After running around after a boy who patently refused to put on his pants all.day., I needed sustenance. He needed something to occupy his time other than his penis and/or The Backyardigans. The husbandperson seemed fairly famished as well. Lacking inspiration, I visited what fruit I had, and went to build a meal around that. As you can see, I had a big, ripe, and juicy pineapple just begging to be grilled! I added alongside some green beans, chopped bell, and Trader Joe’s “soycutash” blend of veg, brown rice, and grilled chicken thigh (do you see a pattern with chicken thighs? We aren’t white meat fans.) and called it a night.
To make the garlicky vegetables,
clean and trim the green beans and bell pepper.
in a large microwave safe bowl, add green beans, a few tbsp of water and cover. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes to steam gently.
Add the veg to a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil, 1 T chopped garlic, salt and pepper, sautee lightly.
For the chicken:
Once again, I used the Williams Sonoma fajita rub, and grilled them on both sides, while basting with pineapple juice.
The brown rice was simply steamed, and the pineapple was sliced and grilled on both sides.
After I made dinner, I headed over to Silhouette Urban Mind Body Fitness here in Brooklyn to try it out, and see what I thought. Here’s what I thought. It is a BEAUTIFUL gym, with a GORGEOUS locker room and GREAT (if not limited) equipment. However, I really didn’t get to use it. Even though the website says “try a week free,” what that really means is “you are going to get the hard sell with the owner/trainer, spend 30 minutes talking and 10 minutes working out, after which you will be walked to the door to leave.” They will not ask “hey, do you want to look around or try out the cardio machines?” like most gyms. They will try to sell you their “diamond” package which gives you a whole lot of stuff you don’t need and empty your wallet of 2K. Or you can take their standard package, which is pretty standard and acceptable, but by this time you won’t want to because, like me, you probably loathe the hard sell. It is especially irritating at a “woman’s” gym to be given that technique by an intense personal trainer/owner. I was very disappointed. My time would have been better spent hitting the streets or going to a kickboxing class. Instead, I wasted my time between nursing my daughter to listen to a guy ask me 300x what I wanted out of a gym. Do you know what I really want? A work-out. The freaky people running to the courtroom to see Casey Anthony’s trial got more exercise than I did.