Raspberry and Ribs

Good Monday evening to you! Let’s jump right into shall we? (This girl has some studying to do, ok, and maybe some Bloglovin’ to catch up on)

Sunday meals:

Meal Food Calories
Lunch Three ribs with Raspberry Chipotle sauce 382
Corn mixture 40
Cole slaw 30
Dessert Small piece of carrot cake 261
Drinks Grande White Chocolate Soy Mocha 330
Dinner Thai food and rice 300
Total 1343

My sister was in town showing her friend the nifty thrift shops and antique stores in and around the Manhattan area. I met up with them at my parents house for lunch where ribs awaited.  I think I have my parents hooked on the Raspberry Chipotle sauce as well because they had a fresh bottle in stock and I decided that would be tasty with the ribs. And I was right! I think I’m becoming addicted to it.  Also, my parents had carrot cake and I could not say no.  I had the tiniest sliver ever though!  And to be fair, I ate it before I reinstated no sweets for the week.  Ok ok, I know I’m just making excuses.  Maybe I should just starting thinking of sweets as drugs, just say no!

My sister had gone to a Thai restaurant the day before and had her left overs at my parents.  She didn’t want them sitting in the car for 2 hours on her drive back to KC so she let me have them.  I never turn down free Thai food!

Thai food

I think it was a green tofu curry and some chicken curry. Soo good!

Workout Recap:

Daniel and I ran 3.5 miles.  On the last mile we decided to mix it up with some speed work.  We run around the city park which is roughly 1.1 mile parameter.  It’s square so one length is about .25 mile. For last mile we decided to alternate walking and running on each length. Not jogging, RUNNING.  Like run as fast as you can for an endured amount of time.  I was running twice as fast as my normal pace probably. Just kidding, that’d be like 12 miles/hour and my pace is typically around 6 miles/hour or a 10 min mile.  I was probably running at around 8 or 9 miles/hour.  For the first half of the running lengths I was like “Oh, yeah, this feels great, I could do this forever,” but by the last quarter I was like “Oh man I’m gonna die!” I definitely needed that walking length in between the running to catch my breath.  Surprisingly, I think we ran the last mile faster than if we had just jogged it the whole time.  Or maybe it just seemed that way.  Next time I’ll try to time it!

When we got back from our run I knew I needed to do some strength training.  I’ve been putting off incorporating that into my workouts.  So I did like 10 pushups and 40 crunches.  Not exactly strength training.  I should start doing the 5 Day Workout Plan again.

Have you done any awesome strength training workouts lately? Or have you eaten any carrot cake lately?

Chipotle Raspberry Salmon and Pecan Pie

I feel like I ate a feast yesterday! I have lots of tasty recipes to share!

First let me brag about my pecan pie. This is the second time I’ve made this recipe and it is always a hit. This pecan pie does not require any corn syrup but tastes just as good! It’s from allrecipes.com. It is really easy to make.  The first time I made it, I didn’t mix in the pecans, I just placed them on top after pouring the mix into the pie shell. This time I decided to follow their directions and mix the pecans in. It ends up creating this delicious flaky crust on top.

pecan pie

This allows for the pecans to be mixed in more with the gooey innards of the pie.


Pecan pie is my favorite kind of pie. It always sounds good to me!

pecan pie 4

I went back for seconds… I couldn’t resist!

pecan pie 3

For dinner we had some left over raspberry sauce at my parent’s house from a previous time of making the Chipotle Raspberry Black Bean Dip so we decided to use that with salmon. There’s actually a recipe suggestion on the bottle of Bronco Bob’s that explains how to use it as a marinade for grilling salmon.  We grilled at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes on the first side and then flipped it for 3 more minutes. We were gonna flip sooner but it didn’t look ready so we waited. I think it was cooked a little longer than necessary but it turned out great!

raspberry salmon

Definitely gonna keep this recipe in mind the next time we cook salmon. This could even be made in a skillet if you don’t have a grill using medium-high heat. Sooooo good!

raspberry salmon:asparagus

Here’s the rest of my meals:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Cereal 100
Almond milk 15
Lunch Breadstick 70
Left over Marco Polo 550
Dinner Chipotle Raspberry Salmon 170
Steamed asparagus 20
Dessert Pecan pie 400
Total 1325

If it wasn’t for the pie, I’d be under my calories. However, I worked out yesterday! Daniel and I ran about 3 miles (not many hills this time). So that’s about 300 calories right there burned.

Later that night we went to watch some friends perform at a local bar with their band, Skip Trip Fly. They were great!


All-in-all it was a good day! Great food, family, and friends!