Run, Eat, Love the Recipe

16 Dec

My typical Sunday morning routine involves peanut butter and jam on toast, coffee, a stack of newspapers and magazines, and an extreme aversion to changing out of my pajamas.

Last Sunday morning was not typical. At 10:30 a.m., I met up with my fantastic trainer from Innovative Personal Fitness, Kevin, and other gym clients and trainers for a trail run in a southeast Calgary neighbourhood. The weather was chilly — minus 10 — but it didn’t matter.  Hearing snow crunch under my runners, feeling cold air in my lungs and conquering weather that would usually keep me indoors felt amazing.

(Really, I was just proud of myself for putting on real clothes before 2 p.m.)

We ran six kilometres and ended the run feeling warm-ish and hungry. That’s when we headed to a nearby Superstore for a cooking class. The theme? Healthy Christmas recipes.

The standout recipe was the appetizer, called Smoked Tuna Boats. We all loved these simple, fresh and uber tasty wraps. I think they’d be perfect to serve when hosting a Christmas dinner or party of your own. Or to serve yourself, when you’re flying solo, need a quick dinner and are tired of eating Mini Wheats.

Smoked Tuna Boats

  • 1 tbsp creamy horseradish sauce *you can buy this at Superstore, another grocery store or just make your own
  • 12 Belgian endive leaves
  • 1 package (150 g) PC Smoked Wild Albacore Tuna
  • 1 small radish, halved and thinly sliced
  • 12 thin slices green onion, cut on diagonal

Place a tiny dollop of horseradish sauce on rectangular end of each endive leaf. Divide smoked tuna slices among endive leaves, placing on top of horseradish sauce. Top each with a slice of radish and a slice of green onion. Enjoy.

The whole experience — the run, the class, the laughs — was so fantastic that I thought, “From now on, I will do more with my Sunday mornings. There are trails to run and mountains to ski!”

And then I thought, “But, let’s not act crazy. That stack of magazines won’t read itself.”

I have the sneaking suspicion that a complete overhaul of my Sunday morning routine is not going to pan out.



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