Friday, March 18, 2011

Four for Friday

1. I have a 5 mile race tomorrow. This will be my first race since my 10k on New Year's Eve. I'm excited about running it and curious to see how I'll do.
2. The boys have been having lots of fun recently. Their dad has been taking them ice skating and swimming. They've been going to the park. The older two are both signed up for soccer starting in April. I think this is going to be a busy summer, but also lots of fun! They look like they're up to something in this picture.
3. I have been having salads for lunch everyday at work for the past 3 weeks and I love it. I love veggies! I love making the salad each night and looking at all the different colors. I feel good eating it everyday. This week I've been enjoying the salads with some Dijon Vinaigrette dressing that I made.

4. I went to the library at the beginning of the week and picked up some new books. I've been having fun looking through all of them and getting some new ideas. The juicing book is great because it lists different mixtures for different ailments. The other books are about Raw Food and Vegan recipes.
The weather today is beautiful. It's 9am and it's already 55 degrees. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

I need some new ideas for salad dressings, I'd like to try some different ones. If anyone has any good dressing recipes please let me know.

11 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck at the race!!

I have to stick to one food book at a time, I start to get confused and everything runs together.

kimert said...

Good luck with your 5 mile race!!! Those salads look yummy!

Tri-James said...

Try to go lighter and lighter on the dressing. Maybe squeeze an orange or lemon over the veggies. That can really bring out the taste!

Kovas said...

We sometimes use hummus for dressing, really good. Enjoy the race!

Sasha said...

Good luck. I haven't run for a while. I will try to get back into it soon. Hope you have a great day.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Good luck with the run!

Those salads looks yummy. I'm an EVOO and balsamic vinegar kinda gal.

Elizabeth said...

Good luck with your run, Heather. I use Jamie Oliver's salad dressing recipes again and again - I especially like the one with shallots, basil, Italian parsley, marjoram (all fresh), olive oil and red wine vinegar - emulsified in the food processor. For an even easier one from Jamie: juice of one lemon, 5 T. extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

lindsay said...

hope the race went well!

i usually just use oil/vinegar on my salads. if there is chicken, fish or cheese on it i can usu get by with no dressing. (i am allergic to most dressing as they have soybean oil in them).

Amanda@runninghood said...

Hi Heather! So good to hear from you! It has been awhile...sorry. I made the mistake of trying to keep up with too many blogs and now I miss out on some of the ones I really want to read! Love your books...I love love love books and having them at my fingertips! :) How was your 5 miler today?

MCM Mama said...

I'm not sure I can read your blog - too much good food! Hope the race went well!

Molly said...

yummy looking salads! Sometimes I switch up the vinegar in my dressings to keep it interesting.