Food/Nutrition Recipes

Powerhouse Teff Pancakes

As many of you know, I had the privilege of working in Ethiopia in Fall 2014 and eating injera bread on a daily basis. Injera comes from the ancient grain teff, which is gluten-free and high in calcium, protein, and fiber. I have enjoyed experimenting with teff flour since returning to the US, including ROO’s Teff Nuttzo Cookie. Jenné Claiborne, creator of Sweet Potato Soul and ROO podcast interviewee #103 has a delicious teff pancake recipe that inspired me to start developing my own recipe. I encourage you to not only enjoy these pancakes for Sunday brunch, but make these …

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ROO #123: Mary Ostyn on the Journey of Parenting Ten Children

“It’s been a gift to be able to confront some stuff. Because we all as humans, having been raised by humans, have stuff ,and if we don’t think through some of that, that impacts our ability to parent our kids in a wise and loving way.” *This podcast is part of the #ROORises Series: help support the Running On Om Podcast by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes!* In this episode, Mary Ostyn, mother of ten children, author, and nurse, explains the importance of writing in her life. She reflects on the beginnings of her motherhood. Mary provides insight on the adoption process from her diverse experiences adopting six children, two sons from South Korea and four daughters from Ethiopia. She discusses how adoption has challenged her to develop new ways of parenting and through her blog posts on adoption, has inspired others. Mary recounts the decision she made to homeschool her children and how she balances her role as a mother and teacher on a daily basis. Lastly, Mary offers an Ostyn family tradition for the ROO listeners.

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ROO #96: Haile Gebrselassie (Short Version Interview)

I edited my ROO Podcast #89 with Haile Gebrselassie for a project at the Oral History Winter School. Our assignment was to produce a short piece from a longer interview that would be aired on WGXC 90.7-FM in New York. This almost four minute piece tells Haile’s running story. Haile Gebrselassie is one of the greatest distance runners in history, and now business and father. I encourage you to listen to the unedited interview, ROO Podcast #89, to hear Haile’s full story. I plan to edit other ROO interviews to give listeners a preview of the longer interviews— let me …

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ROO #89: Haile Gebrselassie on Never Giving Up

In the episode, Haile Gebrselassie, of the greatest distance runners in history, a professional runner from Ethiopia, Olympian, world recorder holder in numerous events, including the former world record holder in the marathon, and now businessman and father, tells the story of how he started running, from running the 10km to school and 10km home everyday to his first 1500 meter race at the age of 14. Haile reveals the reasons behind his favorite running distance. He discusses the importance of never giving up and the role this lesson played in his 2000 Sydney Olympics 10,000 meter race where he won the gold medal. Haile explains how running influences his outlook on business and the centrality of his faith in his life. He offers his perspective on why Ethiopian runners are among the best in the world and describes what his training looks like now. Haile reflects on how he balances his running, family, and businesses. Lastly, Haile shares who his biggest role model has been.

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ROO #88: Julia Bleasdale on Running on Track and Trails

Julia Bleasdale is a professional runner from Great Britain and Olympian. In the episode, Julia tells her story of how she got into running from balancing her passions for running and music in her youth to running competitively at Cambridge University. She reveals the challenging transition to professional running and how she overcame injury. Julia reflects on her incredible experience running in her home country for the 2012 London Olympics and her racing strategy behind running both the 5k and 10k at the Olympics. She discusses what inspired her to first travel to run in Ethiopia, including advice for training …

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Yaya Journal 8: Will They Be Olympians?

“Are they Olympic Material?” I have received this question numerous times by curious friends. I reply with a muddled “no,” explaining that I am not diminishing the girl’s running abilities, but explain that is not the aim of the Yaya Girls Program. The goal of the Yaya Girls Program is not to make olympians, but instead to focus on fostering the development of these young women in numerous other arenas. Let me describe the greater Ethiopian running culture in order to full explain why this is: Before coming to Ethiopia, I did not realize how many people in Ethiopia are …

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