The Same, But Different

Monday is over! Today went by pretty quickly at work and I was pretty busy most of the day. I knew I was planning on running after work, so I had some cantaloupe and frozen mixed berries this afternoon to tide me over and I’m glad I ate this!


I did go running today  – it was really overcast the entire time, but it was not raining! I honestly cannot even begin to post about it right now. I’m going to have to do a different post just on the run, so watch out for that tomorrow.

Once I got back from running, Nick was finishing mowing the lawn so I took my shower and got started on dinner. Somehow, this dinner turned out verrrrrry similar to my Peppery Pineapple Pork dish, and I didn’t realize it until I was eating dinner :)  I liked it! But I basically had the same meal for lunch and dinner, with a few differences.


Sweet, Hot, and Sour Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 lb. bag frozen peppers/onion mixture (mine had yellow, red, and green peppers and onions, but any fresh or frozen would work)
  • 1″ fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 tsp hot chile garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp teryaki sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in water
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  1. Heat large saute pan over medium – high heat.
  2. Add ginger and scallion and let cook 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add in frozen peppers/onions and let cook until veggies are thawed and heated through.
  4. Move peppers/onions to one side of pan and add chicken to pan.
  5. Cook, stirring a few times, until chicken is cooked.
  6. Stir in soy and teryaki sauces, chile garlic paste, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  7. Stir in cornstarch mixture and let boil until sauce has thickened.
  8. Stir in pineapple and let cook until pineapple is warmed through.

We had ours over some brown rice that I cooked in the microwave. It was actually really easy – I wonder why I’ve never followed the microwave recipe before now! I needed another burner for the side dish tonight, and I didn’t want 3 things going on the stove at one time. I just can’t concentrate that much and not burn something in the process.

The side dish tonight came from Eating Well and we loved it!


Asparagus and Radish Salad

I love Eating Well’s recipes – everything we’ve tried has been great. I had never really tried radishes until a few months ago, and I loved them so I’m trying to find recipes that use them.

Well…I am worn out – physically and mentally – but in a good way.

I am about to have 2 of my cookies I made last night and a glass of milk and call it a night. All in all, this was a great Monday  :)


These cookies (if you’re wondering) are the Quaker Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe but I used chocolate chips/walnuts instead of the raisins. Definitely not the healthiest cookie, but so so good.

Do you like radishes? What’s your favorite way to eat them?


  1. I really go back and forth on radishes. Haha. I think I like them best raw and by themselves. They have such a distinct taste that I don’t like them mixed with other things.

  2. Thanks so much for being our first post-er Brandi!! We really hope you continue to follow us!! :-)

    Don’t worry though, just because I GO to UVa and Mike does work for UVa athletics doest not mean we are big fans!! lol I’m a WVU fan and he’s a Syracuse fan!

    I can’t wait to hear about your run soon! I hope it was a good one!!!


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