Homemade Slaw for Store-bought Pupusas

Probably should have saved this one for Meatless Monday, but it was the weekend, I looked in the freezer and there it was in all it’s pre-cooked glory.  


Veggie Latin from Boulder, Colorado. Tres Pupusas. An impulse buy from probably Whole Foods/maybe Wegmans. 

I had a quarter head of Napa cabbage in the fridge, so I shredded it and mixed it with the things I believe go in slaw. Onions, oregano, apple cider vinegar, and water.  


10 minutes to pan fry the “pupusas” while the “slaw” marinated. A wayward splash of poblano Cholula. Boom.


Air quotes aside, it actually turned out pretty okay. And Meatless Sunday was poppin. 


Another #MeatlessMonday with a promise of variation

Guys, I know this blog is supposed to be about so much more than what I defrost make for Meatless Mondays — and it will be — but this pseudo-vegetarian kick is one of the more visual life changes I’ve made recently.

Another day, another lucky chance that I ate salad for lunch and can count this towards my infinite and indefinite goal. I wish I had taken a picture of that salad — romaine, edamame, mushrooms, dried cranberries, tortilla strips, and jicama. (Who knew that jicama was a vegetable?? All I do is win.)

I did, however, manage to take close-ups of my dinner. Guacamole (one mashed avocado mixed with lime juice, diced onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder) and fresh peeled carrots, followed by homemade egg drop soup (egg, onion, chicken broth, kimchi, and…tofu).

Bing, bang, boom — the saga continues.

#MeatlessMonday Part Deux

Guys, full transparency: I completely forgot about Meatless Monday last week. I’m pretty sure I ate dumplings or salami slices or whatever was in my tupperware.

In the immortal words of Pinterest — Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

Which means I’ve got six more Meatless Mondays to forget!

But I actually remembered today. So let’s see, I had:

  1. Pumpkin bread and a caramel macchiato Sugar for breakfast.
  2. Gardein Chick’n Sliders for lunch.
  3. And for dinner, all the meatless leftovers in my possession.

This might be the saddest plate I’ve ever seen, but it would look exactly the same if it contained meat.

But it doesn’t.

So you know…I feel pretty good about myself.

Healthy Haul: A Trip to MOM’s Organic Market with the Roomie

Meatless Mondays, 5k training, and slow fast food are still in full effect. I’ve allowed myself the occasional helping of canned corned beef hash from the Korean deli b/c sometimes you just have “one of those mornings” but for the most part, mindful meals.

MOM’s operates about a dozen stores in the DMV area and maintains a pretty loyal base of “Whole Foods isn’t really organic” shoppers. Roomie L is on a paleo kick right now and was on the hunt for some grass-fed meat. To MOM’s we went.

My food shopping methodology lies somewhere between “Kim, you’ve got food at home” and “Ooo loose daikon radishes…I’m sure I could do something with those!” Naturally, MOM’s turned into an adventure the minute we hit the dried goods section, and I saw sliced dragon fruit. Up the aisles, down the aisles. Look over there. In the end, I landed on:

1. Ridiculously priced avocados, please let it rain in California

2. A lime to preserve said avocados

3. Nectarines because I am an addict

4. Cilantro pesto, for the girl who hates basil

5. Humanely raised chicken, for the girl who saw Food, Inc.

6. Mayonnaise with no eggs (a stretch?)

7. Blackberry jam

8. Amy’s Butternut Squash soup

9. and Liquid Smoke, for the girl with no grill

Thanks, MOM’s. Enjoy my money.

One Year, Fam!

The countdown to Rio 2016 hits another milestone. One year until golf and rugby make their triumphant return. Kosovo and South Sudan enter the Parade of Nations for the first time. And God willing, Matt Lauer and Al Roker will add to their Rhythmic Gymnastics repertoire.

In the meantime, check out the future competition zones and sports program for Rio 2016.


Guys, it finally happened. I watched Food, Inc., and now I’m going through the existential crisis that I knew would come.

Dang it.

I’m on the metro home after spending the last half hour at Whole Foods checking for cage-free labels and googling meatless meat brands.

The Haul: I ended up with (the safe bets) tilapia, tofu, veggie Thai, and (this one is new) Gardein Beefless Burger Sliders. Some white nectarines and dried fruit bars.

I have no idea if/how this is going to work, but I am the ultimate sucker when it comes to trying something new. (Hence the stacks of unused card-making supplies and a Capital Bikeshare fob hanging around here somewhere.)

To tie it all back to Daily Medal, fun fact. Countless athletes from Carl Lewis to Ronda Rousey have adopted plant-based, veggie, or even vegan diets, and they’ve won plenty of titles along the way. I won’t use the v-word yet, but Meatless Mondays, I can do.

Edit: These beefless sliders are bomb. And they took about two minutes to heat up in the pan. I might be the laziest cook on the planet, so clearly these are now staple.