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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 …

This Week’s Dinner Challenge + Workouts

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Good morning, friends! It’s weird that it’s already Thursday, huh? Short weeks go by so quickly! On Tuesday night, which felt like Monday, it was Matt’s night to make dinner per our weekly dinner challenge. (Every Tuesday, we alternate one person being in charge of finding a cool new dinner recipe to try, just to keep things interesting!) Continue Reading …

Quick Meal Ideas + How to Make a Smoothie More Satisfying

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Good morning, friends! After all my running in Miami and my great track workout yesterday I decided my legs needed a break from exercise today. Sleeping in until nearly 8 (!!!) was so glorious. For breakfast, since we are all out of bananas (the horror!) I wasn’t able to make my two favorites (Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal or Flour Free Continue Reading …

This Week’s Workouts + Miami-Bound!

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Hello friends – happy Friday! I’m currently at the airport waiting for a flight to Miami for a fun blog trip this weekend! I’m actually not going for BlogHer Food, even though we’ll be staying in the conference hotel... you can see what I’m up to on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as usual. :) On the food front, I had a great meal Continue Reading …

Feels Like Summer

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Well, my friends, apparently DC has decided it’s summer already. In what feels like a very sudden change, everything is now green and the air is heavy and humid. Is it bad that I almost, just for a second on this morning’s run, had this thought: “I kind of miss the polar vortex.” I mean, I don’t miss it in real life – I’m loving Continue Reading …