After posting my how to video on baked falafel, I realized I forgot to show you the end result! While falafel typically looks a bit more brown and crunchy (due to frying), baked falafel retains a bit of that green color from the parsley.
Check it out:
And after taking a bite:
The outside was nice and crispy while the inside was soft and smooth. If you don’t want to bake them, you can also add a little bit of olive oil to a frying pan and pan fry them. They will be a bit crunchier this way, but you are adding oil.
I feel like I have so much to share so I am just going to do it! PhillyBoy and I have a few exciting moments and trips ahead of us! This is what our calendar looks like right now:
This weekend: I am going to Chicago to visit Gigi and see some of my best friends!
Next weekend: California for H + L’s wedding!
October 16 weekend: Rhode Island to see my family!
November 13: Miami for the weekend!
November 22nd: Running the Philly Half Marathon!
Thanksgiving: Hosting our first Thanksgiving Brunch/Lunch
Thanksgiving weekend: N + J’s wedding!
January 7 weekend: Running the Disney Half Marathon!
February: Snowboarding in Colorado!!!!
As you can see, we have a lot of fun in our future. I am so excited! Married life has been amazing so far, and I still owe you a lot of pictures and recaps (still waiting for our amazing photographer’s proofs), but for now I am looking forward instead of focusing on the past, no matter how fun it has been!
Traveling this much in the next few months can make it hard to not only stick to our training schedule, but also to continue to eat a healthy diet.
To stick to the training schedule: PB and I have discussed each of these trips away and have figured out a way to stick to our planned run somehow. For example, next week we will do our long run on Friday before leaving so that over the weekend in California we only have to worry about one shorter run (a 3 miler). This weekend I am running my 8 miles on Saturday while one of my friends, D, is still there, instead of waking up Sunday and having to run it by myself. If you have a plan, it is much easier to sticking to it then, say, waiting to see how the weekend goes.
To stick to our healthy diet: This one is a bit trickier, since when traveling cooking is usually not an option, AND you want to try new and different foods. I try to balance my desire for a healthy diet with my desire to taste everything by making choices. For example, this weekend I know I want to have some really good Chicago pizza, so that day I will be sure to eat very well for my other meals (i.e. toast or oatmeal for breakfast). If, however, I really wanted to try some fabulous indulgent pancake, I might skip on the pizza. Either way, I try to pair something healthy with something indulgent. That means having a nice salad with the pizza to ensure I get some vitamins and vegetables!
I baked something fun and delicious to bring to Gigi this weekend, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Hint: it is perfect for this time of year!