Things are still crazy this week at work, so crazy that I have not been too inspired to be creative in the kitchen. They are settling down finally and tomorrow is Friday! So, yeah, it’s a random post. When hubby and I walked by Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer shopping last weekend, I had to grab it! After checking Barnivore of course.
I’m typically not a stout fan, they can be a bit heavy and bitter. But this was not bad! Slightly sweet, rich, and a satisfying amount of heat without being over powering. Worth a try if you’re a sriracha fan!
I threw together an interesting rice dish by simmering brown rice with frozen spinach, black beans, carrots, and vegan bacon bits in a Mexican seasoned broth that came out very nice.
Leela did not agree because we were getting a thunder storm during dinner, so she violently shook in my lap.
I also made a huge dinner salad using Gena’s Carrot Miso dressing, one of my favorites!
And seasoned steamed edamame with a creole blend for a simple protein side dish to snack on with the salad making a fun dinner.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Trader Joe’s because our local location is insanely packed on the weekends. I finally made a trip back after work yesterday and loaded my cart with tons of new vegan goodies!
They have their own high protein black bean pasta now that I can’t wait to try! And simple frozen organic cauliflower “rice” for a healthy option on a busy night. And hubby loves having easy vegan soups in the pantry, so I was happy to see new organic options there too!
One thing I love about spring and summer is the sun coming up earlier and being sunny for the morning dog walks before work. The dogs love the opportunity to sniff everything and I snapped Miko while he was shaking it off.
He is not a fan of wearing a harness and frequently tries to shake it off. But I’m worried walking him with just a collar could be bad for his neck, I’ve read that’s not recommended for small dogs so he has to put up with it!
Finally I’ve been testing the running advice I got Sunday and started upping my weekday treadmill runs at the gym to tempo runs and running for 30 minutes instead of 3.1 miles as I usually do. I logged 3.62 miles in 30 minutes today with some speedy intervals. Somehow I can never take a good post run treadmill pic, my phone camera is always fogged up from being in a sweaty pocket!
And maybe I was a little wiped after the intensity! But it was good and I can see myself increasing the time and distance as I start serious marathon training.