Spiced Carrot Cake

April 21, 2014

Mission eat all the carbs is on a roll. I’m kind of convinced that all this sugar is making me a little crazier than usual but its only a few more days before I burn it all of. I also have to remember that eating all the carbs does not mean eating an entire loaf […]

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Kale Chimichurri Tacos

April 17, 2014

Ready for a life changing revelation? Buying a house is HARD. Holy crap. So many phone calls, signatures, to-do lists, emails… add that to sleepless nights spent tossing and turning, thinking “what the heck am I doing? Is this the right thing? Can I really do this?” Let’s just say its been a long two […]

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Vegetables All Rolled Up

April 13, 2014

I’ve slowly started eating less grains over the last four months. It’s significantly improved my energy levels with no more sugar crashes in the middle of the day. I’m also convinced that my muscles can feel the surge of glucose when I take fuel during long runs which is a bizarre sensation but I think […]

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Breakfast Power Balls

April 10, 2014

My alarm clock goes off at 4:40am multiple times in a week and the coffee pot is set to start brewing at 4:50am. Somehow I’ve managed to adapt to this early rise routine to either teach or take at Pure Barre. But the frantic nature of having less than 40 minutes to clean myself up […]

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Spring Vegetable Fritters

April 7, 2014

It was a beautiful weekend in Charlottesville and I was happy to spend as much time outside as possible. After spending my Sunday pulling weeds, planting a garden, and flooding the lawn mower (whoops), I needed to come up with a quick dinner. I’m still craving everything spring and can never have too many servings […]

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Avocado Citrus Dressing

April 3, 2014

The best aspect about working from home is making fresh lunches. No more sandwiches or scrambling to throw leftovers in a container. I make salads most days to pack in veggies and so I don’t feel like I need a 2pm nap. It is finally starting to feel like spring in Virginia which inspired this […]

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Recovery Pizza

March 31, 2014

I had an early morning on Saturday to head out to the Charlottesville 10 miler. The 10 miler is definitely a community event and was on my race bucket list. The course is challenging with lots of hills but it made for a great training run to get ready for the DC half in 4 […]

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Adventures in Bulk Bin Shopping

June 17, 2013

Last week my local Whole Foods offered 20% off all bulk bin purchases. I made a list of items that I was either low on or knew I use regularly enough that I could stock up on. But like most shopping trips to Whole Foods, I found myself picking up extra items that I thought […]

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Chic dinner: Spinach and Chard Tart

June 14, 2013

Every once in a while I’ll get really inspired to make a recipe from Martha Stewart Living or Food & Wine. I’ll admit to drooling over photos in both magazines but rarely taking the time to make them. Usually the multiple steps or my lackluster pantry stop me. But the June issue of MSL is […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

May 28, 2013

There is something about May that makes it hard to stay out of the kitchen. My CSA has started, providing more greens than I really know what to do with. And during pickup at one of our farmers markets, I couldn’t resist the sight of so many little red strawberries popping up. Four pints and […]

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