Baking, Bicycling, & Beaching Weekend in San Diego

There’s so much to do in San Diego – it’s overwhelming.

I know… tough problems.

The food here is unreal and we’ve been steadily working our way through my (ever growing) “restaurants to try” list.  However, there’s a ton of other things to do that Vegas and I have been neglecting.  This weekend we decided it would be playtime!  I think both of our stomachs breathed a sigh of relief.

Friday I finally manned up for something I’ve wanted to do since joining the gym in San Diego – I took my first Spin class in years.  It wasn’t half bad!  That room was like a sauna though.  I think I lost 5 lbs in water weight alone!

Spin class

I also had too much fun playing with my new InstaSize app.

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Basil Avocado Hummus [Recipe]

Creamy hummus is the key to life.

I’m on exaggerating a little.

I first learned the secret to achieving store-bought-creamy hummus at home a couple of years ago.  If you peel the beans before you blend them, the resulting hummus is almost impossibly smooth.  And that’s exactly what I did for this week’s Basil Avocado Hummus.

Peeling garbanzo beans

Peel EVERY little Garbanzo?!  I thought you had to be nuts to waste all that time peeling a can of beans… until I tried it. … 

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Watermelon Basil Gazpacho [Recipe]

It’s pretty hot and humid right now in San Diego.

Feels like my Atlanta hometown!

We’ve had hot soup since Vegas has had a cold, but in the middle of the day there’s no way I could stomach it.  I thought of making tomato gazpacho, but I had half a watermelon in the fridge that needed to be used.  My gazpacho took a strange (but REALLY good) twist and went tropical.

Watermelon Basil Gazpacho recipe… 

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Revisiting Strange But Good

Normalcy* has returned.

*I use that term loosely.

Vegas and I made it back from Vegas leaving the 115 degree temps behind.  The sun is out again in San Diego and it’s a balmy 75 degrees.

I feel like I'm on fire (ball). Thank you Las Vegas. 🔥

A photo posted by Laura (@sprint2thetable) on

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Things I’m Loving + WIAW

I haven’t felt like blogging lately.

Which is why on Monday I just didn’t. 

If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it.  No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!

Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…

Leg day… but I’m not going to lie. I still might order this shirt and take a shot.

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Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes + WIAW

I lost Vegas.

Not literally, thank god. 

We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset.  Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going.  She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.

Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night.  I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done.  She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms.  She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).

Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes… 

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Vegan Spinach Pesto with Lentils [Recipe]

The reset is going well.

Vegas is even feeling good today!

After our impressive display of gluttony in Greece, it’s been good to give our bodies a break and reset some habits.  We are almost a week in and things are looking good!

As the toxins leave your body, it can leave you achey, grumpy, and cause some acne.  We’ve hit that point.  Day 3 for me was rough.  I was tired and grouchy.  Most of the day I spent working from the bed.  Day 4 was the tough one for Vegas.  She had a headache all day and took her turn with the inability to get out of bed.

Bed… 

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Resetting My Diet + WIAW

All good things must come to an end.

Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.

I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life.  Enjoying is just what we did in Greece.  There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT).  Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment.  Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.

diet… 

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Peanut Sriracha Noodle Bowl [Recipe]

I’m convinced you can put peanut butter on anything.

It’s even good on bacon.

There’s not bacon in this peanut sauce, but now that I think of it… there night be next time!  This was strange enough for round 1 though, particularly when you add kelp noodles.

Don’t be scared of kelp noodles – they don’t really taste like anything and, for those that are concerned, they are gluten-free and nearly calorie-free.  The weirdest part about these noodles is the texture; they’re almost crunchy!  You could use this sauce with any noodle though.  And you could top it with anything.  I chose the tasty Sizzlefish Thai Salmon.

Sriracha Peanut Sauce Noodle Bowl

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It’s About Time You Try Protein Powder 3 Ways

Peanut Butter Yogurt Bowl. Mocha Concrete Protein Shake. Pumpkin Cake Pancakes.

That’s my kind of ménage à trois!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I’m a protein powder enthusiast.  When About Time sent over a dream team of protein powders for me to try, I jumped at the chance.  Birthday cake, peanut butter, cinnamon swirl… I was like a kid in a candy shop.

About Time Protein Review… 

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