Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fajitas, Some Bad Pictures ;), Product Reviews

Hello guys! Thrilled its almost Friday, how about you?

This afternoon/tonight has been busy but great! I cleaned the apartment, took Frank for his usual stroll and then taught Body Step with my friend Kristen! The class was packed and so high energy! I was drenched by the end! Before I left to teach, I threw together Josh's dinner. I cooked up these bad boys in the microwave:

And cooked up a few chicken breasts covered in chili powder and a few other spices. I then added the cooked beans and some corn.
All of the above was served with tortillas, spinach, cheese, and these black refried beans to make some fajitas!


These black refried beans were NOT good! They weren't creamy at all. I am going back to the TJ's brand!
When I got home from teaching, I made myself a dinner fajita under the broiler using corn, the black beluga lentils (sooo yummy) and a little cheese. On the side I had an apple with a little PB. It was an odd combo of a dinner, but very very good :)
Weekend Plans? We're going out to dinner with Kristen and her husband tomorrow night. Saturday AM we're launching Body Step at another gym and then we have tonsssssssss of errands to do!

45 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Loove lentils!! Too bad about those beans you tried though :-(

Enjoy your evening and upcoming weekend!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who was let down by those rfbeans.

shelby said...

Love the lentils! I just had some for lunch and they are so good =)

Enjoy your evening.

lesley said...

Chicken and lentils looks really good!!

Ha, yeah, we've tried that brand of a can with a rice/bean mix in it and we also hated it! I think we even still have a can in our cupboard because once we opened one we were like, yep, not gonna eat this again. lol.

And guess what? The weekend's almost here, yay!!! ; )

Rose said...

Sounds like a fun weekend is in the works for you :) Aren't you glad it's here so soon? I know I am!

Laura said...

Your dinner looks really good! Too bad about the refried beans.

This weekend I'm going out for restaurant week in Fredericksburg, not sure what else.

Heather said...

ugh. i have to work this weekend on saturday to do some intern recruitment, and then nick and i bought a new bed frame that we have to actually assemble this weekend. sorry about the beans! that stinks!

Melissa said...

Your combos are always so creative and delish looking!!! You should come cook for me :)

Sharon said...

Love your dinner! Sorry to hear about those beans!

Esi said...

Saw those lentils yesterday and almost bot some! I'm off to dinner tonight, concert tomorrow and then lots of errands!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I've had those belugas too! Aren't they so tiny and silly?!
Your wknd sounds slizzamed! I'm just working on Saturday and having mistah lovah ALLLL to myself on Sunday! ;)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I've had those refried beans, and I agree - they came out of the can like a brick. Blech. I'll have to try TJ's.

Gosh, is it the weekend already? We have a going away party for some friends tomorrow night, and then on Sunday Chris is going to watch football while I watch very clever and expensive commercials. :)

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Mmm the corn and lentils sounds like a really good combo!

Good luck with everything this weekend!

Marissa said...

I love the addition of chili powder!

ChickPea said...

On my last trip to Chicago, I totally bought those lentils at TJ's to stock my hotel kitchen--so convenient!

Juliet said...

That is a weird dinner. I'm intrigued by the lentils... never thought of making them at home before! very cool!

Snooky doodle said...

I love lentils but I ve never heard of those black beluga beans. The dish looks yummy though :)

Pearl said...

thanks for sharing about those lentils! and about the beans... i'll be sure to avoid that brand :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

these lentils looks so good! do they taste like normal black lentils?

MizFit said...

I am not a fan of the refried for some reason.
any kind
any brand

lentils? I loveth.

greendogwine said...

Those lentils look really good, I didn't know you could microwave them (lentils fall into the "food i dont know how to cook, so I'm therefore afraid of them" category!)

You can't go wrong with TJ's beans, that's good to know about the Eden brand!

emilydh211 said...

blah...i hate when I try something new and its no good.

