Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow

Good morning friends. March was incredibly busy for us and provided little time to blog.

I know some of you thought it would never happen… our home is for sale! We also may have found a home in Virginia, but we are not quite ready to make an offer. In the meantime, I will plant a spring harvest this week, and start preparing the deck/patio for outdoor dining.

Today I’m highlighting a cookbook published late summer 2018. I cook from this one a lot. The recipes are easy to make, nutritious and are… oh so good!


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About the Book:

Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you.

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipe—from Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars—provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time

Published: Aug 2018

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My Thoughts:

This cookbook is one of my favorites. It’s often is my companion in the grocery store.

Three recipes I have tried, and loved:

  • Wild Rice Pancakes: These have become a staple item in our home. I make a batch, let them cook, and freeze them. They make for the perfect side for a meal, or a mid-afternoon snack to hold me over until dinnertime.

  • Ginger Molasses Cookies: They are so simple and easy to make while being a most requested favorite by everyone who tries them. I made them for my Ragnar team last fall, and now they are legendary.

  • Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. These are a good option for a family BBQ. I love knowing I enjoy a burger with my family of meat eaters.

This cookbook is filled with a mix of vegetarian and meat recipes, all with a focus on good clean eating. I have made at least a dozen recipes from this cookbook. Bonus, fans of Shalane Flanagan will love getting a glimpse into her life while absorbing bits of knowledge from an elite athlete.