Been a while since I updated the good ol’ RB. And since the last few editions have been running-focused, here are some of my favorite kitchen mavens:
- Duke’s House: Eating and Running with the Big Dog – The thing I enjoy most about Brit’s blog is that she is all over the place when it comes to foods from different parts of the world. And does it all health-consciously and budget-consciously. And…she dressed her ginormous dog as a lion for Halloween. One of the most fantastic things I have seen on a blog, ever.
- Prevention RD – Nicole is a registered dietitian and overall super healthy gal, so I know that she isn’t going to post bad-for-you stuff. But somehow her recipes always have that “OMG bar food” appeal, while somehow staying healthy. A girl after my own heart.
- Cate’s World Kitchen – Although her recipes are vegetarian and I’m – to put it mildly – a meat gal, I totally admire her sense of adventure in the kitchen and ability to tackle exotic ingredients and bold flavor combos. And she’s also a badass runner. 🙂
That’s just a sampling. My bloated Google reader overflows with recipes every single day! But since I am a masochist – or maybe just a slacker who stalks her GR instead of working – feel free to send more good recipe blogs my way!
Today’s EAT: I had a little adventure of my own in the kitchen today. It started out with a spell of extreme laziness.
Me: There’s nothing here to cook for dinner.
Me II (because I was talking to myself): Okay, go to the store. You have been cooped up in the apartment all day. It would be a nice break from work.
Me II: Good lord, you are pathetic. Take off those cat-hair-covered yoga pants and go buy yourself some damn groceries.
Me: MEHHHHHHHH. [stomping feet and defiantly rummaging in fridge] I’ll make do.
And so I did.
Emboldened by my success with baked Shrimp Rangoons a couple of weeks ago, I started with some leftover wonton wrappers. I added: a flavorful chicken salad. And panko. And balsamic syrup. Unconventional. It was either going to be brilliant or disgusting.
It was effing delicious. Really, I feel like I’ve only just begun to discover the possibilities that come with sticking wonton wrappers in a muffin tin and filling them with random tasty things.
Snag the recipe here: Baked Chicken Salad Cups
I still have half a pack of wonton wrappers to use, so look for more meals like this soon! Shredded pork and baked apples? Black beans, yams and queso fresco? Salmon, cream cheese and capers? The options are endless!
Today’s DRINK: For some reason, I always shy away from buying the Trader Joe’s house label wines. I’m not sure why, because it’s not like I’m fooling anyone about my cheapness when it comes to wine purchasing.
But I decided to give this VINTJ’s Pinot Noir a chance, and I’m glad I did! It’s not the most complex wine out there (when trying to decide what flavors I detected in it, I was like….uh, grapes?) but it’s perfectly enjoyable! Definitely a big step up from Two Buck Chuck.
Today’s RUN: I banished myself to the elliptical. Waaah. 40 minutes, plus a halfhearted attempt at some core work (a couple of planks, some ball crunches).
The Crankle is still acting up. (Crankle = cranky ankle. It’s really my achilles and calf, but Crachillesandcalf doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?) It’s not acutely painful, but sore enough that I feel like I’m flirting with injury here. I’ve had on-and-off stiffness and soreness in this area for a few months now, which is pretty annoying. I’m thinking it might be time for new shoes?
Hoping it feels better tomorrow. I don’t want to miss out on the beautiful running weather we’re having this week!
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your go-to source for recipes? Blogs, websites, cookbooks? Name your favorite here!