Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Good Home Cookin’

Hi guys!

There’s still an hour left in the MojaMix giveaway so I’m going to wait to announce the winner in my breakfast post tomorrow! Sound okay? 🙂

I felt a teeny bit productive today. Still have lots to catch up on and do, but I did get a chunk of emails out of the way today and got all my thank-you emails written, which was good. If you haven’t noticed, the official Summit agenda is now online! Yep, that was done today too. Check it out…we think its pretty awesome!

I made a lovely juice this afternoon while working with a kiwi (love ’em!), green apple, half a cucumber and 2 stalks celery. It was green-a-licious:

Boy oh boy, I’ve missed my homemade juice and green monsters!!
I also had a piece of Ezekiel toast with almond butter + strawberry preserves pre-working out—

I just went upstairs to the condo gym and watched Oprah while I lifted for about 20-ish minutes. I got triceps, biceps, back and shoulders done and feel a lot better after a great strength session. Tomorrow is my long run! Taking a week off really messes up your system, no?
Dinner was, like I said, at my parent’s house. Check out my mom’s amazing spread!!

This was a variety of summer-ish dishes, including chickpea salad, tomatoes, green beans with raw almonds, pesto chicken, salmon, cucumber salad and mushrooms. Everything was delish!

Of course there was vino involved—-


Not sure what this was, but the general consensus was that it…..rather sucked. It was a very, very VERY light Cab from Argentina and basically just tasted like cherry juice. More like a Beaujolais than a Cabernet but I had a glass and then my dad opened some much better Cabernet from Chile, which we all enjoyed a taste of as well. They key is to keep trying new things!
No dessert ’cause I’m stuffed and I’m waking up early run 5 miles! Actually I’m not waking up early and I plan to run 5 miles on the treadmill but oh well. Tomorrow is finally the long awaited Rascal Flatts concert and I’m super stoked! Ryan is going deep sea fishing and it is totally a girls day. Can’t wait!
50 minutes left for your MojaMix! See you in the morning!

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  • Brynne
    July 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    All that food looks delicious! And I’m so jealous you’re going to Rascal Flatts – I LOVE THEM!

  • VeggieGirl
    July 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Nothing beats a home-cooked meal!! Sorry about the vino though 🙁

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    July 24, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Ahh my mom and sister are going to the concert at Ford Amp tomorrow too!! Can you believe they forgot to ask me if I wanted to go??? I’m sooo sad =[ Have some fun for me and rock out to “Summer Nights” for me! 🙂

    Your home cooked meal looks amazing!

  • Kelly
    July 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Ugh. How disappointing! I hate when a wine doesn’t live up to food. I think that’s why I’m so paranoid when it comes to buying wine and only bought something I’ve tasted before. The spread looks beautiful though. It is nice that you and your mom share such a strong love of food and cooking.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 24, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    What an awesome dinner spread! Sounds amazing!!! Good luck on your run tomorrow.

  • Loreejo
    July 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    sounds like you’re doing really well with the “letdown” after a big week. your mom is an amazing cook! hope your run feels great!!

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)
    July 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I had a green juice tonight made with kiwi too! I would have never thought of throwing kiwi into the mix if I hadn’t seen you do it. Thanks for the idea. I <3 it! 🙂

    Dinner looks amazing!

  • Help Meghan Run
    July 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hey I’m getting up to run 5 miles, too. 🙂 Yay Nike!

  • Sam
    July 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I’m so jealous you’re going to see Rascall Flatts. I’ve seen them three times in concert and loved every second of it. Have fun!

  • Rebecca
    July 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Your mom’s food looks amazing!! I sent you an email but I’ll post it here too: I tried your pizza dough recipe tonight and it was fabulous!! I’m never ordering pizza again!! Sorry the wine wasn’t good!!

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    July 24, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Love all the veggies! Get some sleep and have a good run tomorrow 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    July 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Have fun at Rascal Flatts! Nothin’ quite like country music!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    July 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Dinner looks great! What an amazing spread of food, your mom really loves cooking!

  • emily
    July 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    That’s fun that you guys posted the schedule. I don’t have a ticket but I might actually be in town and I would love to attend the “open” events!

  • Brittany
    July 24, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Your mom’s spread of summer dishes looked awesome. Enjoy the Rascal Flats Concert!!

  • Sarah
    July 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Your mom really is an amazing cook. I practically drool on the keyboard when you eat at your parents’.

  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection)
    July 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Good luck on your run! That’s major progress ! 🙂

  • Jessica
    July 25, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Holy moly that spread looks good!

  • Caroline
    July 25, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I watched Oprah today too–I thought it was pretty awesome because Ruby AND the Little Couple were on!

  • WholeBodyLove
    July 25, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Your mom is a kitchen goddess! I went to see Rascal Flatts for my birthday last year. They do put on a fun show

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 25, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Glad you had such a productive day!

    That feast your mom prepared looks amazing!!

  • Stacey
    July 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    mmmmm…this is one of those moments that I wish I could reach through the computer and taste that food!! haha. Oh yay! Rascal Flatts concert sounds AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear about it!! And of course, who the winner for the MojiMix is too 😉

  • Susan
    July 25, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Ha, I bet I would have liked that wine! I’m a bit of a wine wuss and Beaujolais is the only red I can force down 😛

  • mary
    July 25, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I went to Rascall Flatts last night in West Palm. They were great as always and so was Darius Rucker. Have fun!

  • Rickyrae
    July 25, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Interesting drink! I love kiwis, but never thought of drinking celery!

  • Still Life in South America
    July 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Your mom’s meal looks a-ma-zing. My mom and grandma used to serve us summer meals with all fresh veggies from the garden. I’ll never forget the taste of those vine ripened tomatoes which were just bursting with flavor and vitamins.

    I’m so excited about your Rascal Flatt’s concert. Should be an awesome time.

  • devon
    July 25, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Nothin’ wrong with running 5 on the treadmill. That’s what I’ve been doing because its entirely too hot here in Central Florida!

  • She-Fit
    July 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    That juice sounds soo good!

  • MarathonVal
    July 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

    How fun! Have a great time at the concert!! 🙂