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Quinoa
Monday, February 08, 2010      3 comments

Quinoa! Ever since trying the double broccoli quinoa* at New Seasons, Aubrey and I have made it a fixture in our kitchen. It is just SO good! Although this last time we had it, I think we made it too far in advance. The first time we made it... Read more
Sparkiversary
Sunday, February 07, 2010      13 comments

Three years ago today, I joined this crazy little website called Sparkpeople. I set out with a general resolution to "lose weight", and I was amazed at how quickly it came off at first. I learned that I was eating twice, (sometimes three t... Read more
Dip Tasting at New Seasons
Saturday, February 06, 2010      3 comments

This weekend at New Seasons they had various dips, chips, and other Super Bowl type snacks to taste. I love the tastings there because I can try new things without having to DO anything! I tried carrot juice today. It tastes like it sounds it wi... Read more
Blossoming Lotus
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

With such a horrible morning I didn't have high hopes for today. But then Aubrey and I decided to take a trek out and about and walked all over the mall after FINALLY trying the raw food at Blossoming Lotus. We got a live wrap and a live fa... Read more
Pictures of Food/Experiments
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      8 comments

I decided to take some pictures of some of my experiments. We finally had black bean/veggie burger success! A burger press really helped, as well as chilling them to give them time to take shape. And no burning it this time! ... Read more
Cooking at Home
Thursday, January 21, 2010      8 comments

My husband (Aubrey) and I very rarely go out to eat anymore. It just tastes so much better at home and I know exactly what I'm eating. That is, except for those random things in my condiments and store-bought sauces : soy lechiten, modified... Read more
I'm making progress!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      5 comments

So it might seem silly to brag about, but I'm going to anyway! I can do 10 full push-ups! I've been stuck at 5 for the longest time, but yesterday I did 10 in a row! I even did a second set of 10! You know what else? My ab work has actua... Read more
Black Bean Casserole
Friday, November 13, 2009      5 comments

So I have become obsessed with this recipe I found. I can't remember where I got it, but it is my new favorite recipe! I love it! For those of you who actually like meat, you could probably add some shredded chicken to it Ingredie... Read more
Feeling Rather Annoyed
Friday, July 24, 2009      5 comments

So while I've still been enjoying my strength training, I had been trying to lose some more of this fat. I got back down to my lowest weight ever of 147. Still a few pounds into the "overweight" range. When I was concentrating more on my ... Read more
My active vacation
Sunday, May 24, 2009      3 comments

So I haven't typed anything in a really long time. I'm not always good about typing up what's new in my life! But we went to the beach this weekend and I was so glad with how much fun we had! My husband and I stayed in an awesome room. R... Read more
Breakfast Cookies and VitaTops combined
Saturday, March 28, 2009      2 comments

So I keep playing around with this recipe. I will get it perfected to the way I like, =). So I used the vitatop pans http://www.vitalicious.c
om/vitatoppanblue.html and made the hungry girl breakfast cookies into muffin ... Read more
Update on the HG Breakfast Cookies
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      1 comments

So I made another batch yesterday for my husband. I left out the protein powder because he doesn't like the taste of it. They turned out looking a lot closer to how hers look in her e-mail. I have no idea why adding just a bit of protein powd... Read more
Hungry Girl Breakfast Cookies
Monday, March 23, 2009      9 comments

So for my snack today I made Hungry Girl's breakfast cookies (see her recipe here : www.hungry-girl.com/girl
s/biteoutdetails.php?isid=
1523 Just scroll down) I made them my own way, considering I'm pretty picky! Bu... Read more
I got the job!
Thursday, March 12, 2009      7 comments

I'm so grateful that both (my best friend) Tawnya and I were hired. We knew there were two positions and we really hoped and prayed that we would both get it! Since last April we have been volunteering in the child care at our church. Only ... Read more
Brushing my teeth worked!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009      4 comments

Girl scout cookies are usually really easy to say no to. I never have cash on me, so it's easy to just walk past them into the store. But my brother's girlfriend was selling them this year and my husband and I wanted to help her out So we bou... Read more

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