Easy Peasy Peanutty Pasta

There haven’t been too many recipes around here lately, will have to work on that. I have a few I’m tweaking and will share soon!

Here’s a really simple pasta idea though that even the husband might love…

peanutty pasta You’ll need:

  • Fettuccine noodles
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Peanut butter
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Red pepper flakes

Boil the noodles, adding in the broccoli and carrots (ah, easy). For the non veggie people, grill chicken strips. For the vegetarians, stir fry whatever veggies you have. I used onions, garlic, peppers, and zucchini.

For 4 pasta servings, mix together 4 T peanut butter, 10 T soy sauce, 6 T of apple cider vinegar. Add 1/2 t red pepper flakes.

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When pasta is ready, drain, add in stir fried veggies or chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with peanuts if someone didn’t already raid the cupboards and eat them all… ahem.

I’m making an effort to make sure I get in some carbs before long run days, which didn’t quite happen for me today…

knee

On Saturday’s run I did a few speedy (for me) miles, which sadly involved a lot of curb and giant puddle jumping, leaving me with a knee that needs some rest. So today I only got in 4.5 miles before deciding I’d go easy on my knee, especially since I have longer until any (hopeful) races than my plan suggests. So, trying the knee brace just in case, and as always deciding I need to work on strength. Gah!

Yes, I’ve said it before. I was loving 30 Day Shred, but this month got a whole lot busier and so I let it slip. But today it’s on and I’m remembering why I like it so much.  I am noticing a slip in strength since last month though when I was more regular with it. Nothing a little more commitment won’t fix!

In other news…

Exciting news… my mum will be coming to visit again soon, yay! Will see how much running gear I can get slipped into her suitcase… And possibly… drumroll… my bike! Dad so graciously brought Isaac’s down (along with a wedding dress for a friend and all his motorcycle gear for Peru – I was so hoping he’d ride out of customs with a full helmet and wedding dress on… getting off topic) which will be great for cross training.

I’m also thinking of a virtual half-marathon coming up,  Detroit Runner has one planned. It’s free to enter, you can pick your distance, and has prizes, anyone in with me? A race is a great way to increase your motivation… especially for those in those wintery places. Brrr.

Anyone got races planned or want to join the virtual one?

How are you staying warm and motivated?

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5 Responses to Easy Peasy Peanutty Pasta

  1. Ellie says:

    now i know what i’m making for supper tonight!!!! sounds yummy!!!! am thinking you may not get much running gear in mums case…. i’m gonna need all the room i can get haha!!!! i wish* ahhhhhhhh…..

  2. Ellie says:

    funny thinking of when we were little and wished the other one (zorg, for example) lived in a different country…. now, when it would be nice to live in the same country….we legally can’t hahahah!!!!! politics….grrrrrr……

  3. misszippy says:

    The pasta sounds so good–anything w/ PB is a win for me!

    Too bad about the knee…I hope it is shortlived. Very cool that your mom is coming for a visit. And maybe bringing your bike!
    Rest up!

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