I’m Thankful for that Apple

I’m Thankful for that Apple

I could have done what I always do. Chop it up, top it with a little peanut or almond butter and eat it up. If I was feeling a little daring I would have thrown some chocolate chips or bacon on top. But today I stepped it up a bit.  It’s still super easy, so bare with me.  

The fennel had been sitting there in the fridge. Every time I opened the door I would see it. I bought it for a reason, but I wasn’t sure what for. So, step by step,  I got out what I thought I needed.  First things first, apples and fennel. Then what?  Some sort of acid, maybe a base and some seasoning? Sounds about right to me.  When cooking and creating I often browse for a little inspiration. I know you all do it, whether it be looking at Pintrest or facebook, maybe you do it for workout ideas or garden or home inspiration.  Think of this as your Thanksgiving inspiration for the week. I’m truly thankful to be here. I love to cook and I’m also thankful to be able to share what I love to do. So, be inspired, create and share. 

Simple Apple Fennel Salad

What you will need:IMG_0741

1 large honey crisp apple (or whichever apple you have around)

1 large bulb fennel

juice of half lemon

juice of 1 mandarin orange

salt to taste

small drizzle of olive oil

Optional: pecans for garnish or leafy greens to serve atop.

What to do:

1. Thinly slice your apple and fennel.  For the apple, cut in half, then in quarters, remove core and thinly slice horizontally. For the fennel, cut the bottom portion of the bulb off, then cut into half length wise, then slice each half on the horizontal. I used some of the green top for a little extra color.  I used a food processor for quick slicing. 

2. Combine in a bowl tossing with fingers.

3. Drizzle with juice of lemon and orange, olive oil, and salt lightly and incorporate well.

4. Serve alone or atop greens.


Tuesday’s Workout

3 Rounds for time
50 Situps
35 Thrusters (75/45)
20 Pullups

**See 6/18/08**

And Coming Wednesday

2 rounds for time
200m Run
20 Burpees
400m Run
40 Squat jumps
600m Run
60 Jumping lunges
800m Run
80 Pushups

**See 6/2/08**



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