Yowsahs. I had no idea that we were suppose to get so much snow last night!
Ok, bad choice of words. “So much” in Boston does not mean a few inches of snow. “So much” means, like, a foot or more. Even still, I was surprised to wake up to a Winter Wonderland this morning.
Reason #575 why I don’t like snow:
It actually didn’t take me very long to dig out my car (thanks to light, fluffy snow) and get to Body Pump on time.
Today’s Body Pump class was really fun because the instructor mixed up the music and played a bunch of songs from old releases. I like Body Pump 75 just fine, but I am SO ready for the new one! (My gym is debuting 76 the weekend of our marathon!)
Track highlights from this morning’s class:
- Back: What Do You Want from Me – Cascada (BP 68)
- Triceps: Hooke Me Up – Veronicas (BP 68)
- Shoulders: Thunderstruck – Hinder (BP 70)
- Abs: Sweet Home Al (Main Version) – BAMA (BP 59)
As soon as I got home, I broke out the next cookbook in my Cookbook Challenge and started to make lunch.
I received the Williams-Sonoma Bride & Groom Entertaining cookbook for our wedding more than two years ago and have yet to make a single recipe from it. But, that’s exactly the point of my Cookbook Challenge, isn’t it?
Flipping through the cookbook, a recipe for Chickpea Salad with Mint immediately caught my attention. It sounded tasty and easy to make, but (as usual) I did my own thing and came up with a different version of the recipe.
Chickpea Salad with Mint
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.
So many interesting flavors! Love it!
I paired my Chickpea Salad with some Sweet Potato Friestossed in olive oil, ground flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Busy afternoon ahead, but most of it is fun stuff!