I did something completely different today. I started my morning off with a workout. I have never really been a morning workout person. This is because, I am a night owl. However, today the temp was supposed to be 100* so I wanted to get out on my bike before I had to deal with that!
I started off with a banana smeared with pnut butter. There was no time for photos. I was ravenous and on a mission to get out the door!
It was already 90* out when I was riding. HOT but bearable, especially on a bike. And remember, no humidity out here, also making things better.
Morning ride: 17 miles – My legs felt like jelly until about mile 10. I was pretty tired from a lot of walking on Sunday + a hard pool workout on Monday.
When I got home I took off my socks + shoes + went for a little barefoot run! It’s addicting, I swear! Today I went about 300yds or a little more and it felt great. I chalked my feet [with powdery climbing chalk] to make them nice + dry so I would avoid friction with the ground. The whole time I ran I was thinking about my feet coming UP off the ground and I think it worked! My steps were light + quick. Yay!
I followed my run with an ab workout on the balance ball and then about 10 minutes of yoga stretches, focusing on my hip flexors + hamstrings. It was hard to not chew my arm off as I was STARving. There was NO way I could not do oats today! I needed something cold!
A completely different breakfast.
I adore cantaloupe and I’ve been finding the best loupes ever lately! Next a Cascadian Organic high fiber cereal that is completely delicious. It has a great crunchy texture and a little bit of sweetness. Also paired with 1/2c plain lowfat Nancy’s yogurt, sprinkled with cinnamon, chia seeds + cacao nibs. Also on the side, 1/2 toasted Ezekiel sprouted EM with earth balance.
Summery perfection. I was stuffed!! I actually measured out the yogurt + cereal, something I never do. I just wanted to see what actual portion sizes were to see how off I was. I poured 1/2c of cereal and 1/2c of the yogurt and was actually surprised how much was there! I was completely satisfied after this. YUM.
Okay. This sandwich. Well, I can’t stop thinking about it. I know it probably doesn’t look like much here. But….wow, is this a keeper. The best sandwich I’ve had in a long time and the best tempeh sandwich eveRRR.
Grilled Tempeh Cheese Samich
- 2 slices bread [I used Rudi’s Organic multigrain oat]
- 1/2 block tempeh sliced thing
- thin slices organic valley extra sharp white cheddar [my FAV]
- sliced pickles + cucumbers
- Grease and heat a pan, panini press, or foreman grill.
- Layer sandwich with bread –> cheese –> tempeh –> cheese –> bread
- Let cook until brown, flipping over if necessary.
- Open sandwich and stuff with cold sliced pickles + cucumbers.
No dressing needed. This was 100% amazing. Every last bite of it. The crispy, lightly oiled bread, the gooey cheese and cold delicious pickles + cuc’s. Ahhhhhhh. :)
With 2 huge sliced carrots + a big glob of peanut butter. Stuffed with happiness + deliciousness!!
We had a little get together with friends tonight. I was really busy today so I whipped up a quick batch of my curry honey hummus. This takes 5min to make and will impress all of your friends!! I made a double batch, so we would have some at home :)
Cucumbers + carrots for dippers with some Back To Nature sesame tarragon crackers, which are amazing.
Love this stuff. I can’t wait to make a huge veggie sandwich slathered with curry for lunch tomorrow. You know I’ll be panini pressing it :)
Did I mention it was 100* today??? Definitely had to wear a super light + comfy dress.
Ali + Hovan were super sweet and grilled up some eggplant for their veggie friends. I added tomato + hummus. Ali made a simple but delicious coleslaw with cabbage + carrots + balsamic vin + oil + s+p. It was perfect. I loved that it didn’t have mayo. I’ve just never been a fan! Then why did I eat the potato salad? Well, it looked really good!! But then, I was quickly reminded of my mayo issue ;) I definitely am thinking of whipping up a summery potato salad with greek yogurt, lemon + dill.
Hangin out. Ali bein’ cute.
Chris being attacked by ferocious animals.
Amaaaazing chocolate cake from Whole Foods. I’m definitely a vanilla on vanilla cake girl but this was FABulous. I had seconds. YUM.
Some of my lady friends :) Allison, Jen, me + Ann
And a little backyard entertainment from Kurtz + Hovan. Hard to explain their act but it’s pretty hilarious.
I finished my 4th header for Katie, from Legally Fit. She actually bid on this header for Angela’s Shop For a Cause fundraiser, for Canadian Cancer Society. I figured if I couldn’t donate money, I could donate some of my time. Thanks to Katie for donating to such a great cause.
I’ve started on my 5th + 6th headers as well, and I’m pretty excited about them. It has been really fun getting to use my design background for something I really enjoy :)
Also…the feedback on the natural deodorant was exciting!! I used it today for my HOT bike ride and for our get together and it worked perrrrfectly. I have a few notes about it that I’ll fill you in on soon! 1 thing though, do not put it in an old deodorant container…it leaks out of the bottom if it gets warm :) hehe
And with that….I’m running to bed!!