Our house is filled with Christmas cookies right now. I could banish them and insist on eating only healthy stuff, but honestly, it’s a couple weeks of my life and I LOVE this time of year and all the sugary goodness that comes with it.
Ellie has gotten it in her head that if she points at something sweet and nods vigorously, we’ll give it to her. I’m not sure where she got this idea.
Oh wait, this might have something to do with it.
This is not a normal occurrence, really. She usually eats bananas and sweet potatoes and plain yogurt and pears.
I ended my week of laziness with a slooow 22 mile bike ride yesterday. I was loving life and wondering why I stopped cycling…and then around mile 7 my rear end reminded me that it was ridiculous to think I could just go out and breeze through a ride like this. OW. My plan for 70.3 training is to just do what I want as long as I’m running, swimming, and cycling at least twice a week. Today I ran a fairly uncomfortable 4.4 miles after work. Weird that beer and cookies and being lazy for a week doesn’t make you feel light on your feet.
But I listened to a podcast and someone decorated a tree along the path so it wasn’t a completely miserable experience.
This is totally NOT one of those back on track healthy recipes. It’s pretty rich, but the flavor is complex and warm and I made a giant batch of it just so I can eat it for lunch all week. This is a scaled up recipe from the original and I used chard instead of spinach. I made saffron rice to serve alongside it and it was a satisfying, delicious meal.
(slightly adapted from Naturally Ella)