Good morning all, and happy Monday! Here’s to the start of a great week. As you know from my Things I’m Loving Thursday post, I spent the weekend in Connecticut with my sister, bro-in-law and 17 month old nephew. We made a ton of good food, did some projects around the house and generally had a good time.
Things I learned this weekend:
You can make bomb VEGAN waffles using Log Cabin All Natural Pancake Mix. All you need to do is follow the directions for the pancake mix (even for the waffles, according to my bro-in-law they turn out better), substitute soy milk for dairy milk and use the flax egg substitute (you can find my demo for flax eggs here). SO DELICIOUS.
Pulling weeds is an excellent grip strength work out. I’ll be cranking out those pull-ups in no time!
Sometimes, all you need is rest (and a bowl of dairy free ice cream with sprinkles). My quads and hip flexors were still super sore following my intense small group training with Sarah (we did long jumps and DUDE those bad boys took it out of me), so I passed on my long run this weekend. I’ve learned that not taking a rest day is a dumb idea over and over, but for once I actually listened to my body. I’m not really looking forward to having to do a long run before or after work this week, but I figured it was way better to rest my muscles then push it too hard and injure myself before all the races I have lined up this fall. Go Team Booyah!
Grilling peaches is an AMAZING IDEA. We did a supermarket sweep-level shop at the local farmer’s market on Friday, and bought stellar peaches (among tons of delicious veggies we grilled and sweet corn that rivaled the corn you can get in Western New York). My bro-in-law grilled them up for dessert on Saturday night, and my sister and I ate them with cinnamon sprinkled on top and a few scoops of vanilla soy ice cream on the side. I have no words for how delicious it was. YUM!
These Gardenburger Black Bean Chipotle Burgers are delicious! I topped mine with El Diablo spicy mustard, mango chutney, lettuce, tomato, sriracha and a pickle. So good. I ate two without regret. 😉
I hope you guys had a great weekend! What did you get up to? Tell me in the comments. 😀 😀