Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week in Review, Hair color, and Cookies!

Hiya peeps :)  Not much to report this week.  I didn't get my 2 mid-week runs in because I've been having some minor chest pains. I'm sure it's nothing serious, and at least it's helped me to really cut down on smoking.  Today I was feeling quite a bit better so I did get my 9-mile long run in.

I've been blonde for 2 weeks now. I got quite a few compliments the first couple days, but now it's turning orange (my hair is naturally red), so I've had enough.  As soon as I finish up this post I'll be heading to the salon (aka the bathroom ;)) to see what kind of chaotic color I can come up with next, heheh :)

I managed to whip up a couple really good (easy) recipes over the past couple days.  The first isn't so much an actual recipe- it's just a new way to saute mushrooms.  I heated up 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil then dumped in about a pound of fresh, sliced mushrooms and shook garlic powder all over them. Once they started to brown I poured in about 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, mixed it so the mushrooms were all coated, then covered and let it cook on med-low for about 15-20 minutes.  That's it.  I poured the mushrooms over some whole wheat pasta and it was yummy!

But even better are these cookies!! Well not even cookies, but cookie dough balls :)

Cocoa-nutty cookie dough balls:

- 1/3c oat flour
- 1/3c ground pistachios
- 1/3c ground cocoa-roasted almonds
- 2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4c chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chips - vegan)

Mix everything together, form into (10) balls, and pop in the fridge. I ate 2 of them before they even made it into the fridge. On my way out the door for my run I grabbed 2 out of the fridge. Wow, are they good! If you make 10 balls, they are 100 calories each.

I better go do my hair before it gets too late.

Have any of you NEVER colored your hair before?  I go through periods where I can't stand my hair and change it frequently, but for the most part I only color it about twice a year.  I do have quite a lot of wigs though ;)

Oh and by the way, have any of you tried the new Salted Caramel Mocha Latte at Starbucks? I had one the other day (soy, no whip) and Oh my! I don't even want to know how many calories were in that thing, but it was DELICIOUS!


Fat in Suburbia said...

My color of choice is Clairol Palest Blonde. Can't wait to see pics of your new color!

Caron said...

I meant to comment on this sooner. Since my oldest daughter is a strawberry blonde who loves to be platinum blonde, I know it is hard to get past that butterfat yellow but she does it with some bleach she gets at Sally's.

On the smoking thing, I smoked for 14 years until I got pregnant and it made me sick. Even when I turned green when I would light up, I still wanted to smoke. I quit though and it was the hardest thing I ever did. I'm glad my husband also chose to quit because I suspect I would have gone back to it if he had continued to smoke. Good luck with cutting down.

affectionforfitness said...

The cookie dough chunks sound very good. Obviously, I'm not the only person who thinks that cookie dough is best unbaked. :D

I am way too old not to color my hair. I imagine that it is 25% white (I have white not gray). My dark blonde is getting frostier each year.

I like all of those pictures of you. You seem to be a good looking person no matter what hair-do or color, or size, or clothing style.

:-) Marion