Jon and I had great intention of running a 5k this morning, but we have a bad habit of chattin’ it up so much that our running suffers. We ended up running/walking 2.54 miles in about 35 minutes . Obvs. there was a lot of walking involved. o’well…at least we were up and moving!
By the time we got back, I had to rush around to get out the door on time!
green monster to-go please!!
2 handfuls spinach, 1.25 cups soy milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 scoop Amazing Grass, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, chia seeds, ice
Need. Bigger. Cup. (I’m hardcore like that;)
After my orthodontist appointment (hi, I’m Candice and I’m 13 years old) I ran through S-bucks for a decaf soy latte. I have cut down on my Starbucks runs exponentially; it’s funny how much better it tastes when it’s a rare treat. Totally worth every last cent today.
After a quick stop at the mall to do an exchange, I headed home for lunch. Sweet Jon had it all prepared for me
Sunflower sprouts make their debut! hooray!
whole wheat pita with hummus, Morningstar black bean burger, broccoli slaw and sunflower sprouts
with a side of juicy watermelon that I picked up last night
one of my thousand new obsessions.
And several hours of work later I dug into this new container of Sabra hummus with baby carrots. Does anybody know how baby carrots came to be? Do they grow them that way? Curious minds want to know!
love me some carrots and hummus
Tonight I was in the mood for some comfort food because I received some bad news. The ESL teaching job I told you guys I landed last week fell through. She called today and said that there had been some kind of hiring freeze and that they weren’t going to be able to hire me after all. Sad:( It hit me pretty hard because I was counting on that being a sure thing when I resigned from my job.
I’m trying to stay positive regardless of what happens. I know that God will provide, and I know everything will work out for the best…I just have to have faith.
Someone quoted the following on twitter last week. Please tell me if you know who it was because I can’t find where I wrote it down!
“This week shall rock! I’m going to hold steady and strong at not digging up in doubt what I planted in full on faith.”
This has been my mantra since I read it last week…I keep repeating it to myself every time I start to sink into doubt. I can’t lose hope the second things don’t go as expected.
Onwards and Upwards!
So, back to the comfort food. I’ll give you 1 guess as to what comfort food was calling out to me.
You got it
Our specialty: homemade enchiladas.
- Whole wheat tortilla
- black beans
- rotel tomatoes
- soy cheese
- Roll tortillas up and place in a baking dish
- Pour canned green enchilada sauce over entire dish
- Bake to perfection at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes
**We make six at a time because they are great for leftovers!
All jokes aside about our obsession with Mexican food...if you like enchiladas, you MUST make these. They are like biting into a little piece of heaven. No kidding. You can make any variation – spinach, beans, cheese and onion or a mix of all three! Let me know if you try them out, and I’ll post ‘em on the blog!
In an effort to save money this month, I decided to make a big batch of homemade salsa since we eat it like it’s goin’ out of style. Below is the recipe I came up with tonight, but I think it still has room for improvement. Let me know if you have any ideas for alterations!
Place the following ingredients in a food processor:
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 3/4 jalapeno pepper, seeds and all!
- ~ 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- small handful basil leaves, chopped
- small handful cilantro, chopped
Process until it reaches the consistency you prefer. Eat up!
There are millions of different ways to make salsas – peach salsa, chipotle salsa, black bean and corn salsa, the list goes on and on…
Jon and I prefer just basic, spicy salsa – we’re not crazy about all the add ins. I’m excited to experiment with this a bit more.
Okay, okay, now for what you’ve all been waiting for. I selected the winners using True Random Number Generator from random. org.
The winners of the chia seeds so graciously donated by Monterey Bay Spice Company are….
Rhea from Happy Greek Feaster
Amber from SAHM’s Musings
Congrats Rhea and Amber. Email me your information, and we’ll get your chias shipped asap!
Thanks to everyone who entered. And a very special thanks to Monterey Bay Spice Company for being our lovely sponsor. Hop over and check out their website when you get a chance. Chia seeds are only the beginning of their amazing products!
That’s all for tonight, friends. Hope you all had a fantastic Monday!
What kind of salsa is your favorite? Any tips to improve my recipe? I’m all ears!!