Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Staycation Update and Another Pre-Competition WIAW!

So far...

Our staycation has been awesome!

Little M, SuperFit and I went hiking!
Totally decked out in Joshua Perets
Not planned lol

Even the FUrry kids have been having a blast!

Not sure where Teddy is going lol
Wet Puppy!

And today...

Our FUn continues!

With what exactly?!

I'll be sure to fill you in soon but for now, let's talk...

What I Ate Wednesday!

In my last WIAW...

I posted some pics of the food I've been eating as I prepare for my Fitness Competition!

This time...

I'll be doing the same but sharing some new stuff! (I've got 9 more weeks to go!)

Like I mentioned before...

Pre-Contest meals don't have to be bland and boring, unless you make them so, so...

Here's a peek into what I've been eating over the last little while! (Get ready, there's lots of greeeeen stuff going on!)

Egg Whites.
Clean and Simple.

Favorite Childhood Cucumber Snack:

White Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Sliced Cucumbers fresh from our neighbours garden.
I did not steal it ;)

Oven Broiled Broccoli:

Oven Broiled Broccoli!

Recipe and instructions:

Set our oven to Broil at 400F.
Place your Broccoli on an oven safe pan and season with Salt and Pepper (to taste. I like it plain too).
Cook for about 15- 20 minutes.

Oven Broiled Brussels Sprouts:

Totally loving these right now!
Same instructions as above.

Salads:

Chicken salad with Brussels Sprouts.
Mmm. Mmm.
Mustard Grain Marinated Chicken over a bed of lettuce leaves.

And last but not least...

The recipes I promised to share in my last post for this dinner:

Dijon Mustard Grain and Rosemary coated Salmon with
BBQ'd Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps and Veggies.

Recipe for Salmon:

1 T Mustard Grain Dijon
1 T Dijon Mustard
Fresh Rosemary to top
Pepper to taste.

Instructions:

Oven Broil at 400F for about 15-20 minutes.

Recipe for BBQ Veggies:

The one on the right.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of Diced Asparagus
Diced Orange and Yellow Peppers (2)
1 pack of sliced Mushrooms
1 sliced Zucchini
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 T Dried Thyme
Pepper to taste
**I love Chat Masala on these veggies. If you have it, you could replace the Thyme with it**

Instructions:

In a large bowl, lightly spray all of the veggies with Olive Oil.
Mix in the remainder of the ingredients and coat evenly.
Turn your BBQ on high and transfer your veggies onto a BBQ safe pan.
Close the lid and let cook for about 7 minutes. Stir them around.
Continue doing this until cooked.
Approx. time 20 minutes.

Nikki's Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps:


Ingredients:

5 Large Portobello Mushroom Caps (stems removed)
1 1/2 T Fresh Coriander
5 halved Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 a diced Yellow Pepper
3 T All├ęgro Cheese (grated to top)
1 T Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, mix together the Balsamic Vinegar, Dijon Mustard and Pepper.
In a separate bowl, mix together your veggies and Coriander.
Place your mushrooms on a BBQ safe tray, lined with aluminium foil, and spoon in your veggies onto each.
Drizzle your Balsamic dressing over top each mushroom cap.
Add some grated cheese to all of them.
BBQ for about 15 minutes.

That's it for now!

Once again...

Thanks Jenn for giving us this FUn way to showcase our eats!


And just for the sake of puppy love...

I leave you with this:


Teddy is a happy puppy...
I know it! ;) lol

Questions FU You...

What's your favourite summer meal and/or treat?
Have you ever taken a staycation? What did you get up to?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

29 comments:

  1. Those mushrooms still look amazing, thanks for the recipe. And the butt scoot down the rocks, yep that's how I hike too ;-)

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    1. There's nothing wrong with doing the crab down the rocks ;)

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  2. I am here on BENDED KNEE :-)
    Somehow my Chris thinks I created the word STAYcation.

    Please to never tell her otherwise!

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    1. In my mind, you did too which is why I linked up to your first staycation post (on Monday)! I'm continuing to believe it was you and that FOX news got it from the MIZFIT for Monday night's news bit. lol

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  3. Your pups are absolutely adorable and those photos are amazing!

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    1. Thanks! It was so fun watching them having a blast :)

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  4. Omg!! Your recipes seriously look amazing!! I can't wait to try those mushroom caps especially! I love broiling Brussel sprouts as well. They're sook good that way! I love ur pics from the hike. It looks absolutely gorgeous!! Fresh corn on the cob is a fave summer eat of mine, and I've never taken a stay cation but I definitely should! Yours is making me jealous! :0) spalove!

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    1. Thanks!

      Mmm corn on the cob is delish!

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  5. I want to live where you are. Those trails look gorgeous and it looks like Teddy had the time of his life.
    I am salivating over your food especially the vinegar and fresh cucumbers.. yum I love to do the same thing with beets... salt, vinegar and beets.. I crave that stuff. xo

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    1. You would love the Gatineau Park!

      Teddy did have the time of his life! It's so fun watching him in action lol

      Beets are so gooooood!

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  6. Loving those mushroom caps. What a fun and fantastic way to get your veggies in.

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  7. THOSE MUSHROOMS LOOK AWESOME!! Definitely trying this recipe. This is why I LOVE wednesdays! xox
    ENJOY your staycation! It looks tres FAB!

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  8. Okay - can you move to Maine so you can go on trips like these with me? and then cook me your meals? I'd love that very much.

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  9. Kierston - what beautiful country & pics! I love it!!!!!! I need to visit! :-) Teddy is cute as ever!!!

    LOVE the recipes!!!! Can I broil the veggies in my toaster oven - I am not a cook! ;-) I guess you can tell!

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    1. Oh I'm sure you could. Take them out once they are nice and toasty on top :) (Slightly brown and crunchy)

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  10. Hehe I love your puppy :) What a cutie! And all your eats look yummy!

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  11. Ya know I love the Puppy Love! Your food always looks so amazing.. simple and delicious. And healthy. No wonder you look so good. Good eats + good workout + love in your life = :)

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  12. Looks delicious! Lucky you like chicken, huh?! Broccoli should have its own food group, right above greek yogurt.

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  13. Yum! Stuffed portabellas sound awesome. So glad you're enjoying your staycation. We did lots of hiking the last two weeks on vacation, too. We're not lucky enough to have those kinds of views nearby, or we'd go much more often!

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    1. We have some amazing trails near by! They are gorgeous :)

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  14. love your posts..always! :)

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  15. I don't eat meat, but you always have some of the best veggie recipes and ideas! And I love your dog pictures. It looks like they're have a great time.

    I'm just back from my staycation. We did some work around the house, headed to the beach a few days, generally relaxed. Good stuff.

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  16. Roasted Brussels Sprouts are my fav!

    STAYcations don't have to be boring! Looks like you are having a blast!

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  17. Fun pics and great eats! I ate cukes exactly that way growing up. My grandma turned me onto them. Yum!

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  18. Lovely pics!! I like all the dishes especially the salmon and the stuffed mushroom caps. Looks yummy!
    Cute puppies!

    Tribulus

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