Dark day – bright shoes!I woke up extra-extra early today (though lately, I’m not even sure what “early” means) to trek to DC’s inner streets — where my running buddies awaited! Leah, Miriam, and I had a short and sweet run planned. The fog and humidity was insane this morning — I was cold yet hot, sweaty yet not? Weird. The Monument was stuck in a cloud…
After about four miles, we decided to cool down with some water, and then warm back up with coffee. Love these ladies. Thanks for the great run!
Good thing I got a large dose of caffeine this morning because the past 48 hours have been go, go, go. After I came home from Nashville yesterday, I hopped back on the metro to meet Anthony for a cooking class!
Our friends Shane and Kristen got us a gift card to Sur La Table for our wedding — and we were happy to cash it in for an educational experience!
The 2.5-hour class covered a ton of Indian cooking basics — we learned some staple recipes, spices, cooking styles, and more. Plus, the chef taught us some cool knife tricks (like how to most efficiently cut onions, garlic, and herbs).
Our first creation was a mango-chile chutney, which we paired with some veggie and chickpea flour fritters. Anthony and I don’t joke around when it comes to deep frying, so this was right up our alley 😉 Tada! So yummy — and so fun to try chickpea flour!Next up was a veggie-based green curry, which featured coconut milk and a ton of interesting spices. While it simmered, we had a lovely chat with the couple next to us. Always fun to meet other foodies!Cilantro and onions were key ingredients in almost every dish. I do love cilantro, but every time I pick and chop it I have flashbacks to when I was a waitress at Pei Wei ten years ago…Anyways. We finished our Indian education by grilling some yogurt- and lemon-marinated chicken strips on these cute little grills (what, grills can’t be cute?)Paired with some rice and insanely buttered chapati bread. Introducing the next Iron Chefs:Time for more coffee. See you soon!
- Have you ever taken a cooking class?
- Coffee: before a run, or after? (or both?!)
- What color are your running shoes?