What a weird looking morning.The Nashville skies can’t seem to decide whether they want to be blue, brown, or grey today. Cloudy or clear. Rainy or not! I feel a storm stirring up.I didn’t let the questionable forecast keep me from getting out for my run this morning. I had street furniture to find! This is one of my favorite street finds of 2016. Love this sofa chair sittin’ pretty on Seymour Ave. Get it now before the rain makes it too soggy.Five miles: Check! My runs have been pretty standard lately with nothing special (other than street furniture, of course) — hope you don’t mind. I’m soaking up the whole non-racing/non-training thing at the moment and it’s nice to just jog with zero goals. #trainingforlife
And eating for life. After a glorious weekend full of fried chicken it was nice to change things up with a vegetarian meal on Monday.This Cook Smarts creation hit the spot! It’s one of the fastest/easiest recipes I’ve made from CS, too. After I prepped most of the ingredients on Sunday I think it took about 15 minutes to throw together on Monday night after work. Anthony and I even had time to go for a walk around the block after dinner — something I wish we had time/energy to do more often! ^^ See my red napkin?! I used the excess fabric from my table runner frenzy to make a set of matching napkins over the weekend. Martha S. would be proud.Anyways, back to the food. Here’s the lineup: edamame, shiitake mushrooms, and baby spinach, cooked in a soy/ginger/miso sauce. Served over a mix of brown rice and quinoa. Fried egg and sesame sprinkles on top.BTW, I started cooking my brown rice using the famous Cook’s Illustrated oven method and have to admit: it actually does taste better than stove top brown rice. Much crispier and less mushy! BTW if you don’t have a Cook’s Illustrated subscription here’s a copycat recipe.
Time to grab my umbrella and get out of here!
- Have you ever taken a training/racing break? Loved it or hated it?
- How long does it take for you to cook a weeknight dinner, on average?
- Is my red/maroon/salmon table runner (with MATCHING NAPKINS) ugly? Tell me the truth. Anthony thinks it’s too busy but I think it’s funky and fabulous.