marathon update & a recipe

So a couple weeks ago, I told you all the good news about The NYC Marathon in THIS post. Well, just to update you all, I have officially made and submitted my decision with the New York Road Runners:


Marathon Entry Number: 958337 You have successfully submitted your request for entry to the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your selection.No turning back now! I am committed to running this sucker in November!!!!!! I’m so happy that the resolution to the 2012 debacle worked out as I had hoped and I cannot wait to go back and visit all of my friends for Marathon weekend!!

Now on to the recipe….I somehow go the motivation to whip something up last night and I decided to use a bunch of random stuff from the pantry and see what came out of it. Here’s what went into a big pot:

  • 2 cans chili beans
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion – diced
  • about 2 cups vegan ground beef
  • salt & pepper
  • a dash of chili powder

I just let it simmer for a while and stay warm while I cooked up a couple cups of orzo. Then I served it all together in a bowl with some fresh spinach leaves, cheddar cheese (of course!) and sirracha!                                                  IMG_2253[1]

It was really good and I’m pretty impressed that I was able to make something out of a bunch of random stuff!

Do you have concoct meals out of random stuff left in the pantry? What’s the weirdest thing you have thrown together that ended up being really good?


4 responses to “marathon update & a recipe

  1. I would call my cooking a random concoction of foods all the time. It’s the best when you can use up all of your stuff! My favorite weird thing that turned out really well was adding salsa to my salad. I guess that’s not so weird but it was delish!

  2. Sriracha is a total MUST on chili! Yum! I like to serve mine over a bed of greens too, it wilts just enough!

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