Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Run & Try Not to Die

Let me start with the best thing I've tasted in a while that wasn't a Reese Peanut Butter ice cream bar. . .

Garlic-Lime Chickpeas
(I don't know the origin of the recipe except that it came to me typed out in an email from a friend that came from a friend that came from a friend, I changed about three things from the original by decreasing the oil, increasing the vegetable broth, taking out green onions (meh), and serving over quinoa instead of rice for an extra protein burst).  Trust me, it is easy, quick, and delicious.  And CHEAP!

1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c vegetable broth
4 tbsp lime juice
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 red pepper chopped

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine all ingredients except chickpeas & red pepper in an 8 x 12 baking dish. Stir until well mixed, then add chickpeas & peppers and stir.  Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.  Uncover, stir, bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.  Serve over quinoa.

I was already half done before I thought to take a picture, sorry!  Bad blogger!

In activity news, I feel like I'm getting back into it. Shake off the funk.  It's hard but I know I feel better.  Today I did a Sculpt class and on the agenda for tomorrow is Core & More and Thursday, I'm going to try Zumba.  Gulp.  I've done Zumba on the Wii, alone, no witnesses.  Now I will try with people...co-workers.  

Also on Thursday, the half-marathon training clinic starts.  And I will be in it.  Yes, I'm scared.  Terrified actually.  I know there will be a few of us way at the back of the pack so that is okay with me. I know the first few weeks will be really hard but if I can get through that, I can get through the rest of the clinic.  

I leave you with this picture of my niece who is sick right now and at the children's hospital.  Even coughing up a lung, she'll give you a smile.  I wish I looked this happy while on a scale!!


  1. Ok I had to read your post after the title because it made me laugh! I love the chickpea recipe. I have a whole bag I just bought yesterday so this is great

    1. Good news! I didn't die!! I enjoyed all my chickpea leftovers too. It's definitely getting made again next week.