After school we headed to a friends house for a pool party. The kids went crazy and we had A LOT of fun.
When we got home Steve had whipped up a fabulous stir-fry that I absolutely loved. I tried to pry the recipe out of him but he is a bit more creative than me and just sort of uses a little of this and a little of that and creates delicious meals. Following is the basic gist of what he did to make
Red Cabbage, Mushroom and Pistachio Stir-Fry
1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Sesame Oil
dash of sriracha2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup diagonally sliced celery, (1/4 inch thick)1/2 a head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 cups mushrooms, halved or quartered ( he used a mix of baby portabellas and fresh shiitake)
1/2 cup pistachios nuts
2 cups cooked brown rice
1.Whisk 3 tablespoons of Braggs Amino Acids, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha and cornstarch in a small bowl.
This dish has a nice earthy flavor along with a little crunch from the cabbage and celery. It was also very filling and family friendly. My kids actually ate it despite being mixed all together. Ha.
So my husband went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up and the doctor recommended that he follow the Meditteranean Diet to help with my husband's hypertension. I have always been intrigued by this diet because it basically incorporates all the foods I already love! I am a fan of Dr. Weil and have several of his books. He also touts the Meditteranean Diet and one of my favorite cookbooks is the The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, M.D. and Rosie Daley.
I of course wanted to run out and buy some more Meditteranean Diet Cookbooks but thought I better ask any of you if hve any recommendations??
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
This is the kind of diet that I can live with and I have been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet.
I also love the emphasis on getting plenty of exercise. Now that the kids are out of school I will need to be more creative of how and when I workout. I am getting up early to go to work so that I can have the afternoons with the kids so I am going to have to figure out a schedule where I can do a super efficient workout and keep my diet in check. The kids and I usually try to keep active and either go bike riding, swimming or walking so I am really looking forward to that. Wow-- summer really is here!
I am off for a walk with the kids before it gets dark. Gotta love summer hours. Have a great evening.