Saturday, August 8, 2009

it's a work in progress....

....that is my LIVING ROOM! or better yet, my whole HOUSE!

These two rooms I am particularly loving how the look at the moment.....but I still need a little inspiration......

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my dining room. no, still haven't found the perfect gold candles for the glass candle holders on the table. i really love the colors that ended up coming together in the dining room, the brown wood, with accents of gold, and the blue table runner.

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one side of the living room, which i really like. it's pretty spiffy already, except maybe a year or so from now i'll probably decide to rearrange it somehow. but, that's just how i do things =)

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i like this side too, but i can't decide what to put on that big wall. we have one picture to frame {a batik that stephen's aunt brought us from sri lanka.....it's incredible!}...so i guess i'll wait until we frame & hang it to see what to put with it. i made the pillows on the couch, but i think i need to make more. projects, projects =)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On The {healthy} menu tonight....

Upon looking for a healthier way to make gyros, I came across this recipe. It's not exactly a "gyro", but I think it will make a good substitute. I had an out-of-nowhere craving for them, and since the hubby loves gyros {and grilling}, I figured, why not?

As far as health goes....it adds up to about 330 calories per serving and 5g of fat. Doesn't sound too bad =)

I will have to come back later and let you know how they came out. =) Here is the recipe, found at eatingwell.com.

{it was YUMMY!}

Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup thinly sliced seeded cucumber
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 small or 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.

2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 333 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 64 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrate; 32 g protein; 6 g fiber; 637 mg sodium; 485 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Magnesium (21% dv), Iron (20% dv).2 1/2 Carbohydrate ServingsExchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

What are some good sources {websites, books, mags, etc.} for healthy recipes???

tags: gyro, healthy, diet, low fat, indian, spicy, health, pita bread, recipe, low calorie

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Night on the Town

cb2's Urban Mandala bed linens = hello guest bedroom!!!

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Current obsession: modern city skyline prints. That's why I went cattywonkers when I got this in my email. Ah, cb2 goodness.

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aykm with this pillow?!?!?!? and how about these for tabletop??....

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But oh it doesn't stop there..... how about the bathroom??

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If this shower curtain were a skirt, I'd be sporting it.

What do you think? =)

tags: city, skyline, modern, guest bedroom, modern bedding, skyscrapers, modern decor, cb2, ikea, urban mandala, bed linens, urban style, urban decor, urban bathroom, modern bedding, cb2