It’s been a bit of a quiet, maybe a little dull weekend here, not as fun as last weekend since I’m on call for work during a big migration project. Smokey is happy to have me home and has been taking every opportunity she can to get more attention.
It was a little nice to relax after a crazy week at work, I’ve been feeling a little tired and blah. But it will be nice to not be on call next week!
I have been trying to reduce the fat and focus on more beans and whole foods in my diet lately as I plan to get serious about race training, lots of large salads like this kicky one dressed with spicy salsa and nutritional yeast.
I simmered chopped potatoes, chopped tempeh, and broccoli in marinara sauce for a simple dinner after a long day at work and gym.
It was great topped with a hemp seed nutritional yeast “parm” blend.
Another huge lunch salad with steamed acorn squash.
This dish came out interesting! I sauteed precooked brown rice with Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles, kale, and carrots for a simple, one pot meal.
And made a messy salad with kidney beans, balsamic vinegar, and Luke’s Organic Vegan Crackers.
This dish looks interesting, but it was actually delicious. I simmered brown rice with a blend of lentils and grains in coconut milk and spicy curry paste with frozen veggies.
Friday night I took hubby out to Paul Martin’s American Grill because they added three new vegan options to the menu. We started with the loaded summer veggie rolls with a sweet and spicy chili sauce.
And I got the warm quinoa bowl loaded with more veggies and topped with a grilled avocado half. Both were excellent, the veggie rolls were very fresh and loaded with a vibrant variety. So was the quinoa with a party of savory, tangy vinegary flavors and a blend of good mushrooms.
It’s been a great week of eats, and decent week of running as I work up to five running workouts a week and start building mileage. Today’s 6.2 mile run was a little slower with strong winds and I think work stress is getting to me a bit. Hopefully next week will be better since I’m not on call. The list:
No Meat Athlete has 3 great Marathon Workouts.