I’m Floating On Air

Last night’s run was the kind I dream about.

It was the I-never-want-to-stop-I’m-floating-on-air kind of run!

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Funnily enough, I didn’t check the temps when I headed out and I thought it felt kind of “cool.” When I plugged in my Garmin afterwards it said this:

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So yeah, definitely not cool, but that little breeze felt GREAT.

I LOVE RUNNING.

I am trying to start up a love for cooking.

I’m not big on meal prep. During the week I’ll usually have baked chicken, veggies and rice (or GF noodles) way too many days in a row. I don’t mind because it’s a basic combo that I really like, but this past weekend I decided I need to branch out.

Since I’m not really big on cooking I’ve been searching for recipes that can be put together without too much time or effort. I stumbled upon this Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken recipe and decided to give it a whirl.

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Whoa, it is SO GOOD!!

The recipe calls for sesame seeds, but I skipped those and don’t feel like I missed out on anything. I also subbed in brown basmati rice for the white rice shown in the picture.

Oh, and I cooked it for 5 hours instead of the 3 to 4 that was recommended. It could be because our slow cooker is old, but after only 4 hours the chicken wasn’t quite at the pull-apart stage.

Mmmm mm I’ll definitely be making this again! It was sooooo good!

Cecil was mad that he couldn’t have any (it contains minced garlic which can be toxic to cats), so he snuck into the treats drawer and tried to help himself to a snack!

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I walked into the kitchen to make my nightly cup of hot tea and caught him in the act!

I love how serious and intense his little face looks : ) He was determined to get himself some (extra) treats!

Hah!

Where do you get your recipes from? If you like a certain site (or recipe) please link me!

Are you meticulous about planning out your meals, or do you wing it most nights? 

26 comments

  1. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Oh I totally wing it as far as dinner is concerned. OMG CECIL that picture is priceless. How does he look so innocent even though he was being sneaky??? Congrats on a wonderful run!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I am shocked that he has figured out how to open the drawer…. now I am going to have to start putting his treats somewhere else! Such a smart kitty <3333

  2. Molly

    That recipe looks so tasty! I have bookmarked it and will have to try it soon.

    Congrats on your awesome run! Those runs sure are the best, aren’t they?

    I get almost all of my recipes from the internet, but I don’t have a specific site – I either use Pinterest to find recipes (and I’m not a huge Pinterest person), or make things that I happen to stumble across that look yummy (like this).

    I am all about meal planning! Every Sunday, I map out my schedule for the week and find the times that making a meal would fit best in my schedule. I then pick out ~3 meals to make that week. Since I live alone, I only cook about 3 days a week and then eat leftovers for several meals since most recipes easily make 4-6 servings. Once I have my meals picked out, I make a grocery list of the ingredients for those meals, as well as for basics that I buy all the time – fruit, eggs, etc. It works well for me! Especially with my schedule of 4 x 10 hour days of varying shifts, there’s nothing worse than getting home after a long day and trying to figure out supper!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Oh, I like the idea of picking out three meals to make and then having leftovers the rest of the time! That sounds so much more manageable than making five meals in advance!

      I used the recommended 2lbs of chicken breast for this recipe so even with Adam and I having some for dinner we have plenty of left overs that I’m able to bring for lunch this week.

      I hope you like the recipe!

  3. Amy

    Yay for a great run! It felt cool here last night for my run, too. I think I went too fast but I do not care; it felt amazing! I think I fall somewhere in between the planning and not planning meals at all. If it were just me, is be happy to eat chicken, veggies and rice each night, but david likes variety. Luckily he does his share of cooking, too.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I love that David helps out! Adam is totally a “I eat for function not for taste” kind of guy, so he would be happy to just have a large protein shake and nutrition bars for dinner every night lol

  4. The running Schlub

    Those runs are the absolute best. Hey I make that same face when I’m trying to sneak some snacks. My meal plan is pretty easy, whatever Mrs Schlub makes, I eat lol.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Hahaha that is a good meal plan!!!! 🙂

  5. Kim

    I get recipes from all over the place but anything that can be done in the crock pot makes me happy!!!
    I will have to try this one!!!
    Cecil cracks me up trying to get into the treat drawer – silly cat!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I think you’ll like this crock pot recipe. The honey gives it a little bit a sweetness, and anything pull apart is bound to be melt-in-your-mouth good right?!

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Your cat is so adorable! I pretty much make all my recipes up and post them on my blog. I try to keep them as quick and simple as possible, an of course healthy.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you! 🙂

      I am making it a mission to go through all of your recipes!!! 🙂

  7. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    Seem a bad run ALWAYS is followed by an amazing run!!

    I’m terrible at food prep. I should use my crock pot more often but I’m too lazy to think ahead. I also don’t really like meat so we end up eating the same thing all the time and I barely touch what I cook.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I think this is the first time I’ve used the crock pot in 4 years, so I know what you mean! I always think about using it but the idea of lugging it out and then washing it makes me go for something else, haha.
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  8. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Glad you had an amazing run – such a good feeling. I definitely am not much of a cook. In fact, my husband does 99.9% of the cooking, because that’s “his thing” and he loves it. A win-win for our relationship. We don’t do much meal planning and pretty much decide each morning what he will cook for dinner. He doesn’t use many recipes unless he is cooking something new and very particular. Otherwise, he’s a natural cooking talent. 🙂
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I wish he could send some of that natural cooking talent my way! Even when I follow recipes my food doesn’t always come out quite right 🙂

  9. Cheryl

    I am a terrible meal planner… I usually shop for the week and have several options but end up going to the store 3xs a week. My kids are at the stage where they eat us out of house and home !!! We have our weekly favs– homemade pizza, rice bowl, chicken… When school starts the crockpot is my friend! We also get an organic produce delivery once a week. What is in the bin usually determines several meals!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I have been thinking about signing up for an organic produce delivery service. It sounds like such a good deal, but so many times I buy a bunch of produce and half of it goes bad before I use it! I tend to eat all the broccoli first and then… I go back to the store for more broccoli before I make anything else 😉

  10. Megan

    awesome! I love runs like that! I often plan my meals ahead, i like to do a big monthly shop and then weekly shopping only for fresh veg. I use this site often for new recipes: http://www.skinnykitchen.com
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you for the link!

      A big monthly shop plus weekly fillers sounds like SUCH a nice idea. I hate spending a long time in the crowded grocery store each week. I may need to start doing that!!

  11. Courtney @RunningforCupcakes

    Cecil is so cute!! I just get most of my recipes from Pinterest if and when I ever cook!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I need to start following you on Pinterest!

  12. Karen

    LOL, I love Cecil’s picture 🙂 I wing almost all the time. I tend to buy a lot of little pre-made packages at Good Foods with egg salad, couscous salad, etc…because my hubby works at night so I usually eat alone.
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  13. Karla @ Run, Karla, Run!

    Yay! LOVE those floating on air runs! I’m the same when it comes to cooking. I need to get better at it/enjoy it more.
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  14. Jennifer

    Wooo hooo glad you liked the recipe! Soo delicious – I love Skinnytaste. Amanda from Eat Hard Work Hard also has some yummy recipes.
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