Happy Monday morning blog readers! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.
I kicked off my weekend with an 11 mile run on Saturday morning. I have to say, this half marathon training isn’t as bad as I anticipated. Back when I used to do half marathons more frequently, I’d always train alone. Training with a friend makes the run much more
fun tolerable. I’ve also paid more attention to my refueling and stretching than I ever have before, which I believe has made a difference. I make sure to eat and drink within 30-45 minutes when we are done and to do some foam rolling and/or stretching later in the day. This has really helped, as I’ve always been plagued with IT Band Syndrome and subsequent hip and low back pain. (I’ve also been adding maca to my post run fueling – could this be helping in recovery?) We are going to rock the Long Beach Half Marathon next Sunday!
Now, let’s switch gears and chat about food shall we? In particular, veggies.
I love my veggies, and always found it hard to believe when patients or friends told me that they don’t like vegetables. But, when I think about it, I didn’t particularly care for most vegetables growing up. Most of the time, vegetables in our house were canned corn or peas, and occasionally mixed vegetables. In the summer there were fresh green beans out of the garden, but even those were boiled until soggy. As I’ve grown to love my veggie side dishes, I’ve also gotten more creative in my preparation. I love to roast veggies, dress them in some yummy sauces, and eat them raw in salads. But, my all time favorite is hot off the grill with just a little EVOO and sea salt.
Even cauliflower has become a favorite; turning it into cauliflower puree, or roasted with some root vegetables. Last night, I decided to try it on the grill.
Cut cauliflower head in half. Microwave-steam the halves for approximately 4 minutes (until slightly soft.) Rub lightly with EVOO and sprinkle with a little course ground sea salt. Lay on pre-heated grill for approximately 7-8 minutes, or until you have nice grill lines and desired consistency of cauliflower. ENJOY!
This was really good! And such a fun presentation, don’t you agree?
If you aren’t excited about cauliflower, here are a couple photos of Ava checking out some Halloween pumpkins.
Same time last year:
What is your favorite veggie preparation?