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New Dishes (Recipes)

Well I bet you all are surprised to see that I have finally made some new dishes (recipes), I know I am!  =)

Introducing new dish (recipe) #1:  

Avocado Black Bean Salad Recipe

I had this salad for lunch on Monday and Tuesday.   


This salad was very good (taste wise & for you) and refreshing!  

I highly recommend it due to taste, ease of preparation and the fact that it is a good source of……… 

  • Fiber (black beans) – keeps your digestive system clear.
  • Good Fat (avocado) – monounsaturated fat is believed to lower cholesterol.
  • Vitamins (cherry tomatoes) – vitamins a & c, calcium and potassium.

And, now for new dish (recipe) #2 courtesy of Curtis Stone…..Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla with Avocado!  

I made this last night for dinner.  

Dinner Prep1

Dinner Prep2


This dish (recipe) was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!   

Both my husband & I loved the depth of flavor of this dish and I will be making it again in the near future.  

However, it was a little on the “spicy side” for my taste buds, even with cheese & sour cream, and for my husband as well who had it without cheese & sour cream……so next time I will be using only 1/2 the chipotle chilli’s in the recipe.   

Also, I did not “shred” the suggested 3 cups coarsely shredded roasted chicken breast and I also did not “pre-cook” it.  I took 3 skinless boneless pieces of raw chicken breast, cut them up into small strips and added them to the sauce while cooking……..as seen in the above picture named Dinner Prep2.  

And, I added a bit more honey then it called for to make it a little sweeter.


My EATS, aside from the above, included the following on: 





*I did not have dinner on Monday night as I got home from the gym pretty late, so I just munched on cherries and had an icee. 





In light of my Dad’s work schedule changing I had to modify my 16-Week 15K Training Plan as he picks up my daughter once a week from Summer Camp (or school depending on the time of year) and takes her to dinner so I can hit the gym after work.  

So this week I will be working out on Monday, Thursday & Saturday and then for 3 Weeks after that I will be working out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

I did the following while at the GYM on Monday night after work: 

Ab Exercises       

Toning Training Plan    

Day 15: Weights (Back & Biceps) – I did 2 to 3 sets of each, with 10-15 reps each. 

*Please note that I have also updated my Toning Training Plan, however not do to my Dad’s schedule but do the fact that I will be increasing my mileage a lot over the next 8 weeks (8 miles, 9 miles, 10 miles, etc.) and feel that doing LEG Toning right now would make my legs tired/sore during these runs and adversely affect them. 

16-Week 15K Training Plan

4 miles @ 12:00

It took me exactly 48 minutes to run 4 miles @ a 12:00 pace, which is supposed to be an EASY RUN and was not difficult by any means but as I have said before it just feels tougher for me to run “slower” now on the treadmill (not outside) so the run did not feel easy to me.  As I felt like I needed to run faster most of the run and also felt more tired towards the end then usual.  Though this may have been due to the fact that I ran 7 miles two days before so I only had one days rest inbetween.



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  1. July 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I love the sound of both of those recipes!!! They sound right up my alley, and I can’t wait to try them for myself. Thanks so much for sharing! 😀

    (p.s. I’m such a wimp when it comes to spicy things, so I’m glad you threw that tip out there for the quesadillas… 😉 )

    • July 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      Yeah, I am a “wimp” as well when it comes to Spicy Hot dishes, however since this was so tasty I was able to deal, plus the cheese & sourcream helped. Next time I will be using less peppers for sure though. =O

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