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CSI Noodle Salad/Meatless Monday & Resolutions

It’s my favorite day of the week…Monday…the day we encourage meatless meals to help save animals, yourself, and the planet :).

Jimmy made this absolutely awesome meatless Asian Noodle Salad the other day (see recipe below), which is easy, inexpensive and delicious, but first it is the time of year where resolutions reign and here are ours:

Darla’s 2011 Resolutions

  1. Don’t Let Down
  2. By the end of the  year be at 130 lbs (holding steady at that weight).   Get to that weight by continuing to monitor/measure food portions, wine/beer calories, total calories in and total calories out.
  3. Get stronger.  Do this by adding in two weight workouts per week.
  4. Finish the 100 Push up Challenge.
  5. Read one book a month.
  6. Drink one cup of green tea a day.
  7. Go vegan twice a week.  We understand that asking others to go meatless once a week is not something that is easy for some people to do.  We want to do something that is a challenge for us to show those willing to commit to Meatless Mondays that we are in this together and that we too will make sacrifices for a better world.
  8. Do one Pathem Puzzle a week.
  9. Bake something like cookies/cupcakes/candy once a month to give away to neighbors/others/shelters (try to get this established and others involved).
  10. Don’t be afraid to ask the universe for more.  I also want to work at getting more water into my diet, more workouts, more money, more love, and more kindness.

Jimmy’s 2011 Resolutions

  1. Get down to 180 lbs by the end of 2011 through diet and exercise.
  2. Have a year of less stress by taking care of business and getting things done.
  3. Do 100 push ups in a row by the end of the year.
  4. Put 100% effort into InPerspire.
  5. Karma says I should not be so hard on myself, so in 2011 I resolve not to be so hard on myself.
  6. Write at least one blog per week (starting this week).

If you have any resolutions you would like to share with us, please feel free.  Let’s meet our resolutions together.

And here is a fabulous Meatless Monday recipe:

Asian Noodle Salad
Emily Procter’s (Calleigh Duquesne from CSI Miami) recipe (4-6 servings)

1/2 cup sliced almonds
8T sesame seeds
7T rice vinegar
4T sugar
1t salt
1t pepper
1/2 cup canola oil
1 (16 oz) bag coleslaw mix
2 packages Ramen noodles broken up (throw away seasoning)

In a skillet over medium low to medium heat, toast almonds and sesame seeds until light brown. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and Ramen noodles. Add contents of small bowl and mix well. Toss in the almonds and seeds just before serving.

Enjoy Meatless Monday and a New Year of resolutions!


6 thoughts on “CSI Noodle Salad/Meatless Monday & Resolutions

  1. You guys have some great goals for the new year! Love them & especially get stronger! 🙂 I don’t do resolutions & my goal making is a more fluid thing as outlined in my post. I do have to make money so that is concrete for 2011!

    Great weight workout this morn to start out the year!

  2. So I did get to the gym this morning, but things were a little out of whack – just not going quite right – but we stuck with it for as long as time would allow and didn’t get frustrated – that’s a good thing. I tried something new. I put my treadmill on incline 5 and jogged at 5.0 for one song, then rested for a minute, and did it again. I liked the challenge. I am going to try this again tomorrow – then weights. Whoohoo 🙂

  3. Yes, things were a bit crazy today, with the shipping from the weekend, trying to get to the gym and the PO, and we both had to be at work, but we got it all done. Now it is laundry time and clean my office time so that we can go back to the gym tomorrow.

  4. On Monday, I kept several resolutions:
    — walk 5 miles: Check!
    — arm work with weights: Check!
    — eat reasonable portions for fewer calories consumed than burned: Check!
    — no alcohol with dinner (weeknight dinners at home, not going overboard here!): Check!
    — Post so Coach D will hopefully encourage me when I go astray: check!

    Only one day, but I’m off to a good start!

  5. Oh, one more — meatless Monday meal my kids liked: Check! (pasta and edamame baked with a little parmesan)

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