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Glamourous Food

January 18, 2011

I want to thank you all for being understanding of my lack of motivation yesterday.  You all are so supportive 🙂

Surprisingly, I was already ready to blog again today!  This is a good sign.

While I was staked out at Starbucks on Saturday I got around to peeking into my new volume of Glamour.  To this day, I have NO idea who ordered this magazine for me or who’s been paying for it and I’ve been getting it for at least two years.

I’m not complaining.

Turns out there’s recipes in the back, so I thought I’d give one a try.

What the heck is a tagine, you ask.  And how the heck do you pronounce that?

Well, I’m still not sure about the pronunciation but I can tell you it’s a Moroccan stew of sorts, cooked in one of these.

Hmmm, Glamour didn’t mention using any odd cooking contraptions but this dish turned out quite well without one.

Vegetable Tagine

Serves 4


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 t ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 t cumin
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 4-5 cups sweet potato, peeled and diced (~1.5 large sweet potatoes)
  • 3-4 cups cauliflower, chopped (one head)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (or a little more if you’re making couscous/rice/quinoa/millet and want some extra liquid)
  • 2/3 cup mixed green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a pot.  Add onion, ginger and garlic and saute 5 minutes.
  2. Add cumin and tomato paste and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Add potatoes, cauliflower and salt and mix to coat in tomato mixture.
  3. Add broth, olives and cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered (or fully covered if your boyfriend is cleaning the microwave overhead and you don’t want spaghettio remains in your dinner) for 20 minutes or until veggies are soft.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and serve with grain of your choice if you’d like.


I thought this was delicious and filling without being too heavy.

My favorite part?  Gah, that’s hard considering my love for sweet potatoes but I honestly loved the addition of olives.  That may have been Joey’s least favorite part.

You can tell I really like something if I eat it for dinner and still want more for lunch the next day.  Or that might be a sign that I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to cook up something new for lunch.  Anyways, I promise I really liked it.

Post-yoga lunch = veggie tagine with a cameo apple sprinkled in cinnamon.

Believe it or not, there’s still tagine leftover.  Glamour says this recipe serves 2 but I had a full bowl last night and Joey had 2!

Way back before all this tagine and apple eating I had breakfast and a run.

Even pictures of coconut butter and cinnamon maple almond butter make me drool.

Do you see that cranberry blood ring?




After breakfast I went on a 3.2 mile run.  I didn’t run with my Garmin but we’ve run that course so many times I know it’s 3.2 miles.  I felt gooood, until I remembered I used to be able to run so much longer.  And then I remembered lots of people can’t even run one mile and I felt pretty proud of myself.

Runners lunge felt pretty good during yoga 🙂

Back to school, I go!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2011 7:53 AM

    Man, I wish some random person would buy me a subscription to Glamour! Lol…and as far as running goes, I’m in a similar boat. It’s crazy to think that just this last October, I ran 26.2 miles. But now, I’m lucky if I eke out one or two runs a week. Mostly due to my intense hatred of running outside when it’s cold out. Meh…oh well. I think this winter running break will make us even more pumped to run once spring finally comes!

    • January 18, 2011 7:15 PM

      There’s this piece of sidewalk I ran on that has 13.1 spray painted on it and I swear it’s there to mock me and the fact that 3 miles is now a “long run” for me.

  2. January 18, 2011 10:40 AM

    I love tagines…the container and the dish are both called tagines, pronounced taj-geen (same ‘a’ sounds as in tap).

    I get a few magaines too where I have no idea who they came from. As long as I don’t get a bill I am happy!

  3. January 18, 2011 10:59 AM

    That is such a neat recipe – something I’d definitely want to try!

  4. January 18, 2011 11:19 AM

    Totally love Glamour! I have been getting the magazine for like 10 years. They often have recipes in them. I haven’t had a chance to read through the current issue – I have like 5 subscriptions and for some reason they always come in at the same time.

    • January 18, 2011 7:16 PM

      I love the “Hey, it’s okay…” and “10 Things…” pages!

  5. January 18, 2011 5:07 PM

    If you want a good magazine a little outside the norm, try Real Simple. It’s awesome. And last year, the magazine put out a cookbook, which I cook out of at least three times a week because its simple, healthy, and so delicious!

    • January 18, 2011 7:17 PM

      My mom used to get Real Simple when I was younger and I distinctly remember reading it once and having a fierce urge to clean out my entire house!

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