For lunch today, I wanted to try a new-to-me vegetable that I brought home from the grocery store Monday.
Purple cauliflower!! I read an article that says that the colored cauliflower (they come in green and orange too!) is not colored because of being genetically modified, but because of many years of selective breeding. The article also said that the purple comes from extra anthocyanin, which may prevent heart disease!
I made myself a tasting plate with all sorts of veggies, homemade roasted red pepper hummus, and a spoonful (or 2) of honey crunch peanut butter.
I made the homemade roasted red pepper hummus by using the recipe for my regular hummus and simply adding two roasted red peppers and some of the oil they came in instead of extra virgin olive oil. It was a total kitchen experiment, but the results were delicious!
Polly Want a Cracker?
This afternoon, I took care of Sarah and Jeremy. Jeremy had been talking about going to The Reef, which is an aquarium supply shop, since before they went on vacation last week so today we finally went to get some supplies for him. While he was working with a staff member Sarah and I were intrigued by a giant parrot that we saw sitting in the corner.
We were admiring his beautiful feathers and wondering if he could talk when all of a sudden he uttered “Hello”…I couldn’t believe it!!! I had never heard an actual parrot talk before. I thought that I could maybe get him to say something else when he uttered “Hello” again. Then he screamed very loudly. It really startled Sarah and I…and we were done with the parrot. What a strange but pretty bird. I wonder if they actual comprehend what they are saying when they say it?
I then went to teach Cycle 45 with this routine:
Warm Up 5 Minutes Easy
Sprints 7 min:
Hills and Jumps 10:
I then stayed at the gym and competed a total body weights routine that looked like this: