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The weather deep down south c'est terrible! Flooding, school closures, the rain just keeps on coming, not that is makes a difference for the working world- we still gots to work! I was hoping to put in a two a day today with an extra gym session this morning, just cause I'm cool like that, but I took one look out of the window and got back in bed. When it's monsooning big fat super rain, I keep my butt in the house.
The weather prevented me from running my scheduled four miles outdoors yesterday. Womp Womp. Instead I pounded out a fast mile on the dreadmill and hopped in a strength training class. It's not looking likely that I'll be running outside again this evening so I'll do another round of speed training. I will not torture myself by running four miles on the dreadmill. Although, had the weather not been so intense at 5:00 am I would have done just that. I find it's easier to run indoors first thing in the morning. My brain isn't fully awake to start lodging it's complaints just yet.
Last night Mr. Noel was craving some good ole Cajun cooking, it was a carb day for me, so I told him to go ahead and pick his poison and I would adjust. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with my Mr. He came up with this skinned up Crawfish Etouffee Recipe all on his own. If you can't purchase peeled crawfish by the pound where you are from, shrimp are an easy substitute. If you can't purchase shrimp, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Mr. Noel's Skinnified Crawfish Ettouffee
1 lb Peeled Crawfish Tails
1/2 Container Guidry's Seasoning Blend (Two cups chopped mixture of onions, celery, and bell pepper)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 can Rotel
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons Kary's Dry Roux (Fat Free Low Sodium)
Seasoned with Salt Free Tony's Chacheres, Tabasco, and Garlic Powder
Saute Guidry's in olive oil
Combine Rotel, Water, & Roux- stir quickly to avoid clumps
Bring to a boil
Add Crawfish tails and simmer
Season to taste
Serve over 1/4 cup cooked quinoa- 270 calories per serving.
This was so down home Cajun cooking delicious and the best part was in the quinoa- gluten free! What's up holler! This was my first experimentation with quinoa, and I loved it! It is a sufficient rice substitute and very flavorful. I'll be experimenting with it again in the future!
I hope the weather is cooperating over in your neck of the woods! I dressed to weather the storm this morning!