Hello again! 🙂
Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday!
My mom and I kicked off the day by going for a ten mile run at a bike trail a few towns over (we’ve got to keep those long runs coming, what with another half marathon in early July and my marathon training!). It was nice to switch the setting up a bit, and the trail was shady for the majority of the run, which was a nice bonus. We ran through a little tunnel at one point and I paused to take a picture of some weirdly insightful graffiti.
Pretty deep for graffiti, huh?
In the afternoon, the family just hung around the house enjoying the lazy Sunday afternoon. We watched a World Cup game (there is definitely some World Cup fever in this house!), and just relaxed, soaking in the beautiful weather we were having.
In the evening, we made my dad’s favorite dinner in honor of Father’s Day – taco salad. I whipped up an absolutely delicious and protein-packed guacamole to have on the side. That’s right – guacamole with PROTEIN! The secret ingredient – cottage cheese. I’ll admit, I’m not entirely sure if I’m really a fan of cottage cheese by itself, but whipped up with some avocado and lime juice, it was AMAZING!
It was a cinch to make too. All you need is:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- juice of half a lime
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (or you can substitute with whatever hot sauce you have on hand)
Put it in your food processor, and process until smooth. Voila! It turns a very pretty pale green color, and the cottage cheese gives it a fluffy, creamy texture.
My mom made a tangy salsa to pair with the taco salad as well. I’m not a fan of salsas that are too spicy. This one has a little heat, but more of its kick comes from balsamic vinegar.
For the salsa, you will need-
- 14 oz. can of diced fireroasted tomatoes
- 1 can chopped green chilies
- 3 chopped up scallions (including the green part)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 teaspoons pimenton
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- cilantro (optional)
Again, just combine everything in the food processor and blend!
What did you eat for Father’s Day? And WHO’S GOING TO BE WATCHING THE US PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME IN THE WORLD CUP TODAY?!