After slacking for over a week, my run last night was torture. I went about three miles around town. My legs felt like lead. Ahh, the joys of running. Tomorrow night, I’m headed to the bicycle shop to check out some hybrid bikes. I’m pretty excited to have a new cardio activity to do because some days I feel a little (more like a lot) burnt out. I’ll be sure to update what I end up getting!
Post run, I was famished and wanting some chips, or bread, or pasta, or anything carb heavy. Unbelievable. I beat the urge and stuck to my original game plan. I’d never grilled avocado but saw people had posted the idea on Pinterest. Since I don’t have a grill, I spread olive oil, lime juice, and salt on the halved avocado and put on the grill pan for about 6 mins on low heat. Then, I put some roasted tomato salsa in the center.
Oh. My. God. Genius.
I don’t know why I never did this before. But, I’ll be having it again tonight. And, if I can find someone with a “real” grill, I’ll be at their mercy. Grill, please.
After my successes with the avocado, I wanted to make bison tacos using lettuce cups. Unfortunately, my meat was bad. I don’t know what happened. I guess I wasn’t paying attention when I bought it. I don’t know. So, I dumped that. And, instead, I made lamb tacos with caramelized onions (I caramelized using lemon juice which was amazing). My little taco holders are awesome and handy here since lettuce cups can get messy. Quick and easy.
Happy Tuesday everyone. Is it Friday yet?
I can’t believe it’s almost Memorial Day. God, I can’t wait for the summer. You definitely couldn’t tell by looking at it this weekend. So, much rain and dreariness. But, signs are pointing to sun for my three day weekend. So, I’m stoked. I have a run planned for tonight. With the rain cleared out, I’m going to try and get in a short three miler then make some bison tacos. Maybe a movie? It might be too ambitious of a schedule but I’ve been itching to watch “The Impossible.” So, we’ll see.
I’m signed up to participate in the Oakley’s Mini 10k in three weeks (Saturday, June 8th). My plan is to get in three short runs this week with a 4 miler this weekend. Repeat the following weekly short runs but do a 5 miler on the weekend of June 1st. I’m excited for the race. Over 5,000 women are due to participate and it will be a great reason to head to the park for a beautiful Saturday run. Out of all the things I miss about living in the city, I definitely miss going for a run in the park during the early morning before the crowds got there. It’s like a perfectly isolated and peaceful section of the city which takes you away from all the noise and traffic. I can’t seem to even find such a place like that on Long Island.
As for cooking, I went to the grocery store this weekend when I was famished. While it wasn’t the best decision since I ended up buying a lot of food, I did buy a lot of good things. So, I’m looking forward to cooking this week and will keep you posted of any good recipes. Last week, I kept it simple. Two of the highlights of the week were fish tacos and bison meatballs. There was nothing complex here. For the fish tacos, I recommend using Trader Joe’s salsa verde. It’s delicious. If you marinate the cod in this for about 45 mins and then grill it, the fish sort of gets a caramelized salsa on it which was the best part. For the bison meatballs, I kept it pretty simple. I combined whole wheat bread crumbs, one egg, garlic salt, pepper, and onion. The key here was the garlic salt. I’ve been using it on everything these days. It’s brings a great balance to most chicken dishes but I found it worked really well here with the bison (you don’t get an overly raw garlic taste in the meatballs).
Have a great afternoon,