And a Good Friday to You
Today I had big plans to be lazy.
I totally succeeded. Points for me! I had time to make a couple of delicious meals, including an attempt at a new recipe for vegan bean burgers!
I did manage to peel my butt off the couch and go for a run. Another point for me! That means I’m 2-0. With my opponent being “productivity”?
Before doing so, I spent some time icing my ankle and elevating it. It doesn’t seem to be swollen, just sore.
3 miles in 26:42 minutes with an average pace of 8:53. Woohoo! I’m getting to be a speedy girl. Here’s the breakdown of my average paces:
Lap 1: 9:23
Lap 2: 8:47
Lap 3: 8:30
Love that I’m picking up speed during my run.
Moving on to other important matters: Food.
Side story: yesterday at my friend’s birthday celebration, I ended up having quite a lengthy conversation about food and eating with a few different people. I don’t think it matters the situation, I will find a way to talk about food.
Lunch today was an omelette.
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 1 wedge laughing cow cheese
- mix of peppers and asparagus
- ketchup (obviously)
WWpoints+ = 4
I’m getting pretty good at making these! I’ll have to do some step-by-step pics to show y’all the new technique I’m using that is virtually fool-proof.
I followed it up with an oatmeal muffin from a batch I whipped up last week. The recipe was courtesy of Gluten Free Girl, who, BTW, is a beautiful writer. I slathered some sunflower butter and triple-berry jam on it after warming it up. Mmmm….. yummy.
Post run I was ready for some dinner! I’ve had my eye on a black bean and quinoa burger I saw over at Clean Eating Chelsey but didn’t have any black beans on hand so I improvised and came up with my own burger. Let’s call it the three-bean quinoa burger, m’kay?
Accompanied by some roasted sweet potato wedges and onion, a dill pickle and topped with lettuce and roasted red pepper.
Three-bean quinoa burger
- 1/3 cup quinoa, dry
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup mixed beans (I had kidney, white beans, and chickpeas on hand)
- 1/4 small white onion, diced
- 1 small to medium sized carrot, grated or chopped
- 1/4 cup hummus
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/8 t cumin
- 1/8 t chili powder
- 1/8 t smoked paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a small sauce pan then reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool down. Add all ingredients to a food processor and let’er rip! You want it to be looking well-combined and crumbly. You’ll want to test it to make sure it sticks together. Once it does, divide the mix into 4 and form into patties.
Heat a pan on medium-high heat and add the patties. Cook each side for 6-8 minutes. If you flip too soon, the patty is more likely to fall apart (happened to me with one). After pan-frying it, you could put it on a grill to cook a bit more. I wouldn’t recommend cooking it entirely on a grill as it would probably fall apart. You could also bake them in an oven at 375F for 5-10 minutes. I had mine straight from the pan due to hunger pains!
Add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
I think that’s worth, oh, about 10 points.
Danielle – 12
Productivity – 0
Good Friday was a good Friday.