Mi Casa Es Yummy


Latin Fiesta at Mi Casa! Yes, a couple semesters of Spanish comes in handy!

Since it was such a yucky and rainy day yesterday, it seemed perfect to spend the afternoon in the kitchen. I ended up making empanadas two ways; one corn crust with squash and potato filling, and one wheat crust with black bean and rice filling. Both yummy! I also made some arepas (corn griddle cakes) and chili-lime grilled asparagus and served it with a small salad, brown rice, and plenty of hot sauce.

Today was the rest of the pot pie leftovers for breakfast, grilled tofu with cabbage for lunch, and a smoothie for dinner.


I seriously intended to run today. I swear I did. I even put on my running clothes!

And then I didn't. At the moments of the day I had free when I could run, it was raining. And while the treadmill is there, I just couldn't do it. I popped in a workout DVD instead and then did an hour of yoga. So I still got my exercise in, but I really am moping about not running. Maybe tomorrow!


It was a low key evening yesterday – we started watching a movie, but I was falling asleep, so we went to bed. So exciting, I know 🙂

Speaking of sleep, I slept pretty well last night! That makes me incredibly happy, because I'm really trying to revamp my crappy sleep habits.

Today was up at 6 as usual, then work. I only had one meeting today (which I think is some kind of record), so I got to knock out a lot of budget fun.

This evening was swim team practice for R, then a trip to the grocery since I didn't go yesterday. No time for much else, other than trying to finish that movie from yesterday!

All told, not a bad Monday at all.


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

5 thoughts on “Mi Casa Es Yummy

    1. That would be fun! And then you can make me workout effectively 🙂

      The asparagus was awesome, I won’t lie. Soaked in some beer, lime juice, and chipotle chili powder for about 10 minutes before grilling. So yummy.

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