Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Polenta Casserole

For my first entry in my Great Recipe Challenge of 2012, I tried out a Polenta Casserole with Fontina and Tomato Sauce recipe I found online. I served this dish at the foodie potluck dinner that inspired this challenge. I'm happy to say, in a room full of meat-eaters, this recipe got the thumbs up!

Friday, March 23, 2012

More on the Recipe Challenge of 2012!

I was mulling over my last post regarding the Great Recipe Challenge of 2012, and thinking about where exactly I want to go with this challenge. So, being me, I started doing some goal setting.

So here are my current objectives with this challenge:
  • Expand my daily eating repertoire
  • Expand my potluck/ party recipe repertoire
  • Explore new ways to cook and new cuisines
  • Maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet that optimizes my body composition, supports my training schedule, and enhances my race performance.
Whew! Looks like I want everything! Eat a variety of new and delicious foods that I can feed myself and my friends while still supporting my athletic lifestyle!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Great Recipe Challenge of 2012

One thing I'm totally guilty of (which is a reason why my blogging on here has been so sporadic) is always eating the same foods all the time.

I was recently invited to a Foodie Potluck. My friend invited all her foodie friends to bring a dish to share for dinner this Sunday. Of course, the first thing I did upon receiving the invite was to come here on my blog and look over my favorite old recipes.

While there's something to be said about bringing an old favorite that you know is delicious to this type of event, I began to think I was missing the point. I think she had wanted to invite us over so that we can test out new recipes to share with the group.

So off I went searching online and my cookbooks.