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Crockpot Veal Shanks

There’s nothing like a hearty veal shank to warm up a cold day.  This recipe is my husband’s favorite, it’s fancy enough for company, and best of all it’s super easy. Ingredients: 2-3 lb pack of veal shanks (4 shanks) 1/2 cup flour (or could use coconut flour) 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic chopped…

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Bacon and Leek Risotto

I love to make risotto.  It’s perfect for a dreary day or when you are just craving comfort food.  I use a combination of a few recipes, so here’s my version: Ingredients: 2 leeks halved and chopped then soaked in a bowl of water to remove any dirt 4 pieces of nitrate free bacon chopped (I love Applegate…

New Year, New Focus

It’s been a long while since I’ve updated.  Over a year ago, I went to see a vein doctor and vascular surgeon about the amount of varicose and spider veins I have on my legs and the fact that more recently, it’s gotten much worse.  I was noticing if I spent too much time on…

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Recipe: Wild Flounder with Mango Avocado Salsa

Looking for something light to make for dinner that’s quick and easy?  I threw this together one night using what I had in the house. Ingredients: 4 wild caught flounder filets 1 bag of organic broccoli slaw 1 *champagne mango chopped 1 avocado chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro juice of 1 lime salt and pepper…

Yoga Inspiration

I’ve been doing a whole lot of yoga recently.  Not to worry, I’m not abandoning my favorite activities, running and weight training.  Yoga came about for several reasons.  One reason is because I got a 10 class card to a local yoga studio as a Christmas gift, and the second reason is because I needed…

Review and Giveaway: Merrell Women’s Access Arc Barefoot Shoes

I have been a huge fan of barefoot shoes for about 2 years now and I’ve tried almost all of them.  I was thrilled to get to try out the new Merrell Access Arc, which is a transition shoe for women who want to move slowly to a minimalist approach to training.  The first thing…

9 Changes You Can Make Now for Big Results in the Gym

I can’t believe we are a month into 2012 already!  Hope everyone is sticking to their healthy eating and exercise resolutions, if you make them.  I usually don’t make resolutions but try to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the year.  The one change did I want to make was to go back to keeping a…

Recipe: Coconut Flour Banana Muffins

I was flipping through The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and noticed a recipe for coconut flour pumpkin muffins.  It got me thinking I had a few bananas that were looking like they needed to be used soon.  I changed the spices, and the flour amount so I could use up 2 bananas.  I also cut back…

Holiday Wish List 2011

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it’s time to think about the upcoming holidays.  For many years now, the adults in my family do a secret santa for Christmas.  We draw a name out of a hat and you buy just for that person.  The limit is usually $150-200.  Since it can be so hard…

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Recipe: Asian Style Eggs

I’ve been eating “Asian” eggs for as long as I can remember, but it was made a little differently.  My mom is from Thailand and since both my parents worked growing up, sometimes my mom would need something quick to make for dinner.  Eggs are perfect for that.  She used to make an omelet with…

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