Stuff Beth Likes

~ Wednesday, August 15 ~
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banana-coconut (paleo) mug cake

  • 1 banana, mashed in cup
  • 1 egg, beaten with banana
  • 1 T finely shredded coconut
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 t raw honey
  • vanilla and cinnamon to taste

Microwave for 2:30


~ Monday, August 6 ~
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recipe: greek chicken with 2 amazing sides

Greek chicken:

1 lb chicken thighs, marinated for 30 mins or more in:

  • fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • olive oil
  • italian seasoning (garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper - or anything similar)

Grill, bake, or cut into bite-size pieces and saute.

Pickled onions:

Thinly slice half a red onion, add about 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and let sit 30 mins or more.

Tzatziki:

Peel a cucumber and remove seeds. Chop into bite size pieces. Mix with plain Greek yogurt. (Optional: lemon juice, fresh basil and/or mint).

Note: Full-fat Greek yogurt is really worth it! Don’t worry, it’s healthy, fat is good for you. If all you can find is the 0% stuff, mix in some heavy cream. The difference in taste is unbelievable.


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~ Saturday, July 14 ~
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Chicken thighs & calabacitas - on the grill

Prepare a foil packet of boneless skinless chicken thighswith adobo.

Quarter 2-3zucchinilengthwise.

Leave 2 ears ofcornin their husks.

Grill as follows:
Corn - 20 mins
Chicken - 25 mins
Zucchini - 10 mins

Meanwhile, begin preparing calabacitas:

1/2 onion
1/4 red bell pepper
pinch ofgarlic powder

Saute these in a skillet with oil. Add the corn(removed from cob) and zucchini once they are off the grill. (Allow the corn to blacken slightly before adding zucchini).

Add 2 tbsp butter, and stir to melt. Remove from heat; top with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro (or parsley).


~ Sunday, May 20 ~
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peanut coconut ginger “homemade clif bars”

My child thinks anything in bar form is a “clif bar”.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 T chopped candied ginger
  • 2 T finely chopped coconut
  • 2 T pumpkin seeds
  • 1 T ground flaxseed mixed with 1 T water
  • 2 T honey

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Press into bars. Bake for 1 hour at 170 degrees, flipping halfway through.

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~ Thursday, April 12 ~
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omelet: ham, peppers, onions, parsley

5 eggs

2 heaping T chopped leftover easter ham

2 heaping T chopped red bell pepper

2 heaping T chopped yellow onions

chopped fresh parsley, stems included, maybe 1 t

Make into an omelette and enjoy

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~ Wednesday, April 11 ~
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Holy crap was that a roundabout route.
Trail on the left is red with blue blazes (except for a section that is unblazed but clearly defined). Trail on the right, heading home, is the regular red trail. Turnaround point is the Wyoming shelter/ballfields.

Holy crap was that a roundabout route.

Trail on the left is red with blue blazes (except for a section that is unblazed but clearly defined). Trail on the right, heading home, is the regular red trail. Turnaround point is the Wyoming shelter/ballfields.

Tags: running trail map gps
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~ Friday, March 30 ~
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7 monster hill repeats! I remember when 2 was killer.

7 monster hill repeats! I remember when 2 was killer.


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Training plan for the 6 weeks after the marathon, leading up to the Rachel Carson half-challenge. With a 5K thrown in there on reunion weekend (I’ll be traveling, so can’t do a long run that weekend anyway).
The 800s and mile repeats are in hopes of remembering how to run a 5K. I may be pregnant, but I still want a good time!

Training plan for the 6 weeks after the marathon, leading up to the Rachel Carson half-challenge. With a 5K thrown in there on reunion weekend (I’ll be traveling, so can’t do a long run that weekend anyway).

The 800s and mile repeats are in hopes of remembering how to run a 5K. I may be pregnant, but I still want a good time!


