Monday, June 28, 2010

Another Kitchen Success!

First, an update on my last post:
Baking: done
Operation delivery: done!

No pictures available, but with a few slight changes, the oat & apricot breakfast bars seemed to be much more moist, so I think (read: hope) they taste fantastic!

Have you ever made a quiche? Truthfully, I have not had quiche many times in my life, I could probably count the times on one hand, but I've wanted to try and make one. So, when I recently found a recipe on FitSugar that sounded interesting and didn't require 10 eggs (which most recipes I've seen seem to), I wanted to try it. The one thing that made me pause was the use of tofu. If you've read my blog for long, you know I'm not a big fan of tofu. Not because of the taste or texture, but because it is a soy product and I try to stay away from soy as often as possible. Still, I wanted to try this recipe and decided to give it a shot. I also decided not to tell Woody about the tofu until after he had determined whether or not he liked the dish. I hid the package in the fridge (which was easy to do with all our farmers market produce) but then he saw it when it was cooking on the stove top. The look on his face was not one of pleasure, but I convinced him to give it a try. A couple hours later, he was going back for seconds!

This was the finished masterpiece quiche

And this was my plate

Click HERE for the recipe from FitSugar!
The whole wheat pie shell is filled with:
eggs (I used 2 eggs, 2 egg whites)
grape tomatoes
fresh basil
leeks
tofu
garlic

I want to apologize for something. Lately, this blog has become more of a food blog than the running, health, fitness & food blog that it started out as. This is mostly due to the fact that I have not run in several months and have not been able to write about the beautiful sunrises I experience as I run through Central Park or the routes along the West Side Highway on Saturday mornings, but I promise this is going to change. This week you'll be seeing more fitness related posts, and hopefully soon, you'll see a post on running pop up again!

In the meantime, I want to leave you with this: I recently bought a new water bottle to take to the gym and drag around town with me. My SIGG was a few years old and I really wanted something that could actually go in the dishwasher. I can't live without a water bottle at the gym, so it was imperative that I find one that was easy to drink from while peddling out 13 miles on the bike or climbing 20 floors on the StairMaster! And I found it!


This Rubbermaid water bottle (BPA free) set me back about $6 and goes in the dishwasher! It's super light weight, holds 20oz, and has been really easy to use at the gym or walking around the city. If you're looking for a new water bottle, check this one out! Also, unlike many metal water bottles, you can fill it with water (with or without an electrolyte mix) and then stick it in the freezer for an extra cold drink when you hit the hot air outdoors!

Is there something you can't live without when you go to the gym?

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workout stats -
14 miles bike
20 minutes StairMaster
3x10 glute leg press
3x10 leg press
3x10 hip abductor machine
3x10 lateral arm raise
3x10 hammer curl
100 crunches
stretching

9 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I don't think you have to apologize. I think food goes right along with the fitness aspect. Especially when it's healthy foods. I have to have my HR monitor.

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) said...

Your quiche looks great! I've actually never made a quiche, but would love to give this one a try. :)

I haven't been writing as much about running and fitness as the purpose of my blog originally had either. It has a lot to do with the knee injury, but hopefully that will change very soon. ;)

misszippy said...

I agree with Heather. The quiche looks wonderful...I'm going to download the recipe!

Jon said...

Look up quiche Lorraine. Its basically a simple ham and cheese quiche, but the BEST!

Robyn said...

Now that's a recipe I need to make. I love everything in it! Glad your oat bars came out well, keep up posted about the jobby!

Julie said...

totally making that for dinner.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

nice quiche. and i think food and running go hand in hand..so it works!;-)

Molly said...

Your quiche looks great!!! And as you know...I happen to LOVE your food posts!

Julie said...

update - i DID make it for dinner. I used scallions instead of leeks (I had a bunch from my CSA) and I put it on the grill because my house was WAY too hot to turn the oven on. FANTASTIC. Good find. I'll try to sneak it by Danny when he gets home (he's got the same aversion to tofu).