Garlic Dijon Cabbage Steaks

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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!! 

BestBreakfastPersonally, 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.

MeMarcelaandAndreaThis 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.

 

Garlin Dijon Cabbage Steaks
Roasted cabbage with a Dijon flavor.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 head of cabbage, core removed, cut into steaks
  2. olive oil or coconut oil spray
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  4. 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  5. 2 cloves of garlic minced
  6. 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
  7. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic and orange juice. Mix well.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with oil.
  4. Arrange cabbage steaks onto sheet in a single layer.
  5. Brush each steak with the marinade until coated well.
  6. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper.
  7. Spray a thin coat of oil over the top of all of the steaks.
  8. Roast at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until they are browned to your preference.
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Boston Strong! By Association…

Man!  I hang out with some REALLY cool people…and REALLY fast people!  The Boston Marathon is Monday, April 20th so today was the last track workout before the race.  My buddies and I decided to send them off with the best wishes possible.  This is the picture my awesome photographer friend Crystal got.  It was so dark!  All of my pictures looked like they were taken behind a fog.  Anyway, unfortunately they couldn’t all be there in person this morning, but they were there in spirit.  We are sending 14!  That’s 14 people in my little (big) club that qualified and are able to run Boston this year!  Yep.  We are super cool.

So about a month and a half ago my little group of running buddies and I decided we would put together a Boston Basket full of goodies they need for the trip or the race.  Well, we go big or go home.  That basket in front of them is so full of stuff.  We were so excited to give it to them it was like Christmas morning for us.  Such nerds!  We’ve been scouring the weather apps for Tuesday morning praying it didn’t rain.  The weather was perfect and they seemed excited.  Almost as excited as us!  Oh and those posters are their initials.  Our friend Jennifer stayed up late last night making each one of them that they can keep.  You thought you caught us being bad spellers huh? 

The thing is, these guys and girls are elite runners.  I don’t know how fast they run.  As far as I’m concerned as fast as a bolt of lightening, or faster.  But you would never know it in a conversation with them.  They are humble and gracious for their talents.  Every single Tuesday while I am hauling myself around the track they are shouting encouragement to me.  They care how our workouts go and compliment us for a job well done.  As they fly by me I also hear them encouraging and pushing each other.  They accept no excuses and lay it all out there.  That’s part of the reason they are flying to Boston this weekend.  The other part is just pure awesomeness…

Crystal also got a great picture of the whole group.  One of these days maybe we will run in the daylight...not really.

Crystal also got a great picture of the whole group. One of these days maybe we will run in the daylight…not really.

 
MeandDawnTrackSo on to the workout.  We were so inspired, my buddies and I kind of killed it.  The workout was 6×400 with 400 recovery.  It is actually a short workout because they are tapering.  We are too…by association.  My buddies Dawn, Dana and I had one of the fastest workouts I’ve had in a while with negative splits.  (Which means we got faster with each 400.)  It really helped that our other fast buddies, Sarah and Alisha, literally chased us down for the last one.  I mean chased us like a couple of skinny greyhounds after a rabbit.  We survived and lived to brag about it on Facebook.  I got that awesome, foggy looking, picture of Dawn and I.  Dana bolted before I could catch her.  She’s fast like that.

Now that we are all on the Tuesday track high, I promise I am still cooking and creating recipes for you!  I will get one posted later this week.  I am full blown committed to the Paleo challenge so I’m making some new stuff to go along with that.  The challenge is going well.  I’m such a weirdo.  I like having a regimented food plan and a regimented training plan.  Maybe a little Type A ya think?