Week 5: Regaining Base Mileage and Tofu Recipe


Last week’s training plan wasn’t as enduring as it was compared to the previous mileage logged-in due to the home chores and energy expelled during the relocation carrying loads of books, moving shelves and cabinets.
This week since early morning new work responsibilities and obligations are scheduled every other day, I am going to work on enduring non-stop 5km’s until my body get used again as its base mileage.
I’m still aiming and hoping I’d be able to log-in mileage every Wednesday’s and Friday together with the boyfriend after his working hours but for now, let’s set on something agreeable and plausible.
Date Duration: 24 April -1 May
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
5km Rest 5km XT 5km XT 5km TRX

XT consists of rounds of TRX for the core and strengthening, videos from Katrina and Karena of Tone it up and few light weights to hold on to while working in between reading e-mails and paperwork.

Recipe of the week

I have always been a fan of Arroz ala Cabana especially those years when I was still a carnivore. Since I don’t get to cook those I used to be familiar with, I am venturing out on cooking vegetarian recipes for everyone’s benefit.

There’s no reason to miss Arroz ala Cabana and feel weak for not having enough protein. Thank you  Asia Soy Foods Manufacturer Inc. for your healthy low-fat well-packed Tofu.

Arroz Vegana a la Cubana

1 cup raw rice (brown rice is an option)
1 cup food-processed Tofu
1 carrot
1 rib celery
half a medium onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water (or broth)
1 cup tomato sauce
salt to taste
fried plantains (optional)

Bananas
Eggs
Raisins

There are two versions of this recipe which you can do. (you may have another, too)

Directions:

A]

Dice all vegetables small. Saute veg in the hot vegetable oil in a deep pan with a lid. When onion starts to colour, add rice, the food-processed Tofu then sauté.

There are two ways to cook the rice:

1) Stir in the water half a cup at a time as for risotto. This takes considerably longer as you have to wait for each lot of water to be absorbed.
2) The lazy way: Add all the water at once, cover and cook as normal for rice.

When the rice is done, it is traditionally moulded in ramekins for individual servings and then turned out on the plate, and covered with a few tablespoons of tomato sauce. Serve with grilled halved bananas and sunny side up eggs.

B] Saute Garlic and Onion on a very hot vegetable oil in a frying pan with lid. Food process tofu with carrots, celery stalks and lentils. Add other desired ingredients such as bay leaves. Sautee all ingredients and add raisins. Wait until the raisins are soft enough to be eaten, add tomato paste and simmer for a few minutes until flavor has been absorbed.

Serve with grilled halved bananas, brown rice or red rice and sunny side up.

Makes: 3 servings, Preparation time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

Don’t forget to gulp more water, drink up those RAW Vitamins and L-Carnitine! Let me know if you tried it! 🙂

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