Pork Chops with Plum Ginger Star Anise Sauce (and other stuff too)

I think this photo may speak for itself. This is the last recipe (I think) that I’m trying out for the Steamy Kitchen recipe testing. Yum.

In other news, I didn’t run last night. I know. Bad. But we did go to the free concert and it was a lot of fun (well, Dan Dyer was amazing – the other bands we heard . . . questionable)! It being free made it a lot more fun than it would have been if it wasn’t free. 🙂 We didn’t actually stay for the headlining bands (Mates of State and WMMF) because they started at MIDNIGHT!! Who in the world decided that starting the headlining band at midnight was a good idea? We stayed until about 11pm and then we were ready to sleep. I’m such a boring 9-5 workers now. . . no late nights for me! Anyways, I’m going to run today after work! I will! I’ll do it! My run on Wednesday felt like a significant improvement, I could run longer and my heart rate stayed lower. Progress makes me feel good!

I tried the Everyday Minerals sample today. I’m thinking I like it but I’ll have to tinker with the shade and application method. I mixed it with my current moisturizer and I think I may have used a bit too much of the powder – it looks thicker on than what I’m used to. . . But I’m pretty happy with the sample blush and concealer. I think this is going somewhere good!

Also, I’m going to try this Jason Natural travel pack Red Elements for cleanser and moisturizer since I got it for $15 with shipping. No Parabens, no fragrance, no SLS that I can tell, No Lanolin, Mineral Oil or Petroleum either. . . I used ORI415 for a referral coupon code and saved $5 off my first purchase. . . I’ll let you guys know if it’s any good.

Happy ACL Friday everyone! Stay safe to all of you who are braving the crowds. 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. elliek
    Posted September 26, 2008 at 11:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    The Jason products are also available at HEB…at least I saw the shampoo there. But not in the shampoo aisle. They were with the natural stuff and bars and such.

  2. Posted September 26, 2008 at 12:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love that HEB carries the JASON line – I’ve seen it there a couple times. . . I wasn’t sure that they would have the ‘red elements’ line or that it would be for such a good price though so I bought it online!

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