Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Back to Running & Stir Fry for Wok Wednesday

Windy Wednesday = Treadmill 
So today I had these grandiose plans for a fabulous 6-mile run after work. It was supposed to be partly cloudy and around 59. Um, apparently the weather folks forgot to check outside today. It was more like no sun (at all), gusting 25 mph winds, 48 with wind chill of 41. So off the mark on that one guys.

I really had no other back up workout plans I did weights yesterday. I really didn't want to wait around until 5:30 for spin, step was out of the question as calves are still too tight for that. So, I decided to hit the gym and split up cardio time between the treadmill and the elliptical.

I started with the treadmill for 2 miles then did 6 1-minute athletic intervals then ran to round out to 4 miles before heading over to the elliptical to finish out another 10 minutes. I really would have preferred that my first run post half marathon be outside, but this worked. I was a sweaty mess once done.

I got home and hit the yoga mat for stretching and rolling with TriggerPoint Therapy Kit .

Wok Wednesday 
Originally I had thought I might do fajitas for dinner. But when I asked Jason what he preferred - fajitas or stir fry - he opted for stir fry. I did have lots of fresh veggies to use and had some brown rice in the freezer. I made a quick Peanut Butter Miso Stir Fry Sauce. I apologize for not measuring the ingredients. I just eyeballed to the consistency that I wanted and the flavor profile that seemed right.

Peanut Butter Miso Stir Fry Sauce 
Ingredients:
Soy sauce
OJ
Miso paste
Sriracha
Honey
Fresh grated ginger
Garlic
PB2 (or creamy peanut butter)

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients together to desired consistency.

It really turned out to be a pretty good sauce if I say so myself. For the stir fry itself, I used broccoli, carrots, red, green and yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, edamame, purple cabbage, and Quorn nuggets. I topped with some raw cashews for crunch.

It was nice having all fresh veggies rather than just pulling out the pre-chopped bag of mixed frozen veggies. What are your favorite veggies for stir fry dishes? I love the cute baby corn, but can't seem to find them at the grocery store we typically go to.