I kid, I kid! But eating is extremely important when you run a lot and when you decide to cook up a recipe found in Runners World it is completely valid content for a running blog.
|A picture of the delicious end result. I am the Martha Stewart of my generation, obviously.|
And you guys- if I see one more running blog filled with salad after endless salad I am going to cry! There are so many good things to eat, and while salad can be one, enough already. Time for something hearty and delicious and maybe a little healthy too! (I would typically fall back on some steak but I was looking to branch out.)
There were some interesting recipes in Runners World recently for rice bowls. Quite a few of them looked good and I am a fan of dinner in a big warm bowl of goodness that I can bury my face in.
"Spring Wild Rice Bowl With Asparagus" was the winner. I took a bit of liberty with some of the ingredients and will make notes of that.
|We started with a Maple Manhattan. My specialty!|
-3 cups cooked wild rice (I used a blend rice- white, brown, wild and red. so rebellious!)
Yes. The rice in the pic is uncooked. Use imagination!
1 bunch of Asparagus
1/2 lb Cremini mushrooms, sliced (I used baby portabellas- and slightly over a 1/2 lb)
To the sauteed veggies I went slightly off recipe and added a finely diced shallot and a large clove of minced garlic. A couple glugs of olive oil, a tablespoon of butter, and a sprinkle of salt topped things off nicely.
The dressing called for:
3 T evoo
Juice of half a lemon (I suggest using slightly less- it was tart!)
2 T minced dill
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt (I used less since I salted the veg)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (I omitted these)
1 poached egg per serving
OK, so I chopped up the veggies as prescribed and threw them in a pan to sautee.
|Obligatory "veggies cooking!" photo|
|Cooking some eggs. I think everyone but me knows how to do this well. But if not use this picture tutorial.|
|Eric opted out of the non-googily egg option.|
Really damn good. Like, impressively tasty.
This recipe met all of my requirements, it had a short ingredient list, did not require cooking skills that I do not have (well, poaching wasn't my strong point) it was filled with things I enjoy eating and was hearty, full of flavor and probably healthy enough.
The recipe indicated that it would serve 4 and it would not, unless you eat like birds or eat quite a bit of cheese and crackers beforehand. So, serves 3 happily or 4 with salad and appetizers.
I hope that everyone is looking forward to my next installment of middleaged cooking which will be something astonishingly complex like english muffin pizzas, hahaha ugh!
Until then, have fun eating things. It is my favorite passtime after all....