AND it was Yom Kippur, aka the worst day of the year to be a food blogger. I however did not fast since I don’t believe that starving myself is the best way to atone my sins…I prefer to bake. So bake I did, interspersed with some naps and a whole lot of family time. So without further adieu let’s recap my sickly weekend…
Beer can chicken. And three of them no less. On Yom Kippur we go big or go home.
Forgot to take a picture of the actual meal, but like usual there were tons of leftovers. Confession I absolutely love leftover cold chicken. Anyone with me on this?
A beautiful run! Well walk-run would be more accurate. I’m trying to take full advantage of my new perspective on running. I walked to my favourite running path in Toronto, The Belt Line and ran a portion of it before heading home. Felt great to be outside and the weather was gorgeous. My hip acted up post-run but some foam rolling, ice and aleve eased a bit of the pain. It also made me not think about the small child banging drums in my ear!
The rest of the afternoon was spent baking. I made these Kabocha Squash Brownies which I had high hopes for but was somewhat let-down. I though they tasted too healthy. I hesitantly brought them to our Yom Kippur break fast and shockingly everyone really liked them…these are the same people who insisted I bring the unhealthy version of the Salted Caramel Apple Crumb Bars. So I guess I’ll post the recipe!
Leg day at the gym (thought I’d spare you the selfies) and then an afternoon of food prep. I made The Detoxinista’s “Cheesy” Broccoli Quinoa Casserole, a new cauliflower risotto recipe,steel-cut oats cooked in David’s Tea Pumpkin Chai, sweet & spicy plantain chips, washed and chopped fruits and veggies (unpictured) and lots and lots of Yom Kippur leftovers.
As always thank you to Katie for hosting us.
Thoughts on cold leftovers? Have you ever signed up for a cooking/baking course? Tell me the most interesting thing about your weekend!