Spice up your life giveaway
Oh i’ve missed you guyssss. Sorry i’ve been so MIA. I got back late Monday night and was swamped with work all day yesterday and have a ton to do today. I promise i’ll catch up and comment on all your lovely blogs tonight 🙂
Yesterday as soon as I woke up I decided on a green smoothie. This one wasn’t as bright as usual. I had some kale, 1 c almond milk, hulled hemp seeds, frozen mango blueberry raspberry combo, a spoon of TJ’s vanilla hemp protein powder. It wasn’t the prettiest color, but it tasted amazing. This held me over about 2 hours then I had some instant oatmeal at work.
Lunch was a replication of Fridays lunch. I loved the tofu/egg combo so I decided to do it again. This time I didn’t have any chickpeas, so I had just tofu, egg, and a little mozz in the wrap. On the side I made some sweet potato home fries with some sauteed onions. This kept me full for so long. The tofu/egg wrap is a huge protein punch!
So yesterday I started thinking about my running situation. I looked up the Zooma Annapolis 10k and decided to register. Registration is $65 😦 I’m trying to save money right now so I started thinking about where I wanted my running to go, and what goals I had for myself. I just can’t afford to run a lot of races this year when the entry fee is that much. My original goal was to run a 10k in 2009. That’s done and I have a lot of the year left…. this got me thinking. Last year I never thought i’d be able to run 6.2 miles ever. I did it, and I did it well! I’ve thought a lot about it, and i’m going to sign up for the Baltimore half marathon. This is beyond my wildest dreams, and if I complete this, I will be so proud of myself. It’s in October so I have a good long time to train. Here’s my final goal of 2009. To run the Baltimore Half Marathon. AH! I’m really excited, and I can’t wait to get to training. Does anyone have any specific plans they’ve used and loved? I’m not too sure what i’m going to do yet. For the 10k I originally had a plan, but ended up ditching it and figuring it out on my own. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated 🙂
I’ve also decided to do my own 30 day shred challenege. I signed up when Caitlin had her challenge but things got in the way and I didn’t complete it. I want to do it all this time, from beginning to end. I am going to Florida June 10, so this will be perfect to get me feeling great before putting on the swimsuit. I’m thinking about creating a side page for my challenge, to keep myself on track and motivated. I did day 1 last night after the Biggest Loser and so it’s off on the right foot!
Last night for dinner I made the most amazing and simple meal. Dhiraj Arora, the founder and CEO and President of Arora Creations was so kind to send me some samples of their organic spice blends. Arora is the first ever USDA certified organic Indian grocery product line in the US. You can go to their website and see where you can find them around you at local stores. There are so many health benefits from Indian spices that you can read about here. I was given 5 of the spice mixes. I picked to make the organic rajmah (kidney beans). On the back of the spice mix it tells you the additional ingredients you need to make the dish. It was SO quick and easy, and it tasted out of this world. This is such a great company that gives you high quality organic products and makes you feel like you have high restaurant quality dishes at your fingertips that you made yourself. I made the kidney beans, and paired it with a dollop of light sour cream (they suggest plain yogurt but I was all out) and a piece of pita cut into triangles. Amazing. As I make more dishes with the other spice mixes I will post them, I can already tell they’re going to be delish. Thank you Dhiraj!!!
Dhiraj was also generous to want to do a giveaway! He is giving away one each of the organic spice mixes. Here are the mixes the winner will be receiving!
To enter simply post a comment on what your favorite Indian dish is. For an additional entry you can link back to the givaway, let me know if you do so I can give you an additional entry. Good luck!! The givaway will end this Friday at 5 PM and I will post the winner Saturday.