I use recipes and inspiration from other food blogs a lot, as demonstrated by the long list of dishes I've tried on my "recipes" page. But there are a few that I find myself going back to when I need something yummy to cook up. Fannetastic Food. Anne, though not a vegetarian herself, has lots of simple and healthy vegetarian recipes. I always seem to have the ingredients on hand and they never involve crazy long cooking methods. Her banana muffins were gone in two days! Oh She Glows. Angela . . .
Last night was so fun! I got to see my best friend from college and my best friends from high school at the SAME BAR! I had 2 glasses of wine and we chatted and laughed away all night. Got to bed much later than I wanted to and definitely have the munchies today, but soo worth it for a fun night out:) ANDDD I found out two of LB's friends are running the marathon with us now! Yippee for more running . . .
They're pretty on the inside. Tonight I looked to my Christmas Gift from Laura, a cookbook called "Veggie Burgers Every Which Way" for dinner. This book contains tons of recipes ranging from a basic black bean burger to more creative "burgers" like beet tartare. The recipe that stood out to me the most was for seeded edamame burgers with brown rice and apples. Plus I only needed to buy two new ingredients! The recipe first called for me to make 1 1/2 cups of brown rice. While that was . . .
My wonderful boyfriend apparently knows me very well and gave me a vegan cooking class for Christmas! The class was held last night at a store here in St. Louis called Kitchen Conservatory. They have a cooking class nearly every night of the week ranging from "Girls Night Out" and "Date Night For Couples" to "Kitchen Skills". Check out the schedule here! Last night's class was held by Chef Clara Moore, the head chef at a Local Harvest Cafe. She is not a vegan, but her restaurant features . . .
Since I know you're dying to know what activities I chose off of yesterday's list, I did laundry, mailed Lara Bar packages, went to church, made an amazing dinner, and saw a band play at a bar with my brother. I did end up having one glass of red wine followed by lots of water, but I still didn't sleep well. It's seriously gotta be in my head...one glass of wine? Something else had to play into it. Anyway, I didn't stay out too late because I had a big treat planned for this morning - a deep . . .
That is why I get out of bed in the morning. Who said a decadent breakfast can't be healthy? 2 Van's Whole Wheat waffles topped with Oikos 0% plain, 1/2 banana, raspberries, and peanut flour sauce. Just oogle a little more. * * * Okay. So yeah, I woke up still feel pretty crummy, but wanted to get out of the house so I stopped feeling so worthless. First stop was Blockbuster to RETURN Shawshank Redemption because it is broken and wont play in the DVD player. So frustrated -- it was their . . .
Happy Last Day of Terrible Campaign Ads! That's something to celebrate, right? I ran out and voted during lunch. Let me get you up to speed: Yesterday's lunch was Amy's reduced sodium vegetable soup, a WW tortilla with my last mozzerella laughing cow, and an apple. Snack was oatmeal + Justin's PB and some pretzels. I was fulllll after that. I headed out on a 4 mile run. I debated not running at all since I was so tired from the weekend, but knew I would feel good after doing it. I was . . .