Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is really happening

I'm bored with my food.
Uninspired. Frustrated. Need to kick it up a notch. 

You'd think with the daily recipes I'm posting that I wouldn't be bored, uninspired, frustrated. I'd be looking at this as a challenge.  Well I am but I've been so lazy for the past 2 years that getting back into the regime of cooking 3 meals plus 2 snacks every day would excite me.

I mean I LOVE to cook.  Don't get me wrong.  I LOVE coming up with recipes.  It's my own self imposed rule of "gotta find a new recipe every day" that I'm feeling the pressure to be super creative with my food.

So this morning I'm making a pot of curried lentils for my salad.  They may end up being a lentil loaf tonight for dinner. 

Every ingredient I use I google to make sure it's ok for my anti-candida diet.  So far I've not run into any conflicts; one web saying yes to something another saying no.  

Plus I'm slightly depressed.  My friend Nancy is in Quartzsite, AZ for the big rock & gem show. I really really really wanted to go with her but finances held me back.

2007 Nancy & me in Quartzsite.  Look how short my hair is!  (I'm on the left.)

I sent money with her and she has a cel that will take pictures so that I can pick out stuff.  Most people say "Next year in Mecca".  Nancy & I say  "Next year in Quartzsite!". 

Speaking of beading I brought home all my beading supplies from the store.  I'm setting up a table tonight so that I can have that sense of accomplishment rather than feeling like a slug watching TV.

I realized last week that I had sold most of my necklaces so I have to get more in the store!

Last night's dinner

Rockfish with cilantro sauce.

Steve's green bean saute 
(I told him that we already had a picture of a green bean saute. "But it's not MY green bean saute.")

First off  Rockfish is a very bland, boring fish.  After making our dinner I realized that I should have marinated the fish all day but I didn't know.  I hadn't cooked with it before.

oven 350 pre heat
Line a baking dish with foil

In a mini food processor:
juice of 1/4 lemon
1/4 c cilantro
1 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika

Blend together.

Spread on Rockfish fillets and then roll.
Put on baking dish
Bake 25-30 mins or until done.



Sara Ancich said...

I think last night's dinner looks yummy. You are doing great keep it up... chant with me, " SKINNY! SKINNY! SKINNY!" love you!

vegas_chic said...

Oy, I hear ya on coming up with new and exciting meal ideas. Now I just try to come up with two new ones, and recycle the old. I plan on leftovers so I don't have to cook from scratch EVERY day, and that helps.

You are gonna be the researching queen after this.