Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tidbit Thursdays

Well, I've been working on my New Year's resolutions of eating more healthfully and going to Curves at least twice a week.

I've not been perfect at going to Curves twice a week(I'm trying though) but I have recently upgraded my membership to include a computer monitoring program that measures strength and effort put forth. It sets goals for you to reach and as you reach them moves your goals up. It also calculates calories burned. And I think it works, I'm definitely working harder. Last night I burned over 300 calories in 30 minutes!

And in trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, I tried out a roasted asparagus recipe from the Curves magazine that turned out to be really good.

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Dressing - Serves 8

1 lb. asparagus
4 T olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 t dijon mustard
1 tsp. fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp. dried
1 t toasted pine nuts

Preheat broiler to high and place rack about 4 inces from heat. Toss asparagus with 1T oil and 1/4 tsp. salt. Broil asparagus on baking sheet lined with foil for 5 to 7 minutes until it is lightly browned in spots.

In a small bowl, whisk remaining oil, 2 T lemon juice, garlic, mustard, oregano and remaining salt. Set aside.

Sprinkle asparagus with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon zest and pine nuts. Serve with dijon dressing(I drizzled the dressing over the hot asparagus).

And on a completely different topic, I was blown away by David Cook's version of Billie Jean on American Idol this week. If you haven't seen it, do watch.


Holly said...

Are you trying to tease me with Mr. Cook. YUM!

PS. Way to go with your health kick! :)

Alison Boon said...

Wow, I was totally blown away by Mr Cook, not only is he perfectly scrummy ( almost as tasty as the asparagus) but what a voice. I much prefer his version, gave me goosebumps

R said...

I will be trying that recipe looks so good.
David Cook made the song his own for sure.
Love your card in the previous entry pretty very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop in and say hello to the Ontario Rosanne from Rosanne in Virginia.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention that Royal Stafford makes a lovely teacup and saucer that they named Rosanne.

mamaluke said...

AMAZING, I love the original, but this is FABULOUS!