Saturday, May 10, 2008

Race and Rice

Runner Dude ran the New Prague Half Marathon (just 6 days after the Flying Pig Marathon), and Sweet Pea and I came within a couple of minutes of our PR in the 5K.
The rain held off until this afternoon, and we are sitting here dreaming of upcoming races.

If you missed the May 6 post: "Blessings of the Flying Pig Marathon" you can read about our last weekend.

Comment on my last post: request for the rice recipe.
Rice.. Well, whole grain brown or wild rice that you eat...
Not the R-I-C-E : rest, ice, compression, elevation
that runners know about for treating injury.
My suggestion: bring water to a boil, with half as much whole grain or wild rice as water... (like maybe 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of rice) cover and bake at 350 in oven or toaster oven until all the water is absorbed (30-40 minutes or so).

THIS IS NOT A RECIPE POST... just an idea post... any runner can do this!
And this is the fun/healthy part:
Top with organic canned tomatoes or tomato sauce... heated with chopped fresh organic basil leaves... maybe some cilantro leaves...

or a little canned coconut milk and some curry-type spices: 1/4 teaspoon (or maybe start with just 1/8 or 1/16 ?? so) of each of turmeric, ground cloves, cinnamon, coriander, allspice .... whatever you have, but begin with small amounts... (stop at the bulk spices at the co-op for 2-3 of those..)

Or... to serve with chicken or turkey, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil per serving and some sage, thyme, even rosemary..

Add nuts, only if you are not allergic to them; raisins and craisins are good too...
maybe chopped flat-leaf parsley or celery leaves, if you like them.

Whole grain, gluten-free, flavored with tomatoes and/or herb and spices: great healthy food!!

This sweet huge pileated woodpecker has been checking out our feeder and our trees this week.

13 comments:

DawnB said...

I like that rice recipe. I will use it.

DawnB said...

thank you for sharing

peter said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sunshine. Nice talking to you last weekend and congratulations on another race done.

Sunshine said...

Sweet Pea says, "That's sweet!"

amybee said...

Nice job at New Prague and I'm looking forward to trying your recipe!

Vickie said...

Good job on your races! You guys are like the Energizer Bunnies! Hope you had a nice Mothers Day!

Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

Stop making me hungry!

Well, if you're going to, keep sharing...

CewTwo said...

Good 5K.

We don't have the Red Headed Woodpecker out here. My next door neighbor is a Flicker (and his many fighting friends)!

Backofpack said...

Thanks for the rice info - I'm on it! We've got a pileated or two that hang around here this time of year. They are fun to watch.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I haven't seen a woodpecker for a long time. I guess they don't hang out in the desert SW so much.

cindy said...

Thanks for sharing such inspiring posts with us :)

Nat said...

Love the picture of the woodpecker. Hope you are well. Spring or summer (one of the two) should reach us soon! :)

Anne said...

Someone recently suggested I might be suffering from celiac disease and since then I've been reducing my gluten intake. So, thank you for the recipe sharing and especially all those root vegetables you photographed a few posts ago.