Morning! I just went for a run/swim in the humid, swampy Nashville streets. It’s officially cold shower season.Met up with East Nasty again this week! I kind of fell off the group run train for a while but am liking being back with the clan. Does anyone else go through phases of running solo vs. running with people? I tend to switch back and forth every few months.
Today I was especially excited to run with the club because the route was one of my favorites — Little Hollywood! Little Hollywood is like a mini neighborhood in East Nashville where all of the houses have this neat Spanish-style look. Sorry to whoever lives in this house and saw some weird sweaty girl taking a photo of your home this morning.Lovely deconstructed sofa chair on 20th street by the way. I almost missed it because its earthy brown tones blend right in with the overgrown shrubbery beside it.And that’s it on the running front! I might squeeze in another jog tomorrow and then am looking forward to a run in DC this weekend. We’re leaving on Friday and spending the weekend there for a friend’s wedding. I have two days to figure out what to wear!
Until then, Anthony and I are keeping things low-key at home. Here’s one of the tastiest meals on our menu this week:Have you ever heard of dukkah? It’s an Egpytian nut/spice blend that the geniuses at Cook Smarts featured in the meal plan for the week. It sounded so exotic and involved my favorite appliance — the food processor — so I knew I had to give it a (literal) whirl! I mixed cashews, coriander, cumin, sesame, thyme, and fennel together and then rolled some salmon around in the mix. Baked for 15 minutes and then dinner was done!The salmon was good, but I think my favorite part of this meal was the salad. Before you eat your next chickpea, try toasting it in a skillet first. You’re welcome!Stay cool out there!
- Group vs. solo running: Do you go through phases?
- Ever tried dukkah?
- Best thing you ate all week?