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life lately

Hi Friends,

Long time no talk. After a brief hiatus from the blog I’ve had multiple requests to come back and flood your brains with my ongoings and nutritional musings. So, for my adoring fans (all two of you), I’ll be picking up the slack and bringing back the blog with some race recaps (a really fun one last weekend), recipes and lots of food prep tips (since this is the question I’ve been getting the most).

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Nike Women 10K

This past weekend I participated in the Nike Women 10K.

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This race was done virtually, participants just had to log their miles at some point between March 9th and 10th through their Nike+ app.

At first I thought the concept was sort of silly but then the more I thought about it, the more I kind of liked the idea.

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where’s the beef

Many people know that I am an advocate for cutting back on animal products. Not necessarily cutting them out entirely, but rather reducing consumption of meat and dairy and increasing consumption of vegetables, whole grains, and vegetarian sources protein.

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On willpower…

I am currently reading an interesting book that doesn’t really have anything to do with food or nutrition but there was one section about willpower that I thought was particularly interesting and somewhat relevant to wellness and healthy living.

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Global Kitchen

This weekend I went up to the American Museum of Natural History to check out a new exhibit called: Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

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It is an exploration of, “the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world”. [source]

It was a really interesting exhibit and I highly recommend checking it out, even if you aren’t a food/nutrition nerd like me. Just don’t go during a holiday weekend. Stroller City.

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a trip to see Dr. Oz

Hi friends.

Happy Saturday.

It has been an interesting few days. I guess when your week starts with a root canal, things can only get better, right?

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100 Calorie Snacks

Many times people assume that because I love nutrition and healthy food, I eat a super healthy diet all of the time. This is not totally true. Although I love green juice, plant-based food and I feel best when I am eating a well rounded, nutrient-rich diet – I am not perfect, nor do I try to be.

I drink wine, I like dessert, and I eat too many snacks when I am sad. No judgment.

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Meatless Monday

Let me start by saying that this is not a PSA for vegetarianism or veganism. A few people have recently asked me about the National Meatless Monday campaign…What is it? What’s the point? Why should I care?

Since it is Monday, perhaps today is a good day to discuss.

Meatless Monday

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Quinoa Confessions

As you can tell, I am relatively new to blogging. Given my interests in nutrition, wellness and fitness, I had so many people encourage me to start writing and that’s how this blog came to be.

I always knew I couldn’t write a food blog – as much as I enjoy eating and talking about healthy, nutritious foods – I am not that great at preparing them.

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tis the season for…

PUMPKINS!

As soon as a hint of fall rolls around, all I want to do is frolic through a pumpkin patch, go apple picking and jump through a pile of leaves. Given the fanaticism for things like pumpkin spice lattes, I think I am not alone in these sentiments.

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