a big bowl of mustard

27 Oct


I love Wednesday evenings.  Don’t you just love Wednesday evenings?  It’s the first time of the whole week that we’re on the downhill slide to the weekend.

Wednesday night’s also my yoga night.  The 5:30 class that I teach caps off an entire afternoon of tutoring, and honestly tonight I was just so tired all I wanted to do was collapse on the sofa.  But alas, as with most other times I feel that way, yoga is precisely what I need.

This morning I made it to the gym and did a 20 minute run at 6.0 pace and then hit the weights.  I’ve decided I’m going to knock out a short cardio session + weights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Tuesday and Thursday will be just cardio days.  So far I’m liking the schedule…granted today is only Wednesday.

While I’m liking the schedule, I’m not too sure how my muscles feel about it.  So far they won’t stop complaining.  But I know it will get better.  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it 🙂

Anyway, this morning was so busy with random tasks that I didn’t have time to eat breakfast.

Didn’t have time to eat breakfast!

This is not normal (for me).  Or acceptable.

And now it’s 10 pm.  I’ve had dinner.  I’ve had froyo.  I’m still wanting to snack on something.

Rest assured, I’m not hungry.  But you know how they (who is “they” anyway?) say that people who don’t eat breakfast, eat more throughout the day?  I’ve never really given that theory a test run, but after today I totally believe it!  I have no doubt that my urge to keep snacking all night long is correlated to my lack of breakfast this morning.  Especially considering I worked out.

Anyway. Onto more important things. I figure I’ve teased you long enough about this out-of-this-world creamy squash soup, eh?

ooooooh, ahhhhhh.

Looks delicious?!

Or looks like mustard in bowl?

I’ll let you decide.

Outrageously Creamy Squash Soup


  • 1 medium sized kabocha squash (Okay, okay, any squash will probably work)
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Cut squash up into wedges and lay on a baking sheet.  Roast at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until a fork pierces it easily.
  • Once squash is tender, allow to cool (or burn yourself if you’re impatient like me) before peeling or cutting skins off.
  • Put squash in a blender or food processor.  Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.
  • Pour into a saucepan or a microwaveable safe bowl and heat through before serving.

I would also highly suggest holding out a few pieces of roasted squash to snack on while the soup is whirring.  Do it! Do it! Do it!

Hope you guys have had a fantastic start to the week.  Onward to Friday!

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P.S.S.S Are you supposed to add more p’s or more s’s in these kinds of situations?

Do you have a workout routine/schedule that you stick to?  Or do you just wing it?


5 Responses to “a big bowl of mustard”

  1. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition October 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    For the past 3 months I have been all about the schedule. Since I completed my race I am just winging it in terms of how long/intense my workouts are, but I am still trying to make sure I get in a good mix of strength training (i.e. yoga), speed runs, and a long run.
    On a completely opposite note, I think I love Thursdays the way you love Wed. nights. I do not have class on Fridays and I relish the thought of 3 days of peace and freedom. 🙂

  2. Kristina @ spabettie October 28, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    YES !! I have heard SO many people say that today… we are on the way to the weekend!! 😀

    p.s. is “post script”, so you keep adding the p… like post-post script, etc. 🙂

    I sorta have a routine – but it completely depends on how my knee is feeling… even if I am in pain I’ll walk at least.

  3. Heather (Where's the Beach) October 28, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    So no high five’s coming from you if you’re sore huh 😉 I love having my muscles talk to me – makes me feel accomplished, I know I worked hard (though I do know you don’t have to be sore of course to have worked hard). Love the soup – yummy.

    • candice October 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

      It’s bittersweet for me for sure. I don’t like feeling sore and achy, but I’ll take sore and gaining muscle over not sore any day!

  4. Paige @ Running Around Normal October 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    That looks like the creamiest smoothest soup ever! Mmm 🙂

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