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Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Ingrid's Pan de Yuca

    This is probably the third or fourth time I’ve attempted to make Ingrid Hoffman’s pan de yuca or yuca buns recipe.  These little buns from heaven are so tasty and easy to make.   The hardest part of making these buns is finding the Tapioca flour and the Oaxaca cheese. I think I finally found the Tapioca flour at Whole Foods Market in Tampa.   You can find the Oaxaca cheese at any of the local Mexican grocery stores.

    Oaxaca cheese is a very mild Mexican cheese similar in texture and taste to mozzarella.  In one of my earlier attempts, I’ve used shredded mozzarella and Cotija cheese.  If you are wondering what Cotija cheese tastes like, it reminded me of Parmesan cheese.


    Once you got all the ingredients mixed, knead the dough and roll out 8-10 small balls.  Place them in a greased aluminum covered baking sheet in the oven at 350 F for 15-17 minutes.

    In an effort to have a meatless meal once a week, I recently purchased the Morning Star veggie patties.  I bought the Asian Style for us and got the Griller’s for the girls.  I have to say, we were very happy with our selection.  The Asian Style veggie patties reminded me of the inside of pot stickers.  The girls were very happy with their Griller’s patties and suggested we have them again soon.  To round off our meal, I prepared a mixed green salad and roasted sweet potatoes.

  • August Fitness

    A lot has been going on this month.  While we were away from the market for two weeks during vacation I tried to keep a running schedule.  It wasn't much in terms of frequency, but at least I got out there and hit the pavement a few times for 3 to 4 miles.  I also got to try out Paddle boarding and attended a couple of yoga classes.

    According to my running planner, I ran 10 times in August for a total of 35 miles.  I ended up running less in August than July, but I did try other outside activities.

    The next race I have is the Hooters 2 Hooters 10 k in September.  I'm thinking about signing up for the Pretty in Pink 15k in Clearwater coming up in October.  My thought is if I keep training and can complete both the Hooters to Hooters 10k and the Pretty in Pink 15k, then maybe I might be able to complete a half marathon.  We shall see.


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