Remember when I set my February Fit goals? Well February has come and gone and I only met one goal (woo hoo for NTC program #2!). Yikes… definitely not my best month. So in an effort to share the good, the bad, and the ugly, here are my confessions…
Confession 1: I ate sugar. A lot of sugar.
To excuses here. I knew my birthday and Valentine’s day were upon us and I did not prepare.
Confession 2: And I ate dairy. Not as much as sugar but still…
This kind of goes along with the sugar. Think ice cream.
Confession 3: I have barely ran in the past few weeks.
Ok, this one is not by choice. My right hip/lower back has been killing me. The pain started kicking in at about 7 miles. Now I am feeling it at our 3-4ish. Jordan has given me some hip exercise to strengthen my hips, so hopefully I will be back at full running capacity soon.
Ok, enough about the confessions. No need to dwell in it. Today is a new day and I am starting over. 24 days from now we will be soaking up the sun in Cabo!!! So from now until Cabo I am off sugar + dairy!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Thinking of my favorite Dr. Seuss book, makes me think of all the places I’ve been. Recently, I have been thinking of one place in particular. China.
Oh how my heart aches for Shanghai. I have been seeing super cheap round trip tickets…Hopefully, we will go back soon. Maybe next year for spring break. Anyways, back to reality. And by reality I mean Hollywood. Tonight was the Oscars and I thought Ellen did a fantastic job. And Matthew McConaughey repped Texas to the fullest.
You know I was all over this…
Ok, enough with the Tweets. You can just check out my Twitter for that:) Let me leave with you a little bit of happiness…
Vegan Recipe 8/52: Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup
Once again I am trying out a new blog, Allyson Kramer. I found this recipe while scouring Pinterest. One of my recent searches lead me to this list of vegan recipes, where I found this delicious soup.
What you need:
A bag of frozen cauliflower ( blog called for 1 big head of cauliflower)
3 to 4 medium peeled sweet potatoes diced into 1″ pieces
1 sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
7 cups filtered water
Vegetable broth cube (or two)
What to do:
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees (if you are using frozen cauliflower, first microwave for 2 minutes to defrost).
Step 2: Roast cauliflower on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes.
Step 3: Dice sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic. Add veggies & water to a stock pot. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until potatoes are tender.
Step 4: Let cool. Then add roasted cauliflower and blend soup with a hand blender or Vitamix.
Step 5: Enjoy yummy soup with some bread or crackers.
Bonus Recipe: I topped this soup with a vegan sour cream. I was not super jazzed about the taste, it was a bit too bland for me. I had to add a couple more tablespoons of nutritional yeast and Braggs Amino. So I am still on a search to find a yummy vegan sour cream substitute.