I really like the philosophy of the authors. Food should be real, food should be simple, and food shouldn't take all day to make. I can definitely get behind that.
So my New Year's Resolution (see, I treat the first day of summer vacation as my real "new year"), I decided I'd try to break out a few of these recipes every week and see how they go. My big goal is to stock my freezer in August so that I've got lots of healthy stuff tucked away for when I don't have time to
Up this week? Two recipes, and they get my wholehearted THUMBS UP!
|This is SO not my picture, so delicious credits can be found here.|
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Tonight, I tried the Buffalo and Sweet Potato Tacos. Except instead of Buffalo, I used some local, grass-fed beef. It was on sale, and I thought it would substitute nicely.
Browned the beef, and added the spices which included taco seasoning, some chili powder, and a bit of brown sugar. Then you add some peas and the juice of a fresh lime. It seemed like a bizarre combination, but let me tell you the awesomeness of it....it was unexpectedly sweet. Delicious and perfect for summer!
You also saute up some sweet potatoes, red peppers, and onions. I added a bit of lemon-rosemary spice that I have from Wildtree which is tasteeeee. I have to admit I wasn't sure how it would taste or how the kids would do with it, especially since Bug told me that sweet potatoes were "gross."
Well guess what? That kid OUTATE ME! Again! I am in big trouble when he hits high school...
|This is not my picture, but it is making me hungry again. Photo credits, as well as a great review, here.|
I think this could also be made frozen, but probably just the meat and peas. I would just do the veggies before serving since peppers and onions don't seem to ever thaw well for me, but maybe I'm just doing it wrong, cuz Trader Joe's rocks that shizz all the time. Oh well...
Anyway, if you haven't checked out this book, I highly, highly recommend it. It's full of easy stuff that kids will like, too. I'm going to try the sweet potato cakes later this week. I know Biju Thomas and Allen Lim created this for his Tour athletes that need stuff to eat on the go, and by "go" I mean INSANE HUNDRED MILE RIDES ON MOUNTAINS, but this busy triathlete mama has used them to go, as in go to the local kiddie pool and avoid the snack bar at all costs.
Fig and Honey Rice Bars...mmmmm
And guess what I'm gonna try with all my leftover juicing veggies and fruits? These tasteeeeee little burgers:
So if you're a triathlete, and you like to eat (I mean, isn't that the best part about doing these crazy workouts?!), but don't have a gazillion hours to spend buying copious amounts of strange ingredients and cooking, then you DEFINITELY should be checking this out.
Eating more is definitely the best part of heavy tri training. That looks fantastic! I've been meaning to check out that book too.
I won this book from Steve in a Speedo last fall. It is the BEST. We modified the date-almond-rice bars into a faux-Larabar (basically, by adding a ton of dried cherries) that my kids ADORE.
Awesome gluten free options too! Highly recommended. Might have to try those tacos!
I just of this book! I hear good things of meatball sliders!!
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