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I’m Baaaack!

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I’m back from Europe, friends! The past 2 weeks were amazing – filled with good friends, many adventures, lots of pastries and cheese and bread and rosé wine, miles of running and hiking and walking and biking, delicious dinners that lasted late into the evening, and a lot of relaxing, too. Taking a breather from technology while I was away Continue Reading …

A Crisp Trail Run

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Good morning, friends! How is it already Tuesday?! Yesterday was one of those days that totally got away from me – sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day, are there? You know what’s crazy? It’s July but it feels like October. It’s crisp, cool, and breezy in DC today – what a treat! My friend Ashley and I celebrated with Continue Reading …

Early Morning Yoga & Easy Meal Ideas

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Good morning my friends! I’m proud of myself – I dragged myself out of bed for a 6 a.m. yoga class today. Getting up early reaaaaally sucks, but once I’m up and out it’s always SO worth it. The hard part is just reminding yourself of that when you’re still in bed. :) After vacation last week, I’ve been working hard on getting back into Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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When the weather gets hot, I always want Mexican food for dinner. Anyone else? Matt whipped up a variation of my Mexican Lasagna (<—click for recipe, it’s a good one!) for us for dinner last night. I’d forgotten how awesome this recipe is – and how nice it is to have a lot of leftovers around! We need to get back into the casserole Continue Reading …

Braised Chicken with Dried Plums, Olives, and Capers

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Hello and happy Thursday, my friends! Matt and I are still going strong with our Tuesday night dinner challenge, in which we trade off weeks and whoever’s turn it is has to pick a new (to us) recipe to try. This week was my turn! I decided to try out a recipe from McCormick; as you know, I’m partnering with them this year and this month’s Continue Reading …

Zucchini Boats + Toasted Quinoa

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Hi friends – the Tuesday night cooking challenge lives on! As you guys know, Matt and I alternate weeks and whoever’s turn it is comes up with (or finds online) a new to us healthy but fun recipe. Last night was Matt’s turn to cook, and I requested something “veggie-filled and without meat.” In response, he came up with these fun zucchini Continue Reading …

Happy National Running Day!

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Good morning my friends, and happy National Running Day! There really is a holiday for everything, huh? Today is a rest day for me since I’m gearing up for the big Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival this weekend in Boston, so instead I’ll celebrate by recapping my fun trail run on Sunday with my buddy Ashley. Ashley has been in grad school Continue Reading …

Mexican Shrimp Salad Bowl

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This month’s recipe challenge for my partnership with McCormick was to create a fresh and healthy Mexican-inspired dinner recipe. It was really warm out on Wednesday night, making it the perfect time to take on the challenge! And so these Mexican Shrimp Salad Bowls were born. Kind of like Chipotle with a twist. The highlight of this recipe is Continue Reading …