A few days ago, I ended up in conversation with a local who introduced himself as Ted with a T. Yeah, thanks!
Ted (with a T) struck up conversation by holding up a plastic grocery bag and yelling, “Do you want some ice?! Around here if we don’t need something, we like to share it with someone else.” So generous of you, but I’m good, Kthanksbye.
Actually, I hung around for a few minutes to see where our conversation would go. To my surprise, nowhere.
I haven’t stopped laughing since then. Court doesn’t think it’s that funny. Divorce?
A few foodie highlights from the last few days:
Star apples = dislike. They taste like a milky, flavourless plum.
I mixed 6 eggs with: yellow and red heirloom tomatoes, sweet Maui onions, green onion, sauteed mushrooms, goat cheese and greek yogurt, then baked at 375F for 30 minutes. Topped with creamy avocado and Kalamata olive hummus.
Seared ahi tacos with papaya-pineapple salsa, cilantro and fresh greens.
I saw this sweet potato idea in Shape magazine. You slice a baked sweet potato lengthwise, then melt cheese on one side, hummus on the other. Add sauteed mushrooms, onions and thinly sliced turkey. (Mine was meat-less.) and slice it into pieces. Sweet potato sliders! Delicious, and very filling.
Quinoa Breakfast Scramble. The ultimate power breakfast! It kept me full for hours, even after a run. 2 egg whites + 1/2 cup cooked quinoa + 1/2 sliced banana + tiny splash of coconut milk + pinch of salt. Heat a frying pan on medium, then add quinoa mixture, stirring consistently until cooked (about 5 minutes.) Top with 1 tbsp hemp hearts and 1/2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter.
After digesting , I laced up my running shoes and instructed Court to leave the house in half an hour and pick me up. We wanted to stop by Kalani to pick up that Hilo Homemade ice cream I was raving about a few days ago. I almost made it the entire 5 miles – he picked me up a little over 4 miles (35-ish minutes) in.
Pit stop for an ocean-breeze cool down/photo op:
The running reward:
They were sold out of Toasted Coconut (nooo!) but the flavours we picked out were all really good. My fave: vanilla; Courts: banana mac nut fudge. Hilo Homemade ice cream is thick, creamy and not overly sweet or artificial tasting.
We’re off for brunch and a hike!