Meatless Monday: Mexican no-Meat Loaf

Before I get to the recipe, here's my usual weekly run summary thingamabob for last week :) I'm still super proud of my 30+ miles in only 5 days! Okay, onto the yumminess! This recipe is an adaptation of the Black Bean Loaf from One Green Planet. I kept the beans and oats the same, … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Mexican no-Meat Loaf

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My Running Journal (Day 5 #writeandrun31)

Anyone have a hard time finding the "perfect" running journal? I've been through something like 10-12 different journals/logs and I always end up either not using them at all, or scribbling down a few days worth of entries before deciding that I just don't like it. I do log all my mileage on the computer (in an … Continue reading My Running Journal (Day 5 #writeandrun31)

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

Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

I'm home sick today - it seems that both Lucy and I caught the same stomach bug. I didn't think that was possible, but we did share a spoonful of peanut butter the other night... Anyways, after our walk this morning I started feeling a little better (and I think she's on the mend as … Continue reading Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

I've been spending quite a bit of time on Pinterest lately - gathering recipes to try out/tweak, and getting inspiration to create some new ones of my own. I keep seeing different versions of  this "One-pot Pasta."  I'm not all that big of a fan of pasta dishes - for some reason pasta doesn't leave … Continue reading One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

So yesterday just flat-out sucked. I had a miserable day at work, and then after I got home, took Lucy for her walk, and ate some dinner I was just done. I did open my blog and clicked on "New Post," but that was it. I never even typed a single word! So without further … Continue reading Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

Week 5 Half Marathon Training Recap

Better late than never, right?! I only ended up running 3 days, but still managed to get in over 30 miles for the week! I did my speed-work on Wednesday (treadmill): 8 x 400 repeats (love this workout!) for 30 minutes (just over 3 miles), hill-work on Friday (treadmill): 3.5 miles of level 1 hills … Continue reading Week 5 Half Marathon Training Recap

BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Tonight was my 2nd time making these burgers - they are sooooo good! I think the recipe I adapted it from came from animalplace.tumblr.com, but when I went there looking for it (to give credit) I can't find it. But anyways, I altered it enough that it's now my own recipe :) BBQ Black bean … Continue reading BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Week 1 Half Marathon Training Recap

I think I've mentioned that I'm virtually training with a friend for her first half marathon. We're doing a modified version of Hal Higdon's Intermediate plan. So far, so good! Here's how it's been going: Monday: 3-5 miles easy/recovery: Did 3.84 miles in 40:00 (treadmill) Tuesday: CT or Rest: did 40 minutes walking Level 5 … Continue reading Week 1 Half Marathon Training Recap