Ran 3 miles, 9:05 pace. I could tell my legs were still tired from Sunday’s long run so I took it easy.
Tonight I had a weird dinner due to weird cravings. I made Ina Garten’s Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad and my own Protein Waffles recipe.
I’ll post the waffle recipe at a later time- I’m still perfecting the recipe.
Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad Recipe
Ingredients (I didn’t measure the ingredients because I was too lazy)
- 10 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced (didn’t have any, used finely chopped yellow onion)
- 1 pound ripe tomatoes, seeded, cored, and 1/2-inch-diced
- 1 hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and 1/2-inch-diced (used Persian cucumbers)
- 1 can or jar (12 to 16 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1/3 cup julienned fresh basil leaves (ran out of fresh basil so had to use some dried)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup good olive oil (used a lot less than this, but didn’t measure…)
- 8 ounces good feta cheese, 1/2-inch-diced (used fat-free feta)
- Toasted pita bread, for serving (I will use pita bread in the future but I just wanted the salad tonight)
Place the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, parsley, mint, and basil in a large salad bowl and toss to combine.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper (I used 1 tsp each of salt and pepper). Slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing gently to coat all the vegetables. Add the feta and toss gently. Serve the salad with the toasted pita bread.
I think the next time I make this I will add some other stuff. Off the top of my head- orzo or cous cous, oh and more tomatoes (I didn’t add the amount she instructed because I ran out).
I don’t like the idea of feeding pets table scraps (unless something is approved by my vet). The 3 things I will occasionally feed my dog are: broccoli, carrots, and Greek yogurt. She loves all of them. But let’s face it, she’s a lab and would eat garbage and poo if it were in front of her. ohh wait, she’s done that…Rule #1 why NOT to let a dog lick your face.
Sometimes when I get my breakfast ready for the next morning, and when I use Greek yogurt, I let Sienna lick the spoon after I’m finished. I think I do this too often because now when she hears me smack the spoon on the side of the container, she comes running.
I will cut back on this bad habit.