Menu Planning Monday has Moved to Friday

Because I do my batch cooking over the weekend, I've changed grocery day from Monday to Friday. It's already saved quite a bit of money from wasted produce.  Nothing is worse than grabbing cilantro or scallions for a recipe, only to discover they've gone bad :( Here's what I've got planned for the next several … Continue reading Menu Planning Monday has Moved to Friday

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Meatless (Meal Planning) Monday

Here's what I have on the menu for this week: Because of my latest round of stomach and bowel issues, I am trying to ease into a low FODMAP diet. This is not going to be easy considering that most of my favorite foods are considered high FODMAP (onions, garlic, mushrooms, beans, soy, wheat, cauliflower, … Continue reading Meatless (Meal Planning) Monday

Meatless Monday – Pueblo Pie (Day 4 #writeandrun31)

That Pueblo Pie I made last night... it was DELICIOUS! I thought about waiting until tomorrow to post this, but since I tend to blog later in the evening Meatless Monday will be almost over. So here you go... Pueblo Pie (Tex-Mex Lasagna) -adapted from a Dr. McDougall recipe Ingredients: Sauce: 1.5 cup veggie broth … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Pueblo Pie (Day 4 #writeandrun31)

mEatless Monday – Hot Cocoa Cookies (Vegan)

I named these Hot Cocoa cookies because that's what they smelled like coming out of the oven. And they taste like it too :) Enjoy! Hot Cocoa Cookies  Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup almond flour 2/3 cup (unsweetened) cocoa powder 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1.5 tsp baking … Continue reading mEatless Monday – Hot Cocoa Cookies (Vegan)

Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I took it easy on Saturday-  caught up on my DVR'd shows from the week, and then spent a few hours in the kitchen, making a couple of my regular recipes (Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta, and BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers), and testing out a couple new … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)

Meatless Monday – L2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This #meatlessmonday recipe was inspired by the E2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies from the Engine 2 Diet. I changed a few things around and added a few ingredients (including my favorite ingredient- COFFEE!) and voila! Little (well, not so little really) puffy pillows of perfection! And as a bonus, they are under 100 calories each :) … Continue reading Meatless Monday – L2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Meatless Monday – Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta

This is delicious, spicy, and easy! Go make it now :) 1 box (approx 12oz) pasta - I used Barilla Veggie Penne Pasta 1 can (approx 15oz) black beans (don't drain!) 3 Tbsp Tahini 3 Tbsp Sriracha 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp Agave (or any sweetener) 4 scallions, … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta

Last Week’s Training and a Meatless Monday Recipe

Almost 40 miles last week: Monday 9/15: 3.5 miles easy/recovery + 1.85 walked w/Lucy Tuesday 9/16: 1.7 walked w/Lucy (rest day) Wednesday 9/17: 4 mile tempo run + 1.7 walked w/Lucy Thursday 9/18: 30 minutes slow/easy (2.62 miles) +1.6 walked w/Lucy Friday 9/19: 40 min steady run (4.13 miles) + 1.5 walked w/Lucy Saturday 9/20: … Continue reading Last Week’s Training and a Meatless Monday Recipe

Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

This was my 2nd time making these, and Wow are they good! This time I took pictures as I went along so that I could share it with you :) This recipe is adapted from the one in Isa Chandra's book Appetite for Reduction. I highly recommend this (and all of her) book(s)! Zucchini, Black … Continue reading Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

A couple weeks ago I found and tried THIS recipe. While my husband really liked it, it was just "off" somehow for me. Today I decided to do a recipe makeover with it, and Wow! I'm so glad I did! By omitting the oil, subbing salsa and cilantro base for the tomato paste, using homemade … Continue reading Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili