Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 11

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  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Deb - I am here, just been decorating the office all day, so not around the computer. I finally got up all our Christmas decorations - it looks beautiful!

    Jess - hmm, can I blame pre-reqs too? Ugh - unfortunately I have another semester though. Maybe I'd better not.

    Gotta run - been decorating but not working, now I have a ton of cases to process and enter. Yikes! Won't be in tomorrow, but will "see" y'all again Friday!

    Have a good day
  2. by   Tweety
    I decided to go to yoga which I never do on Wednesday, but since I'm off I went, even though I worked out today at the gym. It was Power Yoga and it kicked my arse really bad. I loved it.
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Tweety, you are right;beans are good for ya. Got a 15 bean mix soaking for soup for tomorrow. Trying to incorporate more of these into my diet w/o gassing out the house. MY poor lil digestive system is shocked rofl.

    I'm Puerto Rican my dh is Mexican, what more can I say.........We love beans! and rice for that matter

    If you open my pantry you will find a wide variety of them. Yummy!

    Luckily, my digestive system tolerates them just fine
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    what on earth is "power yoga"? inquiring minds want to know....

    Sarah did you get that office dec'd out...?

    I love beans, too, Jess....but they love me more. I have to eat them more , Iguess....

    well off to Curves. Have a good day all.
  5. by   Tweety
    Jess, you should share some PR bean recipes. I usually just add some sofrito or racaito, sazon, and diced tomatoes to the beans, it's good, but I kind of just made it up because I like the combo.

    Deb, here's the defintion from the yoga studio I go to about power yoga " POWER YOGA - Be prepared to sweat, as you are guided through a flowing sequence of postures designed to build strength, increase flexibility and relax your mind! You will leave feeling vibrant and centered!".

    Power yoga is an American invention. I enjoyed it, but it kicked my butt.

    Today I went to the gym and had another good workout with 40 minutes of aerobics. I'm having a mish mash of a lunch, some Indian seasoned chick peas, the rest of my salmon salad, some cottage cheese, some Kiefer, and some broccoli and asparagus drizzled with olive oil of course. Tonight we're having red meat, I'm cooking steak, beans (it's true your body gets used to it over time), and veggies.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Tweety
    Jess, you should share some PR bean recipes. I usually just add some sofrito or racaito, sazon, and diced tomatoes to the beans, it's good, but I kind of just made it up because I like the combo.

    Deb, here's the defintion from the yoga studio I go to about power yoga " POWER YOGA - Be prepared to sweat, as you are guided through a flowing sequence of postures designed to build strength, increase flexibility and relax your mind! You will leave feeling vibrant and centered!".

    Power yoga is an American invention. I enjoyed it, but it kicked my butt.

    Today I went to the gym and had another good workout with 40 minutes of aerobics. I'm having a mish mash of a lunch, some Indian seasoned chick peas, the rest of my salmon salad, some cottage cheese, some Kiefer, and some broccoli and asparagus drizzled with olive oil of course. Tonight we're having red meat, I'm cooking steak, beans (it's true your body gets used to it over time), and veggies.

    Okiddoky Tweety:

    If it's for just you and the spouse:

    A little bit of olive oil in a pot (not pan). When it is hot, add 2 tablespoons of sofrito. A 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon of dried oregano, stuffed pimento olives, 1 knorr or Goya chicken boullion, 1 packet of Sazn (with coriander and annatto) and cook it up.

    Then add the beans (preferably kidney beans) 1 can or you can cook your own. Add one green cooking banana or plantain. You also add about a cup or 2 of water (use your judgment). Cook them for about 10 minutes on low to medium heat. I add butternut squash to my beans 5 minutes before I remove them from the heat.

    Chop some fresh cilantro and add it last. Cover and let them stand for 10 minutes so that the cilantro softens up a little but not too much.

    Of course, if you really want to spice it up, you can add cubed pork chops or bacon (previously browned).

    I serve my beans with brown or white rice. Accompany with your favorite meat and enjoy!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    YUMMMMMY Jess!

    Oh and Tweety, thanks for the clarification. I have to admire you----you are really fit!
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    YUMMMMMY Jess!

    Oh and Tweety, thanks for the clarification. I have to admire you----you are really fit!
    Thanks Deb!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    I made 15 bean soup but spiced it up with tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, cumin, onions . . . . Lord help me I ate 3 bowls. Yummmmy.

    Tweety is right - the more you incorporate gassy foods into your diet, the more your body adjusts. It darn well better after 3 bowls.

    steph
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Can I have your recipe, please, Steph? It sounds great.
  11. by   Tweety
    Yes, that sounds great. I never heard of putting plantainsin beans?????? Or even olives for that matter. Hmmmm...........
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The Tacoma area looks like my avatar today! We got about 3-4 inches of very wet beautiful snow. When it's a bit lighter out, I am gonna go take some pics. The downside is, no one can function in snow here. All the schools are shut down and everything is slowed to a near halt. I guess I will not be going to Curves this morning. People simply can't drive on the stuff and the side streets are icy. Sigh....maybe I will take a walk in the snow w/my golden retriever---she simply ADORES snow.

    Have a good day everyone----weekend is here!
  13. by   krisssy
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    The Tacoma area looks like my avatar today! We got about 3-4 inches of very wet beautiful snow. When it's a bit lighter out, I am gonna go take some pics. The downside is, no one can function in snow here. All the schools are shut down and everything is slowed to a near halt. I guess I will not be going to Curves this morning. People simply can't drive on the stuff and the side streets are icy. Sigh....maybe I will take a walk in the snow w/my golden retriever---she simply ADORES snow.

    Have a good day everyone----weekend is here!
    Sounds nice, where is the Tacoma area?

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