Future Husband was craving red meat for dinner. He’s studying to be a Physician of Oriental Medicine and says that traditional Chinese practices believe that red meat helps “build” your blood. Plus, its loaded with iron, as well as vitamin B-12, which is needed for healthy nerves.

I’m not a big meat eater anyways, but I’ll have a little red meat once every two or three months. Mostly, I load up my plant with veggies or carbs to avoid having a “meat heavy” meal.

Sneaky Vegetable Rice and Merlot Beef

I call this “sneaky” rice because the two servings include 1 zucchini and 1 carrot. I grated half of each of the veggies and mixed it into the cooked rice. I chopped the other halves and grilled the small pieces for 5 – 10 minutes until soft. Then, I tossed everything together with some S&P. The “sneaky” vegetables give the rice a sweet, complex flavoring.

Future Husband marinated the beef in 1/2 cup merlot, 1 tablespoon vinegar, some EVOO, pepper, and other various spices to taste. Then, he cooked it in the wok on low for about 10 minutes until medium-well. We had some broc on the side. It was a delicious (if not small) dinner.

Snack – 5 PM
The MUNCHIES hit me while working on the website AGAIN! Does anyone have a cure for this? It’s not that big of a deal, but I almost feel like I am Pavlov’s Dog when I sit at my desk.

I had several small pieces of Dove Dark Chocolate…. which is my favorite. MMMM!

I usually dread Sunday evenings because it means Monday morning is just around the corner, but I’m trying to be more positive at the end of the weekend. I think it will make my Monday mornings much happier! So, have a wonderful evening and a productive tomorrow! See you for breakfast and a workout!

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”
~Doug Firebaugh


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