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Beach Run, Beach Bum, Beach Eggplant Lasagna

Another Run on the Beach
Hello all! Thank you again for your sweet comments. Seems I need to wear more orange! There was a time when I actually never wore yellow because I thought it clashed with my red hair. Silly me huh?! Oh, and the top came from The Limited last summer. I bet you can find it on eBay! ;-)

This morning was much of the same. Breakfast on the balcony watching the waves crash. We decided to run for 20 minutes on the beach. My tootsies have apparently toughened up over the past few days. It was a great run. I also tried out a new kickboxing workout: Amy Bento Kickbox Xtreme. I brought it by accident actually. I had put it in my Netflix queue, but thought I had changed it to a movie before we left. Anyway, Jason called me a Cathe Traitor right away LOL! I only did 3 of the combos/intervals. It's definitely different than Cathe's workouts, but it's fun and I look forward to trying it again.

More Beach Bum Time
After working out, I rewarded myself with more beach time. We pretty much spent the entire day on the beach again. The water looked great with no signs of oil. The beach was clean as well. Of course, there have been cleaning crews coming through. I will say that the beaches are very empty for this time of year. So empty that I got pictures of crabs (that normally never come up in the middle of the day) and birds just chilling next to us. Jason also got some good shots of sting rays racing by.

Cooking on the Fly
Dinner tonight was an Eggplant Lasagna. We had plenty of extra spaghetti sauce left. I used the eggplant as pasta sheets. I mixed light ricotta with fresh garlic and sundried tomatoes as one layer. The next layer was fresh spinach, then sauce, sprinkle of cheese (there is NO Daiya here) and repeat. It wasn't anything I'd planned on making here. Luckily I don't mind cooking on the fly. Sometimes the best dishes happen that way.

Comments

  1. Love all your beach time! I have never made eggplant lasagna but seeing yours I think I need to try that. Thanks!

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  2. Looks like your having a FAB vacation! I sooo wish I was sitting on a beach right now~!

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  3. AnonymousJune 10, 2010

    Words cannot express how jealous I am that you are on the beach!! And that eggplant lasagna?! YUM!

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  4. AnonymousJune 10, 2010

    That dinner looks delish!! Another fab day on the beach I see even though you *are* a Cathe traitor ;) I tried an Amy Bento before I didn't love it, glad you had a better experience...I think I'm just so used to Cathe's style, she is the best afterall!

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  5. omigoodess those sting rays look intense! I went swimming with them once. Well, "swimming." I was young so I just hung on my dad's back instead.

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  6. AnonymousJune 10, 2010

    oh what a great vacation you are having Heather! the sting rays look crazy though :)

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  7. Great pictures from the beach. The crab is adorable. It looks that there were a huge number of sting rays in the water. I would have been safely on the beach, LOL.

    Glad you are having a great time,
    Ali

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  8. Love the pics! A lot of my fave tops have come from the Limited. I usually snap them up off the clearance rack!

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  9. The beach looks so nice! I am so glad you are enjoying yourself!!

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  10. Glad you were able to get some more beach time.
    I love your dinner! Eggplant is so delicious!

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  11. i dont know how ur able to run on the beach! i think thats fantastic. i always end up hurting my back from it. i guess that means its probably strengthening the muscles too.. maybe thats why it hurts the next day.

    so happy ur vacation is going fantastic! <3

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  12. That picture of the sting rays is so neat, but sting rays kind of freak me out!

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  13. You do look amazing in orange! I am with you on working out when I am on vacation, but sadly when we were working this past weekend, there was no time. I did make it up though. I just work it out that way. The lasagna looks delicious. I need some now...I have some daiya here waiting to get used up! Enjoy your day!

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  14. That looks amazingggg, I love eggplant and all things lasagna lol I wish I could just cook up whatever and have it still taste good - I need to study your ways (:

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  15. I had no clue Netflix carried workout DVD's! I learn something new everyday!

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  16. I don't mind cooking on the fly either. Kinda fun. That meal looks more thatn fly to me. GOod stuff!

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  17. How do you run on the beach? In shoes or barefoot? I got tendinitis in my achilles once from running on the beach. :(

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  18. Lisa @ 110 Pounds and Counting We actually ran barefoot. It was more my toes not being tough enough rather than any stability issues. The 2nd run was much better.

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