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Yearly Archive: 2017

Workouts – Last Week Today – February 5

Another easy week this week.  My next race is the Galveston Half Marathon next Sunday.  I’m just keeping my running to 4 days a week with one of them being a long run. Although I do have a race on the horizon, I’m not too worried about it.  I am actually thinking about running that race as a “fun” run….
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February Coffee Date

Today I’m joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up!  I don’t regularly drink coffee any longer, but I do drink tea… so let’s sit down and have a nice warm beverage and do some catching up! Over tea, I’d tell you that I had a really great time last Sunday at Southern Star Brewery for Paint on Tap.  It…
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Fennel, Leek, & Mushroom Pasta with Artichoke Hearts

This dish is a creation from remnants from my fridge.  I had the leeks left over from the spanakorizo and the fennel left over from my sweet potato and white bean stew.  The pasta and artichoke hearts were already in the pantry and I had mushrooms on hand. This pasta dish is how I like it… heavy on the vegetables, light on the pasta….
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January Recap and February Goals

With January in the books, it’s time to take a look at how I am progressing against my 2017 goals and how I did on my January goals.  I’m also setting a few goals for February. 2017 Goals: Run my first marathon – Complete – check out the recap here. Run 1,200 miles this year – making progress.  I ran…
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Vegan Baked Potato Soup

To me, this screams comfort food… creamy, rich and satisfying. I’ve taken the classic loaded baked potato soup and veganized it.  It features plant based milk, tofu sour cream, dairy free cheese, and coconut bacon. This is basically a baked potato in a bowl… how can you go wrong?         Print Vegan Baked Potato Soup Ingredients 4 large russet…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – January 29

This week, I eased into running one week post marathon.  I am taking it slow and easy…  best way to recovery, I think.  I didn’t feel any soreness or DOMS after the race., and for that I am thankful. I am enjoy running easy, and although I do have a race on the horizon, I’m not too worried about it.  I…
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January Runfessions

I’m linking up with the lovely ladies today for Friday Five 2.0 and the fabulous Marcia for Runfessions.  First of all, how is it already the end of January! I have a few things on my mind to Runfess… To tell you the truth… I’m still living on my “marathon high” … and sometimes in disbelief that I ran 26.2 miles. …
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All Caps Cooking + Spanakorizo

Power Vegetables!, a cookbook by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach promises  ALL CAPS cooking for people looking to eat more vegetable-centered meals.  This book turbo-charges vegetable dishes to make them powerfully good… for example, vichyssoise made with dashi, or braised collards with peanut butter. Power Vegetables! is not a book full of vegetarian or vegan recipes.  There is plenty…
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Sweet Potato and White Bean Stew

Some time ago, I had dreamt up this great stew with sweet potatoes, white beans, and swiss chard that I served over farro.  Unfortunately, I never wrote down the recipe so all that remains of it is a photo and a comment about making up this dish while walking the halls at work. It sounded so good, so I set…
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Chevron Houston Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my very first marathon… the Chevron Houston Marathon. It was a full weekend affair.  Friday morning started out with an e-mail from the marathon committee warning about the weather conditions during the race. Friday night I had dinner with the hubs and some friends.  Everyone was excited to carbo load with me.  I made spaghetti for…
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