Saturday, September 29, 2012

These are HUGE organic keitt mangos.  And so super orange and sweet!  I got these by the case for cheap so I bought 10 cases.  We ate a few cases but they all came ripe at once so I froze most of them.  They make great ice cream for the kids.  And I picked a ton of blackberries off my property and froze 3 large bags of them.  So I have a good amount of frozen fruit. Mango and blackberry and oj go great together in a smoothie for kids.  And make a great combo for ice cream too!

So here is sample of my meals. 
Breakfast - oatmeal with handful of walnuts, raisins, maple syrup, one banana, some berries and a handful of granola cereal.  If I have a long run then I add more fruit.  I love this breakfast.  I get the fast carbs from the fruit and then the slow carbs from the oats.  I tend not to have to bring extra fuel on my run when I eat this. I run about 2 hours after this meal.

lunch - this is still my biggest meal of the day and  it varries what I eat.  Usually some type of bean with a potato  or rice with steamed veggies and tomatoes.  I vary this up alot with different beans, tubers and veggies.  Never dull. I am loving my bean burgers too.  And I wait about a 1/2 hour and have a piece of fruit.  If  I don't run that day then I omit the potato or rice and add more veggies. 

So that whole food combining thing has gone out the window.  The other day I had a 20 mile run.  I had my usual breakfast and lunch and when I was done my body wanted something sweet. So I listened to it. Immediately after my bean and rice lunch I had on huge sweet cantaloupe. I had no issues at all.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I made a black bean burger for the family.  Everyone liked it.  Very simple ingredients and full of flavor. All I did was add black beans in a bowl, with some green peppers, yams, and onion. I added cumin for the spice. Mush up real good and form into patties.  It doesn't hold together very well so if you want something like this to put on a bun then I think adding some oats to it to hold it together better.

Our summer has been one of the driest in a long time.  And warm.  So our growing season here is awesome.  Best garden I have ever had.   I have been foraging my meals daily from what I grow. In the garden I have a ton of cukes, kale, peas, and potatoes.  And we have acres of wild blackberries.  I have been freezing a lot of berries.  Nothing like eating fresh picked fruit and greens.  This is how we all should eat year around.  From your own garden.  Unfortuately, I can't. Though people do so now I have to try to figure that out.

I have 5 pumpkins growing too! And they are already turning orange.  Last year I waited until mid October for my pumpkis to turn orange and they never did. So I carved them green.. They still looked cool.  Last years growing season wasn't as warm.

Running is going great.  Hoping to pick up a race in October.  Didn't do the 100 miler.  So I will try one here again soon.  I am in such great running shape right now and if I can keep it that way going into my 100 I should do REALLY well.