Saturday, February 20, 2010

Back in the swing of TNT

The Summer Team In Training season has begun (even though it's February, below freezing and we got an inch or two of snow last night)! Today was our first group workout on the bike. Weather didn't permit us to ride outside, so we met up at Bicycle Village and had a spin class. It was a nice way for me to check bike fit and answer questions about cycling while they "rode away."

Many thanks to Steve Vaughan who led the class. We actually had some of the Bicycle Village regular spinners and the spring TNT team show up. We packed the room for sure!

After the workout was over, I did a Traithlon Gear Clinic for the new athletes. BV supports the triathlete (they are also a sponsor of the Pikes Peak Tri Club) so I could walk around the store and show them everything they need to have, what is good to have, and what is not necessary but "cool" to have.

Thanks to BV for letting us use your space, and thanks to the great summer TNT Triathletes! GO TEAM!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Delicious Dinner with New Spice

I'm always looking for quick and easy healthy dinners to make. I bought some ground turkey yesterday and was trying to think of a way to cook it as I drove home, I pondered ways to cook it, utlizing a new spice that I haven't really ever cooked with - turmeric. Here's what I came up with (and it was pretty darn good).

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large clove garlic
1 large white sweet potato, grated
1lb ground turkey
Romano cheese, grated
olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the garlic.
Then add the onion, celery, red pepper, and sweet potato.
Toss in salt & pepper to taste. Stir until the onions are clear, the potato soft and the peppers cooked but still crisp. 
In another pan, brown the ground turkey with the turmeric and salt/pepper to taste.
When the turkey is cooked through and the veggie/potato mixture done, combine into a oven safe dish.
Top with the grated romano cheese and put in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted.

For a "I have no idea what I'm doing" kind of dinner, it turned out really well. Tim enjoyed it too! (these things can be hit or miss...though he would have liked it to have been more cheesy.) But there is only just enough leftover for one of us...