Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cauliflower and Tempeh Vegetarian Chili

by Meghann on March 24, 2012

My view from the day.

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Mixed with a little of this.

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Hakuna Matata. ;)

I only moved from the couch to eat and walk Maddie. Derek and I thought about running errands or leaving the house for this or that, but we both decided we would rather just sit on the couch and veg. I think we both needed a day to just chill. :)

I think I’m getting sick. My throat has been bothering me all day and a smoothie was all I wanted to calm it down this afternoon.

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Chocolate Mango P-Nutty Smoothie

  • 1 fresh mango (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (I use Whole Foods brand)
  • 1 tablespoon honey peanut butter

Place in blender and blend until smooth.

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Who knew mango and peanut butter was such a winning combination? Love.

Derek and I decided to open the bottle of Delirium Tremens by brother gave me for christmas while we cooked dinner.

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Have you ever seen a beer with cork?

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It was pretty good. I’m not sure if it was the seal of the cork or not, but this beer had a lot of carbonation and a thick white head. It was very fruity and would make a really great summer beer.

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We had chili and sweet potato fries for dinner.

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Originally I was going to pour the chili over the fries, but i thought the fries were better on top for dipping. ;)

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Cauliflower and Tempeh Vegetarian Chili

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1/2 block of tempeh
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • oregano
  • cumin
  • s & p

Chop the veggies and tempeh in small pieces and begin to sweat in a medium pot. Once the onions are soft, add everything else and season to taste. Bring the pot to a boil then down to low to simmer for 30 minutes covered. Remove lid and simmer for 15 more minutes. Top with Alexa sweet potato fries.

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The chili was excellent, but it may have been a tad too hot for chili. I was sweating up a storm as I was eating my big bowl. The ice cream after dinner helped cool me down. :)

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For once my alarm clock isn’t set. I’m predicting Derek and I will continue our lazy evening into the morning. ;)

Good Night!

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17 miles of San Antonio Hills

March 24, 2012

No, I’m not in Texas. San Antonio, FL is a teeny-tiny town about 40 minutes outside of Tampa. It’s a town I didn’t even know existed until a couple of weeks ago when Mary and Stephanie emailed me asking if I would be up for a 17 mile training run in the San Antonio hills more ยป

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