Monday, July 28, 2008

some very good food was had by all

On Sunday, I broke the ice and made some really delicious food. It's been a long time and it was fun. First, I made Edamame Hummus which came from a recipe at Cooking Light on the internet. Delicious and fairly easy to make, it was consumed practically the moment I set it out on the table. After that was prepared, I made a really yummy couscous salad that I had seen prepared on the Food Network. This too was pretty easy to prepare, and since it uses toasted couscous it had an extra visual appeal to it. A couple of things of note - Giada de Laurentiis likes to use a lot of olive oil and although olive oil is great I really prefer to cut back a little . So I used about half as much. The recipe also calls for chicken stock, but I used vegetable stock instead. I hardly ever use meat-based stocks. Great recipes - and they can both be vegan too!
I am now into Week 3 on my running plan, still gelling with my new running shoes. Day 1 came and went with no new pains. I actually ran for two 3-minute stretches. I think that's the longest I have run for in over 25 years! How pathetic is that, I ask! Tomorrow is Day 2 - I will report back on how it goes.
I need some new inspiration for recipes, since my mother will be coming back to our house for her 2-week stay this weekend. So off I go to search for something new and interesting to cook for her and my family. See you next time!


EmLit said...

I don't think it is pathetic at all that you have not run that much in 25 years, I think it is great that you are running at all!

EmLit said...

I'm tagging you!

You have to post six things about yourself on your blog. You can get the full rules on my latest entry.

zebeckras said...

Have I mentioned how much Dorothy loves couscous? It's very cute especially because she calls it "too-toos".

Wow, I contributed yet another story about my daughter! Go figure. ;)

Anyway I didn't click on any of hte links but that food sounds yummy. :9

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