{Fresh Friday}

Well here it is FRIDAY!! Now that I am back to school I can really appreciate Friday's.

This week's Fresh Friday is so yummy and fresh! I just love it!
Please feel free to participate in Fresh Friday's....just grab my button (that I painstakingly created over the course of about 4 hours:-)} and post a recipe that's yummy and fresh! Oh and try and make sure it's healthy. Let me know that you posted and I will try and check it out! That's the point....to share great recipes and to get ideas from one another.

Meet Arugula.......

Black River Organic Farm
I love arugula ... it's spicy and completely delicious!
I whipped up this tasty salad and thought I would be fabulous on a bed of arugula. It was!

For the salad
English cucumbers
For the dressing
stone ground mustard
red wine vinegar
I don't usually have exact measurements {unless I am using a recipe} because I just throw things together until they taste good:-)
You could enjoy it as a light summer snack or like I did as part of my whole meal!

Cantaloupe Salad atop Arugula
Feta Caprese Salad
Spicy Black Bean Burger on Low-carb bread

Well hope you have a happy and healthy weekend!!

Oh and in case your wondering about the riding.....
Last Saturday morning I rode 34 miles in...
2 hours and nine minutes....Not too bad I think!!!! Plus I have been riding so much that it barely raises my heart rate anymore:-) When I run my average heart rate is much higher and so I think my body is just super used to riding now! And that heart rate is even with some pretty good sized hills! Oh and I burned over 1000 calories!

I am definitely getting closer to my goal! The ride is coming up real soon and I am hoping the weather holds out! You never know what you're going to get around here and I know I'd never make 75 or 100 miles in the freezing cold or pouring rain! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990


  1. Awesome on the riding and burning those cals!!! And that salad and meal look fantastic. Light and fresh for realzzzzzzz!

  2. P.S. I'll be back to check out the previous!


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