Recently I have been BOMBARDED with wedding planning...and I have really been slacking on the blog posts [sorry]. To ensure that I didn't overlook anything crucial in my day-to-day eating and exercising regime, I figured I would put together a list of some of my favorite [cant.do.without] things. Who knows, maybe this will become a regular … Continue reading a few of my favorite things:.
My friend Lauren is an inspiration. She has been pushing herself through a complete life and body transformation--eating cleaner, pushing harder, running faster, tracking those calories in and definitely tracking them out. She posted a meal on Instagram [follow her, really!] the other night that just looked RIDIC. A tofu and kale stir fry pasta sauce over veggie … Continue reading better for you pasta with meat sauce | & vegetarian options
There were a few items that I was keeping in the back of my mind to add to my wedding registry. A food scale was at the top of that list. Last week I went to Costco and tried to keep from going down the household aisles...well, I failed. BUT I FOUND THIS GEM FOR UNDER $20!!! … Continue reading NERD ALERT | I love my food scale:.
I studied abroad in Florence, Italy when I was in college, so there is no question that I am a carb lover. For anyone that hasn't been to Europe, there is one BIG difference--you can walk off those carbs EVERYWHERE. Then, I fell in love with a very dark Italian American back here in the … Continue reading spaghetti squash lasagna | hearty & healthy
Designer Whey Vanilla Almond powder has changed my life. Ok ok, that is an exaggeration, but it has brought me much joy. When I first started my calorie counting and 5 day a week workout regime over a year ago, I also started a SparkPeople account to track everything all in one place. I thought … Continue reading protein powder POWER! mmmmm…smoothies:.
A brand new Sport & Health club opened within a few miles of my house this winter [right by the Wegmans!!!] and I have been trying out a bunch of the group fitness classes. I guess I have become a little cardio-obsessed. Anyway, they were offering a sword-based class for the first few months that they … Continue reading jungshin fitness:. SWORDS!
After falling in love with quinoa and goat cheese recently, I was really itching to start creating recipes with both items. Then First Watch: The Daytime Cafe put a Quinoa Power Bowl on their winter menu (ummm, yum). The Power Bowl was hearty, satisfying, and definitely delicious, but it wasn't heavy. I definitely didn't feel like I had made a … Continue reading sundried tomato pesto chicken with goat cheese & quinoa:.
Yesterday, after a long and rainy day, I felt really really lazy...but I really REALLY wanted to try a new recipe for the new blog. Kinda like when you get a new pair of shoes that you want to wear out of the store, because the ones of your feet are not good enough all of … Continue reading gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookie crisps:.