It’s another rainy week here which is great for our garden, not so good for coaxing Miko to do his business in the backyard.
He dashes out to the grass and back to the door lightening fast and usually after I carry his little rear outside. I can’t blame him, the wind and rain isn’t exactly optimal running weather either, so I’ve been hitting the gym after work for a little treadmill time and not hating it. Running on a treadmill is kind of run for a change, I’ve been able to tweak my pace and incline for better workouts. But I do prefer my long training runs to be outside, treadmills start getting old after 30 minutes.
Even though this week has been insanely busy still at work, I’ve been trying to keep up with juicing about every other day. I came up with an interesting combo of a raw beet, cucumber, and broccoli for a juice since I was out of fresh fruit and believe it or not, this was a good combo that even hubby liked.
It kind of looked like something a vampire would drink.
But had a tangy and bright flavor that wasn’t bitter. Next time I might add a small chunk of ginger and some citrus to the mix, but still a worthy combo.
Beets are a veggie that I don’t get enough of in my diet because they’re not easy to work with, I think juicing them is my favorite way to enjoy. They’re an amazing super food that I just have to remember to keep on my shopping list for regular juicing!
As usual when things get busy at work, I’ve resorted to my usual lazy salads for dinner this week. But I also got a little creative with tempeh for a quick, semi-raw cheesy dish.
Miko was already begging for a tempeh nibble before I even cut open the package.
I lightly stir fried tempeh strips and broccoli in olive oil to crisp the edges.
And whipped up Gena’s Cheesy Chia Seed sauce in the Vitamix, one of my favorite nutrient-dense sauces that tastes like a creamy comfort food.
After removing the broccoli and tempeh from the heat, I coated them in the sauce for a super fast and lazy dinner.
That was actually a hit with hubby too, the slightly crispy and nutty texture of the tempeh went very well with the savory and creamy sauce.
And I was thrilled to have a fast dinner up in 15 minutes leaving plenty of time to hit the gym and catch up on laundry I didn’t get to over the weekend.