If you haven’t noticed it’s Tuesday. But since it feels like a Monday to me I am going to pretend (while I write this post) that it is yet another Manic Monday.:)
I am right at the tail end of a completing a few homes and wanted to take a moment to show my appreciation for the people who trusted me into their homes and gave me freedom to be creative and grace for any learning curves I might have went through during their projects. So here is a big thank you to Maureen Shorter, Marci and Mike Munchak, Desiree and Russ Jones, Shannon Terry and Falon Hammer.
I will have photos completed by mid-September:) Oh, and I can’t wait to tell you about some upcoming super-fun projects I am taking on. Hint: You might see a canoe hanging from the ceiling.
So enough chit-chat. Here is my last two weeks at a glance:
Bachelorette party for my best friend
Family visit and camping in Michigan with the love of my life
Designed and completed a colorful outside space. Sorry for the bad iphone photos. Real pics to come:)
New Zilla pillows as the final touches for a living room space that I will complete
And I cooked. To most of you this might seem like an everyday thing. For me, it equates to a 7 mile run kind of task.
I found this quinoa fried rice recipe which is super healthy and taste exactly like fried rice. I like anything fried and anything with soy sauce:) Or maybe everything taste good with soy sauce….who knows?
Here is the recipe with my own spin on it…..scary.
This recipe is based on 2 cups of quinoa.
- Rinse 2 cups of quinoa and let dry for about 15 minutes. If you do not know what quinoa is you can google it and pick it up at Wholefoods and the like.
-Toast the quinoa over the stove for about 1 min to extract all of the moisture. When I first saw this step in a recipe I had no clue what it meant but basically you put it in a pot over the stove with no water and stir for approx 1 min.
-Add 1.5 cups of water for every cup of quinoa that you use. So for me it is 3 cups.
-Bring to a boil and let simmer for 12 minutes.
-While you are letting your quinoa simmer you can start prepping your veggies. I chop up and saute (with extra virgin olive oil) around 4 cups of veggies. I personally buy the fresh stir fry mix from Whole Foods which comes with chick peas, red peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli and some white vegetable that I can not name. :)
-After they are tender push them to the side of the pan and scramble 3 large eggs. I use very little yoke.
-When those are finished saute some minced garlic. I literally guessed at how much but it was about a pinch. ha
-Mix all veggies, eggs, and garlic together
-Your quinoa should look like this when it is done.
-Add a tbsp of garlic powder to your quinoa and stir in.
-Pour your quinoa over your veggies and eggs and stir. Let them cook in for a few minutes.
-Add a tbsp of parsley, sea salt and pepper and stir in.
-In the original recipe it says to add your soy sauce to the entire thing but I just add it to each serving individually so that it will be soggy free on day 2 and 3 and heck for me day 4.
My meditation for the week:
-Go hard after your dreams. Be open-minded. Love people.