Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Is There Such a Thing at as Too Spicy?


So I haven’t been around much. The past two days have been busy and I haven’t got too much done. Haven’t been to the gym, yoga or really been eating too healthy. Overall, not a really good couple of days.

Haven’t had my camera on me either so it hasn’t been great overall.

Here are a few pics that I have taken over the past two days…

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Other then that, yesterday when I picked up Matt from work he hadn’t had the best day and really just wanted to go out, sit down and talk. I agreed and we ended up at Your Father’s Moustache downtown. Since I had been craving Fish and Chips for a few days now I figured this would be a great time to get them. I will say now, I love the Moustache’s wings and some of their other food but their fish and chips were nothing but grease. I must say I just wasn’t impressed. I would definitely not order them again.

I woke up this morning with great plans to get another run in this morning, healthy eating today and yoga tonight. The healthy eating went ok but exercise not so much.

I set the alarm this morning to get up to run and after I woke up I realized that my gym clothes were in the washing machine soaking wet!!! CRAP!!!! So no run for me :(

My eating went pretty well. Breakfast – Greek yogurt, granola and dried cranberries. Lunch – random: apple, pb, carrots, kashi bar and yogurt cup.

Dinner tonight was going to be Jaime’s Coconut Shrimp. I had ever intention of following the recipe except use EVOO instead of Coconut Oil and I didn’t want to use the flour. As I was getting the ingredients out I didn’t have any paprika – I swear I thought I had some. This was the first of my many problems tonight. I subbed the paprika for red pepper flakes and continued on.

I started mixing everything up and since Jaime didn’t put down how much paprika and cayenne she used I figured 2 tsps were enough of each for 3 people. I also used two eggs not egg whites – mostly because I such at separating eggs and I got the yoke in the bowl as well so I just figured I’d go with it. 

Then the husband got involved with the cooking. He got me to coat the shrimp while he cooked them. He decided that he should just stir fry them in the wok so he just poured them all in and started mixing them around. While doing them the coconut mixture started to fall off. I’m not sure if it’s because the lack on the flour or the fact that he was mixing them up or a bit of both but most of the mixture fell off during the cooking process. I figured – no big deal just serve on top and should still be good.

Served dinner with roasted asparagus and some brown rice…

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Looked pretty good right, wrong? Way too SPICY!

I was actually only able to eat about 6 of my 9 shrimp. Way too much cayenne. I guess I need to learn a little more about how much spice should go in a meal. Practice makes perfect right?. I’m not going to say dinner was a complete fail but it definitely didn’t go as planned.

Since dinner took a while I missed yoga tonight as well. I missed yoga on Monday too. Apparently, I’m not a very good yoga buddy to Jaime. I’m hoping to hit up a class on Saturday so I can keep up my goal of getting to at least one yoga class a week.

I do have some good new to leave you with. One of my best friends in the whole world is coming home for a week and a half tomorrow. She lives in Connecticut and I only see her once or twice a year. I’m so excited and she made my day yesterday when she told me.

~ Katie :)


Liane said...

I love spicy foods, so your dinner "fail" would seriously have been a major win for me :)

Have a great visit with your friend!

Anonymous said...

Mmm those shrimp look awesome, I love spicy food!!

That is such great news about your friend. :)

Nicole said...

Have so much fun with you friend, it's so hard when good friends live so far. You'll get better at spices, practice does make perfect!

Jaime said...


FYI: you really need the flour to work like glue. It's really minimal so it doesn't add much in the way of calories or anything.

I didn't include amounts because everyone likes spices to their own taste...but ya, I only sprinkle the stuff into the flour! Don't need much!

Hope they work for you next time!