Sunwarrior Classic Plus Café Latte

I’ve been hearing a lot about “Bulletproof” coffee lately and as someone who recently realized that coffee actually isn’t that bad, I wanted to try it.  I made it a few times with some coffee that I have at home and while I maintain that no, caffeine still doesn’t affect me, it really wasn’t that bad.  In fact, it was kind of enjoyable.

From that though, I wanted to make more of a “protein punch” coffee version.

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Philadelphia for a Day

This post comes later than I wanted but I feel like it’s been a whirlwind of a week!  I’ve been pretty busy on the weekends and will be finishing my last final tomorrow- woo hoo!  Soon I’ll officially be on summer break and I can’t wait!  I’m hoping to get back into printmaking and working on my more creative side, actually.

But back to Philly!

This past Friday was a good friend of mine’s graduation.  I took the bus down to Philly for the day to see the official ceremony for her completion of her Masters in Fine Arts!

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Nutty Blueberry Granola

Fit Fridays: Omega 3’s- What’s the Big Deal + Granola!

Have you ever been curious about omega 3’s?  They’re in the news all the time about how they’re “heart healthy”, but what exactly are they, where can you get them and why does it matter?

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Matchstick Broccoli Slaw with Tahini

Matchstick Broccoli Slaw with Tahini

It’s a good thing I’m so on top of it lately.

Shortly after making this recipe, I found that Food 52 listed broccoli stems as “What’s In”.

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Fit Fridays: Dieting Is Easy- A Healthy Diet Is Hard

Last week I talked about making changes; how I didn’t want to be on a diet anymore and I wanted to work on changing my own life habits- essentially, practice what I preach.

After a week of working on making changes- small changes not for the next few weeks or months but for my life- forever, I realized that it’s hard.

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Creamy Alfredo with Buttered Fiddlehead Ferns and Lemon Zest

I do love a good faux pas.  You know, the kind that reminds you’re still a little bit of a rebel.

Ooh yeah baby- watch me be a rebel.

Posting a pasta recipe on Cinco de Mayo- a day in which Americans appropriate another country’s holiday and make it a drinking excuse for all- totally a rebel thing to do.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Cinco de Mayo as much as the next red-blooded American, but I like to make sure to point it out for what it is here.

But back to being a rebel- pasta time!

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Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

I’m always a little late to the game.  Very much a “last minute” gal- I meant to make some sort of new taco recipe for you all but it didn’t quite end up happening so instead of a recipe+round-up, we’ll be doing a plain ‘ol Cinco de Mayo Round-Up instead 😉 Continue reading

Fit Fridays: A Practice in Mindful Eating

It’s been a while since I did a Fit Fridays post and I feel badly about that.  I enjoy writing these posts but after I let competition prep take over my thoughts and actions I spent the last 3 weeks “un-dieting”.  Aka, overeating, binging and doing everything I write about not doing. Continue reading

Roasted Corn Guacamole

Holy Moly Guac-a-mole!

I know what you’re thinking.

You’re thinking “Wow- did she really just do that?  Seriously??”

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Chopped Ramps, Bacon & Egg Over Creamy Quinoa

I swear, the more I pay attention to my food photography, the more frustrated I get.  The more I see issues and problems with it.  Rather than relying on catching the natural light at “just the right moment” (which can be hard to schedule one’s day around), I’ve been trying to use lights and setups to control my own light.

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