Time To Cool Off!

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What month is it?  June?  Could have fooled me.  Here in Houston it feels like late July or August.  With the temperatures already rising in to the 90’s with heat indexes in the 100’s, I know I’m looking for ways to stay cool.  This also matters when it is time to prepare a meal.  I just do not like the thought of standing over a cook top or starting up the oven.

That is why I was excited when John (my husband) spotted this recipe in this month’s Runner’s World – Watermelon Salad.  This recipe combines a few of my favorite things – watermelon, feta cheese, and greens.  It was quick to make, and did not require any heat.  It would also be a great meal for Meatless Monday.  And, it was surprisingly filling.  That’s a win-win-win in my book.

Give it a try and let me know what you think?  And . . . are you trying Meatless Mondays?  If so, drop me a line and let me know how it is going.

On A Personal Note. . .

Thanks to all of you who have contributed to Challenged Athletes Foundation.  I dedicated my Paris Marathon run to and raise funds for Challenged Athletes Foundation.  CAF’s mission is “It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.”  If you would like to donate to my run, please visit this page.

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