First of all, you gotta check out the new blog on the street: Eat the Damn Cake… Love it and I’m sure you will too!
I mentioned the other day that I was so excited because I was going to try Zumba for the first time on Monday since it was new at my gym. I was really looking forward to the class so when someone walked in and said that the teacher was sick, my heart sank :/ Instead a Latin Impact class was taught in its place which I attempted. I didn’t do so hot, the teacher was a professional salsa dancer and was flying around the room in 5″ heels. Needless to say, I am not coordinated and I was awkward, as were the other women in the class, but it was a stepping stone for me because if this had happened previously, I wouldn’t have given it a try. I would have left the class and hopped on the elliptical irritated or just leave and head home. I was glad I stuck it out, tried something new, realized it wasn’t for me but now I know, I didn’t quit, and I’m sure I got a good ab workout in at least
The reason why I shared this silly little course of events with you is because as I mentioned before, the month of March I’m all about trying new things, new challenges, new foods, new things, and also new attitudes… I’ve been implementing minor changes throughout the last two weeks and I have felt tremendous… I’ve been incorporating veggies as snacks, salads at lunch, eliminating processed foods and unnatural sugars from my diet, eating clean and also implementing Michael Pollan’s Food Rules.
Well, I hope you all are having a wonderful week, the sun has been out and has made a world of difference I’ll be back later in the week to share some yummy foods that I’ve been eating…
As I mentioned, this month I’m trying to step outside of my comfort zone, try new things/foods/recipes, and also implement Clean Eating. Well, I don’t know if I’ve ever shared with ya’ll how much I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE broccoli raab, also known as rapini. I took a detour from my normal grocery store to shop at Wegman’s yesterday and discovered fresh broccoli raab so I couldn’t pass it up. Needless to say, I stocked up and bought three large bunches of it! However, this experiment was outside of my comfort zone because I was petrified… what scared me was the actual cooking of it. Could I make it as yummy as it is in restaurants? I really feared that I would mess it up, so I was v. happy when I saw on the packaging that it had some prep instructions. I followed them and also modified it a bit. Hope you enjoy this clean recipe
Lindsay’s Raab Heaven
- 1 bunch fresh broccoli raab, washed and trimmed
- minced garlic in water
- red pepper flakes
- low sodium chicken broth
- extra virgin olive oil
- ground black pepper
To start, I boiled water in a large pot. While the water was boiling, I prepared an ice bath. Once I had a rolling boil, I added in the broccoli raab slowly, I put about half of the bunch in, cooked it for about two minutes. Remove the broccoli raab and sit it in the ice bath. While that is cooling, add in the rest of the broccoli raab and cook for two minutes. Again, remove and place in the ice bath. Meanwhile, pour enough chicken broth to coat a large saute pan. Add in 2 T of minced garlic (feel free to decrease this amount but I love my garlic!) and saute until golden and until the broth is slightly bubbling. Add in the cooled broccoli raab and combine well. Once the chicken broth has reduced (around 6-8 minutes on medium heat), drizzle 2 T of the olive oil on top of the broccoli. Mix well and sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes and ground black pepper. Serve and enjoy!