Last Long run, Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese, & Gluten Free Blondies

Well, this morning I ran my last long run before the half marathon (next Sunday). I ran 8 glorious miles and it flew by. I averaged good pace overall and only stopped twice at the water stops.


When we got back, it was bagel timeeee! Yesterday was National Bagel Day so I hope you got a bagel in your belly!!

Then it was time for the drawing. Me, my mom, and my dad, all won shirts! Plus got a free t-shirt from Mountain High Outfitters…aren’t they just sweetSmile.

And later that day, I helped my dad plant our green vegetables…all my favorites!


This morning I had a green smoothie and scrambled egg in coconut oil. Then we headed for church



Well, I consider this Lunch/Dinner…that’s usually how our Sundays roll…

I wanted to make this recipe…

Roasted Mushrooms and Onions with Gouda Grilled Cheese

And so I did.


I used a leftover hamburger bun for mine…Don’t waste food! And then we had another extra sandwich, so I split that one and took a picture of it too. The Gouda…was so good. We got Smoked Gouda from Costco…and it tasted sooooo good on this sandwich. Just so you know, I followed the recipe exactly.


I wanted to make these gluten free chocolate chip blondies from Rachael Ray magazine…

But I had to change some stuff up…here’s how I did it:

  • 1 1/4 cups sliced pecans
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (preferably 72% to73% cocoa), finely chopped

I cut back on the sugar and they were fine…unless you prefer things to be extremely sweet. And instead of butter, I put coconut oil. I love coconut oil.


I guess there’s no running today for me…it’s pouring down rain. Have a good day Smile