Grain-Free Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

For yesterday’s dinner, I had an awesome picnic in mind, but the rain had another idea. So hot bar inside it was.  Noodle has the hot bar routine down pat. We walk around and pick our eats, grab a drink (either water or a fresh juice) and then she looks up at me and says,…

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Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

Hiii! Thank you so much for the wonderful anniversary wishes! <3 I was so excited to tell you about my run this morning. That is, until said run happened. Or didn’t happen, rather. I finally got new sneaks yesterday (Pearl Izumi) and took them for a 6-miler test run. My heel started throbbing after mile…

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Homemade nut cheese

Whenever I see a food that looks AMAZING, I can’t.get.it.outta.my.mind until I get my fix. It happened recently when a green smoothie -I’ve been thinking about the blended salads I used to make so often!- and again when I read Gena’s post about nut cheese. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had nut-based cheese…

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My version of the Bowl of the Gods

You knows it’s serious when you can’t stop thinking about a smoothie bowl. I don’t even love smoothie bowls all that much. Sure, I like them, and it’s a way to shake up the breakfast routine, but what can be sooooo special about eating your smoothie like a soup? Apparently a lot of things. I’ve…

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Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta {gf with an easy Paleo/vegan option}

Last night was girls’ night since the Pilot had a late flight. When Liv woke up from a 3-hour nap (I finished up some to-dos, and even got to read and paint my toenails! Hallelujahhhhh), we had an awesome lunch together. I’d been wanting to make her something with fresh basil since she loves picking…

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Berry Cheesecake Protein Fudge

If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw pictures of last night’s coyote sighting: (I can’t help but think, “They see me rollin’.. they hatin’…”) I was driving to Zumba and paused to let a pack of coyotes walk past. I snapped a quick shot from the side window and called the Pilot to…

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Berry Crumble in a Jar

There are a lot of things I’ve been behind the trends with, and I’m ok with that. Skinny jeans (it took me a good two years to feel comfortable wearing them, which is funny now because they can actually be very flattering), a top knot (my mom got me one of those cool bunmaker things…

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Thin Mint Protein Fudge

As memorable and fun as everything has been, it feels good to get back in the swing of things this week. I’m back home in jammies with Liv (she’s napping away right now), we all slept in a little bit, and I’m planning for the week. When I asked for Kyle’s wedding off from work…

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Fiery Zucchini Chips

I like to think I’m making up for lost sriracha time. Even with my intense love for all things spicy, I didn’t try sriracha for the first time until last year. One of my college roommates had a bottle of it in the fridge, and it always intrigued me, but she usually ate it on…

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BBQ Zucchini Chips

Hi friends! I absolutely loved reading your comments on yesterday’s intermittent fasting post. Thank you again to Maria and Catherine for starting the conversation! For now on, I think that would be a fun way to present “Focus On” posts regarding diet, just to further demonstrate that there are so many ways to fuel yourself-…

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Homemade Kombucha

Even though I made kombucha at 105degrees, it’s always freaked me out to make it at home. I pictured our house being overrun by scoby mushrooms, engulfed in a vinegar aroma. I also thought the Pilot thought it would be the final ticket to the “my wife is a little ‘out there’” town. But, guess…

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Mango-mojito sorbet

A bit of mint in this mango sorbet gives a flavor nod to my favorite mojitos. This mango mojito sorbet is the perfect refreshing treat for hot summer nights!  It was funny to read a post about this on one of my favorite blogs, as it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. For a…

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