Hello, Sunday! How’s your weekend going? Mine’s been pretty good so far! Productive, relaxing, social. It’s been a little while since I’ve written a post for the Five Things For Sunday series, so here’s what I’m loving today!
I’ve run six times this week. Six! Most of them were two milers, but each morning when I wake up, I’m excited to run. I don’t want to jinx myself into not feeling it anymore, but for the time being, I’m loving it. The heart-pounding, music-listening, drippy-sweat exhilaration of all of it. And the dork hat is back.
This lip stain. I’ve never been a lipstick girl (although I’d like to be, for the chicness of it all) but this keeps my lips nice and moisturized and adds a nice pop of color that’s summery and fun. (I also see Tarte’s now made a limited edition True Blood stain, which I may have to track down.)
Going to the library feels like highway robbery. The other day, after finishing my book, I went to see if the book I’d requested had arrived. Well, it had… and a whole slew of other books I’d never heard of. So those had to go home with me, too. Doesn’t it blow your mind that you can get whatever book you want… for free?! I’m so grateful for the time I’ve had to read whatever I want this summer… I feel like I’m 12 again.
I forgot how much I love cereal. Four days out of the week I bring my breakfast to work, so I usually pack yogurt or overnight oats for portability’s sake. But cereal? So delicious and refreshing! While I was in Michigan, I ate a mixture of Kashi GoLean, mixed salted nuts, fruit + almond milk every day for breakfast. And I amy or may not have had a similar concoction (with a little yogurt mixed in) last night for dinner.
Ditto bulked-up pancakes. Today after my run I was in the mood for something a little special (it is Sunday, after all!), so I made Katie’s Choco-holic/ Red Velvet Pancakes. I substituted rolled oats for the oat bran, and topped the cakes with vanilla yogurt + banana. So good! If I hadn’t run out of banana, I would have whipped up a second batch.
Goal for 2011 update: Cook One New Recipe A Week
Week 1: Lemony Spaghetti with Bitter Greens & Chickpeas
Week 2: Lentil Chili
Week 3: Chickpeas in Star Anise & Date Masala
Week 4: Thai-Style Black Beans w/ Mango & Cilantro
Week 5: Ten Minute Tasty Asparagus & Brown Rice, Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cheddar and Toasted Almonds, Warm Red Lentil Salad, Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad.
Week 6: Beets, Spiced Quinoa & Yogurt, Sesame-Cooked Eggs Over Rice
Week 7: Curried Parsnip Fries
Week 8: Curried Lentils & Sweet Potatoes
Week 9: Rutabagas with Buckwheat, Black Beans & Kale, Garlicky Mushroom Greens
Week 10: Tamarind Lentils, The Double-Shift Scramble
Week 11: Spicy Chickpea Salad, Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze, Spicy Red Lentil, Peanut & Pumpkin Soup
Week 12: Sunday Night Supper Salad, Peanut Butter Banana-Berry French Toast Sandwich
Week 13: Grilled Cheddar-Mushroom Sandwich
Week 14: Black Bean Soup, Sweet Pumpkin Pudding
Week 15: Green Rice
Week 16: Matzoh Buttercrunch Candy, Quinoa with Moroccan Winter Squash and Carrot Stew
Week 17: Truffled Turnip Soup, Nutty Lemon Brussels Sprouts, Cookie Dough Smoothie
Week 18: Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake, Spring Pasta
Week 19: Chopped Kale w/ Hot Pepper Vinegar
Week 20: Ultimate Veggie Burgers, Mmm Sauce
Week 21: Ribbed Asparagus Salad with Lemon, Spinach & Chickpeas, Chocolate-Chip Blondies, Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes, Leek Zucchini Pasta Salad
Week 22: Sesame Ginger Kale Salad, Hoisin Ginger Tofu with Smoky Tahini Slaw
Week 23: Pan-Seared Asparagus Salad with Frisée and Fried Egg, Baked Ziti, Brown Butter Banana Strawberry Bread, Green Bowl
Week 24: Quinoa Cookies, Chocolate Mousse
Week 26: Sweet Potato Stuffed with Caramelized Tempeh and Sautéed Kale, Shaved Fennel Salad, Summer Pesto
Week 27: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Week 28: Choco-holic Pancakes
What are five things for your Sunday?