Athlete's Plate - July 14, 2011

Athlete's Plate - July 14, 2011

The Athlete's Plate is back to feature another awesome blogger but before I give accolades don't forget that my very own athlete's plate was featured last week in pictures.  To see what I typically eat click [HERE] and then come back to read this menu. This blogger is flat out hilarious.  Every time I see her on Twitter I smile and prepare myself to laugh.  Her sense of humor is spot on and she does not allow life to get in the way of her having a good time.  There are snarky comments.  There are one word tweets.  The list goes on and on.  Her blog is real and so is she.  I have the feeling that if we ever cross paths in person that I would have tears rolling down my face from laughter. I am talking about none other than Katie from Run This Amazing Day.  If you are on Twitter (and if you're not....uhm why not?) then click here and start following her and then just re-tweet everything she says to me so I don't miss any of the laughter. UPDATE:  I wrote this last night and informed Katie via email that she was going to be featured today, and this morning I got an email in return that told me to read her blog today because she had an announcement.  Now I don't want to prevent you from going to her blog and reading the announcement or from finishing this menu but I can say this: I AM BOTH FIRED UP AND HAVE GOOSE BUMPS AT THE SAME TIME.  What an amazing announcement and I am so happy to have gotten the opportunity to connect with Katie via blogs and twitter.  Katie - You are awesome. Katie - I hope you enjoy this menu and laugh at how I put this together for you. 

Breakfast - Football French Toast

Ingredients: 2 slices Ener-G Brown Rice Bread, 1/4c HoneyMilk, 1 flax egg (1Tbs ground flax seed, 2-3 Tbs warm water), 2tsp cinnamon, 2Tbs Cherry Preserves, Choice of Fruit, 1tbs olive oil, Agave Nectar/Maple Syrup/Honey Servings: 1 Directions:

  1. Whisk HoneyMilk, Flax Egg and Cinnamon
  2. Dip bread into mixture and coat on both sides
  3. Heat olive oil and then add both slices of coated bread
  4. Cook on both sides until golden brown
  5. Serve with side of fruit and topped with cherry preserve and sweetner

AM Snack - Hoodie Hash Brown Omlette Cupcakes

Ingredients: 6 eggs, 4 asparagus spears (chopped), 1/4c mushrooms (chopped), 1/4c carrots (shredded), 1/4c onion (diced), 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced),  1/4c mozzarella cheese, 1 sweet potato Servings: 4-5 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and then grate into a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and then add in all vegetables and combine well.
  4. Spray 9 muffin slots with cooking spray.
  5. Place the grated sweet potato into the muffin tin evenly in all 9 cups.
  6. Pour egg mixture in each muffin tin until just to the top of the pan.
  7. Set in oven and bake until eggs set (approximately 20-25 minutes)
  8. Allow to cool a bit before removing.
  9. Serve 2-3 with tabasco sauce.

Lunch - Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 2 slices ezekiel bread (thawed), 2 slices vegan cheese (swiss), 2 slices of roma tomato, 4 pieces of tempeh bacon (recipe here), 1Tbs Earth Balance Buttery Spread Servings: 1 Directions:

  1. Place a bit of the Earth Balance spread in the four corners of one slice of bread and place butter side down in pan and turn on heat.
  2. Place one slice of cheese, topped with tomato and tempeh bacon then other slice of cheese.
  3. Place the remainder of the Earth Balance spread on the other slice of bread (in the four corners) and top with butter side up.
  4. Once the bottom slice is golden brown flip over and cook on 2nd side (approximately 5 mintues) until golden brown.
  5. Remove from pan and slice in half to serve.

PM Snack - Dirt Pudding (recipe courtesy of

Ingredients: 1 pkg Oreo cookies (crushed), 1 bottle HoneyMilk Vanilla, 1pkg chocolate instant pudding mix, 8oz cool whip topping (thawed) Servings: Directions:  

  1. Put cookies into a sealable bag and close tightly.
  2. Using a rolling pin, roll and crush the cookies until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Pour the milk and chocolate instant pudding mix into a large bowl.
  4. Whisk well until all of the pudding mix is dissolved.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Add the Cool Whip and 1/2 of the crushed cookies.
  7. Stir until well blended.
  8. Place a large spoonful of crushed cookies into the bottoms of the plastic cups.
  9. Add the pudding mixture on top of that until the cups are 3/4 full.
  10. Add 1 large gummy worm so that it is half in the cup and half hanging out of the cup.
  11. Spoon in more crushed cookie around the worm to hold it in place.
  12. Can top with Cool Whip if desired.
  13. Serve chilled.

Dinner - Penne Vodka Without Cream

Ingredients: 8oz Einkorn Penne, 1 15oz can diced tomatoes, 1 8oz can tomato paste, 1 pinch crushed red pepper, 1 container plain greek yogurt, grated parmesan cheese, 2oz vodka Servings: Directions:

  1. Bring pot of water to boil and add in einkorn pasta and cook for 13 minutes.
  2. In a pan heat up 1Tbs olive oil and add in diced tomatoes and tomato paste.
  3. Sprinkle in Italian Seasonings and allow to cook water out.
  4. Once water begins to cook out add in vodka and cook down to remove the alcohol.  If doing over an open flame remove from stove top and add vodka then place back so as to avoid flames.
  5. Once vodka has cooked down add in greek yogurt and combine well.
  6. Sprinkle in crushed red pepper and allow to simmer but not boil.
  7. After pasta is done cooking, strain and add directly to sauce.
  8. Plate and serve with parmesan sprinkled on top (feel free to add basil as well.)
Katie - I hope this menu is something that would knock your socks off.  I truly enjoy reading your posts and your tweets.  It is a day of laughter every time I come across your words.  Keep being you.  Now, your one task is to nominate a blogger for the next menu.
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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