~ Monday, March 19 ~
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7.75 miles along the Rachel Carson trail from North Park to Hartwood. Zoomable here.
Important info:
The first little bit, from the parking lot, is on a trail with “flag of japan” blazes. The main RC trail is yellow blazes.
The last leg, southward toward Hartwood, is a red-blazed spur trail. When you reach Wagner Rd, turn right, and follow the blazes to Edgehill. When you get confused, look for a faded sign that says “trail ->”. The trail comes out behind a dome shaped building near the mansion.
Part of that red-blazed spur trail is on somebody’s property who has blacked out the blazes and put up an electric fence. There is probably a route around it, but we couldn’t find it. 
Above all, get the official guidebook from the rachel carson website ($16 magazine-sized book). The trails are hard to follow without it.
Oh yeah, it’s a rough trail, and the first couple miles have a ton of wet stream crossings.

7.75 miles along the Rachel Carson trail from North Park to Hartwood. Zoomable here.

Important info:

  • The first little bit, from the parking lot, is on a trail with “flag of japan” blazes. The main RC trail is yellow blazes.
  • The last leg, southward toward Hartwood, is a red-blazed spur trail. When you reach Wagner Rd, turn right, and follow the blazes to Edgehill. When you get confused, look for a faded sign that says “trail ->”. The trail comes out behind a dome shaped building near the mansion.
  • Part of that red-blazed spur trail is on somebody’s property who has blacked out the blazes and put up an electric fence. There is probably a route around it, but we couldn’t find it. 
  • Above all, get the official guidebook from the rachel carson website ($16 magazine-sized book). The trails are hard to follow without it.
  • Oh yeah, it’s a rough trail, and the first couple miles have a ton of wet stream crossings.
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~ Sunday, March 11 ~
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breakfast idea: waffles, PB, honey, granola

Top toasted Kashi waffles (or whatever waffles) with peanut butter; drizzle with honey; sprinkle granola on top. Amazing!

Tags: breakfast waffles peanut butter honey granola easy quick
~ Thursday, March 8 ~
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simple homemade granola

2 c old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c sliced raw almonds
1/4 cup pepitas
scant 1/2 c finely shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup vegetable oil
scant 1/4 cup Mesquite or other honey

Toast for 10 minutes at 350 in a large shallow pan, stirring halfway
through.

Tags: recipe granola oats whole grain nuts seeds coconut sweet honey homemade
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~ Wednesday, March 7 ~
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Throw-together dinner: pasta with meat sauce

Boil 8-12 oz pasta (rotini)

Meanwhile, brown 1/2 lb ground turkey.

When pasta and turkey are both cooked, combine them in a pot with a large jar of 3-cheese pasta sauce. Heat until warmed; serve and enjoy.

This isn’t so much a recipe as a reminder to myself that these 3 items can be combined.

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~ Wednesday, February 22 ~
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recipe: fish & veggies

4 fillets white fish - Oil a baking pan, add the fish, and sprinkle liberally with seafood seasoning (such as 365). Cover with foil, and bake for about 20 mins at 350.

Meanwhile, add a little olive oil to a skillet, saute several cloves of garlic, and add 4 cups chopped veggies of any sort (I like broccoli, cauliflower, grated carrot, sweet peppers, asparagus if in season) plus a handful of fresh cilantro or other greens. Stir for a few minutes, then add 1/2 cup broth and (optional) jalapenos and cook a few minutes more, until veggies are crisp-tender.

Serve the veggie mixture over the fish, and squirt liberally with a lemon wedge.

Recipe from The Jungle Effect, from Mexico (where it’s made with freshly caught trout, cooked on a campfire - you can pan-fry the fish instead of baking it, then make the veggies in the same pan.)

Tags: recipe fish veggies mexican greens cilantro
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quinoa with veggies and chicken sausage

Make 1 cup (dry) quinoa according to pkg directions, using chicken or other flavored broth in place of water.

Meanwhile, brown sliced chicken sausagel in another pan (or skip this step if using pre-cooked meatballs; just add to pan with a little olive oil). Add 5 oz spinach, fresh or frozen, and 1 chopped tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes. Cook until everything is warmed through.

Stir quinoa into veggie/chicken mixture. Serves about 4.

(Recipe from ToT. Made with TJ’s chicken meatballs on 2/22/2012)

Tags: recipe quinoa veggies chicken sausage spinach tomatoes
~ Monday, February 13 ~
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Recipe: croissant with apples and brie

Sounds french but I think I made it up myself.

1 croissant, sliced in half for sandwiching

brie - maybe 1.5 - 2 oz

apple - 1 is good for 3 sandwiches

Assemble. Eat.

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