Friday, August 7, 2009

Storm Front coming... (I'm not talking metophorically either)

Lot's of running around and taking care of loose ends. The ocean was super flat today (but that should be changing soon) and the Trade Winds were howling on my drive along the coast to Wailea. So in turn this means, not a great day to surf or paddle board ( good...because I had too much to do anyway! ). Thanks to Hurricane Felicia I think our island weather will be taking a turn for the worst come Sunday night. Hence, I am super bummed that we have absolutely no swell to speak of over the sunny weekend. Starting Monday however, Maui County should start seeing a storm surge, heavy rain, wind and some big surf on our eastern shores as Hurricane Felicia approaches the state. I've seen some gnarly weather out here in the islands like our annual "Kona Storms" ( in some "Kona Storms" rain fall can reach as much as a foot in 24 hrs! )However, I have yet to experience a real hurricane in Hawaii. Carlos having grown up in Florida has hardly raised an eyebrow over the threat of Hurricane Felicia however, he does keep saying over and over, "We should get some water".............and that we will............and some wine.
***Happy Birthday Courtney! My friend of 23 yrs! Ahhhh!!
40 minutes Elliptical Machine level 7
3 sets of 12 shoulder presses 10lbs
3 sets of 10 chest presses 20 lbs
100 AB crunches
BREAKFAST-"Purple Monster" ( organic Blueberries, 1.5 frozen local Banana, frozen local Mango, 1 cup Almond Milk, 1 scoop "Amazing Meal" )
LUNCH-Vegetable Sushi from Safeway ( Brown Rice, Carrots, Avocado, Cucumber, Wasabi, Shoyu ) while running errands.....I really need a smaller camera!
DINNER-"Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Soup", "Mary's Gone Cracker's no gluten crackers, recipe below, 1 glass "Monkey Bay" New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
1 can 14.5oz organic pumpkin puree ( not pumpkin pie filling! )
1 can 14.5 coconut milk ( I used FULL FAT )
2 cups organic vegetable broth
1/2 to whole lime, juiced
1 inch of fresh ginger grated
2 heaping Tbs local Honey or Agave for Vegans
1.5 tsp of Sea Salt
1 Tb curry powder ( or omit if you are deathly afraid....Erin )
1 tsp. cumin powder
1/4 tsp or more cayenne powder
Combine all ingredients in a large pot over med heat. Garnish with red pepper flakes or chopped cilantro. Goes well with Jasmine rice.
AUGUST CHALLENGE-Dairy Free- 7 days......Asian food. This is a vegans best weapon!


  1. mmmm...that soup looks so good. gotta go get some coconut milk for me now!

  2. OMG! It was sooooo good! I had that small bowl for dinner and when Carlos came home last night he ended up eating the rest! He went back for 3 servings and before I knew it it was gone. He said it was the best soup he has ever had LOL! ( He says that a lot though...)Looks like I'll be making more today. xo A