There was some annoying guy in there texting on the cable machine while I was waiting to sculpt my bod, but other than that, I would say it was a good day at the gym.
Tonight for dinner I ended up attempting the Tah Dig, Kofta Kebabs, and Tzatziki. I found them to taste amazing, but The Bug begged to differ, and PattyCakes isn’t feeling well. Well, I was impressed with myself! Here is what I did:
I got home from work and quickly started thawing my ground turkey in constantly running cold water so it wouldn’t get to a dangerous temperature, and I didn’t have time to wait for it to thaw in the fridge.
Then I rinsed and began soaking my rice.
Just kidding. That was from Saturday. But it made me laugh while I worked out in a shitty ass mood. Thank you, IHeartRadio and Backstreet Boys! Today I chose a 70’s/80’s Punk Mix from IHeartRadio, and it was awesome! I’ve officially found my workout station of the week. Once I was done sculpting my beautiful muscles, I ran back home and started making my tzatziki (greek yogurt with a bit of lemon juice, grated or diced cucumber, GARLIC, and fresh dill used as a topping in middle eastern food).
Once that was prepped and set in the fridge, I left to pick up PattyCakes and The Bug. Upon my return, I minced some onion and garlic, threw it in a bowl with my thawed turkey, threw in some allspice, dill, chili powder, salt, pepper, and paprika and mixed it all up with my hands. Gross.
To do the tahdig, you boil rice in salted water for 10 minutes, strain it, rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking (also called blanching), heat some oil and water in a skillet, put the rice in it and let it cook. I definitely did NOT come up with any of these recipes on my own, and had to follow directions to a “T.” Here are the pictures of my rice and kebab process:
And I made a healthy version of Shrimp Fried Rice with brown rice, egg whites, and just a dash of toasted sesame oil (which goes a long way). I don’t have an exact recipe for it, I just kind of throw some things together. But it is awesome!
Until next time,