I'm a little behind on blogging considering all the cooking and buying I've been doing. Know that I made Rachael Ray's Mushroom & Pablano Posole this week and it was eh. A meatless posole is a stretch since the soup only has pork and hominy in it, but this recipe needs some tweaking.
Successful and new favorite recipe: banana ice cream! OMG. No, for real. You need to make this immediately and have your life changed. I even made it for my parents and they were freaking out over how good it is. I got the idea from over at Kath Eats Real Food, who I think got the idea from someone else. You simply freeze bananas, the blend a few pieces in a food processor. It takes a bit of work to figure out the scraping and spooning, but after 5 minutes of blending you have something that has the same creamy consistency of ice cream, with no added milk or sugar!
Yeah, I topped mine with a bit of unsweetened coconut and walnuts. Maybe I had one for breakfast and one after dinner. Hey! It's just a banana!
I'm running the Earth Day 5K tomorrow and did a bit of shopping for some new shorts and a top (hello, race day outfits is one of my favorite things to shop for!) I got a little distracted at Target and picked up some random stuff as well, like new sunglasses and a boar bristle brush and a few SOYJOY bars. I was actually checking out the dietary info in the Luna bars since I bought a few of them a couple of weeks ago, but now that I'm trying to avoid gluten I wasn't sure if I should eat them. They have gluten. So I was looking at the other bars and SOYJOY's are gluten free. Then I found this:
Someone kindly left two coupons for SOYJOYs! One was a $1 off a box and the other was a buy two get one free. Since I've never tried them before I went with the later coupon. Thank you, Stranger!
I snacked on one when I got home. It's sort of like the bread of a Fig Newton? I wasn't a big Fig Newton eater growing up, but I liked the cookie part of it, and so I like these! Yeah, I was watching an epi of Keeping up with the Kardashians :)
Tonight I made grilled tofu for the first time AND cooked rutabaga for the first time. I've never even eaten a rutabaga. It's sorta plain, like a potato? I steamed it alongside carrots, and then drizzled a little EVOO, dill and salt on top. Not too bad. I bet they would taste really good roasted. The tofu was ok, it didn't soak up the marinade enough, but I have another piece still soaking that I'll try tomorrow.
And I went on two runs today. I know. I didn't run all week and I have this race tomorrow. My morning run was not that good, I was hurting and stopping, but the sun was amazing and I could feel my shoulders getting some much needed rays. My run tonight was 10,000 times better! My usual pace, and more enjoyable than painful. Race recap tomorrow!