I definitely got my veggie bases covered tonight!
Call me crazy, but I’m just really craving veggies! Tonight I threw together another oldie-but-goodie—Veganomicon’s Corn & Edamame salad. I have made this before and LOVE it. It is so simple but yet so satisfying! I also a deliciously sweet garnet yam, half a HUGE carrot with a little pb and a Voskos yogurt with a drizzle of organic honey. It was a very simple but yummy dinner. I liked the yogurt but I have to say, I do prefer a thicker style of greek yogurt (like Fage, Oikos or Chobani). The big pro to Voskos is that in one cup you get a full 8 ounce serving, which contains 24 grams of protein! However, once I stirred the yogurt up, it was only a tiny bit thicker than just normal yogurt. I like my greek yogurt super super thick….maybe I should try the low fat variety instead of fat free next time? I’ll be on the lookout!
For dessert, a delicious super charge me cookie!
Today I DID conquer my 3 mile-ish run….barely! I could definitely feel those dang shin splints coming back and, for some reason, that hummus sammie from lunch was RIGHT THERE the whole time. Don’t ya hate that?! I was getting pretty frustrated. Oh well. All I need to do is make it through this race on Saturday and I’ll be fine. Today I started running for 6 minutes and walking for 1 minute to pace myself (I tend to run like a bat out of hell then burn myself out quickly)and honor my achy shins. After Saturday I think I might have to stick to occasional treadmill runs, which don’t seem to bother me as much. I’ll save the great outdoors for long walks with the doggie and sweaty bike rides 🙂
Tomorrow at work I got the go ahead to test out some vegan cake/cupcake recipes! I told my manager I think our store would greatly benefit in offering vegan bakery options because we have a lot of vegetarian/vegan shoppers and employees! He said why not and so tomorrow I’m making the basic vegan chocolate cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, along with the fluffy “buttercream” frosting that goes along with it. Pictures to come of course! I’m excited!
Its time for a bubble bath + bible study + book.
See you tomorrow!