Good morning love!
I hope you had a good sleep. I must have been behind on my sleep because I slept in until 7:00 am this morning! I usually wake up without having to set an alarm at 6:00 every morning, so I was a bit shocked when I saw that it was 7:00 when I opened my eyes!
Luckily, my oats were waiting in the fridge for me. All I had to do was warm them up and cook my eggs!
Lately, I have been cooking my steel cut oats in the evenings so they are all ready for me in the morning! I prefer steel cut oats over rolled, but I am much too impatient in the mornings to cook my oats for 25 minutes.
After breakfast, I went to the gym and completed my triceps and biceps workout. Both muscle groups were absolutely fatigued by the end of my workout. I have a rest day tomorrow and am looking forward to it very much indeed!
Yesterday, my Mom and I had a very productive day. We got all of my herbs and vegetables planted into pots! I am so excited for them to grow, grow, grow! I have a ton of recipes to share with you using these fresh herbs, so hopefully they grow fast!
Five different types of basil: sweet, Greek, purple, thai, and cinnamon
Oregano, curry, chocolate mint, lavender, and pineapple sage
Rosemary, thyme, parsley, and sage
Mint mojito, lemon verbena (my absolute favourite!), and kale
Cherry tomato plant
I look forward to my herbs every year!
I also look forward to BBQing and I did quite a bit ever since I moved home. On the weekend I grilled pork tenderloin that I had marinading all day and made a life changing salad with it!
Meg’s Favourite Pork Marinade
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tsp minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP Sambal Oelek chili garlic sauce
2 TBSP lime juice
2 tsp all spice
I marinaded the pork tenderloin all day and then grilled them on medium heat until the internal temperature reached 160 degrees F.
For dinner I created a salad that I have to share with you. It was absolutely delicious and I savoured each bite while oohing and awing over the miraculous flavour combinations.
Grilled Pork and Asparagus Salad
Makes one serving
1 – 2 cups baby spinach leaves
10 asparagus spears, grilled
red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
4 oz. pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
1/2 TBSP whole grain mustard thinned with water
Toss all of the ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a salad full of fresh spring flavours!
Do you plant a herb garden?
What vegetables to you plant in your garden? Our backyard is inhospitable for a garden due to all of the tree roots, but I’m happy I can still have fresh cherry tomatoes and kale from my potted plants
Steel cut or rolled oats? I ate rolled oats last year, but then I tried steel cut oats and my life was instantly changed! Steel cut oats are so darn good! I look forward to them every morning
Have a great Tuesday friends! See you tomorrow!