Faro Salad with Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, and a Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette
Ingredients: -4 C veggie broth -2 C faro, uncooked -2 shallots, minced
-2 tbsp olive oil -2 medium cucumbers, diced into 1/2” pieces
-1-2 pints of cherry tomatoes, halved -1 large handful of basil, julienned -1/4 C red wine vinegar
-2 tbsp olive oil
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until translucent (2-3 minutes). Add faro and cook for 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Add veggie broth, bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes until liquid has evaporated and faro is soft. Remove from heat and cool.
In a small bowl, whisk red wine vinegar with 2 tbsp olive oil. Pour over faro once it has cooled. Add cucumber, tomatoes, and basil. Mix and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
So test week began today.
Not one but two Pb's:
Really proud of how my squat has progressed, I've increased my 1rm by 25kg in the last 10 month which is nothing short of a miracle for me, but I'm still not happy!
Really felt I had that 210kg in me today but I lost focus. Instead of concentrating on the movement I was too focused on the depth because my 205kg was touch and go but I'm going with the camera was a little high so was definitely in . When I got to the bottom of the squat I paused for a moment and in that instant it was gone. However I'm really happy with today and feel that the rest of the week is promising and I'll have that 600kg total I've worked so hard for.
The plan this week was to test all in one day but between working hours and the logistics of holding most of the gums weights for most of a morning was too much.
Lots of lessons learned and will be carried over to the rest of the week and beyond to what I'm aiming for in the next 12 months.