We go together like Peas & Carrots…
Today was a ridiculously busy day, so apologies for the late post! When I got up this morning I was so sore I could barely move. Yesterday I decided to use Jenna from Eat, Live Run‘s “burnout method” for lifting. I started at 10 reps with 15 lb. weights and went down to 25 reps with 7.5 lbs. for triceps and biceps. Oh good lord…
I decided to make some Banana Oats with a tbsp of raisins mixed in and 1/3 cup cottage cheese stirred in at the end. I also added a tsp fiber added Stevia for some extra sweetness. I really like the Fiber-added blend because it has a good flavor and doesn’t give me stomach problems the way alot of extra fiber products do.
Lunch was pretty boring, just a Cali burger, a salad, an Oikos and some gluten-free Ginger Snaps that one of my co-workers was sweet enough to give me. I seriously love the people I work with… 😀
For dinner I reeeally didn’t want to spend any $$ on groceries since I have a cocktail party Wed night and am going home afterwards so I did a little brainstorming and came up with two childhood favorites – Split-Pea Soup w/ Carrots & Paprika Fries. My mom used to make these amazing fries when I was little that I just had to replicate.
- 1/2 Russet potato, cut into sticks
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- pinch cayenne
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, toss the potatoes with the olive oil and spices. When the oven is heated, spread out the fries on some tinfoil or a cookie pan and bake 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of potatoes.
Split Pea Soup w/ Carrots:
- 1/3 c. dried split peas
- 1 c. beef broth
- 1.5 c. water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 small onion, minced
- 1 tbsp minced carrots
Put the split peas, broth, water, salt, pepper and onions in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and cover; cook 45 min – 1 hour, until the peas are very soft. Meanwhile cook the carrots in the microwave in a little water in a microwave for about 4 minutes. When the peas are nice and soft use an immersion blender and puree the soup, leaving some chunks. Stir in the cooked carrots and enjoy!
While catching up on my Grey’s Anatomy I enjoyed a nice glass of the Crosby Cabernet I had open along with a bowl of popcorn the bro was nice enough to make for me. Perfect!! Hopefully this soreness goes away tomorrow so I can go for a run before work. So psyched my boss gave me off on Wednesday, it’s like tomorrow is Friday all over again!! 😀