Monday, January 30, 2012

A Good Day...

Today was a good day. I went to the gym and did a good workout consisting of a couch to 5K run and some weight work too. (Couch to 5k has a great app too that plays your music and tells you when to run and when to walk so you don't even have to look at the clock, which is always hard for me when I see just how long I have to keep running etc.)

I ate all my food today. A bowl of oatmeal- I got some steel cuts oats and hopefully I can use one of the recipes I found online (gotta love pinterest) for my crockpot.

I also have decided that as much as I love Balsamic Vinaigrette I need something else to change up the taste of my salads so I googled a few recipes and then decided just to mix and match and create my own. Man, it is delicious! It transformed my salad into something really tasty!

Here is the recipe I mix, matched and kinda created I guess.

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

3 red peppers, 1 yellow pepper & 1 orange pepper roasted
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 scallion
1 tsp salt

Roast peppers in the oven on broil until the skin is blackened and blistering. place in a bowl and seal tight with plastic wrap. Leave until they have cooled, at least 20 minutes. Peel the skin off, slice and put in blender. Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth.
Put on your salad- or whatever you want- and enjoy!

I am thinking of taking a bit and adding some red pepper flakes or maybe a spicy roasted pepper or something and see how that tastes- a little bit of spice is a good thing!

This salad I would've paid $12 for. Romaine lettuce, diced chicken, black beans, sunflower seeds and my dressing! So Yummy!!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds delicious, you could try adding some chipotle pepper for spice.