Sunday, March 04, 2018

Run Fast. Eat Slow

I finally went out yesterday for a run. It wasn't fast. it wasn't glamorous. It wasn't far. But I did it. I'm hoping that as spring approaches I'll get back into a routine of going more and more.

I wanted to share a few recipes with you from this cookbook, Run fast, Eat slow by Shalane Flanagann and Elyse Kopecky. A friend recommended the book and I ordered it, made one smoothy from it and promptly forgot about it. Last week, I was in Victoria for work..with a quick visit to see Daniele, Paul, Skylar (who despite me being scared of dogs, is so cute and the most gentle dog!!) and of course the latest addition- little Brielle.

When your best friend becomes a mom to the sweetest little girl and makes it look easy <3

So anyway, Daniele had the cookbook as well. She actually does run fast and ran almost the whole time during her pregnancy. Yesterday we were chatting on the phone and she mentioned she was going to make these superhero muffins. Very appropriate name for superhero mom, baker, cleaner! Really, I called at 9am BC time and she was vacuuming.. who does that? :P

I realized I had all the ingredients too. So we both made the muffins, and although we are over 4000 km apart, it almost makes me feel like we are baking together :) ! Here is the superhero muffins recipe and I'll be sharing more soon.

Superhero Muffins

These muffins are so moist and are quite healthy. I admit they look a little out there, but hey don't judge a book by it's cover. Stefan ate them right up. He just told me again how good they are.. and asked why they have chocolate in them because It doesn't go well (see note below about chocolate or raisins).

I always laugh when cookbooks have recipes that "hide" vegetables.. like hmm.. these muffins wouldn't fool anyone. if your kid is a picky eater and you want to trick him/her into eating carrots and zucchini, these would NOT be for them. for everyone else, enjoy!!

We are off to see the Butterflies today at the Museum of Nature! Can't wait!

- 2 cups almond meal/flour
- 1 cup oats
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins, chopped dates or chocolate chips ( I used the chocolate but I actually think raisin might go better)
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup grate zucchini (I use the Cuisinart attachment to grated these which made it much faster)
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- preheat oven to 350F an line muffin sheet with silicone or paper liners
-combine all ry ingredients in a bowl
- mix eggs, veggies, butter, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl and then add to dry ingredients. Mix until just combined- the batter will be thick
- spoon batter into muffin tins and bake for 30-35 minutes.

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