Good Eats, Cool Runs

by Jen on November 17, 2010

It seems that I’m not alone in my love for hoodies. Many of you also commented that they’re a staple in your winter wardrobe. So cozy!

Today’s post is all about the food. Lots of good eats in the last couple days.

Last night’s dinner was easy and delicious.

Parsnip and sweet potato puree with roasted asparagus and baked mahi mahi. I seasoned the mahi with a mix of Dizzy Pig’s Shakin’ the Tree and Ragin’ River. Their rubs are the best and have so much flavor! Brandon and I both loved this dinner.

Skipping ahead to today’s lunch…

I cut a slice of Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat into fourths (because it was tearing when I took it out of the bag!) and topped them with hummus, mashed avocado, sprouts, spinach and pepper jack. Goldfish, pear slices and baby carrots on the side.

My snack today was outstanding.

Plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola in a nearly empty Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter jar. Yummm…..

I had a run planned tonight and was seriously not feeling it when I left work. Luckily, I received a motivating Tweet from Genevieve and channeled my Cold Weather Running post about attitude and got myself out on the road. Sullie and I ran 4.2 miles in 37 minutes. I’m so glad that I got the run done – it felt amazing!

The temperature was around 50 degrees and it was dark so this is the ensemble I put together. I was comfortable the whole time. I probably could have used some gloves but I wasn’t miserable without them.

And just to show you the effectiveness of the reflective vest…

GET ONE! Do not run in the dark without one.

Dinner tonight was Vegan African Coconut Curry Soup.

It was a mixture of red bell pepper, tomatoes, onions, curry powder, chickpeas, vegetable broth, coconut milk and brown rice. I will be sharing the recipe on Bakin’ and Eggs once I get a natural light shot of it. I loved this soup.

And speaking of Bakin’ and Eggs, tonight I posted a recipe for Cranberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping. When people ask me why I don’t combine my two blogs – this recipe is case in point of why that will never happen. ;)

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

Wow you are brave to run in shorts! I’m about to head out now, and I’m wearing running tights! To be fair, it is a bit colder where I am, but still! :P And that is one super reflective vest!
Mmm all your eats look delicious! :)

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2 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I try to hold out in shorts until it’s well under 40 degrees! I just bundle up on top. :D

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3 Becky November 18, 2010 at 6:50 am

I bought a reflective vest, but I have yet to use it. I need to get over my fear of the darkness. Nice job getting out there!

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4 Jackie (ananda prana) November 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

Let’s just say that when I try to cook fish, it NEVER looks like that! I thought it was a photo from a restaurant. Looks delicious :)

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5 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Jackie! I’ve found that if you roast or broil fish it is much easier to obtain “pretty” results than when you saute and have to worry about flipping and sticking. Oh and I also find it’s much easier to cook firm fish like mahi, grouper and salmon without it falling apart.

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6 Kelly November 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm

That soup looks amazing! I love soup so much. Brad says I should be the soup Nazi (like from Seinfield). :)

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7 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Haha – I have actually been meaning to try your favorite soup recipe. Maybe I’ll put on the menu for next week!

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8 L Reed November 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Jen-
One of my friends introduced me to your blog and I have been hooked. Peanut butter and running- my two favorite things! (And yoga now!) I love all your tasty eats and comments about running/ working out. I am training for my third marathon. (I ran the Marine one two years ago). I ran 20 miles this morning (2:44) and I am SO excited about taper time. Thanks again for your awesome fun blog!

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9 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Thanks so much for the comment and letting me know you are enjoying the blog! Glad to hear you are liking yoga! :) Congratulations on your awesome (and fast!) 20-miler. You sound totally ready for your third marathon. Enjoy your taper and PLEASE report back and let me know how it goes.

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10 Nicole - Yuppie Yogini November 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

That soup looks yummy. I have a coconut milk obsession. It is like a vegan dream product!

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11 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Oooh I like your reflective vest! I need to get myself one of those!

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12 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

They make some that flash and blink too with lights – I don’t think you can be too careful when running in the dark!

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13 Jen November 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Love your lunch!

Jen

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14 Donna November 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Where do you buy Dizzy Pig spices in Charlotte? PS I love your blog!!

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