A Little Less Of… A Little More Of…

November 3, 2010

Happy Wednesday! Be that odd one out today!

In honor of a new month, here are a few goals I have for myself.

A little less of…

Horrible cable television, aka: My Name is Earl (Boyfriend, I dislike this show…)

A little more of…

Holiday Movies (Elf, anyone???)

Good TV shows: Dexter, House, Fringe, Weeds… yes? Those get my vote.

A little less of…

Unhealthy foods.

Beignets from New Orleans

Happy hour beers...

A little more of…

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

A little less of…

Staying distant from the family.

A little more of…

Spending time with those you love. (Mom, Dad, Christine, I’m talking to you guys! I love you!)

A little less of…

Doing work. πŸ˜‰

A little more of…

Reading my favorite blogs… honestly, I’d link to all of yours but there are literally way too many.

A little less of…

Dwelling in the past and self doubting.

A little more of…

Living in the moment and smiling more each and every day.

A little less hate…

A little more love…

And a LOT more GREAT food.

Roasted Delicata Squash & Onions, recipe via Eating Well Magazine

  • 2 medium delicata squash, washed, de-seeded, and cut into long wedges
  • 1 medium white or red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (I love you, Dijon)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss squash and onions with 1 tbsp olive oil and the salt.

Roast, tossing once or twice, until tender and/or browned, about 30 minutes. Combine the remaining olive oil, rosemary, maple syrup, and mustard in a bowl. Toss with the finished vegetables before serving. Eat with more veggies…

Simple Kale Salad

  • 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed, chopped very thinly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss or massage the kale until desired texture is achieved. πŸ™‚

Slather with some healthy ketchup and more Dijon mustard.

Great, easy, tasty dish. With all the meat I’ve been eating lately, I was really feeling some clean meal last night. It definitely did not disappoint.

Random fact for your Wednesday: Delicata squash (above) is a versatile squash, and a new one for me. It is smaller than other varieties, less sweet, and, the best part, you can eat the skin. I’m sold. Plus, they taste really really good.

November 3 Gratitude Nugget: I am grateful for CrossFit since this morning we had a killer workout:

Fran: 21 reps of each, 15 reps, 9 reps– for time

Seriously, ow. This workout doesn’t look all that tough, but you try throwing 65# over your head from a squat, repeatedly. πŸ™‚

Onto this fabulous (and warm!) Wednesday!

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What is your favorite squash? Do you have any new ones you have recently tried or want to try?

What is your favorite winter food?

What can you do/take/give a little less of? A little more of?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 4, 2010 at 6:14 PM

What a fun post!

Mine? A little less griping about the aches/pains of this pregnancy. A little more time for myself. πŸ™‚
.-= Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun´s last blog ..so much fun! &amp posting what i eat Q A =-.

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yo yo mama November 4, 2010 at 1:36 PM

oh, I would remember to think more positively (our thoughts create who we are and what we do)
and I would write the negative thoughts down and SHRED THEM!!!

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yo yo mama November 4, 2010 at 1:31 PM

I am totally impressed, once again. However, I did notice that all your favorite tv shows center around disturbed male characters. And…you might remind people that if they are making kale salad and using flax seed oil ~~NEVER used flavored flax seed oil as I did. yuk. The lemon juice in it is essential. I like it with shredded carrots. yummy

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan November 3, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Great post πŸ™‚ I need to take time to stop and smell the roses more often, especially while I’m at such an amazing place. I’d say I need a little less self-induced stress/pressure, and a little more relaxation and self-appreciation.

I LOVE that picture of the lovie-dovie fingers! πŸ™‚
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..105degrees- L1-W2-D2- kimchee-cashew dumplings =-.

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Pure2raw twins November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Love this post! Those are all great things πŸ™‚ I need to do a little more staying in touch more with my family. And a little less coffee πŸ˜‰ Been enjoying a lot lately! LOL

I can’t wait to meet you too! I think we will be able to figure something out, promise πŸ˜‰ !!!
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Recycled sauce =-.

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katie November 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

this is SUCH a great post! I loved reading what you said πŸ™‚ I need to do a little less fb/blog reading and a little more HOMEWORK
.-= katie´s last blog ..The Goods =-.

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Anne November 3, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Adding a little more raw food and a little less negative self talk this month! =)
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Austin- Fin =-.

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Katie November 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM

I need a little less homework/meetings and a little more time to bake!

I need a little less anxiousness and worries and a little more smiles and hopes.

I need a little less diet-obsessive and a little more listening to my body.
I ate grilled chicken today…and I feel great! My body, I think, needed the animal protein after these few weeks of eating vegetarian/vegan. I began noticing that I was more fatigued during exercise. Hopefully by eating some meat every now and then, my body will start getting back to normal.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..It’s gone! =-.

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Katie November 3, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I like the bf’s comment. I like to think of beer as liquid bread. Not that I can partake of either one, but whatevs.

Please don’t make me pick a favorite squash….actually delicata is my least favorite of all those that I have had.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..And so begins the soup season =-.

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle November 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM

I will take a little more oats and warm breakfasts and a little less smoothies in the cold early morning…..I’ll take a lot more of these posts b/c I loved it!!!!
.-= salah@myhealthiestlifestyle´s last blog ..Computerless and scatter brained =-.

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The (Cooking) Boyfriend November 3, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I think you made a mistake on your blog today. The picture with my staple food is in the wrong category. “Happy Hour” beers are good for you. Why else would they call it happy hour?!?!?

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Melissa November 3, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Great post Lori!!
I want lots more of Dexter and holiday movies!!

I want lots more of me organizing my time and less feeling guilty if I push everything aside for a movie night

I also want lots more greens and salads and less candy or junk!!

What a killer workout that would be!! Congrats!
My fave squash is butternut but this year I have one called Turk’s turban that I got from my work garden.
My favorite winter food is soup/stews..so warming and you can put everything but the kitchen sink in them and with the right spice they always taste great!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Happy Halloween eve!! =-.

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Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw November 3, 2010 at 8:32 AM

I’ll take a little more chocolate and a little less guilt. A little more laughing and unplugging and just being in the moment. A little less judgement of myself and others.

And, as always, lots of your blog!

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