Salad Habits

September 29th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Healthy Habits - (5 Comments)

There are plenty of good reasons to eat a salad – but I know that if I don’t make salad eating easy, it’s less likely to happen. I went a stretch of days without eating a salad (gasp!) and it took me a second to realize it was because I’d fallen behind on food prep. …
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I See Blue Circles

September 28th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (1 Comments)

My kids love frozen blueberries. Both of them. Even the little one. They snack on them straight from the freezer and then force me to look at their blue stained lips for about three hours until the color wears off, or until I can’t take it anymore and pin them to the ground for a …
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Yoga at Home

September 27th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (6 Comments)

With all this extra mileage from last minute marathon training, I’ve been trying to get back into the groove with a more regular yoga practice. Increased mileage –> greater risk of injury –> more yoga to help offset the additional time and distance on my legs and feet. I really fell in love with yoga …
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Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cakes

September 26th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (4 Comments)

I seem to be on a pancake kick recently – but ’tis the season for warm breakfasts after all! Let’s roll with it. After I spied a small zucchini hanging out in the fridge this morning and feeling very much in the mood for something substantial after an early morning bike ride, I decide to …
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Not Another Cookie Recipe

September 24th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet - (4 Comments)

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. -Chinese Proverb That’s great, but we’re not going to talk about fish today.  We’re going to talk about cookies. One of the best things that happens when you learn how to …
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Kale Chips

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (3 Comments)

Today at CSA pick up we were told, “We have TONS of Kale – don’t be shy!” Well you’re in luck!  I am not shy. So ummm, yeah.  After I saw just how much kale I actually brought home, I then saw two options – Option A: move through a serious amount of kale in …
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Dinner Time Secrets

September 21st, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (9 Comments)

I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I’m a Dinner Planning drop out.  Tonight was one of those nights where I found myself slapping together whatever ingredients I had on hand in an attempt to turn those ingredients into a meal. I do have other secrets though.  If you listen carefully, I’ll whisper …
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Have you ever listened to someone go completely overboard when they talk about their love of spinach? I have. I’m sure I’ve done it myself. I’ve probably done it right here on this very Internet. Oh I just LOOOOVE spinach!  I put it in smoothies! I wear spinach in my hair! On purpose! Spinach is …
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First Things First: Do you know who Miranda Kerr is? I didn’t – but I do now! An article just surfaced about this Victoria’s Secret model, wife of Orlando Bloom, new mother and coconut oil lover. I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my …
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Sweet Potato Sunday

September 18th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (6 Comments)

One potato, two potato, three potato, four… I’ve been staring at these sweet potatoes on my shelf for over a week now and finally decided today was the day to do something with them. Well, two of them anyway. Sweet Potato Pancakes 2 Sweet Potatoes, shredded (you can peel them or simply scrub them and …
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