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Nutrition for Runners: Simple Biryani


Tonight’s recip comes from a book I got for Christmas. I am only now finally getting around to trying a recipe from it. I’m glad I did because the recipe I tried was a hit. The recipe can be found on p. 224. If you are interested in the book you can read more about it here.

The recipe I chose was a recipe for simple biryani which is a South Indian dish. I chose it because it seemed easy to make and I did have to grab many ingredients at the store. I added a chicken breast to my version and served it with lemon juice.

The recipe says it makes 4 servings but I had enough to feed myself and my kids (6 and 3). My girls both really enjoyed it. I also had leftovers for a few lunches after that which made my morning routine easier. 

Nutrition for Runners: Pine Nut, Aurugula and Prosciutto Pasta

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Tonight’s recipe is one my wife came up with the other night. Like most of the recipes I post on here this one is relatively quick and easy to make.

Start off by toasting some pine nuts in a frying pan. Add some prosciutto and sauté for a minute then add some arugula and cover until it starts to wilt.

Next as you put water on to boil for the pasta put some cherry tomatoes in the oven at 400 and roast them. We used frozen tortellini for pasta but you could use any pasta for this.

Once the pasta is ready add the tomatoes, pine nuts and prosciutto and serve.

Nutrition for Runners: Creamy Vegetable Curry

IMG_1755Tonight’s recipe is my second effort at making a vegan meal from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. This one can be found on p.183 of the book.

One tip I have for anyone trying this recipe, if you forget to soak the cashews for at least three hours you can boil them for 10-15 minutes. That is what we did last night because I forgot to get them out the night before when I chopped some of the veggies for the meal. This option worked fine for us.

Another tip I have is that if you are planning to make this meal after work get a head start the night before and chop some of the veggies ahead of time. I chopped the sweet potato, onion and tomatoes the night before and it saved me time last night.

The meal itself is very good. We did not add the jalapeno because it would have been too spicy for the kids but if you like spicy food it would be a good addition.