Banana Split Protein Shake

This is the reason why I never make oats in the microwave: OATSPLOSION! No matter what I do, how long I cook it for, how much water I add… it always ends up being time to clean the microwave. I was willing to make the sacrifice and try out these new-to-me oats: the half that…

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Red and green quinoa lentil salad

I’m going to go ahead and blame my tiredness on the weather.   46* and raining all day. That’s gotta be it. Almost every day this week, around 6 pm, I’ve hit a wall. I’ve done a pretty good job fighting through it, but as far as cooking/dinner goes, it’s been a little rough. Lots…

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Trader Joe’s copycat cookie butter (gluten-free)

Dear Trader Joe’s, I’m already addicted to your nut butters. I take a daily almond butter dip no matter what, and I don’t understand why you needed to come out with all of the crazy combos that I have to try. And I guess you came out with a chocolate almond butter, too? Well, that…

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The best kale chips

Mystery #1: Our lime/orange/grapefruit tree. When we first moved in, I was convinced that they were limes. Then they turned orange and are now splitting open. A fruit mystery, fo sho. Mystery #2: Our dehydrator is broken. You see, things go in… but they never come out. They just disappear. The most recent disappearing act:…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake for 1

It was a “dessert first” kind of night. It was a long and awesome day of teaching, capped off by team-taught Zumba class and a tubing class, and all I wanted when I got home was some sweatpants.. and pumpkin cheesecake. I’ve been scheming of this recipe for a couple of days, because I wanted…

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Stuffed bell peppers

I got to see the sunrise this morning.   While I’m not a morning person in the least –I usually wake up around 6:45 or 7, but don’t turn into a human until at least 8- it was surprising to discover that I actually liked waking up so early today. I’m not going to make…

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Chili Lime Pumpkin Seeds

Last night was pumpkin carving at our house, fabulous company and quite possibly the most random and festive snacks. Grilled corn on the cob, from the farmer’s market and prepared by the Grillmaster himself hot apple cider (also from the farmer’s market, spiced up with cinnamon and nutmeg) and pie. Told you it was random…

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Easy and delicious gluten-free crepes

It’s been wayyyyy too long…. The return of crepes! I got a link back yesterday from a friend who made these, and I can’t believe I forgot about them for so long. I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast, and go through phases where I rotate between 3 or so things.…

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Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Hey friends <3 How’s your day going? So glad you enjoyed the step video and I’m happy to hear I wasn’t alone in the leotard over shorts craze. If your mom/aunt/friend still has any hanging around, they’d be perfect components for a fitness-inspired Halloween costume. It’s been a pretty great humpday over here- work and…

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Perfectly grilled salad beast

Good morning! How are you? Hope your day is going well so far <3 Thank you so much for all of the baby bump Halloween ideas… I’m excited. So, last night I asked the grillmaster if he would mind grilling up some goods for our dinner salad beasts. I’m so glad he loves grilling, because…

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Paleo Pancakes and Schweaty October Workout

Hi friends! How are you? Hope you’re having a fabulous morning <3 My pancakes this morning.. not so fabulous. Burnt on the outside and raw on the inside… I’m not quite sure where I went wrong, because they were cooked on medium-low and I actually measured and followed instructions [a rarity]. If you try these…

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Nori Nachos

I could pretend that we did SO much today. But really: we didn’t. It’s funny because we weren’t lazy at all, but still didn’t manage to get a ton of stuff done. NBD, since I got to enjoy the day with the Pilot, instead of frantically running around like I usually do on Mondays 🙂…

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