Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Grill Once, Eat Twice and Petra

I finally tried another recipe from the August Cooking Light last night. It was from the Grill Once, Eat Twice article. Last night's dish was Cedar-Planked Salmon with Barbecue Spice Rub and tonight's will be Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Sauce. The salmon was very good, of course, and both my girls and the dh enjoyed it. I think rubs for grilled fish, chicken and meat are so easy, but add so much. Why don't I do them all the time? (laziness, I'm sure) They must be lower in fat than the standard wet marinade, too. My sides were easy: rice and salad.

Anyway, for tonight's meal, I actually found a can of chipotle chile (thanks to my chum, Karin!) though it's not canned in adobo sauce (that I could see reading from the label). er well! Don't know if there is massive calorie difference without the sauce, but am plugging ahead. Today I have to find white corn tortillas. Do we have those in Canada? I can't even find corn ones (though Karin says that she's seen them. She's a better grocery store shopper than I, apparently! ;))

My instructor spotlight (from conference instructors) today is on Petra Kolber. Check out her site- it's full of inspiration. Isn't she cute? You can tell from her picture, I think, that she's a very friendly and warm presenter- which isn't always the case in presenters at large conferences. No offence to the non-warm and friendly presenters. They are all talented, but there are only a few that make eye contact with everyone (not just those doing the choreography well or passably) and who just exude warmth. kwim? She's super classy and cares that people are getting the routine. At these conferences you get the hard core aerobics instructors, but you also get the newbies scattered about who get lost in all the spinning and leaping...or the grapevining for that matter. Petra's whole mantra is in helping participants feel successful.
I did three of her classes: an aerobics (dance) one, a step one and a "boot camp boogie" one. They were all very user friendly, but at the same time, not boring. She has lots of fun moves and ideas. I'd definitely recommend one of her videos. She's one of those people with super posture, too. lol. Very inspiring for me- who needs to work on my core muscles and standing taller. sidenote: I sometimes mix her up with Lexie Williams, another presenter we love, it's interesting to see from her site that she considers her an inspiration. :)

Well, off to get some stuff done- including my search for corn tortillas. Sometimes Canada is a bit like old school Russia in its grocery store stocking for American magazine recipes...


cdndyme said...

I hear ya on the Canadian Shopping. I swear I feel like I am smuggling little luxuries into Canada when I go grocery shopping down south (I declare every though - lol). Which reminds me... I soooo need to get some snacks when I am down south. I am OUT.

Are you off to Buffalo again?


JanetM97 said...

no, we're going to Erie, PA this time... :0) have fun shopping, too. I'm DEFINITELY going to get some snack-age. Need some low cal incentives to get me back on track. lol.

Chai said...

I LOVE the name of your blog! I'm so jealous I didn't think of it sooner :D