Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spaghetti Squash Soup for Under $10

In our household Matt is the chef (so lucky!). He is always trying to save money while not compromising taste, and quality. This is a healthy soup that we made the other night in about an hour. The most expensive part of this meal was the squash, around $6.50.  Here's the recipe:
1 medium squash
2 large onions
5 small carrots
2-3 cloves garlic
1 can diced tomatoes w/green chili & chipotle peppers
This is a hearty soup with a smokey flavor and a kick! It gained heat as leftovers. Yummy. Here's a step by step procedure followed by a video of Matt making the soup.

1. Put some olive oil in a quart pan on medium heat. Add chopped onions and let them cook until transparent, around 15 minutes.

2. Add chopped carrots. Cook until soft, another 15 minutes.

3. Add chopped garlic, for 10 minutes or until brown. 

4. Add the chopped squash. Cook until soft, around 15 minutes. 

5. Add can of diced tomatoes. We used ones with green chilies and chipotle peppers, but you can use what you like.

6. Add salt, pepper, and rosemary to taste.

 7. Add 6 cups water. I think we could have done it with 4 cups, as I found the soup a bit on the watery side, and would have liked it thicker. Up to you.

 8. Bring the soup to a boil, then use a blender to make it smooth.

 9. Return the soup to the pot and add Sriracha for a kick. This is again up to you and your taste. We like some heat, and Sriracha goes in most of our food.

10. You are ready to eat! Serve it up and enjoy. We added fresh avocado slices for texture and more deliciousness. You can also use any type of squash in this soup, it's a basic recipe. Now take a look at our video.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Hapalua Hawaii's Half Marathon

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Every April the Hapalua is an event to be remembered in Waikiki. The Hapalua is Hawaii's Half Marathon, and there is an interesting race within the race that is unlike any other, The Chase. I have posted a blog on profiling the Kenyans that are tasked with chasing down Team Hawaii, and I have also written about the members of Team Hawaii in detail. Take a look at my post here. On race day I will be in the pace truck taking video, stats, and watching who will cross the finish line first. Go Team Hawaii, this is your year to win it! Team Hawaii's Staggered Groups have been announced. Read all about it, plus get the PR's of Team Hawaii's half marathons to get a better idea of what the race will look like. Link to the post here.