Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Will Power Wednesday complete with Delicious Appetizer Recipe

Will Power Wednesday
What type of exercise routine do you stick to, or rather what routine would you like to stick to?  This summer when my parents went away to Trinidad, we (my sister and myself) were left home alone for about a week and a half. My older brother was popping in every now and again and every time he came through that front door we knew he was carrying something in his hands. If it wasn't pizza, it was something else, chicken wings, burgers...unhealthy but yet loveable foods. Then when we joined the folks in Trinidad, talk about eating 'till yuh belly buss. Man I sure did rekindle my love for food down there unknowingly making enemies with the scale. 

So without a doubt I had to find some way to drop the pounds. I started out just watching what I was eating. Making sure I ate breakfast, healthy snacks and small portioned meals. Eventually I was guilted into exercising, something I loathed for a long time. 
I began slow and steady, doing squats, push ups and crunches, 5 sets with 10 reps each on a daily basis, mostly in the mornings. Now I'm taking it a step further and I'm starting Pilates. I hope I can keep up with those moves. Have you ever tried Pilates? Those crazy stances...I'm trying to psych myself out before starting this mess. I'll be doing this 5 times a week, then work my way down to 3 times a week when I move up to a harder DVD. Gaiam is the woman who's routine I'll be using, but there are many of them out there. Maybe you guys could try it out with me, a little moral support?!? 
Let me know what you guys do for fitness and health otherwise. Just curious.

Crab and Shrimp Cakes
These suckers are delicious. Pop 'em in your mouth and um, um, ummmmmmmm.
Being from the Caribbean crab cakes are a staple at any party/gathering that you go to. It just wouldn't be a party without that to get you started. So of course when I decided to start eating better and changing my diet I had to find a way to keep these little munchkins in my life. I found this recipe and tried it out last weekend. They were gone in under 10 minutes, no joke. So I thought you guys would enjoy trying them out as well. If you can't cook, these things are super easy, so please don't deprive yourselves and your loved ones because of laziness.

Happy Yumming!!!

10 ounces raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
6 ounces flaked crabmeat, squeezed dry if necessary
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt, preferably kosher 
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/3 cup fine, unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1. Thoroughly mix shrimp, crab, egg white, mustard, hot pepper, salt and Peppercorn Blend in a bowl. Shape into 8 patties, each about 3/8 inch thick. Spread breadcrumbs in a shallow dish and coat the patties on both sides with crumbs. 
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat; add crab cakes and cook until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.


T said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm adding it to my files. :)

B said...

Oh myyyyy, I HAVE to try that!!

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

This is the definition of mouth-watering.