Monday, October 18, 2010

SAMM- Thai Peanut Butter Stir Fry!

So this week I'm linking up with Michelle for "Share A Meal Monday". So here is one of my most favorite meals EVER! I got the recipe from one of my girlfriends back in BC. It has become a staple in our home. The ingredients are bizarre but it believe me you have got to try it!

Thai Peanut Butter Stir Fry
1/4 Peanut butter
1/2 cup catalina salad dressing
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp apple juice
2 tsp soya sauce
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp ginger
Vegetables: broccoli, red pepper, onion, carrots, mushrooms, snap peas, etc
Chicken breast: 3-4

Combine above ingredients (excluding chicken & veggies) and heat over medium heat stirring constantly. Dice chicken and fry in pan or wok with salt and pepper and oil if desired. Set chicken aside and place cut veggies and approximately 1/2 cup of water in a wok or pan, place lid over and let steam. When veggies are cooked, add chicken and pour sauce over top; mix well. Serve over rice.

Serves 6.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Y

So I have finally started using my membership at the Y. Only took me 10 months to do it :P. I've been going to their classes in the morning. I hate it soooooo much but in a really good way. The first couple weeks it took everything within me to walk up the stairs. I've been going since August 3-4 times a week and I'm starting to actually feel in shape again. The really wonderful part is I've lost 11 lbs and 5 inches! YAY me! Only another 10 to go and I'll weigh the same I did when I got married. If anyone is considering taking some classes at the Y I have a few I would recommend. The first one is the Bosu Blast. Wowzers... the class uses a bosu ball (yoga ball cut in half and put on a platform) so it works on your balance, cardio as well as your core! Another one that I absolutely hate love is the Cardio Box. It's a cardio boxing class and is also great on the abs. My last favorite ones are the interval ones. I like these because every 60-90 seconds you are doing something different. So much easier to keep doing squats when you know there's only 10 seconds left and then it's onto a well smaller muscle. :O) Anyone have any exercising secrets?