Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

Good simple stir fry recipe. I substituted bok choy for napa cabbage since it was on sale. I also threw in some mushrooms which I had on hand. Finally we topped off individual servings with some Chili Garlic Sauce for those in our household who liked spice. Will make this again.

Recipe:  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-vegetable-stir-fry-50400000128805/

Summer Corn and Shrimp Succotash

Summer Corn and Shrimp Succotash Recipe

I tried a version of this for dinner tonight and it was quite enjoyable.  I didn't follow the cooking techniques exactly and made a few additions/substitutions based on what we had in hand but overall followed the sentiment of the dish.  For example I used Edemame instead of Fava Beans since I know Caitlyn loves Edemame.  I also skipped the garlic and shallots but included onions, orange pepper, and zucchini.  Instead of tarragon I added some basil that we had on hand.  I think you could use just about any combination of fresh veggies and herbs and this would turn out pretty pleasant.  The sour cream and sriracha condiments also give this succotash dish a nice variation.  It was an enjoyable switch up from our normal cuisines and very pleasing to the pallet.  We will likely make this one again, and experiment with more veggie combinations.

Recipe:  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/summer-corn-shrimp-succotash-50400000135970/

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The yoga discipline continues.  Of course right away I missed a few days this week and I felt it.  Work has grown exceptionally busy so it is both hard to stop what I'm doing and necessary.  I am finding it challenging this week to have a still mind.  And I'm feeling limitations in my body that I don't want to be there.  It's both frustrating and motivating to continue.  I want to go deeper.  But the awareness I'm developing is so important.