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Running in the Rain

The smashing sequel to Singing in the Rain. Murphy’s Law: If you are out running, and a rainstorm hits, it will hit when you are far away from home. Sad to say, Murphy doesn’t like me much. I checked the weather forecast very carefully, and it clearly stated “scattered showers beginning at 10AM.” Beginning at […]

Day Trip to NYC

One Lucky Duck Two Lucky Girls The other day, I took a quick trip to NYC to meet with Jessica, a real-life friend. Jess and her family just so happened to be in the city this week, and I was so close that I couldn’t not meet up with her. We decided to try “One […]

Vegan Black Forest ice cream

The Vita-Mix hugs a fruit May I present:Vegan Black Forest ice cream, in honor of Hug a Fruit Month.  It’s a pretty similar recipe to my Chocolate-Strawberry Ice Cream. Look, I made chocolate-cherry art: Black Forest Ice Cream (Makes about 2 cups) Ingredients: 8 grams (about 1 and 1/2 T) Hershey’s Special Dark (For most […]

She’s not Wearing Make-up

As if once weren’t enough? I felt like a huge cop-out when I posted the last ugly no-makeup photo. It wasn’t a particularly hot morning that day, and therefore I was not a complete red mess like I normally am after a summer run. But never fear; yesterday provided me the opportunity to show you […]

Oatmeal Sundae with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

The “Breakfast Sundae” I first cooked up a serving of oatmeal, using the “Voluminous Oatmeal” trick. Then it was time to add cinnamon and walnuts sprinkles. Oh yeah, and Pumpkin Mousse whip cream. Twas almost too pretty to eat. But somehow, I managed. To make the mousse look like whip cream: I made a quick […]

Beach Babies

No, the post title isn’t a reference to the newest fudge babies. Beachy Babies? What would they look like? Perhaps a date-almond base, then rolled in maple sugar, for a “sand-y” effect? What are your favorite things to do at the beach? My sister likes to fall asleep at the beach. Molly likes to collect […]

High-Protein 4th of July

This morning I made a wrong turn on my run. Have you ever made a wrong turn—either on a run or in the car—and just kept going, thinking: “Maybe this is right, even though it doesn’t look familiar” or “If I just keep going a little further, maybe I’ll end up in the right place”? […]

Where be my Fruit Huggers?

Oh yes, that’s right. It’s: Hug a Fruit Month!!!! So let the kiwi kissing, apple adoring, and lemon loving begin! Me? I love me some honeydew. The fruit, itself, is delish. However, the photo is a bit bland for my tastes…   That’s better, don’tcha think? Find some yummy fruit, and hug away! Then I’ll […]

Part Two: Exercising on Vacation

I feel a little hypocritical answering the emails that ask how I stay motivated to exercise while on vacation. It’s not always easy for me to stick with my exercise routine, either. The cardio part, no problem! I’m excited to get out there and explore the scenery. But the weight-lifting… that’s another story. I don’t […]

Portable Lunch Ideas

Never worry again about staying healthy on vacation. Just read all of the comments left yesterday re: “Healthy-eating on Vacation.” Thank you all for taking the time to leave such a plethora of good advice. Yesterday, I mentioned some portable snack ideas for healthy eating when you’re not at home. But sometimes—especially on vacations—circumstances call for […]