Hi there. It’s FRIDAY and I have five things to share!
1. This morning’s run.When did it get so humid outside? I felt like I was swimming, not running. I was drenched in sweat/dew/fog ten minutes into the run and had to stop and walk a few times.But eventually I finished. Not the best run of my life… but it’s the bad runs that make the good runs feel that much better, right?2. Curry! Put coconut milk and potatoes in any dish and I will love it. Also, how can you not have a happy meal when you have big yellow sunflowers staring at you.This dish was plenty spicy but we added harissa for extra kick! So happy I discovered this gem of a condiment.3. Mussels! Anthony was in charge of the menu this week since I was gone Saturday – Tuesday. He picked the most ambitious dish on the Cook Smarts lineup for the week: mussels in a garlic white wine sauce.We were stoked to try it out. And after our first bites… we realized we’d overcooked the mussels by a lot. Although we rarely throw out food (I think the last time we did was the burned cheese soup of 2013!), these guys were too tough to handle. However, not all was lost! Subtract mussels, add olive oil and cheese. Dinner was saved.And really, I can’t complain about our mussels misadventure…
4. Because this morning I read this story in the Wall Street Journal: Tsepo Mathibelle from Lesotho could only afford to eat corn porridge while training for marathons — until Samsung swept in, gave him lots of cash, and put him in a documentary. According to WSJ, Mathibelle can now afford to buy meat and finally has a GPS watch. And he’s getting a lot faster, obviously. Wow.
5. Speaking of feel-good stories, I’m happy to report Jess, the founder of Cook Smarts, won $1,000! I nominated her for the award
Cal-EZ reached out to me about their “unbreakable awards” and Jess immediately came to mind. I’ve never met Jess in person, but I *feel* like we’re BFFs who cook together every night! Jess’s personal health story and business mission are so inspiring. Congrats, Jess!
Tell me your best feel-good story of late!