Fish Food Salad

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! Whoop whoop! Haha OK…so I’m not that pumped for the game, but MY team was out LONG ago *cough* Bears *cough*

Did ya’ll have a fab Saturday?

After breakfast yesterday, I headed straight to the gym to hop on one of the 3 working treadmills to get in a 5 mile run in. Luckily, my favorite one was open, so I hopped on, tuned in to America’s Next Top Model, and conquered those 5 miles in 48:56. It was a lot easier than I thought. Ever since my last race last year, my mileage has decreased. But now that I’m training again, it’s time to amp it back up!

Next, I headed to three different grocery stores to get some essentials + Super Bowl foods! While shopping I had an unpictured Kombucha + half a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie. Delicious 😀

I only had about an hour before I had to leave to go to Peoria, so I showered and grabbed a piece of leftover Amy’s pizza and was out the door.

One of my girlfriend’s from back home’s daughter is turning two, and she had a birthday party for her at the coolest place ever. Basically it’s like an amusement park for kids:




OK and maybe some adults..IMG_1601

Gosh, who would do that?? I’m just a big kid 😉


After the party, I headed on back home, where I started on laundry and getting a little food prep out of the way for today.

We’re just having a few people over, but on the menu here in the ran household is as following:


  • meat balls and bbq sauce
  • wings


  • Meatless balls and bbq sauce
  • Quinoa Confetti casserole from ED&BV
  • Guacamole & salsa and blue chips
  • Cashew hummus and veggie sticks/crackers
  • Cookies, cookies, cookies!

Knowing that I’d have a lot to do, I prepared a LOT last night:





Homestyle chocolate chip cookies


Spice cookies


homemade BBQ sauce

Creamy Cashew hummus from ED&BV

Phew! I was beat after this.

Between rounds of cookies, I broke for dinner. I wasn’t all that hungry since I had been taste testing all night, but decided a salad would be a good dinner.


Romaine, spinach, red and yellow bell pepper, goat cheese, red wine vinegar, EVOO, and dulse flakes. I picked up some of these flakes after trying the seaweed salad last weekend at Hyashi. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of smelling them first. They smelled like fish food. Blech. Naturally, the whole time I was eating the salad, I tasted fish food. Needless to say, I ate about half the salad and threw the other half out. Ya win some, ya lose some, right??

I also some leftover chickpeas from making the hummus, so I decided to mix them in maple syrup, coconut oil, and rice vinegar and roast them to have with my dinner:



Shane came home not too much later from a bachelor party he was at, and we watched a couple epi’s of Big Bang Theory while I had a “second” dinner:


My own Mix My Granola that I had been sent (review to come soon!) – and then called it a night.

Nine glorious hours later, and I awoke wanting to try out a new product I got from the health food store yesterday!

Maca is supposed to provide energy and help with hormone stabilization. Here you can read more about the benefits of Maca powder

I had tried it, but just in the form of Angela’s RUN Glo Bar, and I thought it gave me lots of energy then. So this morning for breakfast, I mixed 1/2 t. with another 1/2 t. of cinnamon, and then put it atop some Barney Buttered Brown Rice Flour toast and a Barney Buttered nanner:


It was pretty good! Slightly sweet, though it mixed very well with the cinnamon. I think this might become a staple!

Plus some beet, carrot, apple, and spinach juice:




Well I better get crackin’ on my to-do list! It’s a pretty lengthy one to get done before tonight!

First off to the gym to do a full body weights sesh. The maca powder better live up to its standards 😉


Do you like to “play” like little kids do? Or are you more of a sit back in watch the kids-type? Obviously I have to join in on the fun. I could never turn down a water balloon fight, bumper cars, or an oversized play house. Obviously 😀


8 Responses

  1. I love to play like a kid! Dad caught me on his camera yesterday riding my grand nephew’s little scooter. Then, I played 2 long games of ping pong with my nephew. He’s really good, but I beat him both games on his home court:-) I don’t think he let me?? Did I mention that I am definitely competitive too?
    BTW, your biscotti is the best.

  2. I am DEFINITELY a jump in there and play with the kids kind of gal!

  3. Love to play! I “played” on swings yesterday with my 6 mos old daughter on my lap. I pretended it was all for her. lol

    I just tried maca powder recently too. I had a half tsp yesterday before my 6 mile run. (along with a cup of coffee) I had a super run…maca power? Maybe…

  4. I love to play.. and still do it everyday (I teach little ones!!)

    Your eats looks fabulous, as always.. especially all those yummy baked goods!! 🙂

  5. I am curious about maca powder.

  6. jezus christ girl you’ve been a MANIAC in the kitch!!!!!!!!
    i am totally impressed with everything!!!!!!!!!

    maple syrup, coconut oil, and rice vinegar would be an awesome flave on those little beans. yum.
    the cookies though of couse for me steal the show 🙂

  7. I’ve been wanting to try maca powder. Even the bbq sauce is homemade? look at you! Glad you had fun, that play area looks like a great place for a little kid party.

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