My weather report read 56* at 8:30 a.m. yesterday. What?! My first thought was “Fall? You’re here? Already?”, followed by “I get to wear my Long Sleeve bike shirt!”. Nothing like a taste of Autumn for a morning ride with the lovely Ashley.
Confession: I rode with my flat pedals. No clip-in shoes or pedals. Old school style.
This being only my second ride since the mishap, I’m still not 100% comfortable in those attachments. Riding with a new friend, on new city streets did not seem like the ideal time to gather my ego back and test out my skills.
It did seem like the time to remember how fun it is to cruise on a trail for 2o miles!
(Photos courtesy of a sweaty blackberry camera, pardon the blur)
Colorado, you have my heart. Water, you are too cold for today.
REI, you are enormous. What is in there?! Curiosity piqued.
Ashley and I shared a Carrot Cake Larabar (first-timer here…YUM), sipped some h2O, and rode on! We ended up back at her house after 23 miles (90 min) and I wasted no time planning Bike-Date number Dos. 😉
We may not eat meat around here, but an occasional grocery store splurge lands two MahiMahi steaks in the freezer (or Salmon!). Said steaks were defrosted, meaning the fridge was ready to spit them out (don’t leave fresh fish alone for too long!), and the Broiler was ready to heat them up!
Mahi Mahi Steaks with Rice & Beet Tops
Photo courtesy: D the Mahi chef!
For the steaks: drizzle with olive oil, season with black pepper & cumin, broil for 3 min on one side, flip for 2 min on the other side.
Cook rice first, as it takes the longest. Meanwhile, set the oven to broil, and heat 1 tbsp Olive oil over medium. Sauté chopped yellow peppers (or vegetable of your choice!); once soft, toss in the Beet tops (yes, they’re edible!). Drizzle with a little extra oil if needed, and salt/pepper to taste.
Fat: Olive oil
How do you like your fish? Did you know you could cook the tops of beets?
It was new info to us (thank you, Farmer’s Market!)! I’d definitely have these again, though I do recommend removing the stems. Oops. 🙂