Coconut Curry and Updates

Hello Blog!

Sorry I have not updated in weeks. Last time I wrote I was still in Austin beginning preparations to pack our things for the big move. I don’t know if I mentioned it anywhere but I’m moving to California this summer.

Right now I’m at my mother in law’s place for a few weeks and next month my husband and I will be backpacking around Thailand! Super excited. Will definitely blog about that. All of our stuff is in storage. We used the company Pods to help us move. Packing was so much work. My husband and I did about 90% of all the work. We had one friend come over to help us move the bigger furniture. Luckily, we don’t own many things but we still have enough stuff for me to feel like we have too much.

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Doesn’t seem like much, huh? I mean compared to the average two person household. We are some of the people in our friend group with the least amount of things too. Earlier this year I read this book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and I went ahead and kon maried (basically declutter) our entire apartment. Clearly, I didn’t get rid of enough though. I’ll have to kon marie again when we are unpacking.

Anyway,  now we’ve been hanging out in Florida in a small town full of old people. I feel really young here. I’ve been kind of lazy with working out. Eating right has gone up and down. Maybe blogging about my exercise and intake will help. I’ll start posting Today I Ate posts again.

So, my mother in law is pretty excited that I have gotten more interested in cooking. She owns a resale shop and will scour thrift shops frequently for used furniture she can refurbish and sell. Every now and then when she is shopping she will come across a cookbook that she thinks we might like (especially if it is vegan or vegetarian). Today I decided to try out a recipe in one of the cookbooks she got us:

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I’ve already made one recipe out of this book and it did not turn out well. I mean, it was okay. It was a really bland black bean soup.

Today I decided to make a coconut curry recipe.

These are the ingredients I used:

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I love red potatoes. Recipe calls for serrano peppers but I did not find any at the supermarket so I used jalapeno peppers. I’m in my MIL’s kitchen now!

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I had it with some brown rice.

It ended up being pretty good. Especially when you add garnish and some salt.

I also added tofu to it. For once I fried tofu and it came out pretty crispy. It’s really all about draining it enough.

Well, that’s it for today.  I’ll be posting entries about my food intake and workouts coming up and next month I will try to post a little bit all the way from Thailand.

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