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Why are my weekend recaps mostly about food?

 

As I put this post together, I realize that I always end up with weekend recaps mostly about food!

You may remember that Maoz is one of my favorite places for a loaded up vegetarian salad bowl. It’s been a while since I last had a Maoz salad so this bowl was extra special even though it really wasn’t big enough for me. I like the Maoz locations in the city much better since those stores are set up salad bar style which means I can load my bowl really high with no one to stop me.

maoz salad

Yesterday I told you about Saturday’s long run and my decision to take a bit of a break from running this week. I also need a break from greek yogurt which is funny since I just said how I brought it back into my diet and was all excited about it.

Here’s what happened…

I came home to my post-run breakfast on Saturday which I prepared before my long run. The usual cooked, cold oatmeal and berries in an almost-empty peanut butter jar only this time, with a small amount of greek yogurt mixed in which I haven’t done post-long run in like a year.

I took one bite and wanted to gag. Even the color, which occurred from the berries mixing with the greek yogurt, made me want to gag.

post run oats in a jar

Isn’t that funny? I used to eat this combination all of the time after my long runs but I haven’t in so long that I just couldn’t handle it. I took one more bite before deciding I could not eat anymore of it. I made myself a new and better bowl of oatmeal, fruit, Skoop B Strong and peanut butter. Good thing I always have cooked oatmeal servings waiting in the refrigerator!

Check out my lunch on Saturday, rather, my lunch in comparison to my son’s lunch.

We headed to Bloomingdales for some shopping (more for my son than for me but whatever) and he requested we have lunch at Forty Carrots (the Bloomingdale’s restaurant).

I felt like something savory for lunch while he was the one ordering the large frozen yogurt with toppings as his meal.

lunch at bloomingdales

Remember when I met up with Michele earlier this summer at the city Bloomies for lunch and I ordered the big frozen yogurt? Read it here if you missed it.

We went to the Mets game Saturday night.

I figured I would get the ice cream sundae in the cute little helmet but then I saw Cracker Jacks and had to have a bag.

cracker jacks

I get really excited when the Mets hit a home run not because I want them to succeed but because I want to see the big apple pop up in centerfield.

citifield big apple

We took our show on the road yesterday afternoon to spend time at my parents’ house. We watched the Little League World Series game and I was in charge of dinner. My son wanted salmon for dinner and my mom loves it too so I couldn’t say no.

I made my usual side dishes of roasted vegetables plus I roasted three kinds of potatoes which I recommend for the variety of texture and flavor.

I roasted regular potatoes, sweet potatoes and Japanese sweet potatoes.

roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes

The only thing I did differently this week was use olive oil instead of coconut oil since I was working with what my dad had in the pantry. He actually has a wonderful set up for cooking in terms of pots, pans, utensils and ingredients but coconut oil could not be found in the cabinet. I was not at all disappointed, in fact, I appreciated the flavor and texture difference!

roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes

Of course I didn’t get a picture of the salmon because I don’t care enough about salmon. Although, I did actually eat a small piece (anyone who knows me knows I really do not like fish) to reap the amazing health benefits associated with wild salmon. Since my son ABSOLUTELY LOVED this dinner, I think it will become a weekly occurrence which means I will share how I made the salmon in more detail next week.

On our way home, we stopped for ice cream at Marshall’s Ice Cream Bar. It just seemed like the end of summer thing to do. Once I ran out of whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and hot fudge though, I was done. I am like that sometimes.

sundae

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3 things you did over the weekend?

Which do you use more often, coconut oil or olive oil?

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine August 29, 2016, 6:45 am

    I think in general we use more olive oil but go through both pretty quickly. This weekend was mostly relaxing but we did have my family over to celebrate my moms bday a little early. Your roasted veggies always look so perfect!
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 29, 2016, 8:28 am

    I use both olive oil and coconut oil, although probably a bit more olive oil because I love it on salads. It has so many good anti-inflammatory benefits as well. I love salmon so I can’t wait for your recipe!
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  • Sarah @pickyrunner August 29, 2016, 9:23 am

    I usually use olive oil when I roast potatoes. Yours come out so crispy! i’m not that patient haha my weekend was all about moving. And running. I didn’t really eat anything that exciting, although I did get a slice of red velvet cake last night to treat myself after a hectic couple of days. Your son’s froyo looks AMAZING!
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  • Sara @ Oats & Rows August 29, 2016, 9:24 am

    Hmmm I go through phases where I use one oil more over the other, but I’d have to say olive oil recently! Today I have a barre class on the schedule..I’ve been craving a burn!
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  • Suzy August 29, 2016, 9:36 am

    I only use coconut oil on my body! I use butter mostly on everything, and olive oil for veggies and stuff. Your roasted veggies always look so perfect. I’d love to know how you cook your salmon!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2016, 9:28 am

      the “recipe” for the salmon isn’t anything that original but i will certainly share it next time i make it

  • michele @ paleorunningmomma August 29, 2016, 4:28 pm

    Was totally thinking of that lunch when I saw the yogurt! We need to meet up again in the middle of back to school craziness somehow. And weekend recaps filled with food are my favorite!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 30, 2016, 9:27 am

      we totally have to! hopefully before the bar mitzvah although after i will have so many pictures to show you!

  • Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday August 30, 2016, 1:17 pm

    Any post about food is fine by me! And now I’m totally craving crispy roasted broccoli.

    I use olive and coconut oil about evenly, unless I can’t get the lid off the coconut oil jar… It’s the only jar lid that I ever have issues with and it feels ridiculous until my dad tries and has an equally hard time. So, yeah, then I use olive oil 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 31, 2016, 8:04 am

      ha, I totally understand! sometimes I can’t open jars even when I try with my jar opener thing. so annoying.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 4, 2016, 11:43 am

    I love you roasted three kinds of potatoes. It makes my spud loving heart happy. I actually use olive oil for all my cooking needs. On the rare occasion, I use coconut oil. I just love the healthy fats and the flavor you get from the olive oil

    Ice cream sundaes for the win.
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