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800g Challenge:  First 10 Days

800g Challenge: First 10 Days

Over on Instagram I’ve been talking about the 800g Challenge….a nutrition challenge based solely on the consumption of 800 grams (by weight) of fruit and vegetables every day, no restrictions or exclusions, eat whatever you want, whenever you want, just include the 800g of fruit […]

Managing My Migraines

Managing My Migraines

See that coffee cup up there? Usually the decaf box is checked, but I have a migraine today, so I ordered it with all the caffeine….and here’s why: I’ve had migraines since I was a kid….the earliest I remember having them was about 4th grade. […]

Weekly Menu:  February 12, 2018

Weekly Menu: February 12, 2018

Monday:  Grown-up SpaghettiO’s (yep, you read that right), Salad (with this dressing), Carrots Tuesday:  Chicken Shawarma (trying out a new version of this recipe…hoping we like it as much as our usual) Wednesday:  Chili (trying a new recipe recommended by a friend) Thursday:  Chicken Tacos, […]

Weekly Menu:  January 22, 2018

Weekly Menu: January 22, 2018

Monday:  Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup Tuesday:  Thai Basil Beef with Cauliflower Rice and Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  White Chicken Chili Thursday:  Tacos (ground beef with this seasoning), Skillet Corn (similar to this, but without the salad/mayo part)

Quiet/Move/Eat

Quiet/Move/Eat

  So we’re almost 2 weeks into November and I’ve gotten into a good routine that I think will get me through the holiday season feeling rested and happy rather than tired and crabby. Please note: this is the minimal effort required for me to […]

Holiday Party Game Plan

Holiday Party Game Plan

  It’s a week into December, and if you’re like me, you’ve already attended at least one holiday party and have a few more in the coming weeks. And hopefully you navigated that party easily….meaning you didn’t wake up the next morning with a hangover […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

  Yeah, I know it’s November 1st, not January 1st, but today got me thinking….. How many times have you hit this time of year, standing right on the edge of the holiday season, feeling helpless as you stare into your future of parties, gift […]

What’s In My Kitchen

What’s In My Kitchen

  It’s the tail-end of the winter fruit….soon those clementines and grapefruit will be replaced by stone fruits, and you can see the beginnings of summer with the first squash from my garden along side some tomatoes.  Oh, and that mess is what I lovingly called the “kitchen pile”.  You […]

Weekly Menu:  4/18/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/18/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Short Ribs, Polenta, Roasted Brussels Sprouts Tuesday:  Southwestern Lasagna (a version of this recipe), Salad Wednesday:  Darn Good Chili, Corn Bread Thursday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Vegetables

Weekly Menu:  4/4/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/4/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  30-Minute Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Carrots and Sugar-snap Peas Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes (similar to this), Big Salad Wednesday:  Kalua Pig (will use to make pork tacos, adding green salsa and avocado) Thursday:  Breakfast (eggs, bacon, pig-in-a-skillet from Wednesday’s Kalua Pig), […]