Sunday, June 20, 2010

Insightful and Intriguing

I just finished the book, "Women, Food, and God" by Geneen Roth and the 2 words that best describe this book are insightful and intriguing. I found this book to be both comforting and also helpful in bringing awareness to food addiction and dieting. I learned a great deal about myself in reading this book and even though I am far from having it all figured out, I do feel closer to being able to listen to what my body needs instead of just doing what my emotions want. I will think about food in new ways and hopefully treat my body the way it deserves and use food as nourishment instead of eating when I am bored, stressed, tired, and so on. I hope to refer back to this book when I need a refresher and a reminder to treat my body with kindness, especially when dealing with food.

Friday, June 18, 2010

7 Hour Long Project

Today, my husband and I decided to tackle the project of organizing our garage and putting up shelving. After 7 hours of long and hard work, the project is done! We found some great shelves at Home Depot for under $200 and then we took everything out of the garage, put up the shelving, and dug right in. We were able to consolidate over 10 boxes of stuff, had a huge pile of trash, and two boxes full of stuff to take to goodwill. The garage has so much more room and we will now be able to actually find the stuff we need and want. I am completely exhausted but it feels very rewarding to have such a huge project done!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Four Cheese Pasta Florentine

Last night, my friend Lisa and I cooked an amazing recipe for girl's night. I found this recipe on one of the blogs I watch, called Growing Up Gardner. This blog always has great ideas and recipes and this one was definitely a huge hit! Who doesn't love lots of pasta, spinach, and four different kinds of cheese. This recipe only took about 30 minutes to put together, so it was easy to make after a long day at work. Hope you try making this recipe for you and your family!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Spanish Shrimp and Chorizo with Sweet Pea Couscous

Tonight, I cooked a delicious recipe from Rachael Ray. This recipe was full of flavor and spice and was a very filling meal. If you are looking to cook something new and unusual, this recipe would do the trick. The best part about Rachael Ray recipes are that they are easy to cook and come together in less than an hour. If you would like to try cooking this recipe for your family or friends, you can find the recipe here. Enjoy!