Monday, February 1, 2010

The Butternut Squash Incident and Other New Things

So I may have hinted previously that I can be accident prone (immersion blender, anyone?). Last Thursday night I decided to make a new recipe. It was the "Baked Deep-Dish Butternut Squash with Pears" from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook. The dish was tasty. My finger was bloody. I managed to cut it...twice. It took a little while to get it to stop bleeding the second time. The recipe called for raw butternut squash cut into cubes. Do you know how hard it is to take the thick skin off of a butternut squash?! Next time I am just going to cut the squash in half and bake it first. It just gets pureed anyway. :) I took a picture of my finger today. I'm afraid it's not very exciting. It's healed up quite a bit.

We've been trying lots of new recipes this week. My husband got me a great cookbook called The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. Today for lunch I had the Luscious Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole. It rocked. My husband scored a home run with this book. As for the other book he bought me recently, Peter Walsh's Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat ... not so much. LOL To be honest, I probably would have bought that book myself. But from my husband? What's he trying to say? ;) The best advice I've heard in a while came from that book, though. It says that whenever you feel like raiding the fridge, get naked in front of a mirror and do jumping jacks. Heheh.

And finally, Turbulence Training is having a "4 for 1" sale - you get the TT Beginner Total Torso Training program, TT 2K10, TT Transformation, and as a bonus - the new Turbulence Training Adrenaline Circuit Workout (this one looks pretty crazy!). And you get 30 days free in the TT Member's area where you can ask Craig all of your training and nutrition questions. This "4 for 1" offer ends on Wednesday, February 3rd. You can check it out here: Complete TT 2K10 Package

Have a great night!

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Sherah said...

Okay, so I just HAVE to say thank you for the whole, get naked in front of the mirror and do jumping jacks thing, lol. I am so so so close to eating clean today, well about 99.9% since I had to taste the cookie dough I made for my kids since they told me it was too salty. Yep, it was.

But anyway, I have this feeling in my stomach like the dinner I ate of veggie/bean soup & half a whole wheat roll just needs topped with dessert. Or something REALLY bad for me. Ugh. So I got on here to be inspired and thanks, what you wrote did the trick.

I WANT THIS 100% and will not give in. That cookbook sounds pretty awesome, by the way!

Abby said...

I know that feeling - like you need something sweet after dinner. Good for you for not giving in! :)

Kristin Pizzi said...

omg, I have scars on my jand from knives and the oven...

Hope your finger heals soon!

Abby said...

Thanks, Kristin! It's almost all healed up. :)