I was so excited for the weekend to start today that I left the office without prepping my snack. Well that and I wasn’t actually hungry. No worries, I brought it with me in the car.
Now, I know you are wondering who I managed to get my pb on my apple. Being the pack rat that I am, I actually had a plastic knife in my middle bin that I got from Starbuck’s awhile back. I quickly whipped it out and scooped out my 1 TEASPOON of Peanut Butter. Have you all ever wondered how LITTE this amount of pb is?
And, what did I do next? Well, I ate it off the knife!!! You know, because I am classy like that. I wonder how many people in their cars in traffic wondered what I was doing – that alone makes me LMAO 😀
When I came home, suddenly my body realized it was hungry *sigh* I tried to just pretend it wasn’t there and sipped on some fizzy water. However, after we drove all over the place running some errands and came back, I found myself digging into The Husband’s latest sample ~ Mr. Krispers Nacho Cheese!
WOW ~ I LOVE this flavor – surprisingly better than BBQ and I am a total BBQ kind of girl. I stopped myself at 3 and backed away from the dish….I needed to focus on my Bikini Bootcamp approved snacks. So, I whipped out another one of my Secret Bloggie’s gifts – Ak Mak Crackers.
You can have 3 high fiber crackers for snack so I am all about picking the biggest ones I can find!! I LOVED these crackers ~ they are crispy, but, light, not hard and have a nice sesame wheaty tasty. Thanks ~ ChickPea – another rockin’ treat. I am definitely saving the rest for laughing cow and apricot preserves – YUM!
I have been lookinig forward to THIS dinner all week. I started off with a fabulous Clear Chicken Broth heated up with a chopped jalepeno. While that cooked, I prepared the plate of toppings.
After simmering your clear broth for 15 minutes, you remove it from the heat and add the above toppings ~ Easy Cheesy (mmm, cheese – I miss it!)
The soup wasn’t bad, but, nothing that would really fill you up. I liked how it was spicy and I LOVED the AVOCADO!
Next up was grilled fish with sesame soba noodles. I looked at 3 stores for Soba Noodles (aka buckwheat pasta) and none of them had them. So, I picked up these “YakiSoba” noodles as a back up if I didn’t have a chance to make it to Whole Foods (I didn’t!)
I LOVE these noodles as my favorite healthy chow mein substitute so I knew they would work for this. I don’t use the sauce pack that is provided…instead, I whipped up the Bikini Bootcamp Marinade to use on the noodles and the fish.
1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp dry white wine
2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp brown sugar
1 jalepeno, minced (optional)
I sprayed a sheet of foil with nonstick spray and placed my tilapia on it. I topped it with a few teaspoons of the above marinade.
I put it on the grill to cook (top rack) for about 10 minutes while I prepped the noodles. You simple put a hole in the noodle bag, microwave for 1 minute to loosen and toss then in a nonstick pan with 1/2 a cup of water to cook. I cooked them until the water was gone and then added some, but, not all of the marinade above cooking it for about 2 minutes or until most of the marinade had been absorbed. Top them with some toasted sesame seeds and they are done.
I topped my sesame noodles (1/2 the bag!) with the fish. I spooned a few additional teaspoons over the top and topped everything with roasted sesame seeds and a little cilantro.
This dinner was FANTASTIC! Spicy and very gingery (that could’ve been my bad) but I LOVED the fish (shocked, right?!) and the noodles. I’d definitely make this again and would use the real soba noodles next time 🙂
While The Husband did the dishes ( LOVE him!), I prepared dessert – I am ALL over having this dessert tonight. It tastes just like pineapple upside down cake!!!
Pineapple in a Brown Sugar Orange Sauce
1 c fresh orange juice (I juiced 1.5 oranges)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 a pineapple, sliced (oops, well, chopped)
Heat the the juice, brown sugar and extract in a sauce pan over medium low heat for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is reduced in half. Add the pineapple and cook for 5 additional minutes.
It is now cooling on the stove and I cannot wait to have it. Even better thought ~ Can you imagine this over some vanilla FroYo?! OMG….must try…..
Alright all, I am off to relax and watch movies with The Husband ~ Yeah!
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Nite all ~ catch ya manana!