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Friday Favorites – 06.08.18

Hey, friends! Another week is coming to an end and with that I bring you 3 more favorites. Barre 3 Online I’ve mentioned this activity before in an old post, but it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Over the past year, I’ve really come to love lower impact strength workouts, and Barre 3 definitely fits that bill. We have some classes in our town, but they often conflict with my work schedule. Thus, I have absolutely…

Food Spotlight: Eggs

Eggs are easily my favorite breakfast food. On a very rare occasion I will temporarily lose my taste for them for a week or so, but 9/10 I’m picking eggs for breakfast over something sweet. They leave me feeling full and satisfied all morning, and energized for my morning walk/workout and tasks. They are also incredibly versatile, going well with so many different types of sides or toppings. Eggs got a bad rap for a…

Cinnamon Maple Homemade Granola

If you’ve always wanted to try making homemade granola, but thought it would be too difficult or time consuming, I’m here to tell you it really isn’t! Much to my surprise and happiness, I discovered that making granola might in fact be one of the most simple self-made goodies. Made with a mixture of standard pantry staples, it comes together in 5 minutes and takes just 20-25 minutes to bake. Loaded w/ complex carbohydrates and…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad – Vegan + Gluten Free

Salad season is upon us! Through the late spring and summer, I love nothing more than a delicious and unique salad with or as dinner. Anyone out there who doesn’t have central A/C understands the desire to leave the oven off as much as possible as the mercury rises. Luckily, I have a pretty decent collection of go-to salads for summer weeknight meals that also double as great dishes to bring along to barbecues. Today’s…

Veggie Noodles + Garlic Wine Sauce

Butter. Garlic. Wine. – Three things I don’t want to ever live without. Luckily, all three can be found in this indulgently delicious, yet veggie packed, recipe. I don’t tend to use the word indulgent in my recipe posts, because many associate that word with other words like heavy, rich, unhealthy, or bad. This recipe however, though none of those four latter words, does deserve a description as indulgent, because it is as delicious as…

10 Ways to Deal w/ Stress + Why That’s Important

Stress. We know all to well what that looks, sounds and feels like: some more than others, and at different periods of our lives more than others. While there are people who do a great job at not letting stress get the best of them, there are also many who are not as good at dealing. We have never ending to-do lists, deadlines at work, a house to clean, errands to run, kids to wrangle,…

Avocado + Cara Cara Salad

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with the daily increase in daylight. Through my twenties, there has definitely been a pattern of winter related blues and just over all blah-ness. I think most people struggle with some level of seasonal affective disorder, especially us in the more northern and chillier terrains. The combination of darkness and cold really wears on my productivity, my esteem, and my emotions. Its so refreshing…

Chocolate Chip Marbled Banana Bread

When it comes to cooking, I feel like I have a really good handle on things. I can improvise with ingredients or measurements and usually find success. Baking, however, is a completely different beast. I have a truly difficult time with creating baked goods from scratch without a recipe. This is partly because I just don’t experiment enough. If I continued to try and try again at a recipe, I am sure I would finally…

Sweet Potato Nests – & the Importance of Breakfast

Breakfast may very well be my favorite meal of the day. This is one part due to loving eggs so much, and one part due to loving the feeling of fueling up for the day. I feel like the meal I fill myself with in the morning sets the tone for how energetic I will or will not feel for the rest of the day. I’ve only skipped breakfast a handful of times in my…