Tasty Tuesday with a dash of Randomness

I know it’s been a while since I posted a recipe. I made a great soup last night, sorry, no pic, but please check out the recipe below:

Thai Chicken Vegetable Soup

What You’ll Need

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch matchstick-thin strips (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium red pepper, cut into 2-inch matchstick-thin strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup sliced mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, cremini)
1 carton (32 ounces) Swanson® Thai Ginger Flavor Infused Broth
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 can (about 14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make It

1 Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the carrot and pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Stir in the mushrooms, if desired.
2 Add the broth to the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is hot, stirring occasionally.
3 Stir in the coconut milk and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro just before serving.

I have a favorite Thai restaurant I visit here, Surin West, and they make the best Coconut Soup. This soup really reminded me of that soup. I plan on making again with Shrimp next time instead of Chicken.

Now for the Randomness:

My girlfriends and I are planning on going to Essence. Well, I’m the only one that lives in Birmingham, everyone else is traveling from Atlanta. Anyhoo, my plan was to just meet them in NOLA, because it’s going backwards for me to drive to ATL only to travel with them. I do that when we are taking our island excursions. I’m saying all of this to say, damn you Prince! How dare you kick off Essence on Friday at 6:30 PM no less, when my train isn’t scheduled to arrive until 7:38 PM. I was on a mad hunt last week to change my travel arrangements, so I will now be flying to NOLA, which is what I’ve always done, but airfare was so expensive, so I jumped at the chance to ride Amtrak for $88 roundtrip. I will just ride the train back, since I refuse to pay $350 to fly back. Crisis averted!

My hair, I’m still trying to decide what to do for vacation and I’m really leaning towards a Wash N Go, which I finally feel I have a handle on! Here’s a snap of my latest go:

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Yesterday’s Selfie in my office (day 1 of WNG)

And to see the technique I use, check out Tia from Tots5678.

That’s all I got for today! What’s going on with you?

Be Kurlylicious!

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Thankful Thursday – Get Me Bodied Edition

Today I’m thankful that I’ve gotten back into working out regularly! This is the fifth week of me getting it in 3 times a week in the gym. I initially started my Get Me Bodied Training by doing a 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse and I lost 8 lbs. If you’re interested in receiving the information for the Green Smoothie Cleanse, please email me at Kurlylicious@yahoo.com. For my exercise activities I’m doing heavy Cardio right now. During the week I hit the Elliptical a couple of times and on Saturdays I’ve gotten back into Spin class and I’ve survived considering I hadn’t attended a class since November, 2012!
Here are pics of my latest visit to the gym and how I wind down afterwards:

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I don’t sweat, I glitter!

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My stats – Polar is most accurate!

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Stats from Spin Class

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My Spa after the Work Out!

Now, there are all kinds of crazy things that go on in the gym, for instance, last night a man saw me wipe sweat from my face and he told me I wasn’t supposed to sweat – WTH?! Then, another crazy heifer tried every Elliptical out, but did so while she was on her phone – where they do that at?! And I don’t even want to talk about the people that come in and workout in jeans! That is the craziest thing to me. At least I’ve escaped the funk monster, a woman that I happened to work out the same time she did a couple of times. She was beyond musty and damn near killed my vibe! But I digress, and I’m still going strong!

I’m doing all of this to be a better me and to look fabulous while celebrating my 5th Year Wedding Anniversary with my Husband where it all started, exchanging Vows on an Island in front of strangers – my Husband’s words! lol

Simply Beautiful - Sandals Grande St. Lucia

Simply Beautiful – Sandals Grande St. Lucia

Are you doing anything to get yourself bodied and ready for Spring and Summer?

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The Haps on St. Patrick’s Day! (Tuesday)

Yesterday I had a full day of Doctors’ visits – GYN, Mammogram and a Dental Appointment too.

With it being St. Patrick’s Day, I dressed for the occasion, no pinching over here!

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O’Cutie – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

After I left my morning Doctor’s appointments, I met my husband for lunch and had these glorious Char-Grilled Oysters at one of our fav spots, Cocina Superior:

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Char-Grilled Oysters

Afterwards, I went home and took a nap, then headed to the Dentist for my cleaning. And I thanked the Hygeinest for giving me a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss. I told her the day I got caught at work in the Snow Storm, I had the last goodie bag in my car from my December visit!

After the Dental visit, I came home and changed to get a work-out in and it was a good one:

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Elliptical – machine of choice if not in class

Lastly, I cooked Garlic Cheese Grits with Shrimp and I added Turkey Sausage this time, a very filling comfort food:

 

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Shrimp & Grits = Comfort Food!

I must say St. Patrick’s Day was a good day! What’s going on with you?

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Monday Motivation

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Photo Credit: Huffington Post

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