Happy Thursday! Who is so darn ready for the weekend?!
You all know I love sunsets, but I was actually up for the sunrise this morning. That's right...I got my booty out of bed to squeeze in my workout before heading to work. I have to say - it was so refreshing to cross it off my list early in the day!
I ran 1.5 miles and then did some at-home strength exercises. I'm thinking about adding a "10k Training" page, so I can update my training schedule on a specific page. I'll keep you posted!
So the pesto I made last night turned out to be a winner! While I don't practice a vegan diet, I was feeling adventurous and decided to give it a whirl.
Because I'm cheap, I substituted sunflower seeds for pine nuts. I was nervous...but it turned out to be delicious!
Adapted from: All Recipes
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves
2/3 cup olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process (or blend!) until you reach your desired consistency.
I used the pesto in a easy pasta dish: whole wheat rotini, chickpeas, tomatoes and zucchini.
So, so good!
LYFE Kitchen & Locals
For those of you in the Silicon Valley area, Chef Tal Ronnen will be giving a complimentary cooking demo at Draeger's in Menlo Park tomorrow at 11am. He'll be cooking Sweet Corn Chowder and Ancient Grains Teriyaki Gardein Bowl.
I don't think I'll be able to sneak away from work, but let me know if you go! I heard spaces are limited, so you'll want to get there early.
I'm still anticipating the opening of LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto - you can learn more about LYFE via this post when I attended their "fork lifting" event!
I think Evan and I are going to go to a little jazz concert later tonight. Hope you have a great night! :)