Nick

Kara

6.09.2009

More food and running

Today I was trying to work on speed. I forgot I have a 5k at my school this Sunday, that I'd like to run fast for! I haven't done a 5k since April, so I'm looking forward to this! Today I decided I'd work on speed. I like working on speed in terms of the workout going by quickly, but I don't in that it is difficult! When I did my 2 miles warmup, I thought, ok, I'm going to run mile repeats. I didn't make it through the first mile, and cut it back to 1/2 mile repeats. I did one of those and then decided 1/4 mile repeats would be fine. So I worked on them and did 2 1/2 mile repeats and 3 or 4 1/4 mile repeats. They were decent but not as great as I was hoping for, and by the end my legs were tired and I was kind of out of breath!

I went into school today to see my students, this was hard but we had a great day there (and then Nick slept for 3 hours) ! The sup't hasn't responded yet.

Some experiments this week so far: (Note: somewhere along the way my pictures went back to being small on the default, so click on them for a big picture)

Granola Bars

These turned out way too sweet, here is what I used:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 c hemp oil
  • 1/4 c nanners almond butter
  • 2 c. oats
  • 1/4 c ground flax
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c flax seeds
  • 1/4 c coconut



Lara Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar - I liked this! I followed the recipe exactly. These taste like chips ahoy to me. And Lara Bars.





Veggie Burgers

I didn't make the dressing, which would have made them better. These were a little dry. Here's what I used:

  • Burgers
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 15-oz. dried/soaked chickpeas
  • A bunch of dried parsley leaves
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 piece whole wheat bread
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

I mainly used the food processor to process everything together. These turned out a bit dry and definitely would have been better with the dressing. It made 10 burgers, I'll make the dressing for the rest!


Tonight's dinner: Veggie Burger, baked sweet potatoes, kale and spinach frittata


Where'd everyone go? Not many comments lately. Maybe the food stuff is boring, I just need something to keep me busy! I'm still looking for bakers. I have around 6 amazing souls but hope to get more from some of you talented people out there!!

15 comments:

  1. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. will you come be my personal chef?

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  2. I love the recipes!! And is that your baby at the top of the page? If so he's absolutely adorable!!!

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  3. I'm still reading, just don't have a whole lot of insight to contribute in the way of comments :) Sounds like you're figuring out how to fill your time well!

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  4. Your dinner looks very good. I still need to make the spinach fritta. You are on a roll with the cooking.

    As for blogging, I think summer is getting to us!

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  5. Cooking machine!!! lara bars look good!

    Good luck this wknd with the 5k!

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  6. No! Don't stop posting the food stuff -- I love it!!:) I just started reading your blog a month ago, and that's one of the things that keeps me coming back for more! Keep up the great work!

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  7. Oh, and yes...you eat the chia seeds raw. Just mix them into something. Really good in oatmeal. And I bet you could add them to your baking!!

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  8. How did it go with the superintendent? Any chance you'll be able to get a P/T opportunity?

    I also find the sprints hard, but funnily enough I seem to have way more energy for the cool down run at the end and then feel like I could go again!

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  9. I'm still here!!! Been really busy so I pop in and out of blogs...I've been bad at commenting.

    I'm enjoying the food posts....I get so many good ideas from people. Just wish I had more time to make more stuff. All those granola bars look AWESOME!!!

    Good luck with the 5K.

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  10. So many recipes to try! Thanks. I've never heard of hemp oil, but I suspect I can track it down.

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  11. do you just make the bars and then let them sit in the frig??? i gotta try this

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  12. I think you need to come cook for me! Sheesh girl you are a machine! :) Also, those veggie burgers look delish! I will have to try them out :)

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  13. no motivation to cook so i haven't been commenting! but go for the 5k! you will be speedy i bet.

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  14. I agree with the others, you can come live with me and i'll watch Nick while you run and cook me dinner, then vise versa. However, all i can make is mac n cheese. Is that ok? HA HA HA!

    :) :) :)

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  15. P.S. if i knew how to make anything, i would totally help. do brownies count? ha ha ha ha

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