Happy Hump Day!
Oof, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I still have a post-marathon post in the works (it’s requiring a lorra thinking…), combined with some…homework…shall we say!? It’ll make sense when the time comes! But in the meantime, I have to do a quick foodie post and tell y’all about the best lunch/dinner (LINNER! Get it? Clever, I know.) I had the other day!
Preceding the yummy linner was a FABULOUS 5mile run – I felt GREAT. Like, the best I’ve felt in sooo long. I was fast! 5miles done and done in 42mins, averaging an 8.33 pace. Boy did it feel good..weirdly, I’d had lectures all morning and had hardly had a chance to eat much – a small bowl of cereal, an apple, and this:
A Pulsin’ energy bomb disc!
I’d been up since 6.30 and didn’t run til 1.45pm..but I just didn’t get hungry! (don’t worry, I made up for it later :p). But anyway – the Pulsin’ disc, I swear it was made of rocket fuel. I’ve never had one before a workout before, but obvs it works 😀 As does a pretty empty stomach for a workout. Yet more proof IMHO that my marathon-mistake of eating too much was my downfall….
ANYWAYZ. Before I went for the run, I’d prepped a nice veggie-butterbean stew, so it’d be all ready to eat when I got back:
Parsnip, sprouts, celeriac, cauliflower (honestly: does anyone actually LIKE cauliflower? I ate it cos it needed eating..but it really is the most dull veggie). The base of the stew involved tomatoes, molasses, marmite, tomato puree, vegan worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, other stuff I can’t remember…
Annoyingly, it was the last thing I wanted when I got back though After some ummm-ing and aahh-ing and kitchen rumaging (is that a word?), I decided on this…
A breakfast cookie, with a maple and vanilla pear sauce!
– 50g oats
– 1 medium ripe mashed banana
– 1/2 tbsp pea protein powder
– 1 spoon of cacao powder (you could use cocoa powder – but cocoa powder is less sweet, so you might want to add in some agave or maple syrup or something to compensate)
– tiny splash of soya milk
Mash mash mash.
I stuck it in the microwave for a minute or two before I topped it with the sauce, to heat through.
Pear and vanilla sauce:
– 1 tiny baby ripe pear, chopped up
– 1/4 cup soya milk (the milk I used – So Good – has quite a sweet, vanilla-ness to it, so if you make this, you might want to alter the amount of sweetness you use, and maybe add a 1/2tsp vanilla essence
– 1 tsp maple syrup
– a few chugs of salt
I stuck it all in a non-stick pan, and let it simmer (with lots of stirring) over a medium-ish heat for..10mins maybe? Til it thickened anyway 🙂 Like the above photo!
Theeeeen, it was ready to top off the heated up cookie 🙂
Uh, talk about DELICIOUS heaven on a plate! Soooooooooooooo good 😀
Whilst we’re on the subject of delicious food……some other foodie happenings:
Mama Pea peanut butter cookies (except I used sunflower butter):
I got them out too early and when it came to lifting them off the tray, they broke…
…a few more minutes more cook and they were perrrfect 🙂
Sprinkled with salt and sugar – MADE the cookie!
I think I’m getting how to bake cookies now 😀
The most yummiest snack ever – oatbran, cooked with a spoon of chocolate Vega smoothie mix, with yogurt stirred in at the end:
Holy yum. I’ve had that twice!
Big old English muffin/tofu burger sandweeches:
Again with the holy yum. That burger was one juicy biatch!
Sharonfruit and cinnamon:
Holy yum x 3.
Pear, chickpea and soy sauce stir fry:
With kale crisps on the side:
And many, many bowls of oatmeal. And cereal:
And brussels sprouts 😛
But enough from me – it’s late and I badly need my bed!!! Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get up my deeper and more meaningful post 😛 Stay tuned!
Question: Best thing you’ve eaten in the last week?
Have you ever seen 300 Days of Summer? I’m re-watching it atm…it’s like, my favourite film 🙂
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