(I know! It’s been ages! Hi!) When I was just a tiny little thing, my 50-year-old grandfather had a massive heart attack, resulting in quadruple bypass surgery that saved his life. He’d been slim my whole life, and had just started running long distances. We were all a bit surprised, but we realized that he … More Why I Went Vegan, and What I Eat
I’ve been thinking, this week, about the little things we all do to stay happy and feel balanced. I have a wonderful friend, Trina, who teaches classes about keeping a notebook and journaling (hers is gorgeous)–it’s something that she’s passionate about for a number of reasons, but the one that I love most is that it … More Seven Things I Do To Stay Healthy (that have nothing to do with working out)
I had my first lifting session in about a month today, and I have really missed it! The last several weeks, I’ve been concentrating on running, and while I’ve seen a marked change in my speed and endurance (yay!), and the cellulite on my butt and thighs is shifting (double yay!), my body fat percentage … More Lifting Again!
When I’m trying to eat healthily, salmon is one of my favorite go-to meals. It cooks quickly, it’s high-quality protein, and it makes such a nice change from chicken, which we seem to see too much of around my house. Though I adore shellfish, I’ve never been much of a fish fan (who knows why). My one … More Brown Sugar Citrus Glazed Salmon with Scented Quinoa
Guys, I know–I disappeared! Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I went. The kids went back to school and we got crazy busy with getting them outfitted and ready for new schools, making all kinds of last minute appointments, and why not paint the boys’ room while we were at it? Yes? Sure. On top … More Back to School, Back to Good Routines!
I love Greek food. For some reason I don’t recall, we have a Greek food festival every year in my area, and the first time I ever had good lamb gyros, souvlaki, and baklava, was behind a little Greek Orthodox church downtown. I’ve been in love ever since. I know this is not strictly a traditional recipe: the … More Grilled Tzatziki Chicken Gyros
What is it about individual serving sizes that kids love so much? My kids love tiny pizzas, and when they’re this easy and healthy, I’m happy to please! But the best part about these, for me, is the cottage cheese sauce. At first I was skeptical (I’m not a cottage cheese fan), but it gets a quick … More Double Cheese Sausage Spinach Pizzas
Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
Apparently I was on a big dessert kick last week? I don’t usually want sweets (I’ll just eat them), but there’s been so much ripe fruit in my kitchen lately, and I couldn’t let it go to waste. There might be a blueberry clafoutis coming soon. Don’t tell. So ice cream: the peaches in my … More Peach Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream
I recently had a watermelon popsicle that was just about the most amazing thing ever. It tasted just like summer on a stick, but I realized I could make my own in about three minutes at a fraction of the cost. They turned out so perfectly that I have to share! Watermelon Agave Popsicles 4 … More Watermelon Agave Popsicles