Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, It Kinda Looks Like a Goiter

I'm copying chicrunner. I need help naming my Garmin. Please vote:

In my ongoing quest to find healthy eating choices that fuel my body and don't give me the runs (but help me run), here's an exceptional recipe I tried for lunch today. I used whole wheat pasta.

Roasted Butternut Squash Over Pasta

Roasted Vegetables
3 to 3½ pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size chunks
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 big handfuls of escarole or spinach, torn into small pieces
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
8 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 T extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon brown sugar, tightly packed

1 pound bow-tie pasta
½ cup half-and-half
1 to 1½ cups shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Toss together all items for roasted vegetables. Turn veggies onto sheet pan; spread out. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender, turning veggies two or three times. Once squash is tender, broil for 5 minutes or until edges of squash are crusty and greens are wilted, turning vegetables often. 3. Scrape everything into serving bowl.
4. Boil water, add pasta; cook until tender. Drain.
5. Add half-and-half, pasta and cheese to veggies. Toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serves 4–6



  1. I scrolled down on your page to see yours...looks like a Bert to me. :)

  2. yummm that look good!!

    i voted for hank :)

  3. ok you can't call it goiter! I like bert or hank is pretty good too!!

    that food looks out of this world!

  4. Wow... never visited your blog before, but now I'm going to have to make a point... don't visit when I'm hungry. :)

    I voted Bert.

  5. OK, what do I eat 4 days before my first marathon? I was told to 'carb-out' two days ahead and lighter on the day before - input? Also what is the threshold temperature for running in shorts as opposed to pants for you folks? March in Virginia Beach is hard to gauge temp wise and I'm want to make the best clothing choice. Finally, does anyone run a marathon with an ipod. I have never used one on the long group runs during training but have also only trained to 20 miles. Is there anything beneficial to having one tucked in some orphus somewhere for access during the final 6.2 miles? Just looking for some thoughts from expereinced marathoners... Thanks and I'm so excited!!!

  6. Your blog cracks me up! So glad you're writing it. And glad you love your Garmin! One of these days when I get a job maybe I'll invest in one. :-)