Creamy Asparagus Soup

I get it, asparagus soup is not all that exciting compared to a cheesy pasta dish, a chocolate treat, or even a fat juicy burger, (sorry no burger as of yet)!  But since I am getting so much flack for not sharing my asparagus soup recipe I promised to blog about weeks ago, I thought I should get busy before I get banned from our next runners group gathering.

Red Snapper with Basil & Tomato Saffron Sauce

Happy Friday!   Or whatever day it is based on when you’re reading this.  Friday during lent season many families, whether they are Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, etc, possibly attend several fish fries throughout they’re neighborhood up until Easter.  In fact, I grew up never missing the Cedar Mills Fish Fry as a kid.

My Golden Salad Dressing

It’s no secret, I love my salads.  I love kale, arugula, spinach, mixed greens…you name it.  In fact, my brother-in-law recently said I was going to turn into a leave of kale since he witnessed me front and center during our re-model making my green smoothies sometimes twice daily during when I was without my kitchen.  It’s a known fact, I love vegetables of every color and texture, and I love creating the perfect little combo bite with each one of them.  I aim for 6 fistfuls of them a day.  

A Windy EAT

Enhanced Anaerobic Threshold – Pic courtesy of MB Tepper

For those of you who have been following my running journey via Heart Rate Training, you are probably familiar with the EAT workout.  I am currently in my second round of Heart Rate Training and I am definitely still learning.  Since I have been running full marathons both Spring and Fall for the last several years, I decided it was time I take a much needed break till fall.  So later this Spring I hope to run a half marathon for fun using Heart Rate Training.  

Plain and Simple Protein Bites

Apricots and Almond Butter.  Why didn’t I ever think of this before?  Most often I use dates when I whip up these tasty energizing protein bites, but as I was going through my super food cupboard, I found a surplus of these delicious apricots.  Both dates and apricots are natural sweeteners and they both pair well with almond butter so I decided to play around with my favorite protein bite recipe.