Foodie Friday: Mid-Week Mystery Dinner


 

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Published courtesy of JulieCat in the Kitchen’s blog

Tonight is one of those nights where things just happen to figure themselves out in the kitchen.  I bought groceries today, but I bought them in mind for a dinner I’m planning tomorrow.  So…what do we do tonight?  Cereal again sounded pretty sad (hey, cooking doesn’t always happen around here!).  I did what I usually do in this tiny kitchen of mine, I started throwing things together in hopes of a  “winner”.  I think it came pretty close to that tonight; hope you agree!

So, this is what I call a Greek-inspired hamburger helper.  I know, I’m really setting the bar high here with this description, but it’s the first thing that came to me.  Nothing fancy, but it’s tasty and super quick!  Here’s how it goes:

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…And Take Names.


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Every few months I feel like I write one of these posts…

The post where I realize I am slacking (no offense Fallon!), decide to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get my sh*t together.

Also known as this post, this post, this post and this post.

The post where I decide to start kicking a$$ and taking names.

This post is a little different though.

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Foodie Friday: The Lazy Runner Edition


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Today’s edition of “Foodie Friday” is going to be a little bit different.

Don’t freak out.

Instead of sharing a recipe that I like, I have a few quick and easy meal suggestions for you.

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my best friends a few weeks ago.

She was complaining commenting on how she never has time to cook dinner because she is so busy working,

taking care of her family,

cleaning the house,

and of course,

working out.

And I, being the absolute laziest meal-prepper on the planet…

gave her a few suggestions that I use to make my meal prep Monday as short and sweet as possible.

I thought it would be a great idea to share those tips with you…

So here we goooooo!

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Why Do YOU Run?


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Hello and Happy day to you!

Last week I challenged you to share with me the reasons why you do this crazy thing called running.

The response that I received was overwhelmingly awesome!

It was so cool to read everyone’s reasons, because they are all so different.

Looking for some motivation?

Read the stories below and I bet one of them will light a fire under your caboose.

I know it has for me!

So let’s get to it…

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Foodie Friday: Chicken Sausage, Roasted Veggie & Harvest Blend Bowl


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Hello and Happy Day to You!

I have a yummy carb-fueled, healthy dish for you today.

It can be custom made according to your preferences… WHAAAAAT!!!!!???!!!!!!!

It’s pretty simple actually, but is absolutely delicious.

I made it over the 4th of July weekend and forgot to share it… so here you go!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Sausage (I used al fresco Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Sausage)
  • A bag of your favorite grain (I used TJ’s Harvest Grain Blend)
  • Your favorite veggies (I used red, orange & yellow bell peppers and zucchini)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 or 2 avocados
  • Your favorite cheese (I used TJs Fat Free Feta)

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I think I can, I think I can…


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As many of you know, I just (praise the Lord!) recovered from a minor hamstring injury that forced me to pull out of Rock n’ Roll San Diego.

Boo!

But! I am back running and haven’t had any problems with my hamstring since.

WOO WHOO!

I do, however, feel as though I have lost some fitness.

Or maybe it is in my head?

Who knows.

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Things That (As A Runner) I Can’t Stand!


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As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!

I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…

1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap (The 2016 Edition)


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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 I was the 2:30 pacer for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.

This was my first assignment for Beast Pacing and what a day it was.

But, I am skipping ahead a little.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Foodie Friday: Roasted Veggie & Quinoa Salad


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Hello and Happy Foodie Friday to you!

After taking a few days off of running and getting some much needed rest, I am ready to rock the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half this weekend.

But! Not before sharing with you a delicious meal that I made last night.

It is no secret that I have a slight obsession with quinoa.

It is the perfect blend of carbs and protein.

And it is so good for you!

So, without further adieu!

I give you… Roasted Veggie & Quinoa Salad!

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Foodie Friday: Lazy Broccoli Slaw “Spaghetti”


Hello and Happy Foodie Friday to you.

Today I have for you one of my laziest and most used recipes.

Broccoli Slaw “Spaghetti”

Admittedly, I am one the laziest humans on the planet when it comes to food.

I am single and I live by myself, so if its easy, quick and doesn’t require much effort, I am down.

Because, seriously…

I really don’t.

During the week, I usually don’t sit down to eat dinner until 7:30 or 8 PM.

I DO NOT have time cook an elaborate meal.

So, I have settled on cooking this meal on a regular basis for the last year or so.

It’s quick, it’s filling, it’s healthy and it gets the job done.

I’m sold.

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Foodie Friday: Butternut Squash-Crust Pizza with Fontina and Sage


Happy Friday everyone!!

I hope you are doing well today!

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I am happy to report that today’s edition of Foodie Friday is a new personal favorite of mine!

Heck yes.

Although the picture doesn’t look as appetizing as I would like, it is freaking delicious.

Mashed butternut squash forms the base of this pizza crust.

It’s much healthier than regular pizza dough and adds a nice, sweet flavor to this slightly spicy pie.

Did someone say more veggies?

Ingredients:

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Foodie Friday: Quinoa Oatmeal


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Well, I think oatmeal is fascinating!  It’s a blank canvas and that’s what make it so wonderful.  So, I decide to add a few little twists to this simple breakfast food, but as my usual goes…nothing fancy, just good.

Quinoa Oatmeal with Berries and Chia Seed

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– 1/2 Cup Quinoa: rinsed

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Foodie Friday: Scallop & Spinach Salad


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I love cooking dishes that incorporate “special” ingredients, and most of all, I love recipes that are quick and easy (who doesn’t?).   This salad was so good, and it was ready in just a matter of minutes!  You have to try this one.scallop2 Continue reading

My first review! Love with Food nutrition box


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My very first product to review! Yippee! The kind people at Love with Food sent me one of their nutrition boxes to try out. After my triathlon on Sunday, I figured I would give the box a taste since I had a rather large calorie deficit! I was pretty stoked to try all of the cool foods that were included. Here is what came in my box: Continue reading