Moody Girl Eats: Soy-Dijon Flounder

I haven’t been cooking lately, because I have just been so busy with work and training for my half marathon.  Now that I’m on vacation, I was finally able to cook last night.  I didn’t look up any recipes because I wanted to be creative.  I wanted to use the ingredients that I had on hand.  My two main ingredients included Dijon mustard and soy sauce.  After I looked in my spice cabinet, I pulled brown sugar to sweeten the mixture and rice wine vinegar.  I really didn’t know how this was going to turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I used the mixture on a package of frozen founder.  I served the fish with jasmine rice and green beans.  I was pretty proud of myself…it turned out really good.  I tried to create a recipe below , if you want to try to make it at home.  I would adjust the ingredients to match your personal taste.  Bon Appétit!

Soy-Dijon Marinade
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of cooking white wine
2-3 dashes of hot sauce (optional)

Whisk all of the ingredients together and adjust to taste.  Use as a glaze or bake the fish in the entire mixture.  

miscellany monday

happy monday everyone – i’ve added my random ramblings to carissa’s miscellany monday party!  check out carissa’s blog here and join in on the fun. 

{one} gelato.  i’m a big fan of this gelato and sorbetto brand named talenti.  i never heard of this brand before and I certainly didn't see it in the store until it went on sale last week.  if you love ice cream and sherbet like i do, you’re going to love this brand.  check out their website here for more info and store locations.  my favorites so far are mediterranean mint gelato, cappuccino gelato, and blood orange sorbetto.  they are all so good - you won't be disappointed!

{two} running injury.  ever since my half marathon i haven’t been running as much because i pulled a muscle a week before my run.  i either strained or tore my medial collateral ligament on my knee.  this particular injury to the ligament is on the inner part of my knee. according to webmd, this ligament apparently keeps the shin bone (tibia) in place.  i'm pretty bummed that i injured my knee because it really hurts.  it also affects everything that I do…even sitting in a chair with my legs crossed.  i really hope that my leg heals soon, i miss running and my bootcamp classes at the gym. have any of you had running injury like this before?

{three} amc fear fest.  i don’t know about you all, but i love watching scary movies.  i know that there are plenty of people out there that don’t like to watch them.  i usually laugh at the super gory ones that look fake.  however, the movies that are full of suspense and have a realistic storyline, usually scare the crap out of me.   i’m currently watching the hills have eyes (2006) and i’ve jumped at least 20 times so far.   crazy  i know.  amc tv has a great line up of the classics like the omen and my personal childhood favorite, poltergeist.  the fear fest special is running from oct. 16 until oct. 31.

xoxo Natasha

Fresh Picks to Follow: The Oversized Clutch

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  I had a relaxing weekend at home and I’m looking forward to having a relaxing week.  I took off this week from work to spend some time at home.  I really just needed a break and needed some time to get my life back in order.  I’ve been so behind with everything.  I plan to run many errands this week and spend some time with my family and friends.  I can’t wait!

I’m so sorry that this week’s Fresh Pick to Follow is a little late.  I feel like I sound like a broken record these days.  I hope that my little staycation will help me get back on track this Friday.  Anyways, I wanted to highlight the oversized clutch for this week’s Fresh Pick to Follow.  The oversized clutch definitely makes a stylish statement.  It is a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. I don’t own one of these clutches yet, but I sure do love the look of them.  I’ve always said that the regular clutches are a little too small.  I just worry that the oversized one would be too big.  This trend is everywhere these days.  I’ve seen them all over the fashions magazines, the retail stores, and on some of my favorite bloggers.   Do any of you own an oversized clutch?  What do you think about this trend?  Check out my top 10 oversized clutches. 

1. L'Wren Scott - Lady Nappa Pouchette…$1,095.00

2. Rebecca Minkoff - Small Quilt & Stud Large Racy Clutch…$450.00

3. Lodis - Bond Edith Envelope Clutch…$198.00

5. Sara Berman - Emma Envelope Clutch…$377.00

7. Michael Kors - Etablet Envelope…$128.00

8. Hinge® - Fabric Envelope Clutch…$58.00

9. American Apparel - Medium Leather Carry-all Pouch - $50.00

10. Jimmy Choo – Candy Clutch…$695.00

xoxo Natasha
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