Greens & Grains Shrimp Salad

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt inspired to get in the kitchen. I eat so much food right now with bulking season in full swing that food is not often appealing. It’s something I just have to eat to build muscle. The thought of creating a new recipe has been hard to fathom. […]

PBJ Healthy Bites Recipe

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Today I’m excited to share a guest post from my awesome friend Lindsay, over at Cotter Crunch. If you haven’t read her blog before, you’re in for a special treat. If you’re already a fan, I think you’ll enjoy this just as much. And a Healthy Bites recipe makes this even better. Now I’m going […]

Chocolate Lover’s Recipe Jackpot!

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It’s less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day! More than any other holiday I can think of, this one always conjures up thoughts of chocolate. A box  of chocolates and a dozen roses – it’s about as cliché as you can get. Skip the cliché and try one of these amazing ways to eat chocolate […]

Salmon Noodle Salad

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For the past month, I seem to have misplaced my cooking mojo. Each week I say it’s time to start meal planning again. And each week I get to Sunday night without a plan in place. My motivation to get organized and plan ahead seems to be still on vacation. Last night was the first night I […]

12 Casserole Recipes from Breakfast to Dinner

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After a few extra days of rest & relaxation between jobs, I’m back to work! It was nice to have extra time to play in the mountains, but I’m ready to get started in my new job. It’s always both an exciting and very busy time getting up to speed. Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by […]

Double Crunch Veggie Sushi Roll

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I actually created this recipe last summer for the Snack Out Loud Reinvent Your Recipe showdown. The recipe was originally shared on their blog, but I intended to post the recipe here after the contest was over. Six months later, I am finally remembering to share this with you here! It might be a bit delayed, […]

Curry Shrimp Recipe

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Kirk and I have been on vacation for 12 days. 12 glorious days of family, snow, relaxation, snowboarding, knitting, and snowshoeing. Heavy on the relaxation. I honestly can’t remember a more relaxing break from work. I think my decision to re-learn to knit helped with the relaxation. I’m addicted. Only one day of in-the-gym workouts throughout our […]

Top 10 Fitness & Nutrition Posts of 2014

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As we get closer to the end of the year, I appreciate the chance to look back and reflect on the year. It’s a great chance to see what you like most, which usually happens to be some of my favorites. Today I’m focusing in on those that fall under the fitness & nutrition topics. […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cake [+ Giveaway]

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This weekend, our street held our first progressive dinner to celebrate the holidays. We had 3 host homes in the progression, with ours hosting dessert and after-dinner drinks. We offered decorate-your-own Christmas cookies (which didn’t work out quite as well as I hoped) and this Chocolate Peppermint Cake. It’s always nice to have a room […]