Oh hey. So, I was totally supposed to cook something last night, but instead got sidetracked at the grocery store trying to find vegan chocolate and got home late. I found some!
…And then I sat on my couch in comfy pants and munched on it while I simmered my chickpeas. I decided to go all out for this chickpea/kale dish I’ve formulated in my head and started with dried chickpeas. Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve cooked with dried beans (which are of course better for you/more budget-friendly but my general feeling is “ain’t nobody got time for that” and end up with a bomb-shelter worthy amount of Goya canned beans in my pantry). So, I soaked them the night before, like you’re supposed to, and since I threw the packaging out had to ask the Almighty Googles how long to cook them for. Answer? Two hours. I looked at the clock – it was almost 7 pm. When you get up at 5 am everyday, bedtime is the same for me as it is for 8 year olds: 9:30 pm. Then I looked at the chocolate I had just purchased and cracked that open instead (it was divine, in case you’re wondering). Oh, and my Farro with Tempeh, Leeks and Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts continues to be epic, even when you have it for lunch AND dinner in one day. 😉
Unfortch, I have no new dishes to provide you with, but am making an stellar one tonight (recipe will be coming tomorrow, I pinkie swear). Once I simmered the chickpeas, I rinsed and drained them and stuck them in a glass container and stuck them right into the fridge. If I get my act together, this will be my new Sunday Funday activity: cooking beans for the week! 😀 Also on my Sunday Funday list: long run!
I could probably run forever listening to house music, so that’s my theme of the week, as I’m about to crank up the miles this Sunday. I’m looking forward to it, I haven’t had a good long run in my element in awhile. It was hella fun to run on the beach (don’t get me wrong) in Florida, but there is something great about getting up and running my usual path with all the early morning Boston runners in the freezing cold. I’m part polar bear, because I truly love cold-weather running. I figured I would share my playlist for this weekend. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have a playlist called “5K” on my iPhone, that once upon a time had only a few songs totaling less than 30 minutes (you guessed it – I used to listen to it when I ran a 5 km race). I liked it so much that it became my run pump-up mix, and every time I downloaded new songs, I would just add them to the end of the list. When I listen, I start down near the end of the list where I’ve added my new songs. Sometimes I’ll play them all over again, or sometimes I’ll let it restart all the way at the beginning . I’m a weirdo like that. Here is what I’ll be listening to:
- No Beef – Steve Aoki & Afrojack
- Drinking from the Bottle – Calvin Harris
- Don’t Stop the Madness – Hardwell & W&W
- Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren
- Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont
- Turn it Up- Mercer
- The Show – Mike Mago
- Man Hands – Mike Mago
- Work B**ch – Britney
- Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
- I’m an Albatraoz – AronChupa*
- 7/11 – Beyonce
- Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack) – David Guetta
If you’re curious as to what else is on there, check out these posts with more of my playlists:
Well, I hope you guys all have a fantastic Thursday – it’s ALMOST Friday! Wohoooo!!! I can’t wait, I have some fun weekend plans up my sleeve. What are you guys doing this weekend?? Tell me all about it in the comments. You know I love that shiz.
In the words of my mom, “I hope you have a BOOYAH day!” 😉
*This song is actually kind of annoying/weird but I feel like it goes along with the “It’s so fugly it’s cute!” mentality that applies to clothing/accessories that I seem to really love – I looooooove to straddle that fugly/cute line sometimes. B, I know you’ve got my back on this one! ❤