Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Wow! Is it really already 5pm?  I have just a few minutes to push this post out and then I'm off to a very fun dinner!  So where shall we begin?
Dinner last night was an old favorite: Grilled Tofu with Blackberry Peach Salsa.  Only instead of the salsa, I used a cup of the frozen fruit I had (Very Berry Cherry from Trader Joe's), let it thaw, added 2 tbsp Salsa Verde and a squirt of lime juice and it was just as good.  On the side we enjoyed grits and Crispy Kale Chips
It has been too long since we have had kale chips.  They are so wonderful, you must try them now!

I was in the kitchen all day yesterday!  I made a new loaf of bread, some gluten free muffins, dinner for Marsha, and of course dinner for us.  It was a hot day in the kitchen, but trust me when I say it was all divine!  So for dessert last night I had a sample of some of the goods.
(Recipes soon!)

This morning I woke up and prepared for a hot and sweaty run with a bowl of hot oats.  Makes sense, right?
Sometimes my love for oatmeal wins out over the heat of the day.  I enjoyed this bowl mixed with applesauce.  It makes it light and fluffy.  Yum!

I wish I could share a photo of you post-run.  It was a hot-mess.  But I will save us both and just tell you about it.  At 8:30 this morning it was already pushing the upper 80's and although we chose a trail, it was still hot enough to pour sweat.  We found ourselves sprinting between the shady patches, through the sun spots.  After 5 miles of hilly, hotness we made our way to the stadium for some bleachers!  Yes, we did. 

I finally made it home around 10:30, showered and dressed and by 11 I was already ready for lunch.
Nothing would suffice but a tall smoothie!  Mixed together: 2 cups kale, 3 orange juice ice cubes, 1 banana, 1 packet frozen mango puree from Trader Joe's, about 1/4 cup frozen Very Berry Cherry mix from Trader Joe's and a few splashes of Almond Milk. 

On the side I enjoyed a slice of bread with a little Sunflower Seed Butter.

Of course it wasn't long before I was hungry again and so I had this for a snack.  It isn't exactly a whole-food produce option, but when I give you the recipe later you will understand why it is certainly a fine exception.
I spent the better part of my dad messing with my Mac Mail and setting up my new email addresses for work.  Today was a productive day for Girls on the Run.  I haven't even read a single blog all day.  This never happens! 

Now I am once again hungry, and excited for my dinner party tonight.  I am hosting a Celebration Dinner for all the Girls on the Run board members and race committee members at a local sushi restaurant.  We have had an amazing season and I can't wait to see all of my GOTR friends one more time before summer is here! 

Have a great day!

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