Unboxing & Recap: Miss Fresh #3

This time’s order seems a little closer than normal. However, we have been incredibly busy of late and the last week’s meals also looked pretty interesting. Miss Fresh has some decent meal ideas and honestly, it is helping to learn something new.

Lets check it out!

Miss Fresh #3

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As usual, the package once opened! This time it looked amazingly simple. The packaging itself was done well also. It could do with less leafy salads. It took a pretty Asianesque cuisine turn.

The meals in this week’s box was:

Mahi Mahi with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce with Snap Peas and Ginger Salad

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I don’t eat a lot of assortment of fishes usually except salmon. But mahi mahi was what caught my attention. The dish itself was easy to make. It just takes time to heat up the coconut milk. Also, note to self that the sauce itself was really spicy. I ended up having to rinse off the sauce for my own sake and still it still maintained some of the spiciness. However, it was tasty.

Crispy Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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This may very well be the highlight attraction of this box. In my mind, chicken and brussel sprouts cannot go wrong. And I wasn’t wrong. It was easy to make. The wings were crispy. Apparently the trick is the 5 minute broil at the end. I also learned how to make chili sauce (well, chili-lime butter), even if I didn’t end up using it . My stomach just doesn’t do well with. Although my husband did give it a shot and I believe he enjoyed it.

Pork Chops Saute with Peaches and Couscous

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As we slowly trim out beef from our diet, pork chops have been a more frequent meat we eat. We make pork chops in many ways here and we actually have a few good recipes. A peach sauce of sorts is interesting and for the most part, it works well with the entire meal. I skipped out on couscous since I’m trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle. This meal is not bad.  The couscous is a bit bland and I think it makes for the pork chop and peach sauce which is pretty flavorful already.

Garlic Portobello and Kale Pizza

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The last meal we put together is this pizza. Note that we had to use my lactose-free cheese to replace it and they only had the marble type at the grocery store that was priced relatively good. We are keeping the actually mozzarella cheese that came with it for my husband’s tortellini that he will make soon. I was a little iffy about how this would turn out. I actually didn’t even use all the kale leaves they gave us but it looks perfect. When I pulled it out of the oven, this was the dish that wowed me the most.

Impressions:

This week’s box was really good. Everything was at par with what I’d expect. There was less ingredients as a whole but the balance of having fish, chicken and pork was good along with a vegetarian meal thrown into the mix. It still has some issues with repeating certain vegetables but I feel like it isn’t a huge deal mostly because they are probably going with the seasonal vegetables and I can understand that. The recipes itself were pretty easy to put together. The key is to find what works for you. I cooked every meal in this box except for the pork chops which my husband helped me with and I think I’m getting better at it. Its nice also that some of the skills like making certain sauces or whatnot is skills that can be used even outside of these meals. Its not only a convenient service but an educational one as well.

Which meal do you like the most? Do you have any meal subscription service near you? Have you ever tried one?

Workout Round-up!

Its time for another workout roundup!

I’m not going to lie! I’ve been super busy so walking around and standing and sitting is a lot of my life. But, the last two weeks, I’ve started getting in some more workouts and its a toss up between Zumba and when its too hot, workouts in the pool. Also two that from the post that I had wanted before but didn’t during this (almost) two months of no workout updates.

Here’s a few for you! 🙂

Warm-up 02- Marlon Alves Dance MAs

Pool Exercises [Fully Body Workout] – Popsugar Fitness

*Only one I didn’t do is Water Treader because my pool isn’t that deep.

Pool Workout [Ab & Core Workout] – Popsugar Fitness

Summer Ab Routine &  – Tone It Up

Sleek & Slender Abs – Tone It Up

I need to get a much more routine workout schedule going! Things are hopefully slowing down after Fantasia Festival ends next week! Kind of… I’ll be back with another update/workout round-up soon. 🙂

How are you staying active this summer?

My Weekly Adventures: Recaps, Events and Question!

Wow! Two weeks already? 2016 is out of control crazy.  We’re in mid-March already!

Its time for another My Weekly Adventures and I’m not going to lie…it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot to talk about. Maybe we will keep it short! Let me review these last two weeks and do a little recap!

At any time, head to the bottom and tell me what you think about my question for you! 🙂

ULTIMATE 80S BLOGATHON: DONE!

