Staying Amped! + Recipe: My Mashed Cauliflower

Sometimes I wish I was the kind of person who was able to run miles and miles solo, no problem. I mean, when I’m in the gym, I do stay to myself but I’m only in there maybe 45-60 minutes at a time. On a 60+ minute run, I have major A.D.D. Squirrel! Thank goodness for company that keeps me amped! Tuesday morning I ‘slept in’ until 630a before running my usual 5 miler. I’d planned to do a variation of the Sunday route I ran with K, and hubby wanted to join me so I wasn’t alone. Yay company!
Tuesday’s workout: 6 mi run (3 mi at sub-9:00/mi pace!)
The w/u mile was pretty hard, but once I got going I felt great! It’s always nice to chit chat about life and things beside work when you’re hanging with your s.o. Two miles in we were surprised to stumble upon a little Yorkie who’d gotten out of his fenced in yard. [Hubs looked at me like “can we keep him??” and I had to remind him that this lil cute, groomed, thing might belong to a kid who’d cry bloody murder without him] We found the house and the owner was happy to get ‘Bam-Bam’ back…((le sigh)) I would have taken him more for a Leopold 😉
The night before [Monday] I’d cooked a variation of mashed cauliflower – good wifey! I have usually been making cauliflower pizza but wanted to shake things up just a tad! I found a bunch of recipes online but came up with one using what we had at the house:
Mashed {Protein-packed} Mediterranean Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 cup of low or non-fat Greek yogurt
2 pinches of salt
2 pinches of pepper
1 pinch of Greek seasoning
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup of ‘I can’t believe its not butter’
I steamed the cauliflower for about 20 minutes to cook it.
In my Cuisinart, I put in all of the other ingredients to puree.
Whoa-la! Easy, breezy, beautiful mashed cauliflower 😉
The birthday boy didn’t get any, but was happy to spend time with his mom and pop for the big 1-1!
Wednesday’s workout: am yoga, then [planned] at-gym WOD incl burpees & circuit training
Jaeden says thanks for the birthday wishes, and we both say have a great Hump Day! 😉

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    September 12, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Happy happy birfday little roo rooo!

    P.S. That looks delish!

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    September 12, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Happy Birthday to Jaden as well. Great post Kat. I love mashed cauliflower and I pretty much do it the same way except I use 50% Low Sodium Chicken broth and 50% water to steam the cauliflower. Love it!!!

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    September 12, 2012, 4:40 pm

    I love mashed cauliflower. It’s amazing how similar it tastes to mashed potatoes, but it’s so much healthier! And awesome job on your miles. You’re a beast! I want to run long runs on the weekend with you. Do you have your training plan typed on here somewhere so I can see if we overlap anytime?

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      September 12, 2012, 5:07 pm

      Thank ya! I usually do long run Sat (am)/Recovery Sun(am)/Tempo Tues (Am)/Thurs speed (am or pm) – Saturday I run with the Brandon Running Association over in Fishhawk or on Nature’s way

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    September 12, 2012, 4:44 pm

    oh my gosh I am making that. I love cauliflower and that sounds delicous!

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    September 12, 2012, 5:06 pm

    Thanks guys! I love getting creative with veggies!

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    September 12, 2012, 6:25 pm

    You have one of those wire baskets that lift out of the pot? LOL. Sorry, I get distracted really easily. Congrats on the excellent run and happy bday to your little buddy. 🙂

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      September 12, 2012, 6:51 pm

      Yes! AND I got it from the Asian market, what what?! Thanks, and Jaeden says thanks too PR!

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    September 12, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Congrats on the fantastic run! I have a recipe for mashed cauliflower that I’ve been meaning to try and I think you just gave me the umph that I need to make it!

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      September 13, 2012, 2:26 am

      do it! & send it to me 😉

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    September 12, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Yum! That mashed cauliflower sounds so good- we haven’t made it in a long time. I’m adding cauliflower to the grocery list!

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      September 13, 2012, 2:25 am

      such a flexible veggie!

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    September 12, 2012, 11:42 pm

    awww Happy Birthday Jaeden! Last year I threw a 1st birthday party for my little doggy. {obsessed much} haha.

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      September 13, 2012, 2:25 am

      they deserve it 😉

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