Monday, March 21, 2011

Running, Grilling and Lots of Hummus

Hummus Quesadillas
Last night I ended up using some of that Artichoke Hummus for quesadillas. I just spread it on some whole-wheat tortillas and topped with a small bit of Daiya Vegan Cheddar, spinach, and roasted red bell peppers. Yum.
 

We enjoyed the quesadillas while watching The Social Network. I had heard really great things about the movie, but I had no expectations. It was really pretty good though. Nothing exactly earth-shattering, but it kept my attention for the most part.

Spring? No It's Summer
Today was another almost summer-like day. We've sort of skipped spring and jumped right on into the beginning of summer with low 80's. I knew I wanted to get out for a run. But it was super windy, and did I mention 80 degrees? But the sunshine was calling my name. I couldn't imagine doing a workout indoors.

Note to self, running when it's 80 degrees, gusting winds after taking a Zyrtec D = tough. I felt dehydrated from the get go even though I had been chugging water all day. Of course this meant I needed to pee a lot. In fact, I needed to go when I got to the river trail. The port-a-potties were missing toilet paper. There is a real restroom about 3/4 mile into the trail, so I figured I could make a quick pit stop. DISGUSTING. How are people so freaking gross???? You can just imagine I'm sure without me going into detail.

Anyway, after that little detour, I got back on the trail. I kept praying for shade. There are usually a few spots that are shaded, but apparently not at the time I was down there because of the time change. I ended up going for 55 minutes total. Another note to self: start packing sunblock. My face is a bit pinkish and you can see the start of some sports bra tan lines (not so cute).


First Grilled Dinner of the Season
Since the weather was so warm, we decided it was time to fire up the grill. Jason picked up some portobellos the other day (the biggest portobellos I've ever seen). So we did grilled portobellos topped with spinach, roasted red bell peppers and some goat cheese.

 
This feels almost like a sin it's been so long since we've had goat cheese. Oh, I did use some of the Artichoke Hummus to spread on the buns. I also grilled up some sweet potato "fries" to go on the side. Perfect spring/summer meal!