Sounds like you have a big weekend ahead, hope its a good one girl!

bHealthier said...

hiiiiiiii!!!!


oh goodness gracious I love reading about your life. Did you rinse those lentils before cooking? I tried to get rid of the rough discolored pieces but couldn't figure out how the heck how... the bag did not say to rinse them so I assume i didn't need to ?

anyay, how fun having dinner with your friend kristen and hubby! i leave for my g-pa's today and then jeff is heading there tomorrow to pick me up and then we are driving out to asheville for saturday to see our friends and go to a rock show and then we are coming back to durham to our friend's for the superbowl and we will get back on monday!! Geez- crazy travellizzing

your chicken looks fab but that stinks about those refriers.

have a fabulous weekend love!

dailygoods said...

i wish i could be a student in your classes! they always sound so fun! dinner looks very yummmyy

ksgoodeats said...

That dinner combo sounds pretty fabulous to me! Sorry the beans weren't so hot :(

Have a blast tonight!!

calicodaisy said...

MMMmmm, Mexican! My favorite!
-- Michele

lilveggiepatch said...

Mmm I LOVE fajitas! At the restaurant I was working at this past break, the fajitas would come sizzling to the table and they would smell SO GOOD as I stood by the door greeting people. Torture!

Good luck with the launch!

No plans yet... first weekend back from break SHOULD be busy, but it's so cold that no one wants to go out!

Maria said...

Sorry about the beans, thanks for the heads up though!! Sounds like you have a busy weekend. Have fun!! I hope the new class goes well!

Krista said...

Thanks for letting us know anout those beans! I;ll stay away from that brand.

I've never seen those lentils before! I must keep an eye out...

Bridget said...

ooo I'll have to try those lentils!! Yay for fajitas...I'm having them tonight!!

Bummer about the beans.

Busy weekend...including Pre-Cana for me and brian, fun fun

Holly said...

I have never tried lentils....they look yummier than they sound. :-)

This weekend I'm just getting house stuff done and then going to my friend's house (conveniently across the street) for a SB party. I have a feelin' some indulging will be going on!

HangryPants said...

Try Bearito brand (I think that's the name).

Oh and re: the coffee (not sure if I emailed this to you) I just add the coffee grinds (2T), then pour in some cinnamon and about two pinches or so of turbinado sugar. Then I make the coffeee!!!! It's good. I add warmed soy milk and I love it.

lauren said...

i just picked up some trader joes black refried beans. I know you have used them in some of your recipes. Which do you recommend?

My saturday is full of errands too!

Lisa said...

I love those lentils from Trader Joes.

Aggie said...

Hope you are having a nice dinner out tonight!! I thought of you at the store today...I finally found some of those Arnold Thin Sandwich breads...and I picked up some more black bean burgers, yum, I've been in a lunch rut this past week so this should help!

Have a great weekend!

ttfn300 said...

ooh, thanks for the reminder about that package of lentils i have in my cupboard :)

have a great weekend!!

Megan said...

sad about the icky refried beans :( i love refried beans!!

good luck with body step tomorrow! woohoo!

lesley said...

Hope you had fun last night! Enjoy your Saturday : )

strongandhealthy said...

Fajitas sound great!!!

Have a super weekend!

Burp~! said...

Yeah, I can see you really like Mexican food! thanks for the review, I almost bought those refried beans the other day!

Lori said...

Hope the launch went well! Glad to hear the lentils were good. I think black foods are so interesting and apparently full of nutrients. :)

healthy ashley said...

Your class sounds like so much fun teaching with a friend! Thanks for the warning on the beans :)

Fitnessista said...

those look delicious! i rarely use lentils and need to start doing it more often
sorry the beans were ick-- i like the rosarita vegetarian ones
happy sunday <3

eatingbender said...

Mmm looks delicious! Too bad the refried beans were not so great, though :o(

It sounds like you are having a fab weekend so far, lady. I'm sorry that Josh is none too pleased about today's game...but I hope you enjoy your Sunday!! I'm loving the fact that Body Step is going so well!! Good luck with all of your errands!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

i am still thinking about ur calzones pb and i made a few months ago. they are so awesome erica.