Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sweet potatoes - yes!!

I have a great recipe to share that involves sweet potatoes - big surprise, right? My 83-year-old mother is staying with me and we are starting our 3rd week together tomorrow. Ohmigosh!! Two weeks is okay, but 3 weeks? Help! Nevertheless, my husband went off to visit his dad, so I decided that we could have fish for dinner tonight since no hubby around (and he hates fish). As a side, I told my mother that we would have sweet potatoes. Sweet!! I love them and look for any opportunity to have some for dinner. So, I went online and looked up recipes. The recipe that I found, and that I wanted to try, was a Robert Irvine recipe from the Food Network . It's Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Wilted Spinach and it's totally comfort food! Try it, you will not just like it, you will love it - and you can veganize it if you want (which is how I had it - simply involves using margarine instead of butter). Very simple to make - I highly recommend it.
Tomorrow is Chickpea Salad - I will report on that after I have sampled it.
So, getting on with my running plans, I am now done with the Couch to 5k running plan and am in the middle of a 2-week self-imposed plan of just running for 30 minutes three times per week. I will do this and hopefully increase my speed and then start training for my first 5K! I also have to start running outdoors too. I would really like to find a running or workout journal that I can access on the internet. Somehow, using a notebook just doesn't appeal to me. Any suggestions?


EmLit said...

Yum, that sweet potato dish sounds so good. I am definitely going to have to try that one!

As for online running logs, there are tons. I just joined one called 'dailymile' and I can send you an invitation to it if you want. You can use it to post little blurbs about your workout and also track your mileage. In addition to that one, though, there are a bunch of others. It really depends mostly on what you are looking to get out of the program more than anything else.

Binx said...

Congrats on going from couch to 5k! You weren't "couch" though, I hope you know that. :)

I miss Robert Irvine. He was cool.