Hello! Today is zooming by and I can hardly believe it’s mid afternoon! Those chiacakes held me over for more than 4 hours and were delicious.. bonus.
For lunch today, I reworked the leftovers from Thursday Night, which was basically brown rice with kale, a recipe from 101cookbooks. I found it to be slightly bland, so decided to add a bunch of flavors today and hope for the best – and it worked! I made it into a fried rice of sorts, by heating it up in a pan this morning, tossing in an egg, green onions, and then soy sauce, fish sauce, minced ginger, and rice vinegar for flavors. I kept it over the heat until the egg was heated through, and then packed it in tupperware for transport.
It was delicious! Adding all those flavors added so much to the dish, and the protein from the egg made it filling. Plus there was half of a bunch of rainbow chard in there, so very nutrient dense! The rice kind of turned pink from sitting with the rainbow chard for a few days so that was a little strange but didn’t affect the flavor at all. This was definitely better than the original version in my opinion. It’s funny because I read this book called the Gastronomy of Marriage (great book btw), and part of it talked about how Asians think its funny that white people tend to make fried rice as a meal, whereas they make it out of leftovers and just throw whatever they have in it. I was proud of myself for being pretty authentic and turning leftovers into fried rice rather than making it as its own dish. 🙂
For “dessert” I had a bowl of strawberries.
Perfect way to end the meal!
And now, for the announcement. One of my resolutions for 2010 is to run a half marathon. I honestly can’t even believe that is a reasonable goal for me – – its crazy that I’ve now been running over a year and have participated in 7 races! I never in my life thought I’d be a “runner” or even dream of competing in a half marathon, but today, I actually found one and signed up!! I will be running my first half marathon on September 19th, 2010 in Philly. It’s the Rock N Roll Half Marathon and supposed to be very fun, cool atmosphere. I was getting a little upset because all of the half marathons I was finding were on days that didn’t work for me because of other scheduled commitments. I am going to make myself a pretty thorough training plan, and will post it once I have it together. I can currently comfortably run 6 miles at a time, and have raced in a 10 miler as my longest race to date. I’m so excited!! 🙂