Last night after spin class, I went to the store, got some corn tortillas, black beans, and salsa to make some Huevos Rancheros Smitten Kitchen style.
The Smitten Kitchen recipe was very simple, and what intrigued about it the most was her method of cracking the egg on the tortilla in the pan and then flipping it over! (Check out this link for her picture tutorial.) This looked really fun and easy and I had to try it out!
For the black beans I took a shortcut by using the perfectly pre-seasoned Goya Black Bean Soup (per Smitten Kitchen recommendation), but I also cheated further by buying pre-made salsa (I used Publix Greenwise Mild Organic Salsa) instead of chopping my own tomatoes, onions, and jalepenoes.
The egg I used was from my carton of eggs I bought locally a few weeks ago:
I also decided to sauteed some spinach and squash to go along with it. I love veggies, and my roomie and I are trying to use up this massive box of spinach!!
That’s 1 pound of organic baby spinach!! We’ve had it for less than I week, and we are over half way done, so I think we are doing well . Anyway, here is the final result of my huevos rancheros:
Very delicious!! But my picture is not nearly as pretty as Smitten Kitchen’s, so I highly recommend you check out her version .
This morning, me and the roomie got up early to go swimming before class! (Pre-workout fuel= half a WCMN Clif Bar + a spoonful of cashew butter, in case anyone is curious…). I ended up getting in a good 2000 meter workout:
- 500 meter warm up
- 2 x 200 (swim, kick, pull, swim — change every 50)
- 200 meter tempo
- 6 x 100 80-85% effort with 15 second rests
- 300 cool down (alternating kick and swim each 50)
This was a great way to start the day!! While swimming, I started dreaming up my lunch, which ended up being the best sweet potato ever!
Baked sweet potato topped with 1/2 cup of Goya Black Bean Soup, sauteed squash and spinach, and salsa. The addition of salsa was inspired by Veggie Girl, and I loved the flavor it added! I also had a spoonful of cashew butter on the side…I wasn’t completely confident that this would go well with the rest of the dish, but oh man it was awesome!!
I also made a pot of this coffee:
Interesting News: Today I found this inspiring article from Runner’s World about Kara Goucher, an Olympic runner who is training for Boston. On page 4 of the article, it shows one of her daily meal plans, which includes oatmeal, salmon risotto, and a pumpkin scone! I think this girl should start a food blog!
Also, Megan (Healthy on the Run) is trying to raise money for Relay for Life in honor of her friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Megan is really sweet and a new blogger, and I highly encourage everyone to help out her fundraiser!
Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you all are enjoying gorgeous weather like we are having in Georgia right now! (70 degrees and sunny…yay for Spring arriving!)