If you haven’t tried this combo, you must. It’s delicious, particularly if you have the soft medjool dates.
Passing some time before leaving the house always means self-portraits!
Thank goodness for hats, or Medusa would be heading out to the gym 🙂
Hopped on the hamster wheel and busted out 5 miles. It felt really good. Do you ever have those days where you just feel in great shape? I was feeling it today, and I loved it. I am also feeling those harder chin ups from yesterday, too. Soreness down my sides (in a good way).
I was craving some protein waffles for brekkie! I don’t know why this same recipe tastes different as pancakes versus waffles. Or maybe it is just in my mind.
I had a lovely package arrive from a secret bloggy valentine. I don’t know who it is, though! I have a last name, but that’s it. It had some wonderful pampering stuff in there.
Thank you!! Scented with coconut lime. You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up – sing it with me! I used this in the shower today.
I came up with a cool recipe for lunch today. I had some rice pudding during the cruise. Rice pudding has always been a favorite of mine, but I hardly ever make it (not exactly sure why that is). Anyway, we had some cooked brown rice in the fridge and I had an idea for a quick rice pudding:
- 1 individual container of vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 20 grams of chopped raisins (I had a mixed grape color type)
This was really good! It had some of the yogurt tang, but the overall texture was good and packed with protein. I think some ground pistachios would have completed it. Next time I will mix it earlier to let it sit and meld for a while.
I had to work some today to make up for missed hours this week. I will be going 8 straight days of work until next Friday, wahhh! But it was worth it.
John and I took a break for some coffee at Cool Beans, and I was tempted by a treat:
Goodbye 5-mile run calorie burn
Came home to find Pixie being lazy on the dishwasher. She gets on top of it whenever we run it because it is warm. I love her giant feet.
Dinner was another experiment. I pan sauteed some broccoli in sesame oil, then added chopped cooked chicken breast and salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, I mixed 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar with 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp cornstarch and added it to the pan.
This was pretty good, but it needs some other flavoring. Not sure what it would be, though. Maybe mustard? Anyone have any balsamic vinegar tips?
The rest of the night will be made of some reading and resting.
On a sad note, I wanted to take a moment and ask you all to please send your thoughts to Steve, as he has lost his father suddenly.