Chlorella (is not an STD)

December 7th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (14 Comments)

Nope, Chlorella is a super food.  And lately, it’s been on my radar.

Chlorella is a green algae. It’s high in protein, essential fatty acids, amino acids and a slew of vitamins and minerals. It’s an immune enhancer and when dried and processed, it looks like it would make great fake grass in your kid’s next diorama project.

The first time I paid attention to Chlorella was when I read about it in Thrive by Brendan Brazier. I paid close attention to his few pages on this food item when I was brushing up on nutrition for athletes during last minute marathon training at the end of the summer. My eyebrows perked up when I saw that Chlorella can help speed muscle repair and recovery, as well as slow the signs of aging when consumed regularly.

We just returned from a child-free vacation/mini-adventure.  Our travel itinerary included a wedding, an Ironman, plus two additional carefree days with zero parental responsibilities and a bunch of down time thanks to the generosity and support of some very loving and caring family members.

(did you hear the tires squealing as we tore ass out of the driveway before anyone could change their mind?)

So I’m back!  And here today with a few healthy travel tips before my brood returns and life returns to “normal”.

Pack Your Own Food

Preparing food from home can save you time, money and unknown food options while on the road.

Let Us Give Thanks

November 1st, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (6 Comments)

November pretty much marks the end of bike riding season for me – as it should.  That’s when it starts getting really cold and blowy and sucky around here.  It’s also when I start giving thanks for turtlenecks, gloves and more importantly, new Y memberships that mean a winter full of heated pools and yoga classes.

So, one last bike ride yesterday for the year.

Bundled Up

And a little thank you to my Armadillo puncture resistant tires.

Armadillio Tires

Dear Blog

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Late Night Craziness - (17 Comments)

Dear Blog,

Hi. How are you? I am fine.

That’s a big fat liiiiieeeee I ammmm insssssaaaaannnneeeee!!!

*ahem*

My Dearest Blog, I’m terribly sorry that I’ve been neglecting you in recent days – please know that I am here and still love you. We’ll be moving into a new house together in just a few days so please hold tight and know that I still love to run, eat healthy food, write crazy posts and return library books late. My daily insanity will return when real life insanity subsides – I promise.

Catch Up

December 13th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (6 Comments)

It feels like a week has gone by in the span of about 48 hours. The last couple of days have been filled the disassembly of our current household to be packed and driven to our the new house about 20 minutes away. It’s felt a lot like putting together a puzzle that’s missing all sorts of pieces, including crucial corner and edge pieces like couches, beds, tables, dressers and bookcases.

We have made countless (ok, maybe 5) trips to the new house in the last two days. Anything non-essential (read: anything that is not mine) is subject to being packed up and shipped off to the new Weeds Family Urban Compound.

Mom 2.0

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (25 Comments)

This afternoon, just as I was sitting down to a cup of tea, Ava ran out to fetch the mail. (Reason #454 having kids pays off.)

Look what was waiting in the mailbox for me!

Can't Wait to Blog

A seriously hilarious card from a seriously hilarious healthy everythingtarian – and she even doctored the card up with a little “‘s food“. I told you she was funny!

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, there was an awesome little present inside.

Corn Syrup Kills

Green Craziness

September 29th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (19 Comments)

Today is our homeschool away from home day. That means it’s our pack a lunch day too.

What’s in today’s fantastic basket of food fun?

Fantastic Basket

This was lunch for me and Maxine. Ava’s was with her at her homeschooling school of homeschooled kids where they chuck wood like a wood chuck would.

Before I reveal the contents of our basket, I better back up. When I started to make hummus this morning I threw in today’s romaine, cucumber, lemon, apple and ginger juice pulp straight in with the garbanzos like the food processor was my compost bucket.