February 2012

Juicing under quarantine

February 27, 2012

Have I mentioned that we have been sick lately?  First Leila, then me, then Joe, then me again, now Leila again.  This time around the kids are going through 4 full days of fever, and I had pink eye.  All of that means that we are under quarantine.  Up until today, we had at least […]

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Sunchoke Chips

February 26, 2012
sunchoke chip recipe

Have you ever heard of a sunchoke?  They are also called Jerusalem artichokes.  They are funny-looking tubers that kind of resemble ginger.  Sunchokes are high in iron and a good source of vitamin C.  The are also high in inulin, a type of carbohydrate that is difficult to digest and can cause excess gas.  We […]

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Thanks Giving Inspired Fridays: Week 8

February 24, 2012

This is our final week of giving thanks on Fridays.  With the BlogHer program finishing up this week, Thursdays will now be free for Thankful Thursdays.  I hope you will join in and link up! I’m going to be honest, I’m not so good at the chronic health problem thing.  Since August, I’ve had more […]

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You have been inspired to fitness, now what?

February 23, 2012
side plank progression

This is the final post in BlogHer’s Inspiration to Fitness series. To start from week one, click here. Congratulations!  This is your final week of Inspiration to Fitness.  You’ve made it!  If you’ve gone through this 8-week program with us, your heart is now healthier, your muscles are stronger, and your lungs are more conditioned. We might be […]

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Healthy Chocolate Shake

February 20, 2012
Healthy Chocolate Shake from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

Welcome to this month’s Recipe ReDux!  When I found out that our theme is chocolate, I was pretty stumped.  I’m not much of a baker, so chocolate chip cookies were out.  A healthy recipe using chocolate?  Hmm….. Inspiration hit me last week when a friend mentioned that she thought of me while sipping a smoothie […]

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Frittata with mushrooms, bacon, and broccolette

February 20, 2012
frittata and fruit

Joe started soccer last week.  Does that make me a soccer mom?  Whatever it means, I know one thing.  Our schedule just got a little busier.  Between soccer practice and spring training right around the corner, I need to have ingredients for quick dinners handy. On the nights when I haven’t planned well enough to […]

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Thrifty finds, vintage treasures, and an embroidery hoop

February 19, 2012

Remember my vintage ornament display from Christmas? Well, after taking the ornaments and nativity scene down, I was left with this. Beautiful, right?  Not really.  I let it sit until last week because I just couldn’t decide what to do on this wall.  I finally decided to use a combination of upcycled thrift store finds, […]

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Thanks Giving Inspired Fridays: Week 7

February 17, 2012

I invited my pal Lexie to share her thoughts on happiness today as part of Project 365 Thanks.  Hi Everyone! My name is Lexie and I blog over at This Aussie Eats, a blog that follows my journey as I study to become a Registered Dietitian while living abroad. I am a huge fan of […]

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How to get a better workout in less time

February 16, 2012

This post is the sixth in BlogHer’s Inspiration to Fitness series. To start from week one, click here. I can’t believe this is the second to last week of our Inspiration to Fitness challenge! I hope that by now you are feeling stronger, healthier and have more energy throughout your day. I hope you are […]

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Etsy Favorites – Valentine’s Day Edition

February 14, 2012
etsy valentine's day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  First of all, I wanted to say a giant THANK YOU to everyone who commented on or shared my post yesterday.  I loved reading your stories and finding out that I’m not alone in what I’m feeling.  I’m sure I will be doing more posts on this topic as my journey continues. […]

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