Over the last few days I have not been able to sleep.. I don’t know what it is! I’m tired, I go to bed and then my mind will just not turn off… goodness.
That being said coffee has been consumed in large quantities. It’s a good thing I spent the last portion of my Amazon gift card on coffee. Did you know that you can get 32 oz of whole bean coffee for just $20 on Amazon?! I can’t believe I’ve been spending $9-$10 on 8 oz of coffee! Insanity!
After my not so great run on Sunday I deemed Monday my rest day. So, I woke up a solid 3 hours before my class (since I can’t sleep in for the life of me) and just relaxed and puttered around before I had to head to campus for the day.
I did a few genius things yesterday that: 1.) involved my lunch 2.) involved my dinner!
Lunch I will have to save for later but dinner needs to be discussed immediately. After the superbowl party on Sunday I had a ton of leftovers. I’m a product of my parents and haaaate throwing food away. No food goes to waste! Well, we had some leftover guacamole that I was not willing to part with but knew I had to use that stuff up fast before it went bad.
I immediately thought of one of my favorite salads of all time from this restaurant in Dallas called Taco Diner. They have this fantastic avocado salad dressing that I have been missing like crazy. I felt like I had some pretty solid ingredients on hand and went for it. I was determined.
First, I started my salad making by sauteing some onions in olive oil, cumin & chili pepper then adding black beans, red pepper and garbanzos. After the onions were slightly browned I added this mixture to my bed of lettuce/spinach and mixed it all together.
Then it was time for the dressing!
Into my little chopper went:
- left over guacamole
- the juice of 1 lime
- a whole handful of cilantro
- olive oil to taste
- salt and pepper
- a little bit of onion
And there you have it: Avocado Lime Mexican Infused Ensalada:
Sidenote: I brought this over to a Mizzou basketball watching party last night. Turns on out the game wasn’t on TV sooo on went the bachelor! Thank you ABC for being on basic cable television
Have you ever tried to re-create a dish from a restaurant?
Do you take scheduled rest days from workouts or do you go by how your feeling?