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!)

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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

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 ;)

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