Ok so it wasn't an actual race, but I did decide to run about 3 miles (after a 4 month sabbatical from running) and although I most likely looked like an injured moose searching for her children, I made it.
Which brought me home. Pink legs, frizzier hair, but energy. Gosh I love after work out energy (not that I need any more energy -- oh if you met me you'd understand!). So with energy comes my creative juices, and with that, a new recipe creation!
I cannot explain how proud I am of this: I came home, was low on produce (being a veg head thats a frightening discovery), and was craving a light, fit meal. Then it hit me... I'll create a spring salad and see how it goes!
And so I sliced up grapefruits and sweet tangerines (the last 2 of each I had), a cucumber, some green onions, and cilantro. Tossed those together with some lime juice, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of garlic powder... and I was already ready to go... But it needed more.
And so I cooked some quinoa, and when it was done cooking I rinsed it to cool it down then tossed 2 tbsp lite coconut milk, cilantro, and a pinch of salt and garlic and viola! Time to build my salad.
Now, I decided to peel my cucumber (rare for me) but why waste those precious green morsels? Waste not I said, and chopped them into thin julienned slices...
My quinoa needed some acidity, and I remembered buying a black currant cabernet reduction from Whole Foods (it was on clearance -- score!). 1 tbsp of that did the trick, and then I plated my gorgeous after run treat.
Quinoa, topped with the citrus salad, then fanned cucumber from the salad along the side and taa-daaa!!! Oh my greatness this was so tasty!
I spoiled myself and sprinkled some himalayan pink sea salt atop just to do it, and it made the moment worth the labor.
Imagine some grilled shrimp atop this -- Oh gosh no don't I might have to run to the store! So good....
Thanks for stopping by. I apologize for the few days I've been missing. I work as a trainer at a bank, and I have a class about to start. That said, I have been working long days prepping the content to assure a smooth transition!
I send happy spring wishes your way!