Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Impromptu dinner

Well, hello there September! I am happy to see you, even though it’s always a bittersweet time of year for me. I love the fall but as you know, with fall comes shorter days and inevitably, winter. However, fall is still my favorite season, and with this new month I will be bringing my running game back.

I have to. I’m signed up for the Army 10 miler and I need to get my butt in gear. I haven’t run more than 5 miles since 4th of July weekend. After my first half marathon I got burned out and lost my love for running. I started walking more, doing shorter interval type workouts and have included a lot more strength training over these past few months and I’m really satisfied with the way I’ve been feeling. Honestly, I haven’t missed being in pain and stressing out over run times either. However, I need to cross that finish line pain and injury free, so my mileage will be increasing again starting this weekend, slowly and steady.

Ok … on to dinner.

We didn’t do any shopping since we were away this past weekend so our kitchen is a little sparse. I called Dennis on my way home and did the whole “What do you wanna do for dinner?” thing, but when I got home, I realized all we had were a bunch of sides. So I threw a few things together to make this:


1/4 red quinoa, 1/4 can white tuna, 1T homemade hummus, 2 handfuls of spinach (slightly cooked) and some onions. It actually turned out to be a great dinner.


After this yummy dinner I made my green tea latte


Which wasn’t as green as I’d hoped, but I’m experimenting with this new matcha tea. I think I need to use 2 tsp instead of one. 


It just stinks because this stuff is not cheap! But it’s so worth the splurge!

Dennis would say that I splurge on everything since I buy mostly natural whole and organic foods, but I’d say besides the matcha tea I splurge on Sunshine burgers and Greek yogurt.

What types of food do you splurge on?


  1. oooh what a tasty protein packed dinner!!

  2. That dinner looks really good! I love salady things like that that you can just mix all together and the flavors just meld.

    I splurge at the farmers market usually, and lately, I've been buying organic milk (only a 1/2 gallon, because that's all we drink in a week, and it's so expensive.)