Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recipes for Runners

Green Tea Smoothies – Ami Hassler

10 ice cube
2 bananas, chopped
2 cups of milk or vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoon of matcha ( the powdered form of green tea - available at Whole Foods near the coffee bar.  The brand is Rishi )

Throw it all in your blender

Michael Ring suggests freezing the banana and adding peanut butter – yum!!

Sesame Noodle Salad – Jennifer Bolstad

This one is a winner in my book because it incorporates all five of my favorite running-fuel-foods: peanut butter, pasta, peanut butter, peanut butter and peanut butter. So easy to make and it is delicious served hot or cold. And did I mention it has peanut butter in it?

16 oz linguine
2 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds*
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 Tbsp Chili garlic sauce or other hot sauce**
3 Tbsp creamy natural peanut butter, plus a little more if you're a fanatic
2 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
Pinch minced ginger or ground ginger
3 scallions, thinly sliced

Cook the pasta to al dente, adding the peas in the last minute or two. Drain.
Whisk together everything else in a large bowl. Add the noodles and peas and toss thoroughly.

*Fairway and Sahadis sell untoasted sesame seeds in bulk, you can toast them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 325 for about 5 min
** I use the kind called "Tuong Ot Toi Vietnam" with a rooster on it a bright green lid. Asian spices aisle.

315 Pounds of Generosity

315 Pounds of Generosity

Thanks to the generosity of Cherry Tree racers, we filled three 55 gallon barrels with gently used running gear!!  For the cost of a pair of running sneakers per barrel, we will ship all of this gear to runners in Belize.   

Gwelda and Harry Fairweather express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire club.  On behalf of the Belize Amateur Athletic Association (BAAA), Gwelda and Harry acknowledge the generosity of Michael Ring, Tom Byrnes, Anne Perzeszty, Sandra & Natacha Ferrari (we were able to fill a whole barrel with the amount of sneakers and tee shirts they gave), Richard & Kathleen Weaver, Veronica Antoine, Maggie Deschamps, Frank Deleo, Doug Olney, Julio Zavala, Ken Locke and the entire Prospect Park Club.  As this list was compiled from memory (names weren’t recorded at gear drop-off), please accept sincere apologies and equal thanks if your name was not mentioned *here.  

Ian Gray, President of the BAAA also shares his thanks:  "On behalf of the BAAA and all
here in Belize we express our heartfelt gratitude for your generous contributions. 
The Govenment here will help us by allowing the barells to enter the country of Belize for free.  Once the barrels are here I shall take some photos with the runners and your donations. Once again many thanks from Belize."