This weekend revolved around swimming, movies, and food, as so many of my weekends lately have!
Friday and Saturday were consumed by the district swim meet – the last swim meet for me to coach all season! The swimmers did amazing, and our girl’s relay team broke another team record – 200 free relay! Soooo proud of the swimmers and their entire season! It has been such an amazing experience, and this team was the best. I can’t wait to see them all soon at the banquet
Watching footage of their record-smashing relay
As per usual, Travis and I watched a lot of movies this weekend, too. Friday night was Take Me Home Tonight with Topher Grace. I have been in love with him since his Eric Forman days. The movie was cute and funny. My type of movie for sure. And, I guess it was a That 70’s Show inspired weekend, because on Saturday we watched The Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. I love them both and laughed my way through that movie as well!
Today was all about food. I made a new-to-me vegan recipe, and it was extremely unique to me. The recipe was Teriyaki Tofu from Peas and Thank You, and it was the first time Travis or I had ever tried tofu.
For the recipe, you first make a homemade teriyaki and marinade some tofu before broiling the tofu. We ate it with rice and veggies. The verdict: Travis was a fan but I am not so sure about the tofu. Maybe I would have to have someone who is familiar with cooking tofu make it for me before I set my decision in stone, but I wasn’t terribly happy with it. I mostly just ate the rice and veggies with teriyaki sauce. Then again, I am picky Nikki. The nice thing was that I tried something new and have broadened my options! You never know until you try!
I had leftover rice from the meal, divided it into cup-sized portions, and popped it into the freezer for easy meals in the future!
Following our meal, we watched Food, Inc. Let me just tell you, I am glad that I have decided to forego meat at least for the time being. If you have never seen this documentary, you really should. It is about the change in meat and food production throughout the years. It includes health and safety, and the changes made to make food production faster and cheaper. It talks about how bacteria has become more prevalent in meats throughout the years and what is causing the outbreaks. I definitely learned a thing or two and organic and nonorganic meats. I don’t want to get into too much detail because you should definitely watch this documentary. Trav and I got a good discussion out of it! I recommend you see it if you haven’t already!
I have really been enjoying this vegan thing. I have learned so much about myself and about foods…it’s only been 12 days, too! Still plenty of more time to see what’s in store!
Do you like tofu?
Have you ever seen Food, Inc.? What do you think of it?!