Happy Monday dear friends! Did you have a nice weekend? Did you eat a little too much, and drink a little too much while cheering on your hockey team? Blackhawks!!!! BOO, they lost to LA. Yep, you guessed it, I’m projecting. I ate a bit too much, and drank one or two glasses of wine to many. But hey, Alex and I ran six miles on Saturday, walked six on Sunday, and I played an hour and a half of tennis and then finished up with an interval class this morning. It’s safe to say, I’ve burned off those sins of the weekend!
Just in case I didn’t, I will have to make our new favorite salad for lunch. Darn! Just kidding, this vegan Cobb salad is so good that I don’t see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. And if Alex likes it…….you will too.
This take on a Cobb salad is filled with dark leafy greens, juicy tomato, creamy avocado, coconut bacon, and a tangy Dijon dressing. What’s not to like?
Coconut bacon? That’s right, I made some because I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about it, and I had some liquid smoke and coconut flakes on hand so I thought I’d experiment. It’s awesome, that’s all I can say about it. Just like my Alex, she’s pretty amazing too.
She has always hated salads, and running, but ever since her first 5K last weekend, and eating this salad, all of that has changed. She had me committing to training for another half-marathon Labor Day weekend. Something I thought I wouldn’t do again. And, check this out, she wants to train for the 2015 Chicago Marathon. WHAT!!!!!! Like I said, she’s amazing. Or maybe it’s the salad making her this way?
How about you? Would you commit to training for a half, or a full marathon? I think this salad might be magically inspiring, or it just boosts energy levels to the point of crazy. Try the salad, then let us know if you feel like a super hero too.