Wheee!! Run = accomplished
I came home from work tonight, hit the trail and rogged (run/jogged) a slow and steady 4 miles. I had originally set out to go 3.65 miles, but I completely blew past my turnaround point because I was thinking about olive oil. You know you’re a foodie when you run farther than you set out to, because you’re thinking about healthy fats… Anyways, I averaged 9.5 minute miles on my rog, which I’m completely happy with. Slowly but surely, I’m coming back from that running hiatus – BOO ya!
Continuing the 101 Simple Salad Challenge – I KNOW, but it’s the first week, and I’m excited! – I made an Iowa Girl Eats-ified version of #85: Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad for dinner.
Why’s it an IGE-ified version? Because I added sautéed chicken and toasted garlic chips into the mix!
Here are said garlic chips, which I browned the same way as last night – in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of EVOO, until they turned golden brown.
After the garlic slices were golden, I removed them and the EVOO to a small bowl to hang out. In the same skillet, I sautéed some chicken breasts seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning and boiled some pasta in another pot.
When the pasta was done and draining in the sink, I added a handful of spinach to the empty pot, poured in the toasted garlic & EVOO, squeezed in the juice of half a lemon and generously seasoned the whole thing with S&P.
I added the pasta back into the pot with the spinach and garlic, added another tablespoon of EVOO and mixed. Finally, I dished out a serving of the pasta mix into a bowl, topped with a cooked chicken breast and sprinkled the whole dish with some parmesan cheese.
Look at the golden slices of garlic – sooo yummy! The garlic also infused the oil I cooked it in, so there was a light and perfumey taste of garlic running throughout the whole dish!
Vampires beware: I will kill you with my breath! Totally worth it though – this was AWESOME!
Ugh – like the most delicious, undercooked brownie you’ve ever had…
What’s your favorite citrus fruit? Oranges, Limes, Grapefruit, Lemons, Clementines, Tangerines, Blood Oranges…there’s so many to pick from!
I’m partial to the zipper skinned fruit – Clementines!
BTW – you have approximately THREE HOURS left to enter the Massive PURE Bar giveaway if you haven’t already! Winners will be announced tomorrow afternoon – eeeeeek!