You are what you eat
Hi!! I just realized that looking back at my pictures, I may have actually taken a picture of almost everything I ate today! Including a shot of this guy who greeted me from my window first thing this morning.
I celebrated Waffle Wednesday appropriately…with waffles! Duh!
Two Nature’s Path maple cinnamon waffles, almond butter, yogurt strawberries.
Been a while since I had this combo, don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it!
After breakfast, I had a coffee meeting with the executive producer of the local news show I used to host. They want be to be a fill-in anchor for their new, live, in-studio format! So I’ll be taking over whenever the regular host is sick, or on vacation. I said yes, because it’s one of those opportunities I know better than to turn down. I have no qualms about being on TV, I’m used to it by now, but live is a whole new ball game!
Oh yes, and I had a double tall, 2 pump sugar-free vanilla, nonfat, dry cappuccino.
With a whole bunch of cinnamon stirred into the foam. So good! I hardly ever have specialty coffees now since I stopped drinking coffee in the afternoon. Add espresso machine to the list of kitchen items to get ;)
Once I got home, I popped a date + cashew butter and
dragged myself out headed out for a 10k run. Damn! It was cold! 8 Celsius, so 46 Fahrenheit. The temperature was bearable once I got into it, but my nose was running like mad! Luckily, I’d remembered a piece of paper towel. But my nose was basically like a faucet the whole time.
I can’t complain that much though, because it was still a stellar run!
Distance: 10 km
Avg Pace: 9:11 min/mi
According to my own made-up schedule, today was supposed to be an 80 minute run, but that would have increased my weekly mileage too much with the 10k race this Sunday. So instead I did a practice 10k with no walk breaks! Usually I just run at a pace that feels good and challenging for 9 minutes, then walk for a minute. But today I ran straight out, consciously doing the first four miles around 9:45, then the last couple miles at 9:00 and under. I was pushing 7:30 in my last half mile and my lungs were good to go ;) Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Once I got home, I popped my Moosewood Cookbook creation in the oven while I stretched and showered. The first dish is called solyanka.
It’s a Balkan casserole made up of potatoes, cottage cheese, yogurt, cabbage, carrots, dill and a few other spices. I’d never seen anything like it before, and love all the ingredients, so I knew I had to make it!
I cut the recipe in half, to make three servings instead of six.
It smelled soooo good while baking in the oven and did not disappoint! I think the yogurt is what really made the dish for me. I often eat potatoes with cottage cheese, but have never tried yogurt with them.
I paired it with the Odessa beets recommended in the recipe.
This is grated beets mixed with prunes, garlic and lemon juice. I was nervous about this combo, but again, I enjoy all the ingredients separately, so why not together? This totally blew me away. So, so good. I had no idea beets and prunes would be such a wonderful marriage of flavours!!
I was supposed to go to work right after this, but the other reporter ended up covering one of my assignments. So I had some spare time to get stuff done around the apartment. I snacked on a frozen deep chocolate vitamuffin with peanut butter.
Still lovin’ the frozen vitas. Still putting a huge strain on my wallet :P
Supper wasn’t nearly as fancy as lunch.
A sandwich made up of Yves veggie salami slices and marble cheese with an orange and boiled egg. Eaten at my desk. Then it was off for more work, and I snacked on a Kashi peanut peanut butter bar when I got back.
The chewy bars are the only kind of Kashi bars available in Canada. They’re alright.
A little bland, and not very filling. But pretty good compared to other granola bars out there. Plus, this box was on sale for $2 :)
I had one more small snack when I finally got home.
Laughing cow cheese and blueberry jam on a wasa cracker.
I LOVE this jam!!!
I admit, I really only bought it because of this on the lid…
Well this Susie also says Crofters tastes great :D
And that’s almost everything I ate today! I haven’t done a full recap like that in a while. My eats got pretty repetitive, so I’ve been trying to switch things up. It’s been a lot of fun! I’ve got even more kitchen experiments planned over the next few days that I’m excited for.
Question of the day: What are some foods you eat frequently and never get sick of? For me it’s pitas, carrot sticks, oatmeal, veggie burgers, wasa crackers, to name a few!
I’ve got another busy day on tap tomorrow. Starting with a BodyPump class which I’m totally “pumped” for (I couldn’t help myself). I’ve never been to a class like it before, and I expect to get sore! :P
See ya tomorrow!
Posted on September 16, 2009, in Workouts and tagged beets, cappuccino, casserole, Crofter's, jam, Kashi, Moosewood, prunes, solyanka, Starbucks, vitamuffin, waffle wednesday, waffles. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.