Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Long Time No Post

Man has life just taken a hold of me and kept me away from the computer. It seems like the only thing I get a chance to do lately is update my facebook :).

Although I have been super busy I have also been having a lot of fun with my friends and fam. In fact last night a friend and I went to meet the amazing and multi-talented Pioneer Woman and get our cookbooks autographed and to our surprise we also got a free t-shirt. Here's some of my pics...
In other adventures of mine we took a large family trip to South Bend, IN where my dad is from. We visited Notre Dame on Thanksgiving...
Little one and man by the Gold Dome
Great, fun trip!!

Now on to a recipe that I think everyone should make! It is so so good and I have been meaning to post about it for a while now and I so happy that I have finally gotten to it :). It is yet again another amazing recipe from the Xagave cookbook which by the way they have like all the recipes posted on their own blog which you AB-SOL-LUTELY have to check out!! The recipe is for their Teriyaki Agave Glaze (please go look at his recipe is literally takes like 5 min to make)
1 cup soy sauce (can substitute with Bragg's)
1/2 cup water
2 Tbl. white rice vinegar (unsweetened)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbl. of Xagave
3 tsp. minced garlic
3 tsp. minced ginger
1 Tbl. corn starch
(mix with 1 Tbl. of water)
Combine ingredients (except corn starch) in a blender and
blend. Pour blended ingredients in pan and bring to a boil.
Once sauce begins to boil, immediately reduce to simmer.
Mix corn starch and water and add to sauce, stirring constantly
until thickens (less than one minute).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Calories 34.6
Fat 0
Carbs 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g

I cut the recipe down to about a third of this. I didn't have fresh ginger on hand the first time I made it so I just subbed ginger powder and I also cut the agave in half and used some stevia. It turned out wonderfully and I served it over some salmon..
Great stuff!

I have also made several stir fry's with the sauce. Here is one of them...
Well I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!! Be back soon :)

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: My eating habits are much better when I am on the computer less:). The less I am looking at food blogs the less I obsess over eating.


  1. FABULOUS!! Love Pioneer Woman's site and cookbook.

  2. great to see you back girl! the recipe looks awesome.. can't wait to try it.

  3. I swear I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering what you have been up to! So glad you have been well!

  4. Good for you Justine. You have to do what makes you feel best. So, I say stay away from blogs if that helps you eat better, but just don't stay away from me. :)

    I like your version of the teriyaki sauce. Always love how you Justinify everything.

  5. I had never heard of her before a few days ago. Her site is amazing!

    That sauce does look fabulous and the stats are stellar.

    I agree that if it's good to stay away from the food porn, then do it- you need to look after yourself!

  6. justine girl...i think we can all relate to your confession! thanksfully, blogging helps keep me more accountable, but i am glad you are doing what is best for YOU! that's what its all about dear friend :)

    the hubs + kiddo are ADORABLE, and that recipe looks delish! i have the xagave cookbook but i haven't really had time to take much of a peek at it. i think i need to change that, haha. LOVE YA

  7. How COOL that you got to meet PW! Blog celebrities rule.

    Nice to hear from you - ya gotta do what works for you! We all know how it goes.

  8. Hello hun! It was great to see your name pop up in my comments, and it's good to see you are keeping yourself busy by spending time with friends and family.

    Your confession doesn't surprise! I find I get really critical of my own diet when I read too many blogs, which can be counter-productive. I definately obsess too.

  9. Hey Justine! Sorry bout the late comment, my G Reader got all messed up and some of my peeps' feeds, like yours!, weren't coming thru. I'm on it now though :)
    As for reading blogs less...girl, go for it! Whatever it takes to feel balanced. I agree that staring at other people's food pics all day can contribute to a little weirdness at times so scale back as needed!

    But the teriyaki agave glaze...that looks dynamite and I love my agave so that's a keeper :)

    Merry Xmas hon!!

  10. those look amazing!! I want to buy the amazing grass powder but so expensive!


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