Hello my peeps. I told you I was going to add some more sides so here ya go. I wish cabbage had a different name. When you put the word cabbage in a recipe I feel like it takes a little wind out of the sails. However, cabbage is CHEAP. This is a good way to prepare it that adds great flavor. Also, if you cut it in steaks like this it takes about 30 seconds to get it cut and laid out on a baking sheet. That’s my kind of preparation. I think the marinade would be good on just about any roasted veggie as well.
So this week has been fun. As you know, the Boston Marathon is Monday. Goodness, we have been celebrating all week! You would think our whole running club is going. We went out for a bowling and karaoke night on Wednesday with the Boston team. I ended up singing along to Wannabe by the Spice Girls. I do call myself sporty spice so how could I pass up that opportunity?? I’m also having a little watching party at my house on Monday. We are planning a brunch menu fit for kings. Kings that are still in their pajamas with about 100 kids running around, but kings all the same. Wait. I think we would be Queens. Anyway, I’m rambling. GOOOO Boston Team!!
Personally, I’ve had a full workout schedule this week. For now nothing is hurting so I’m taking full advantage of a body that is feeling well. (Knock on wood!) Also, as I’ve said, we are in the middle of this food challenge with Crossfit. I’m doing some experimenting with carbs. Meaning, I’m adding a few more carbs than what I’m used to. It’s getting close to swimsuit season so hopefully it doesn’t backfire. We’ll see… I’m also trying really hard to hit my other macros meaning getting enough protein, fat and calories. I know, I know you’re thinking BORING. Well, guess what, I change diapers and do preschool things all day. Nutrition is something that keeps my mind busy. It’s fun to tweak my diet and workouts to see how things change. Also, I get to eat a breakfast like that. Not arguing here. I would be curious to hear from some of you with your ideas about carbs.
This morning was Friday morning Crossfit as usual. Guess what? Push press again. And lots of back squats. I didn’t take any action shots because I STINK at push press! I look like a gremlin trying to get them done. I did get this lovely selfie of my girls, Marce and Andrea. At the end of the day, the buddies I’m headed to see are what get me out of bed. So what if my happy hour is at 5:00am? It’s happy…unless there’s push press of course.
- 1 head of cabbage, core removed, cut into steaks
- olive oil or coconut oil spray
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic and orange juice. Mix well.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with oil.
- Arrange cabbage steaks onto sheet in a single layer.
- Brush each steak with the marinade until coated well.
- Sprinkle each with salt and pepper.
- Spray a thin coat of oil over the top of all of the steaks.
- Roast at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until they are browned to your preference.