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On Exercise

New around here? Read some of my other posts on Health & Wellness: Rethinking weight loss nutrition- Living a Balanced Life: Doughnuts Included My changing workout routine- Treadmill Workout Playlist for Power Walking How I keep myself accountable- Fitbit Zip Review A weight loss milestone- Climbing Gray’s Peak: My First 14er Being honest with myself- On Weight Part of my… 

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Slow Cooker Hearty Lentil Chili

Hearty Crockpot Lentil Chili

This is the time of year that I especially love to pull out my crockpot. Easy, hot dinner awaiting me when I get home? Yes please. This Hearty Crockpot Lentil Chili fits the bill for the chillier days we have coming up in the next few months. I confess that I keep my down twin-sized comforter… 

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Delicious Skillet Baked Apple Pancake

Baked Apple Pancake

Thinking back on breakfasts growing up, the joy always came in weekend breakfasts – whether it was pancakes or scrambled eggs and fruit at home, or the morning after a sleepover. The best houses to spend the night at? The moms who made brunch, of course! It didn’t have to be homemade. A friend of… 

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Palace Architecture in Jaipur, India

What I Ate: India

Oh, India, how I miss you! It seems appropriate during one of the happiest holidays in India, Diwali, that I recap a bit about our trip: the people, the places, the food, and the culture. Many months ago when we began to plan this trip, I worried that it was too big of a leap –… 

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Indian Eggplant Curry - perfect with rice, naan, or on top of sauteed greens

Spiced Indian Eggplant Curry

Never did I ever think I would post a spicy recipe on my blog, or an eggplant recipe on my blog. Here we are, almost in 2015, and I can officially say that my tastebuds have matured: hello, spicy flavorful bowl of Spiced Indian Eggplant Curry. With chopsticks, because the traditional way of eating curry… 

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Smoky Pumpkin Soup with feta, sunflower seeds, and apple

Smoky Pumpkin Soup

Tis the season for Smoky Pumpkin Soup, and obviously all soups since I posted one last week as well. This soup is better for you than a pumpkin spiced latte, tastier than plain roasted pumpkin, and perfect for topping with all your favorite goodies – I chose apple matchsticks, sunflower seeds, and salty feta cheese. Don’t… 

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What I Ate: Portugal

Some of you may be saying: What? Portugal? So let me back up and explain. When Noah and I originally planned our vacation for September, it was tagging an adventure onto my family’s trip in Europe. We haven’t taken a family vacation in a long time, so I was excited to hear my parents picked… 

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Easy and Wholesome Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars | Uproot from Oregon

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars

I made you Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars. Oh, where do I begin, except to tell you that Noah ate half the batch in one day (he recommends them with a drizzle of maple syrup on top). The crust for this recipe is a spin on my Almond Date Bars – flaky, studded with oats, and a… 

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Spicy Arugula and Chicken Sausage Soup with parmesan and red pepper flakes

Spicy Arugula & Chicken Soup

This Spicy Arugula & Chicken Soup was my savior when I was sick with a cold last weekend: the perfect amount of spice to clear my nasal passages, plenty of broth to keep me hydrated, and protein and veggies to sustain me while my immune system worked on karate-chopping microbes. As we begin to have… 

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Butternut Squash, Kale, and Onion Pasta with a Ricotta and Lemon Sauce

Creamy Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta

Disclaimer: By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. As the weather cools off this month, we all start gravitating towards recipes with warm flavors and hearty, filling ingredients. Creamy… 

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Crockpot Pear Butter with ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon warming spices

Crockpot Spiced Pear Butter

I think I am finally ready to welcome fall with open arms. Well, mostly open arms. One hand will be holding this Spiced Pear Butter packed with my favorite flavors of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and brown sugar. The other hand will be holding a spoon. I have finally been able to ditch my box of… 

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