Deployment thoughts, Recipes, Uncategorized

Tasty roasted broccoli quinoa and training plans

So today I did it…I bit the bullet and printed out my faithful Hal Higdon full marathon training plan.  I am still on the fence about running a full with my husband deploying, but after night’s like tonight with my teen, I think I may have some mama drama that will need to be left on the trails this next year.  I asked my husband if he could pack up one of us to deploy with him, but that doesn’t seem to be an option.  Lord help us this next year, LOL…

I already have a good base with 6-7 miles done easy, so I have some time to decide.  We shall see…


Tomorrow we are having a “healthy food” potluck at work, so I decided to make my roasted broccoli and quinoa salad.  This salad is SO easy that I made it WHILE cooking dinner tonight.



2 bags of your favorite quinoa, I use a brown rice/quinoa mix-cook according to package directions

2 cups of roasted broccoli-season with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and roast at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the edges are nice and golden brown

2-3 green onions chopped at a diagonal

The zest of one lemon

1/4 cup of gruyere cheese (I prefer mild), cut in small cubes

1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar

1 cup of toasted pecans

Mix all ingredients well, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.


My healthy dish is ready!

What’s your favorite healthy dish to pass for potlucks at work or with family?  What’s your best release for teenage girl drama?