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Cabin Fever

Posted Feb 10 2010 6:30am
Today is the third day that my office has been closed due to the snow. Needless to say, I am getting a bit restless indoors. I've been keeping myself busy with plenty of work, trying some new recipes and digging through our apartment's stash of workout videos.

Last night I made some gf pasta with homemade pesto sauce:

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan- Reggiano or Romano cheese*
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine in Cuisinart (I've used a blender in the past) until desired consistency.

*I substituted this cheese for a wedge of laughing cow light cheese to make it a little lower cal, and because my roommie Lauren has an issue with some types of cheeses.

Then I roasted some grape tomatoes and pine nuts. Next, I stirred the pesto, tomatoes and pine nuts into the cooked pasta. Finally, sprinkled a little parm on top and enjoyed!

Gluten-free brownies were consumed over the weekend and everyone enjoyed them! This time I tried out a new mix by Namaste. I am really enjoying their products, find them at a Whole Foods near you!

I also made some yummy french toast for me and my hunny.

For him: Whole wheat bread
For me: Tapioca bread
Tip: Be sure to dip the gf bread into the mix first, you don't want to cross-contaminate!

Yesterday I tried out Mandy Ingber'sYogalosophy Workout DVD

I really enjoyed it even though I'm more of a pilates girl.
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