However, I must report an unfortunate accident that occured last night at my soccer game - I rolled my ankle. Ahhhh so sad!! It hurt terribly and I immediately took myself out of the game. It was feeling better by the second half so I ended up finishing cause, you know, that's just how I roll (ha! pun!). Today it is feeling pretty much healed, but I'm still not sure if I'm going to race tomorrow or not. I really don't want to push it, but at the same time, if I feel I am capable of running, I totally will. Fingers crossed!
Before the Awful Ankle Roll of June 2010, I was having a pretty stellar day I must say. I hit up the Maxx to see what they had going on. It's true, I've got a problem and if there was a self help group for TJ Maxx Addicts, I'd be spearheading it.
I found a bunch of cute new workout clothes, but I somehow managed to narrow it down to two shirts and a sports bra.
I know, I know, I've got the gift. The gift of impulse buying, that is. I also grabbed a vegan Bumble Bar I saw at the counter. I love all the random healthy food you can find at the Maxx. It makes my shopping trips so much more fulfilling! And look what else I found:
Goji juice! I didn't even know this was an option? What do you think guys, should I run back and get it or leave it looking pretty on the shelf?
After my impromptu Maxx spree, I ran down to the library to turn in my books and get some new ones:
Just flipping through the cookbooks, I can already tell a lot of new, delcious eats are in my - and that means our - future. The first thing I plan on making? The breakfast blueberry quesadilla. Why have I never thought of that!? And if any of you are wondering why I'm picking up sex books at the local library, please don't be alarmed. I promise it's not what it looks like. If any of you are biology nerds out there like me and haven't checked out anything by Sharon Moalem, you really need to. His other book, Survival of the Sickest, will blow your freakin mind.
While glancing through my new (to me) cookbooks, I figured this was now the perfect time to try something new - jicama! Which is apparently pronounced hik-uh-muh and not jik-ah-muh as I had been saying it. Oops. It's like quinoa all over again.
I've never had jicama before, but when I saw it this past weekend at The Mustard Seed Market, I couldn't leave without it. I scoured the internet for some good uses and decided to mix a couple recipes together to create some vegan cheezy jicama fries. They turned out pretty yummy, but they were crunchier than I thought they'd be. Almost like undercooked potatoes? Is that how they're supposed to be or did I totally mess these up? Anyone know? Either way, I would definitely use this recipe again - but I'd probably switch it out for potatoes!
Cheezy Jicama Fries
1 medium jicama
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the ends off of the jicama and peel the skin. Slice the jicama into half and then into planks. Cut the planks in strips and ta-da! Fries! Toss the fries in the olive oil before laying out on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Take them out and toss them with the remaining spices. Add your favorite burger and enjoy!
I ended up enjoying mine with a grilled BBQ cheese sandwich. I don't know what it is about barbeque, but I'll eat it as a condiment on just about anything. I'll even eat it by the spoonful if no one is looking.
Weird? Perhaps. Delcious? You bet your jicama.
So I've decided that I am definitely holding a Beach Booty Challenge! I'll have more details available on that front soon, however I hope you all join in. Everyone who does decide to participate will be entered in my Booty for Your Booty Giveaway! You gotta sweat if you want free stuff from this girl (;
I will leave you with the following because: a. Andy Samberg is funny AND hot and b. this video has been making me laugh all week (don't press play if you are easily offended by drug comedy and offensive language). Hopefully this will be me tomorrow. The great day part, I mean!