Vitamin water

Last week, at work, I noticed that a lot of people were sick. I was worried that I would get sick so I’ve been trying to do everything I can to avoid it. When I was at the grocery store, I saw some vitamin water and thought maybe it would help. Then I thought of all the sugar and other crap they add to it and I decided to make my own.

Citrus has a lot of vitamin c, so I went with lemon, lime and orange.

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I covered the slices with water, let it sit in the refrigerator for a while, and voilà! Tasty, citrusy water.

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The longer it sits, the more flavour you get. I made it yesterday and it was delicious. Today, it was a little bitter, so I added some honey. Bliss.

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I’m thinking raspberry-cucumber next. Do you have any flavour suggestions?

Superbowl Sunday without the Superbowl

I’m not a huge football fan, so Sunday was just a Sunday for me, not a event. When I woke up, I was feeling pretty lazy, so I watched an episode of Homeland. Have you seen this show? I’m still at the begining of season one, but I am hooked!

I realized soon enough that I had to get out of the house, otherwise I would lose my Sunday to the fight against terrorists. I decided to go to an afternoon yoga class, but before I left, I made dinner in the crockpot so that when I came home, it smelled heavenly.

I made orange curry chicken, and it’s so easy, it’s crazy.

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That’s it! Well, almost. When the chicken was cooked, I cut it into bite-sized pieces, then put in back into the sauce, along with some cream. I served it over jasmin rice. So good! Also, it’s gluten free.

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Simple and delicious.

My yoga class was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. It was an intro class, so there wasn’t too much flowing. It was very chill. Baby yoga. Not that it was easy, because we held poses for a little longer than we do in a regular flow class. I think it’s a good idea to do a beginner class every once in a while. It really makes you think about your alignment.

Homeland, easy chicken and yoga. Better than the Superbowl.

Orange curry chicken

– juice of 4 oranges

– tablespoon of curry powder

– 2 chicken breasts

– 1/4 cup of cream

Place juice, curry powder and chicken breast in crockpot and cook for three hours on high or six hours on low. Add cream and heat for 20 minutes. Serve over jasmin rice. Enjoy!

Summer couscous happiness

Ever have one of those days where you bring your lunch to work, then you look forward to eating it all morning? I had one of those days today! I made a couscous salad last night for dinner and I had leftovers for lunch today. I am very proud of this recipe, because it’s the first (and only, actually) recipe that I’ve come up with on my own. And not just “I have a recipe for spaghetti sauce” kind of thing. I tried different ingredients, quantities and everything. I even wrote it down so I can make it taste the same every time. It’s that good. It tastes like summer.

Citrus couscous salad

Ingredients

– 2 cups couscous

– 1 1/2 cups orange juice

– 1 boneless chicken breast

– 1/2 cup sesame seeds

– 1 cucumber

– 2 large oranges

– 6 tbs olive oil

– 3 tbs lemon juice

– 3 tbs orange juice

– zest of 1 lemon

– salt and pepper

1. Bring orange juice to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous. Stir, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.

2. Cut chicken breast into bite-size pieces and coat with sesame seeds. I like to put the sesame seeds in a bag, throw the chicken pieces in, and shake it up. The seeds will stick to the chicken. Cook in 2 tbs olive oil. (I like to use lemon-infused olive oil, but plain works fine.)

3. Peel and cut oranges in small pieces. I like to take off the white bits too.

4. Cut cucumber into small pieces. I usually leave the peel on, as I like the crunch, but the one I used yesterday was not so pretty.

5. Let couscous and chicken cool.

6. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, orange juice and lemon juice with lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste. I know I said 3 tbs of each juice, but really, go with what you like. You want about 1/4 cup of dressing.

7. In a large bowl, mix everything together. (Trust me, go big. You’ll avoid a mess.)

It’s best to let it sit for a while in the fridge, until everything gets cold. However, if you are starving when you make it, like I was, have a small bowl right away and come back later for more! It makes a lot, so you have plenty for your lunch the next day. Enjoy!