March 9, 2009

Like Christmas Morning!

The boyf is using the P90X workout system these days and new to the yoga aspect, so over the weekend we made a stop at Sports Authority to pick out some yoga props for him. While browsing the inventory, I spotted the foam rollers and got super excited because I have admired them on other blogs and have been fantasizing about how good it would feel on sore muscles. We played with it a bit in the store, but ultimately I decided to be strong and leave it be. I still managed to walk out of the store with one, however, so you do the math. :) And no, I didn't steal it.

Here I am putting it to good use right away:

If you have a foam roller, what's your favorite way to use it? I'm excited to let it work some magic on my calves right now.

My other new toyImeanfood is none other than PB2! Check out the package I got today:

The boyf and I are splitting this shipment between us, and it will be interesting to see how one of us puts it to use compared to the other. Mayhaps I feel a joint Diana-Boyf post coming on what for demonstrating PB2's many uses! I haven't even tried it yet and I have many an idea.

AnyPB, on to the task at hand: dinner. I thought this one up after enjoying the cauliflower bake from a couple weeks ago because I loved the flavors so much, but I kinda wanted to reinvent its composition a bit, just for shiggles. From that was born a Tuna Melted Bread Pudding.

Sounds like gross, tastes like delicious.

Here's what's in my single serving:
  • 150g broccoli florets
  • 1/2 can solid white tuna (packed in water)
  • 1 wedge Laughing Cow light swiss cheese
  • scant 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • splash Worstershire sauce
  • 2 slices TJ's light whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded

And here's how it becomes a puddin':

  1. Steam broccoli to the point of no return. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350* and spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Flake tuna into a small mixing bowl and add broccoli once done, plus the Laughing Cow. Stir all together with a fork while still hot, breaking up large florets.
  3. Add garlic powder, mustard and Worstershire sauce and combine well.
  4. Stir in bread cubes.
  5. Spread in the bottom of the casserole dish; pour egg whites evenly over the whole mixture.
  6. Top with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes. Pop it out in one piece straight onto your plate!

I sprinkled on some crushed red pepper for color/kick, as well as a couple cranks of the pepper grinder.

It tasted right fine, but if I were to do it again, I would play with the proportions and maybe add some grated parmesan to the mix. And like three times as much cheese in general. :D

And for dessert, I'm still working on the big-arse batch of tapioca I made last week, but man is it killer. Enjoyed a la ramekin so it looks like more!

Mmmm, bubbly goodness! If you like the chocolate-coconut combo, take 'er for a ride. I'm only sad I only have about 2 servings left!

In other random news, I am excited to be able to host my first giveaway soon - I just have to wait for another package of toysImeanfood!

Aight, I'm off to play with my foam roller. Rollin' rollin' rollin' my butt is swollen...


Diana said...

I LOVE PB2!!!! There are sooo many possibilities!

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

Never tried PB2! Looks so interesting!

Anonymous said...

i don't have a foam roller, but i might need to get one. i always need extra pillows ;-)

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Hurray for P90X! The yoga is definitely challenging and I will sheepishly admit that I have been skipping it in favor of my other workouts because I'm so intimidated. Perhaps someday, I will be a yogi...

LOL - love the foam roller picture

YES PB2!! TAPIOCA!! You are appealing to my sweet tooth right now ;o)