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Jamie’s Fall Salad
Cranberry and Orange Salad Dressing
◦1 cup whole cranberries
◦Zest of one orange
◦Juice of one orange
◦1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
◦1 tsp dried thyme (double if using fresh)
◦1/2 lemon juiced
◦1 Tbs honey
◦Salt to taste
1.Chop up cranberries.
2.Zest orange and set aside.
4.Add cranberries and orange juice to sauce pan and bring to a boil. Set aside and let come to room temperature.
6.Strain cranberries and orange juice through a mesh strainer.
7.Add olive oil, shallot, orange zest, thyme, lemon juice, honey, and salt to cranberry and orange juice. Stir and serve.
Butternut Squash and Farro Salad
◦4oz baby kale
◦2 cups butternut squash (1/2”-3/4” dice)
◦Chicken broth (or veggie if you want to keep it vegetarian)
◦1/2 cup farro
◦4oz goat cheese (I am using the Italian herb goat cheese)
◦Salt and pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 400.
2.Toss butternut squash in olive oil and salt and pepper (I also added some garlic powder and cayenne pepper)
3.Line baking sheet with parchment and roast the butternut squash for 25-30 mins. until tender. Toss halfway through the cooking.
4.Bring broth to a boil and add farro. Cook until al dente.
5.Toast walnuts in a dry pan on stove.
6.Combine all ingredients and toss with cranberry and orange dressing and serve.
*Could be served with grilled chicken or salmon and it would still be delicious!
What’s your favorite cheat meal?
What is the most challenging aspect of CrossFit?
The mental game is the most challenging part of CrossFit (and running). Just realizing that sometimes I can do more than I think I can. It is definitely rewarding to do something I didn’t think I could do.
What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit?
Set goals and work toward them. Then when you get there set new ones. This is true for me in both running and CrossFit.
What is your personal “walkout song” or anthem?
Probably Roar by Katy Perry, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Tiger Rag by Tiger Band…. really anything on my Clemson play list.