Friday, January 9, 2009

Miles Today

Today has been a beautiful day. It started out cold, but it is in the 60s or so now. Even though it was so nice today, I didn't even think about going to ride my bike. When I got home today, all I wanted was a snack (apples and peanut butter) and to play Tetris. Jason got me a Tetris game for Christmas and it is a lot of fun to play. Well, while I was eating my snack, Jason called me and told me that I should go ride my bike. I did and I rode about 6 miles. It might be closer to 5, but, regardless, that is still a lot. I am a little wary about riding on the SCT by myself, because a few years ago a lady was killed on the trail in my county, but I figured there would be enough people out today that I should be fine. The only weird thing was that a guy in the parking lot told me that I should be careful riding by myself and that I should get mace. Maybe I will look into that. There just isn't much place to put stuff like that in my ridiculous bike pants. :)

Last night was Jason's first night of class, so I was on my own. I decided that I wanted to make something good and different for dinner. I went to Kroger and wandered around looking for something yummy for supper. As I was passing the organic aisle, I noticed that they have a ton of soups in boxes. This led me to find a package of Pad Thai ingredients. I love Pad Thai and my middle of nowhere Kroger doesn't carry the brand I used to buy (not organic), so I haven't made it in forever. They also haven't carried my bean sprouts either. Anyway, I grabbed that and from there tried to figure out what I wanted to put in it. Usually I put chicken, but since it was just me, the world was open to me. Also, I didn't want to buy a package of chicken. Underneath the Pad Thai was some tofu. Again, since I was just making it for me I put that in my basket. Then I went in search of bean sprouts. Low and behold, they had my sprouts (mung bean sprouts for those that don't know). I got those and some peanuts and made my way to checkout and then home. All in all, my foray into organic/all natural cooking and tofu was a success. I really enjoyed my Pad Thai and Jason even ate some, tofu and all. Now I have to figure out what to do with the other half of my tofu.


  1. So, I have some tofu recipes. The one I would recommend at the top is a Thai peanut veggie dip recipe, and it's great for snacks or to take to a party or church or to have for dinner with some basic grilled chicken.

    1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter
    1/3 cup reduced-fat firm silken tofu
    3 tablespoons light brown sugar
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    Place all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth, scraping
    sides. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days.

    Serve with sliced red bell peppers, carrots, celery, anything!

    That easy!! and super delicious.

  2. I have all of that stuff! I will have to make that. Thanks!