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Wordy Wednesday: Cooking for Myself

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Curried Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

As I say in my GreenLiteBites post, last night I cooked for myself. After work I hit a yoga class so I was late getting home. I let the boys fend for themselves and then relaxed in the kitchen experimenting with some quinoa and bell peppers. The result? What you see above.

MAN! I love a pretty meal. I really think it helps keep me satisfied. And what I’m finding is the healthier the meal the prettier it is. The colors, different textures, even the shapes (like the little pepper bowls) add so much visual interest making the meal really satisfying and fun to eat. Call me crazy but I do believe… healthy food CAN be fun!

Anyway, I’m writing this post Wednesday morning because after writing up the Curried Quinoa Stuffed Peppers idea on GreenLiteBites I decided to unplug and watch Lost with the husband sans-laptop. We cuddled on the couch and enjoyed our favorite show. It was nice. :)

Other news…

  • FitBloggin’10 is seriously starting to take over my life. 43 days left until the big event and I have a LOT of work to do. At least it’s fun work. :)
  • RoniNoone.com has seen busier days but I did recently post about a twitter tool called Klout that gives you some interesting statistics.
  • I skipped my normal early morning Wednesday gym trip today. It’s now 6:30 and I have to dig out of yet another snow storm before heading to work. FUN! :)

Hope you have a great day!



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Discussion

There are 13 comments so far.

    Amanda

    February 3, 2010

    That does look pretty!!! I might have to try that one. Have a good day Roni!

    Marisa (Loser for Life)

    February 3, 2010

    I cook for myself all the time! I get tired of the family’s “belly-aching” about having to eat something “healthy” or different, so I just make what they like and make something different for myself!

    Yay for Fitbloggin! Can’t wait!

    Lauren @ Eater not a runner

    February 3, 2010

    I agree with the prettiness of meals ;-) I spent last night the same way and it was awesome.

    One Mans Weight Loss

    February 3, 2010

    That is the best looking stuffed pepper I have ever seen! Good Job!

    Nia

    February 3, 2010

    Wow! That looks delicious!!!

    Sylvia

    February 3, 2010

    Wow – I am drooling over there. That is beautiful! Did it taste like the piece of art that it is?

    roni

    February 3, 2010

    It was Delish! :)

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    February 3, 2010

    WHen I tell Hunni to fend for himself it is always the same things…chicken burgers or pasta. I feel bad so I usually leave him something cooked.

    Lyn

    February 3, 2010

    Oh that looks so wonderful! Come and cook for me too!

    Laura Jane

    February 3, 2010

    I love cooking for myself! Sometimes I just let the husband cook his own thing and cook something completely healthy for me. The peppers look wonderful!

    All Women Stalker

    February 4, 2010

    Sometimes healthy food seem healthier because of the lovely colors the ingredients have….

    Kat

    February 4, 2010

    Those peppers look so good Roni! Quinoa is one of my new favorite foods. I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks.

    Saglikdemeti

    November 12, 2011

    its looks delicious. thanks for sharing