Two nights ago, I made a super tasty dinner. I’ll tell you about it because it was also day 11 lunch.
Seriously, it was ready in about 15 minutes from start to finish, and I thought it was pretty tasty.
Pork Loin and Sauteed Vegetables
Few slices of pork loinMixed vegetables of choice*
That’s all you need. Season pork loin with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat some oil (about 1/4 a tbsp is good for 5 pieces) in a pan on medium/high heat. Add pork. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
Add vegetables to the same pan. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sautee until tender. Serve and enjoy!
*I used the asparagus stir fry mix from Trader Joe’s, but I won’t lie, while it’s convenient, the asparagus was really tough. A lot of it was the tough ends that I would cut off on asparagus. Half the time I felt like I was eating twigs and branches, so maybe steer clear of that?
Quick, easy and tasty. And I always make too much for one person, so there were plenty of leftovers.
Day 11 was an interesting day. Apparently, March is the month of Karla trying new things, because I went to Bikram Yoga for the first time. My co-worker talked me into going with her, since they offer new students 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $20. I figured why not?
So the studio is located in The Camp (if you’re an OC local), and it was interesting. I’ll start by saying, the place is stinky, which is totally expected given the heat and sweat and warm bodies. Definitively, not cute. I had been having anxiety all day about it. I thought for sure I would die. But good news, guys! I didn’t die!
In fact it was sort of fun. I’m not sure I love it, but I’ll definitely have to give it another try, especially since I’ve got two weeks of classes.
I will say I came home with a pretty bad headache that lasted pretty much all night and an overwhelming desire to take a shower. I don’t think I’ve ever been that sweaty in my life. As a self-proclaimed “yoga hater,” I’ll say I definitely enjoyed it more than I disliked it.
After a much needed shower, I surprisingly wasn’t hungry! Can you believe it? So I decided to make a dinner that takes a while and it included sweet potato fries!
Apparently I’m late to the game, but if you cook your sweet potato fries on a cooling rack (over a baking sheet that is) you get crispy, evenly baked fries! Who knew?
So along with my tasty, crispy fries, I had cauliflower puree (because I’m OBSESSED) and some rotisserie chicken left over from Sunday. Delicious. Simple. I swear the cauliflower puree was the tastiest thing on the plate!
On nights like this, when I’m not starving and I have a tasty dinner, I might even like Paleo… That’s probably because it just feels like I’m eating normal food I like, not making myself eat one thing when I really want another.
Have you ever tried Bikram Yoga? Love it? Hate it?