Monday, April 29, 2013
Eats and Treats...
Well, it's here...Monday! I had an incredible weekend so I'm going to move my mood right into the amazing Ms. Katie's Marvelous In My Monday!

I needed a recharge this weekend and that's exactly what happened. Admittedly, Tony and I had ants in our pants Saturday morning and needed to go out for a quick run even though we had a long run scheduled for Sunday. We live close to the park, so we ran to the park, around it and back home for a total of 2.5 miles. Just what we needed. Then, I did some cleaning around the house, while Tony cut the grass in preparation for friends to come over. We did a big Tex Mex meal with Max making guacamole...

I LOVE that he makes this all on his own. Seriously, the recipe is in his head and he does the whole thing start to finish!

I also made my gluten free angel food cake with seven minute icing. That icing is a weakness...

So, when we got up on Sunday morning, Tony and I were greeted with this lovely weather...rain (lots and lots of rain!!!)! I don't mind running in a drizzle, but all out rain, that is not fun. Oh, that reminds me, I never shared our 5k experience with you. I am so behind...let's just say running in the pouring rain in ponchos is less than ideal. 

To the treadmill we headed. We had 6 miles on our out loud plan, with 9 on our mental plan. ;) We are noncommittal like that. This run was brutal! With all the moisture in the air, even being inside, it felt like I was breathing under water. I played it smart though and just walked when I need to catch my breath and get some water, then pushed through to 10 miles! Yeah, I'm still riding that double digit high! It was our first time in the double digits! I was impressed that I had a slight dry spot on the only peace of clothing that wasn't touching my body at the top of my shirt. I was drenched! Fuel was needed pretty much immediately! A massive grilled vegetable salad with lentils and nutritional yeast totally hit the spot! Although, really, when does it not for me...


Dinner came in the form of one of my favorite dishes that I don't have enough. I really wanted to share this on Heather's Meatless Mondays from A-Z this week, so I was happy to get the push to make it again!

This week is cabbage week. I LOVE cabbage just about any way you prepare it. This dish is loaded with good stuff thanks to my favorite spice...turmeric! I am a huge believer in the healing qualities of the food we eat, so I like to incorporate healthy spices in our meals. Turmeric and cabbage are both great for inflammation (hello running joints) and digestion (we always need help in this department). The boys love this with roasted pork or chicken and I love it with an over easy egg on top. 

Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

1 small head of cabbage (1 1/2 - 2 lbs.), chopped into large rustic pieces
5 large carrots, thinly sliced on a diagonal
1 red bell pepper, chopped into large pieces
1 cup water
3 TBSP gluten free all purpose flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill)
2 tsp vegetable base
1 tsp turmeric

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I recommend using a glass dish. The color will stain other dishes.

Put the chopped vegetables in a 13x9 baking dish. Put the water, flour, vegetable base and turmeric in a measuring cup and stir well until there are no lumps. Pour the mixture over the vegetables and bake for 30 minutes. Stir the vegetables, bake for another 30 minutes, stir and bake for another 20-30 minutes or until the carrots are done.

Anybody else still riding a high from a great weekend? I hope you all have an amazing week!

I will be sharing this on Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Allergy Free Wednesday.

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:31 AM  
  • At April 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I swear Max is secretly my kid. LOL! I was just saying this weekend that I want to stick my face in a bowl of guac. And I just might. In 5 days.

  • At April 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Anonymous Jess said…

    LOVE that Max makes the guac for the family -- and might I say it looks ridiculously yummy and creamy?? BIG high fives on your 10 mile run...and on the treadmill, you are my hero! Longest I've run on the treadmill is 7 miles, ha! Rock ON!

  • At April 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Woot! So excited for you. Can't believe you milled it for 10 - that's like 20 miles in my book. I love that you had out loud plan and mental plan. I do that all the time ;-) And love the look of those veggies. I love using turmeric.

  • At April 29, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Max is quite the chef!
    And way to go on the 10 miles! That's NOT easy (especially on a treadmill!).
    Sounds like you had a nice. easy weekend. Which sounds perfect. :)

  • At April 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Anonymous purelytwins said…

    yum yum!
    yay for 10 miles - you're amazing :)
    and yes we are still leaving on turning 30 birthday high - haha


  • At May 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Blogger Jolene said…

    Yum, I love cabbage ;-) congrats on those miles my friend!! So inpsired :)

  • At May 1, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Blogger Sandy said…

    YUM YUM YUM! Those veggies look superb - I bet they are full of flavour :-)

  • At May 3, 2013 at 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a fun post! Love your roasted veggies. Perhaps my all-time favorite. I love to roast anything. So easy and the outcome, always delicious. Love your use of turmeric. Such a wonderful spice.

    Have a fabulous weekend lovely lady.

    And 10 ROCK IT. :-)

  • At May 4, 2013 at 1:15 AM, Anonymous Paige @ your trainer paige said…

    Max looks so determined making that guac! It looks good, too!
    WAY to go on the 10 miles. Double digits - yeeaaah :)

  • At May 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Blogger Katie said…

    JUST seeing this post and I LOVE YOU!!! Yay for MIMM!!!!!!

    Haha, your son rocks! Send him over here! I think that is awesome he can make some guacamole, he needs to teach Anthony!

    Glad your weekend last weekend was great, happy weekend ahead! Happy Mother's Day too!! Love ya!

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