It’s back-to-work-day for me…but I’m working from home, so no complaints (even though dragging myself virtually into my classrooms this morning was a little rough. The plus side? I think my students are dragging too because no one has posted anything yet! That means I’m just prepping for my two new classes—ones I’ve never taught before).
Joe likes to get his recipes from Runner’s World magazine (aka The Bible). Sometimes I question his devotion to this mag, as he can hear me spew some health or fitness information 10 times, but only try it out or believe when it’s published in RW. I don’t know if it’s a testament to them or me that we often agree on our health info!
Yesterday, he wanted to try smashed potatoes, and at least followed my recommendation to use red skinned potatoes (less starchy) and organic cheese (less hormone and antibiotic-y).
For breakfast, we both had cream of buckwheat (not a grain, and gluten free!), with half a scoop of Sun Warrior vanilla protein (my fave) and a chopped up banana. It would be even better with a scoop of nut butter! There’s something so cookie-like about this. It’s not beautiful, but I swear, I like it better than oatmeal. The town I grew up in (Penn Yan, NY) is known for its buckwheat production, and used to be the home of the World’s largest buckwheat pancake (there’s a huge griddle hanging on the side of a building). Buckwheat from Birkett Mills is sold in wegmans in the gluten free section, and is a great source of protein. You can buy groats or kasha (and even sprout the groats—because they’re raw), and you can use them like rice or other grains in savory dishes. Another great use for the groats is in cereals and granolas.
What is the town you’re from (or where you live now) known for?