February 2011

300 Club Lunge of the Week – Walking Lunges

February 27, 2011

Congratulations 300 Club!  You have completed the first week of lunging.  How did it go?  Hopefully your soreness will be easing up as you get into the groove.  Last week, we started with the basic lunge.  This week, I want to challenge you with the walking lunge.  It’s just like the basic lunge except that […]

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Etsy Favorites – Moving Edition

February 24, 2011
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On Saturday morning we will pack up the remaining boxes, close the door to our house one last time and drive to our new destination.  There is a mixture of sadness and hopeful anticipation as we move to the next phase of our life as a family.  Sadness to leave our house, the only one […]

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Do we feed our children too much bland food?

February 23, 2011
Spice

photo by Sunil Photos We are in the middle of a move this week, so this will be a short post.  I wanted to get this conversation started though.  I talk to many parents who, while cooking for their family, choose not to add herbs & spices to their food until the children’s portion has […]

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Vegetarian Grilled Stuffed Burritos for Meatless Monday

February 21, 2011

If you have jumped onto the Meatless Monday train, tonight is your first meatless night!  Last week I gave you a list of meatless meal ideas, but I wanted to give you another one today.  This one is perfect for those of you who don’t always plan ahead.  Keep these ingredients in your pantry, and […]

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This Week’s Bounty

February 19, 2011

Next weekend we are moving to Phoenix, so this was our last Bountiful Basket in Tucson.  Thankfully, there are multiple pick-up locations to choose from in Phoenix, so we will still be able to pick up beautiful produce for a discounted price.  Bountiful Baskets is expanding rapidly, so if you haven’t checked the site lately, […]

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Friday Fitness Challenge – Join the 300 Club!

February 18, 2011

At the beginning of this year, I told you that I wanted to challenge you.  So far, I have thrown three challenges your way: the Hated Veggie Challenge, the New Veggie Adventure Challenge and the Meatless Monday Challenge.  Because those all center around food and nutrition, I wanted to throw a fitness challenge into the […]

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Etsy Favorites – Feather Edition

February 17, 2011
Feathery Plumes No. 22 watercolor painting

So it’s been a while since my last “Etsy Favorites” post. Too many recipes and nutrition topics to talk about lately. I do however want to keep a spotlight on independent artists and handmade crafts because it is a passion of mine. So with inspiration from Cee-Lo at the Grammy Awards (did you see this?), […]

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Meatless Monday Challenge

February 15, 2011
World War II poster

With Oprah going vegan for a week and the popularity of Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food, you have probably heard the term “Meatless Monday”.  Meatless Monday actually originated in World War I when the US government encouraged citizens to decrease their consumption of the food staples meat and wheat to aid in the […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day to My Main Squeeze

February 14, 2011
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photo by myu Lauren from Foodtrainers wrote a special post today for her husband listing her definitions of love.  Her post inspired me to make my own list of thank-yous to my husband of nine years.  In nine years, we have never made a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, in part because February 14th […]

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Our Trip to Joe’s Farm Grill

February 12, 2011

Most of you know that we are moving to Phoenix at the end of the month for a new career adventure.  Last month, we drove up to look at some houses and ended up at Joe’s Farm Grill.  If you haven’t heard of it (you  may have seen it on Diners Drive-ins and Dives), they […]

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