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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shirataki Noodles: Red Curry Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables

This dish is definitely a keeper.  When I make it for the second time, I'll add a little more red curry paste.  I used one tablespoon; I'll probably add another half tablespoon. 

Total calories:  356

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shirataki Noodles

One of my best friends recommended I try these.  The first time I tried them I just rinsed them off and added some lemon salt.  Yuck!  The second time I sauteed them in olive oil and some ginger seasoning.  Better.

Today, I stir fried with along with some peppers, onions, and shrimp.  Yummy!

The entire plate was 238 calories; it was very filling.

Soup is Good Food: Turkey Chili Soup

This soup was pretty good.  It wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be.  When I make it a second time, I plan to use chicken stock.

I frozen half of it.  When I reheated it, I added some brown rice.  Yummy!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Cochran Shoals Trail

Today was my first hike with Trail Dames. I had a blast! I do think I’m going to get some hiking poles so I can go on some of the most strenuous hikes.  This one was rated easy to moderate.  For some reason, I don’t have a problem with inclines yet I feel very unsure walking downhill.  The leaves were a little wet and some of the trail was muddy.  I had a great time!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My First Pair of Hiking Boots

After trying on several pairs of hiking boots, I finally purchasing a pair -- North Face Tyndall Mid WP. 

I chose this pair for a number of reasons.  The first being that they are lightweight.  A number of the boots I tried on were very heavy and clunky. 

The second thing I like about these boots is that they feel very much like high-top sneakers.  They're very comfortable.

They're waterproof.  I wanted the waterproof style, just in case,.

I also like the removable inserts.  I could exchange them for my own orthotics.  Truthfully, I do not think I'll need them.  I'm going to try walking with and without them and see what I think.

Finally, I like the mesh zones for ventillation.

I'm going to go a 4-mile walk tomorrow to break them in.  I plan to wear them when I walk to get used to them. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Soup is Good Food: Shrimp Miso Soup

Whole Food tweeted this recipe a few weeks ago and I finally tried it.  Yummy!

I'll definitely try this one again.  However, I won't use as many noodles. 

Soup is Good Food: Chicken Edamame Soup

I'm really not sure what to call this soup.  I looked in my freezer and my cupboards.  This is what I created.  I call it "Chicken Edamame Soup."  

The ingredients:

Chicken, diced tomatoes, edamame, and onions.  It was pretty good:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall: Moving Forward

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I have been enjoying it.  I've taken a few trip to the mountains and went to an apple orchard.

I went hiking a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it.  I recently joined an all-women's hiking group. 

Today I went shopping for hiking boots.  They feel kind of awkward.  I will continue shopping until I find the right pair.  I want to start walking in them because I'm planning to go on a group hike on the 20th.  It's a combination hike/birdwatching trip so I'm pretty excited.

I had to put my swimming lessons on hold for now.  I cannot afford the lessons and all the hiking equipment I need right.  A good pair of boots are not cheap.  I need to make sure they fit properly.  Even though my diabetes is controlled, I'm paranoid about getting cuts or blisters on my feet.  I also need to invest in a few "million dollar" pair of hiking socks.

I purchased a backpack on Ebay yesterday.  I also want to get a pair of convertible hiking pants. 

Well, that's it for now.  I'm so excited about enjoying this beautiful fall weather.