner, I did some Pilates and weight training, then promptly fell asleep on the couch.  So, a quick catch-up from last night:

IMG_3072Squash Curry. It was good, but did not measure up to Sa-Bai Thong Thai’s squash curry.  When I get the recipe perfected, I will post it.  Until then, I’ll just keep enjoying the leftovers. 🙂

IMG_3073Mock Apple Crisp. This picture does not do this dessert justice.  I just sliced up an apple and sprinkled it with cinnamon.  I microwaved it for 30 seconds, then topped it with some plain granola and maple syrup.  Yum!

Class is about to start– back later with updates from today!

September 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Pilates, I have missed you!

I seriously need to get back into doing Pilates on a regular basis.  I had Reformer training tonight and felt sooo good afterwards!  It was fantastic strength training + stretching…

I also promise to post more than once a day after the craziness that is Career Fair week is over.

Breakfast was pumpkin oats. The verdict?  Too much pumpkin, not enough milk.  I kind of felt like I was eating baby food.  Yuck!  Only the pepitas, walnuts and chocolate chips saved it, honestly.


Between Senior Design and Volleyball, I ran another 5K.  My stats:

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time:  33:37 !!

I had some extra time, so I walked/ran another 2-ish miles, then did some stretching.

Unfortunately, I think I’m going to drop Volleyball.  I’m not really learning the skills other than by watching others, and I just don’t have the time.  It will give me more time for schoolwork/ wedding planning/ SWE/ half-marathon training/ internship/ friends.  As you can see, I have a lot on my plate!

I forgot to bring a snack with me, but luckily I had a Fiber One bar in my bag that I could eat!

My stomach was feeling a little off at lunch time, I think due to career-fair nerves and my anticipation of Dan’s phone interview.  So I had a “comfort food” lunch:

IMG_3004A twist on the classic PB & J:  Almond butter and raspberries on a Sandwich Thin, toasted. Delicious!

IMG_3005Plus some hummus

IMG_3006with carrots for dipping.

I also sipped half a grape smoothie on the way to Pilates, but I was running late, so no pictures!

For some reason, I once again have no appetite tonight.  So dinner was simple:

IMG_3007Blueberry Voskos Greek Yogurt + Granola + Strawberries.

Anyone else running a 5K this weekend?

September 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm


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