Happy Friday lovely readers! This weekend I am running a half marathon and I have to admit I am a bit nervous. Last year when I ran this race I was on track to meet my goal of sub-2 hours when I hit the turnaround point. Around mile 7 my knee and foot started to bother me. By mile 8 I was walking and had to walk the remaining 5.1 miles to the finish line. I didn’t run again for 6 weeks after that race. This year I know that I am physically ready, but mentally the race is bothering me. It also doesn’t help that it is supposed to be 23°F, snowing and 15 MPH winds, not ideal running conditions! Anways, onto happier things, like this week’s AWESOME recipe submissions.
Reader’s Choice Top 3
One Pot Pasta Puttanesca from Yup, it’s Vegan~This one pot spaghetti alla puttanesca packs a punch of protein & flavor with whole wheat pasta, olives, capers, chickpeas, and artichoke hearts, plus a little spice. It can be ready in under 30 minutes!
Pumpkin & Spinach Stew with Chickpea Dumplings from Miss Polkadot~Deliciously plump and doughy chickpea dumplings baked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce with lots of fresh vegetables.
Raw Grasshopper Pie with Secret Icing from Practical Stewardship~Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, a completely healthy indulgence with a sneaky way to make it a beautiful green.
My Top 3 Choices
No Fear Homemade Whole Wheat Bread from My Sister’s Pantry~Oh man do I love homemade bread! This looks like a winning recipe that I am going to try very soon.
Almond Joy Oatmeal from Esculent Dreams~I think we established last week that I absolutely LOVE Almond Joy, so this was an obvious choice for me. Plus, I am a huge fan of oatmeal any time of day. Win-Win!
Raw Pistachio Key Lime Bites from The Healthy Maven~Energy balls/bites and I are great friends. I love having a batch on hand to grab as I head out the door for a morning or afternoon workout. Quick, easy and nutritious. This is a new flavor combination for me and I can’t wait to try it!
SURPRISE! We are hosting another fabulous giveaway this week; Peanut Butter & Co., is offering Healthy Vegan Fridays readers the opportunity to win from the United States (sorry, international HVF-ers) an assortment of their delicious peanut butters! Just as a disclaimer, one flavor does contain honey; feel free to share it with a friend! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!
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