First things first, Ultimate 80s Blogathon finally ended as of this past Saturday.  My first ever blogathon and I’m not going to lie…I kind of missed it.  It was a massive success and it really blew me away on the level of participation and how long it ran.  Plus, I made an actual friend out of the blogosphere collaborating with Drew.  Its pretty fantastic because I always worry about working with others, especially only through the inter-webs.  But I guess its all part of owning a blog, right?

If you missed it or any posts, you can always check out my page right HERE!

I did bring up this in the reblog of the conclusion but one or two of the participants brought up whether 90s Blogathon was going to happen.  We’re going to take a little while of break from the blogathon for sure but its a possibility that it’ll happen if we find the time and schedule to do it.

My question is: Would that be something that’s interest you? If it wasn’t the 90s, what other decades would be fun also?

BIRTHDAY HANGOUT WITH FRIENDS!

This is the year, guys! Most of my friends that are the same year of birth as me are turning 30! So, we’re having lots of parties and hangouts and whatnot. This Saturday we had a dinner party with friends and its at Les 3 Brasseurs in downtown Montreal.  We met some new friends and caught up with friends we haven’t met in a while.  Its nice to see people and well, my best friend was there so it was nice to hang out with her.  The birthday boy is also one of my really good friends and we have a summer day trip in the planning which I’m sure to post about when it happens.

GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE!

Spring is right around the corner.  I’ve recovered from my fall on ice and hurting my knee.  I might have not talked about it in any previous posts.  Anyways, that happened and I had to take a few weeks off of Zumba to make sure I didn’t hurt it anymore since I was literally limping around the house for a few days. However, I went back after a month of break this past weekend and I tell you, it was tough.  I put on my new Reebok in-studio training shoes (which are absolutely comfortable and great) and pushed so hard that I literally needed to take a break because I felt really dizzy.  A friendly advice: Don’t make last minute decisions to go work out and forget to bring water and not have eaten anything beforehand.  Lots of rookie mistakes there and its all my fault but I almost blacked out.  The room literally spun and I needed to sit out for the last routine and only went back in for the cooldown.

BUT, other than learning to be better prepared for Zumba class, I do realize that I need to get back into regularly working out.  The weather being warmer is great gradually because I can get back to running also.

I still need to get into the mood of doing strength training and start doing that again.  Still, its one step towards a goal just getting back to Zumba 🙂

OFFICIAL (RE)LAUNCH OF AVENUE OF DAYDREAMS!

This is the last time I’ll be talking about Avenue of Daydreams.  Its my other blog that I have which moves Photography over from this one.  Its more of a creative outlet than here. I felt the need to compartmentalize a little because while its hard to run one blog, and now I have two.  It was even harder to balance everything I wanted to do and still keep it functional around here.  Plus, I really want to do creative writing and it will probably go hand in hand with either posts from here or over at That Moment In for gaming.

For now, its three segments: Double Shots (theme weekly photography), Out of This World Travels (looking at worlds created in movies, books and video games) & Fifty (short fifty word creative writing pieces).

If you didn’t know, The Daily Post (which runs the Weekly Photo Challenge that I used to participate in) and the Daily prompts just launched their Discover Challenge and I’m doing this challenge over at Avenue of Daydreams also.  You can check out the first post HERE!

INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC OF THE WEEK:
BE SOMEBODY-BOYCE AVENUE

Don’t we all want to be somebody? Chase our dreams and do the things we love! I know its burning inside me more and more each day to try to make this something more, even if its just a hobby right now!

UPCOMING:

  • Netflix A-Z: K-N
  • Book Reviews
  • Upcoming Weekend Trip
  • Unboxing: FabFitFun Spring Box
  • Montreal Spring Events (if I have time)

Its short and sweet this week and its really just a recap! That’s life.  Just like how I do shameless (and silly) selfies like this one.

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Some days, its just normal and simple, exactly as I like it. Its what makes the other events even more fascinating.

***Before we leave, my question for you: I’ve been thinking of making this segment into a vlog.  Maybe part vlog, part written.  Would that be something that you’d like?
I could work on video editing more and it could be more interactive that way.  Its just a thought. What do you think? Yes, no, maybe?***

HAPPY MONDAY, MY LOVELIES!