I have some uncharacteristic news: I registered to run a half marathon in November! WOAH, right? I know…I am the worst at exercising but yes, I will be running the US Half Marathon in San Francisco on November 3rd, even if that means crawling across the finish line at the 2 hour and 59 minute mark of the race.
I found out about the race from a colleague, finally got the guts to sign up, and started a training plan this week which will eventually increase to running about 40 miles a week. Wildddddd! But I was able to convince Abby (my housemate) and a few other friends to run it with me so we’ll all be training together. I’m so excited!! If you have any race tips, I’d love to hear them!
ALSOOO, a dozen of my Salted Dark Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies will be up for bid during Echoing Good’s Bake For Their Sake Online Bake Sale. The bake sales starts tomorrow, Friday, July 19th at 10am PST, and will run until 2pm on Saturday, July 20th. Echoing Good is a non-profit that works directly with the local community in Gulu, Uganda to develop farms that enable lunch programs in primary schools. The crops grown provide childen with daily nutritious meals, and Echoing Good’s program currently feeds over 1,400 kids every day. I love the vision that Molly, Echoing Good’s founder, holds and am so excited to be a part of this bake sale!
The bake sale will take place on Echoing Good’s Facebook page so head over there and bid on some delicious treats (made by an awesome group of bloggers!) for a wonderful cause :) For more information about the online bake sale, click here.
Now, let’s address this guilt-free blue cheese dressing made with greek yogurt :) Salads have been my jam lately but the olive oil and vinegar combo can get a little dull. I still really love making this lemon garlic vinaigrette but when I found this easy blue cheese dressing recipe on Paleo Spirit, I had to give it a try. It’s so tasty and such an easy way to make your own blue cheese dressing. I love that the recipe calls for greek yogurt, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar–all super healthy ingredients! This version also doesn’t require buttermilk or mayonaise which is another perk if you’re shooting for a healthy but creamy dressing.
- 1/2 Cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 1/8 Cup apple cider vinegar
- 4 oz. Crumbled blue cheese
- Salt to taste
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the yogurt, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar together.
- Then stir in the blue cheese and mix until desired texture--you can make it as chunky or as smooth as you like by how much you smoooosh the blue cheese.
- Add salt to taste and store in the fridge for up to a week.