Busy Morning!

How’s the weather by you? Here it is gorgeous! I just came back from a walk to my local fruit/vege store to pick up some spinach, 2 lemons and a bag of green grapes…all for $4.34. 
I missed posting last night and this morning because I watched the LOST finale last night and this morning Danny and I went for a run. I was in a mad dash to get ready this morning, as usual and by mad dash I mean I took my time making my juice, emptying the dishwasher and washing my juicer. 

My mornings usually look like this:

  • wake up at an obscenely early hour (usually anywhere between 5-6 depending on the day)
  • workout (pick one: run, spin, yoga, weights, or anything else)
  • make a juice or a smoothie
  • realize I need to get my butt in gear and rush to be out the door later than I should.
I just love taking my time in the morning, which means I take my time for about 2 hours and then rush around getting dressed, putting on make up and not doing my hair.  Is anyone else like that? Try to cram in as much as possible in the morning and then realize you need to keep going? Literally that’s every morning of my life…and I love it.
This morning was a running morning. We were out the door by 5:35 and were off. I just love how bright it is in the morning. It makes waking up SO much easier. The sun was actually shining bright about 10-20 minutes into our run. LOVE IT!
Yesterday I decided to make tuna for dinner. We haven’t have that in a couple of weeks, so I decided to pan sear it. I made some roasted brussel sprouts and brown rice (for Danny) and quinoa for me. I didn’t wait to be boring, so I looked at my trusty cookbook, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I was kind of starving in a rush so I didn’t use the recipe exactly. 
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Cut the brussel sprouts in half. Spray with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Roast in the oven (425 degrees) for about 30-35 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Pan Seared Tuna
Sprinkle tuna with sea salt and black pepper. Heat oil (I used sesame oil) in a pan on medium high. Brown on each side for about 4 minutes. Put about 1 T of soy sauce on each piece of tuna. Lower the heat and cook for about 5 more minutes, depending on how you like your tuna cooked. 

Teriyaki Brown Rice/Quinoa
Mix 1 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl. Add to cooked quinoa or brown rice. Stir. Cook for about 5 minutes. 
This is a nice sauce to put over any grain. It works perfectly as a side dish, especially to tuna!

On another note, look at how my basil and tomatoes have grown!

Are you growing anything in your backyard or window sill?? Any luck?
Also for you NYC’ers, do you have any fitness classes you would recommend? I’m looking to try some new classes over the summer.
Have a great night!