Yesterday while I was perusing blogland I came across this recipe for Bulgur Pilaf at Chocolate Covered Vegan, and I think it was divine intervention because I had bulgur in the pantry to use up, and was wanting something healthy, tasty and low-fat for dinner. Or it was a case of “great minds think alike”. I stopped at the grocery store after work and purchased the necessary ingredients, then walked home in the rain.
Then I did a pilates video! I sold my elliptical machine, which I was using nearly every day (when I was being good). I had picked up a Windsor Pilates “Fat Burn” DVD a long time ago for $2.99, and finally unwrapped it and gave it a try. I really like it! I like aerobics and dancersize type workouts, and this one includes a bit of toning and core work as well. I’m hoping wherever we end up living has a room I can do videos like this one, cause I really like ’em. Also, I’m hoping that my downstairs neighbor who looked like she was moving out last week is actually gone, because I’m quite sure from downstairs I sound like one of those hippos with tutus from Fantasia bouncing around. Old building = squeaky floors and not so good soundproofing.
Afterwards I made dinner. The bulgur pilaf turned out really well, except mine was pretty wet, which I don’t think it is supposed to be. The bulgur still had some water in it from cooking and I tried to let it cook off, but I didn’t want an overcooked, squishy pilaf. The flavor was very good, it tasted healthy in a good way, if you know what I mean. The fresh ginger gave it that extra something. Thanks for the recipe, Katie!
(I could NOT get a decent picture without flash last night, no matter what I did!)
To go with the pilaf and use more of dad’s tomatoes, I made a tomato cucumber salad, with red onion, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, parsley, s&p.
This was a nice, light summertime meal, and almost fat-free!