Speaking of jogging, I've been drooling over the Nike LunarFly+ 1.5 iD running shoe. You know, the one you can customize. First of all, I love the shoe. It's sorta similar to what I'm running in right now (when I'm not in my FiveFingers). Second of all, how cool is it that you can customize how they look? 'Cuz let's face it—there are some seriously ugly running shoes out there. I'd make mine look like this:
Or maybe I'd go with this:
I am, however, a granola bar girl. (Duh.) I figure it's time for another of Terry Walters' delicious recipes. Have you signed up for my giveaway yet? If you do, you might win a copy of Clean Food in which you'll find the recipe for the following:
Terry Walters' Raisin Nut Bars
1-1/2 cups raisins (I used mixed berries.)
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (I didn't toast mine.)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
Apple juice as needed
Preheat oven to 350F. Place raisins in bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and press out excess water. Chop softened raisins and set aside.
In large bowl, combine flour, oats, walnuts and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together oil and syrup. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients, add raisins and mix until blended. You want the dough to be moist enough to just stick together. Add apple juice if needed to achieve this consistency.
Oil a 6x9-inch glass casserole and press in batter so it sticks together and is consistently thick throughout. Pre-cut into squares and bake 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before removing from pan. Store in airtight container.
Word of advice: Add the apple juice if you have it. I didn't have any on hand, but noticed that my dough wasn't quite the consistency she calls for. I hoped for the best, and while it still tasted delicious, the bars ended up a bit crumbly.
Question: Do you taper? What running shoes are on your must-have list?
REMINDER! Don't forget to enter my giveaway! You just might win one of two cookbooks from Terry Walters! (Contest ends at midnight EST on Friday, February 8, 2011).
Recipe reprinted with permission from Clean Start ©2010 by Terry Walters, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.