I think I’m obsessed with kale. I’ve always liked it just fine, but recently I’ve been craving it.
Usually when my body tells me it’s craving leafy greens I go with it – it knows better than I do – and with all the craziness of the last few months I just need a little more from my food.
We’re about two weeks out from opening the doors to Fight Gone MAD – Charlottesville, and it has been far less than a smooth buildout so we’re all feeling the time crunch. In fact, I’d say it’s been a borderline nightmare on what should have been a simple project, so the extra anxiety has taken its toll on my body (or sanity). So, in the spirit of making good of what is possible – I bought kale. Lots of kale.
Since I live by the motto, ‘when in Whole Foods.’ I stopped by the meat counter to stock up on some of my favorite grass-fed cuts.
Whole Foods happened to also be running a deal on chicken breasts, so I got a family pack to go with this meal, and the meat was stocked in the fridge for another meal to come (soon).
For greens we had kale and asparagus – kale for the salad and asparagus to be grilled along with the cauliflower and chicken.
In the salad the kale was met with some cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, and a little added spring mix. A quick knock off of the House Seasonal salad at Nolen Kitchen in Charlotte I shared a few weeks back – it was exactly what I wanted. Kale has an amazing crunch to it, while also being leafy, so the mixture of the different lettuces adds a great texture.
I made some guacamole as a side (with sliced carrot chips), and it doubled as the salad dressing. It doesn’t take much on the fork or on a piece of lettuce to give it some flavor and saved me the trouble of getting into an oil/vinegar mixture.
This meal is exactly right for green-craving day.
It was so good that Bug achieved stalker status (two notches above begging) and employed her deep breath + audible sigh technique to voice her displeasure.
As far as sweats go, I’ve been doing mostly around-town running this past week, fitting in to whatever time slot I have open, actually running to the location to meet with contractors and our super awesome property manager Fabian.
I did manage to slip in some few and far between garage workouts, one of which was last night (a Saturday nonetheless) at 8:45pm. It definitely felt late, and being post-dinner was a little tougher to mentally cope with, but I needed the sweat, badly, and it was totally worth it.
I still owe updates on our training at Fight Gone MAD (Inc)’s flagship in Charlotte with our management team, and initial team of trainers, but until then, here’s a little peek at some of the canvases waiting to find their new home on the walls in Charlottesville.