Is it race day yet?! If you’re training for a spring marathon this year, chances are you are headed out this weekend for your last long run OR you are right in the middle of the most dreaded, anxiety provoking time of training RN. Yup, I’m talking about taper time. Whether it was my first marathon, the last few practices before NCAAs or preparing for my 11th marathon next Sunday, tapering has never ever been easy for me. What has gotten easier is trusting the process, the
Every great once and awhile I'll see one ingredient in the grocery store and be completely inspired for a meal I never planned to make in the first place. Yesterday, it happened as I was grinding my organic almond butter in the wholesale aisle of WholeFoods which I typically stock up on for breakfast protein smoothies. I then realized I had soba noodles in my pantry. I thought an almond butter, agave, Sriracha garlic sesame cream sauce over these noodles sounded too good to
Chances are, if you have a strong plant-based diet, there are quite a few left over veggies in your refrigerator & on your counter-top by the end of the week. Instead of throwing all the nutrients in the compost, make a soup that makes you feel satisfied, nourished & warm. It is fun to get creative, and there is little room for failure once all the ingredients are pureed. This week I had 6 florets of baby broccoli leftover, so with garlic, yellow onion, carrots, celery (tha
I am not a very agreeable human. Yup, it is the truth. Selfish to the core actually. I have known this about myself for an ample amount of time, so I have fortunately learned how to balance my selfish nature with my many unselfish qualities too. This ploy for example is mostly to ensure I am making my four primary food groups (physical food, relationships, spirituality, career) my number one priority so I have the energy to be present and show up for everyone & everything
Because we're all building something. I’m not 100% sure what my obsession is, but I LOVE bowls! Maybe it is because they are so easy to personalize, or maybe it is because you can combine a plethora of textures, colors and flavors. Whatever it is, bowls are sure fun to build. My good friends @twailes16 and @maximillian.martins gifted me Molly Watson’s (@mollywatsonaf) book, “BOWLS” for my wedding shower in April, and it has provided me with so much inspiration! This book b
A recipe wAy easier than you think! I'm an enormous fan of Califia Farms Almond Milk. For only about 50 calories/serving, the integrity of the ingredients & creaminess is not jeopardized at all. I have been using almond milk in soups, dressings & smoothies, so I figured it was more economical to begin making my own. After my third try, here's my recipe. Let me know if you'd give it an A! Ingredients Makes 7-8 cups 2 heaping cups of raw wholesale organic almonds 11 cups of
I think we all have a love-hate relationship with granola. We can find it in the "health food" section, yet someone always is there to remind us that it is full of calories, sugar and unfamiliar ingredients. After over a decade of putting granola in the same category as pizza, bread and ice cream, I decided to make it myself. Thanks to these 7 simple ingredients, I've been enjoying it every morning, feeling guilt-free & energized! Here is all you will need to gra(know)la.