Happy National Running Day!
Many of you know I have a love/hate relationship with running, but we can all agree on one thing. It’s imperative to wear fashionable sunglasses on any run, regardless of the duration. Am I right?
I’m a few days behind on my eats, but yesterday I decided to jazz up the usual cereal + blueberry breakfast and make some bagel + egg sandwiches instead.
I heated up some leftover American Chop Suey for lunch and paired it with a huge Pink Apple.
I don’t know about you guys, but American Chop Suey is one of those meals that just screams home to me. According to Matt “New England American Chop Suey” (as shown below) varies significantly from Midwestern style Chop Suey. Who knew? What’s in the dish you call American Chop Suey?
After lunch I made a mess of my kitchen by making a few homemade treats. First I took a cue from my favorite Peanut Butter Finger-ed covered lady and made her famous flour-free PB cookies.
I followed the original recipe and then got inspired to throw in a Jelly component. Peanut butter and jelly cookies? Yes, please.
The “jelly” was actually a homemade Rhubarb-Strawberry Sauce that I made a few days earlier from some rhubarb that Matt’s parents brought me from their farm. I had never used rhubarb before, but plenty before me have so I took the plunge.
- 2 Stalks Rhubarb [Diced]
- 1 Pint Strawberries [Tops cut off, chopped]
- 1 c Sugar [or other sugar substitute]
- 1/2 c Juice of Choice [I used Raspberry Lemonade but Orange would be good]
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- 3 tbsp Cornstarch
- How to: Add last 4 ingredients to a pot and allow to come to a gentle boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and add strawberries + rhubarb. Cook until fruit is mushy and can be lightly mashed. Allow to cool as a jelly or serve hot on pancakes, ice cream or enjoy by the spoonful.
Easy, delicious PB+J Thumbprint Cookies.
The only thing that goes better with peanut butter than jelly is chocolate!
After the cookies I was on a roll so I decided to dive into a few bookmarked recipes to see what else I could make. I used Evan’s Coconut Oil Chocolate recipe to make some of Averie’s delicious Raw, Vegan Peanut Butter Cups.
After my baking and un-baking I headed to work for a few hours. I came home and assembled the quickest dinner known to woman.
Some “good for you” egg rolls I found on sale at the Co-op last week
and some pineapple.
Can you guess what I had for dessert?
I’m sure a lot of you have plans to hit the pavement today in celebration of one of our nation’s few fitness holidays. So tell me, what are your go-to running (or working out) songs?
These five songs got me through my 5k a few weekends ago:
- La Roux – In For The Kill
- Usher – OMG
- Kesha – Boots + Boys
- David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch
- Vanessa Carlton – Private Radio
Enjoy your Wednesday!