Eat Mor Veege Chili. Great Advice from a Cow.

FOOD

Since I'm going to be out of town a lot starting next week, I've been trying to use up everything in the house and not buy anything new – especially if it'll spoil. As a result, it's been a lot of beans, rice, pastas, etc. It's kind of nice to go through the pantry, fridge, and freezer and realize just how much food we have (and how I probably don't need to grocery shop nearly as often as I do!).

This was a punjabi red bean stew over cardamom basmati rice. I originally was going to make a Jamaican Rice and Peas, but was out of canned coconut milk.

I did make what ended up being one of my favorite smoothies though. It was all fruit – and made up of most of the fruit I had left in the house! Watermelon, lime, grapes, strawberry, and frozen banana. It made a ton, and A and I split it. I will say, I'm fully digging the watermelon/lime combo.

 

Today I went to the Richmond Vegetarian Festival! It sucks that I wasn't overly hungry – I wish I had been. There were tons of food tents and trucks, but all I managed was a spring roll and some sweet plaintains (couldn't finish them…my fav way to eat them is with hot sauce, and they didn't have any), and some watermelon tea – which was amazing!

 

FITNESS

I couldn't take it anymore. It's been 3 months since I've ran and it's been eating me alive. I know I planned to wait until after summer to try running again – to give my body time to heal and adapt to RA – but I've been feeling really great other than some minor twinges in my hands, so I went for a run yesterday.

It wasn't a long run at all – only 2 miles. But it was the BEST 2 miles. I did my usual 5 minute walking warm-up, and when I started to run, the biggest grin spread over my face. We'll see how it goes, but I really hope to add regular running back into my life.

 

LIFE

Yesterday was the coolest day. For the past 9 years, D and I have gone to Busch Gardens sans children to celebrate our anniversary by drinking beer and riding rollercoasters. Since we'll be on our road trip for our anniversary this month, we went a little bit early. We had an absolute blast. It's the Food & Wine festival, so we drank and ate (he more than I…little in the way of vegan offerings) through the park. Twice.

 
about to hit the road!
 
I think I'll move to France….
says who….?
or maybe I'll move to Greece instead…
such a hottie….

 

While D and I were away, the kids had a fun day of their own. Playing outside, popcorn and a movie, baking cookings, and then off to laser quest! Oh, and apparently Bumble…who'd been standing guard in front of the dishwasher for a day, caught her prey. My little hunter. According to A, she strutted around the house for 10 minutes before putting it down (and A swooped in with paper towels to dispose of it).

 
the picture on the left was 8am on Thursday. On the right, 930 pm…

 

victory was hers!

Today I went up to Richmond for the Vegetarian Festival, which is just getting bigger and bigger each year (which is awesome), and then stopped at the outlet mall in Williamsburg to pick up some stuff my son needs for camp later this summer. So far…a totally wicked weekend.

 

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Eat Mor Veege Chili. Great Advice from a Cow.

  1. Whoa, that smoothie looks AMAZING! Isn’t it funny when some of the best combinations come when you are just cleaning out your fridge? Yum!

    Congrats on the run! It must have felt so amazing to get back at it. Very exciting! Just like that trip to Busch Gardens! What perfect timing to go during the Food & Wine festival! Looks like an absolute blast 🙂

    1. Accidental kitchen wins are so much cooler than those epic fails! I have those too now and again.

      It did feel really good to run, you’re so right. I hope to keep being able to. And Busch Gardens is one of my favorite places. I love our trips there.

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Eat Mor Veege Chili. Great Advice from a Cow.

FOOD

Since I'm going to be out of town a lot starting next week, I've been trying to use up everything in the house and not buy anything new – especially if it'll spoil. As a result, it's been a lot of beans, rice, pastas, etc. It's kind of nice to go through the pantry, fridge, and freezer and realize just how much food we have (and how I probably don't need to grocery shop nearly as often as I do!).

This was a punjabi red bean stew over cardamom basmati rice. I originally was going to make a Jamaican Rice and Peas, but was out of canned coconut milk.

I did make what ended up being one of my favorite smoothies though. It was all fruit – and made up of most of the fruit I had left in the house! Watermelon, lime, grapes, strawberry, and frozen banana. It made a ton, and A and I split it. I will say, I'm fully digging the watermelon/lime combo.

 

Today I went to the Richmond Vegetarian Festival! It sucks that I wasn't overly hungry – I wish I had been. There were tons of food tents and trucks, but all I managed was a spring roll and some sweet plaintains (couldn't finish them…my fav way to eat them is with hot sauce, and they didn't have any), and some watermelon tea – which was amazing!

 

FITNESS

I couldn't take it anymore. It's been 3 months since I've ran and it's been eating me alive. I know I planned to wait until after summer to try running again – to give my body time to heal and adapt to RA – but I've been feeling really great other than some minor twinges in my hands, so I went for a run yesterday.

It wasn't a long run at all – only 2 miles. But it was the BEST 2 miles. I did my usual 5 minute walking warm-up, and when I started to run, the biggest grin spread over my face. We'll see how it goes, but I really hope to add regular running back into my life.

 

LIFE

Yesterday was the coolest day. For the past 9 years, D and I have gone to Busch Gardens sans children to celebrate our anniversary by drinking beer and riding rollercoasters. Since we'll be on our road trip for our anniversary this month, we went a little bit early. We had an absolute blast. It's the Food & Wine festival, so we drank and ate (he more than I…little in the way of vegan offerings) through the park. Twice.

 
about to hit the road!
 
I think I'll move to France….
says who….?
or maybe I'll move to Greece instead…
such a hottie….

 

While D and I were away, the kids had a fun day of their own. Playing outside, popcorn and a movie, baking cookings, and then off to laser quest! Oh, and apparently Bumble…who'd been standing guard in front of the dishwasher for a day, caught her prey. My little hunter. According to A, she strutted around the house for 10 minutes before putting it down (and A swooped in with paper towels to dispose of it).

 
the picture on the left was 8am on Thursday. On the right, 930 pm…

 

victory was hers!

Today I went up to Richmond for the Vegetarian Festival, which is just getting bigger and bigger each year (which is awesome), and then stopped at the outlet mall in Williamsburg to pick up some stuff my son needs for camp later this summer. So far…a totally wicked weekend.

 

Published by

RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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