…maybe etiquette is the wrong word to use, but out on my runs this week I definitely noticed a difference between the behaviour of fellow runners and car drivers. I’m so blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world and be spoilt with all this beautiful scenery, but there is one downside, there are no pavements and they are even quite scarce in our little village too – well, there definitely isn’t a mile long stretch of pavement anyway.
While out on my run earlier in the week, I was greeted by some very lovely cyclists and other runners compared to the car driver’s who rudely honked their horns at me on Thursday morning’s run because I was obviously taking up far too much space on the road. Bah! The running community is so friendly and I’m so happy to be a part of it. There is plenty of room on the road for cars and runners, as a driver and very amateur runner I have a greater appreciation for runners on the road now. I’m making great progress with the C25K programme and looking forward to finishing week 3 today.
Talking of running, I’m taking part in this year’s Run or Dye* event, which looks like so much fun! It’s a 5K event that is touring the country, it looks very messy, but it’s completely different to anything I have ever seen before. You can sign up now and my readers will receive £3 off the entrance fee using the discount code KISDISCOUNT.
The weather has been amazing this week, but I still had cravings for a warm bowl of porridge one morning despite the heat. This was plain porridge with a peach cooked in it with almond milk, topped with strawberries, almond butter and Greek yoghurt.
We had a massive mango that needed using up in the fridge and I love to eat it with some Greek yoghurt and topped with goji berries, pumpkin seeds and coconut. This bowl just screams summer to me and was really refreshing on one of the warmer mornings we had this week.
I’m still on a green smoothie kick, I think it’s the warmer weather that’s fuelling my addiction. This one was apple, banana, cucumber, spinach, cashews, ginger and almond milk. I’ve gone off putting protein powders in my smoothies at the minute and prefer them made simply like this one. This Red Berry and Coconut Smoothie Bowl looks like something that I would definitely like to try soon, it looks so summery.
We’re going through so many sweet potatoes at the minute because Aiden loves his sweet potato chips. He also has a weird fondness to green beans too, so we always have large quantities of both in the house. I love them both and have eaten loads of them as well, especially for quick lunches. This was a baked sweet potato with cream cheese and a speedy salad topped with pumpkin seeds.
We’ve had some lovely dinners this week and I made a huge batch of my Morrocan Lamb Tagine with a pearl cous cous salad with steamed broccoli on the side. This has become a bit of a favourite in our house so I like cooking it for the family. It doesn’t take long to prepare or cook, so it makes a lovely weekday meal.
You can’t beat a stir fry for an easy veggie packed meal. I made this chicken, ginger and cashew nut stir fry and it couldn’t have been any quicker to throw together. Fuss-free cooking is definitely my style!
Finally, we have booked a day for Aiden’s christening and we’re thinking about having a garden party afterwards as it’s in the summer. I spent a large part of yesterday sorting out the borders and trimming back the hedges. I picked up a huge watermelon when I did the weekly shop and it was the perfect snack after all that gardening.