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How to Make Chicken More Interesting

A few nights ago, Matt and I made a super simple (but delicious) dinner that I thought was worth sharing. Want to know how to make chicken, rice, and veggies more interesting? Add black beans! Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason the addition of black beans makes the meal so much more delicious. Try it and let me know what you think! Reminds Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

Hey friends! There’s been a lot of fitness talk over here lately and not a whole lot of food. Let’s discuss some recent eats of note, shall we? One night last week Matt and I threw together a really easy stir fry for dinner – peppers, asparagus, and frozen string beans with some grass fed beef. We used Tessesmae’s Soy Ginger dressing as the Continue Reading …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hi friends! Thank you for your kind comments on my Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon race recap! I can’t wait for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in a couple weeks. :) Fingers crossed for good and not too hot weather! In other news – happy St. Patrick’s Day! Anyone have any fun plans? I suggest my making my Healthy Shamrock Shake, Whole Wheat Irish Soda Continue Reading …

Snowy Fitness + Food Highlights

Hey friends! On the fitness front this week, it started alllllll about the shoveling. Who else has been counting “shovel ALL the snow” as their main form of fitness lately?! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were filled with shoveling. It is a serious workout! Yesterday I ditched the shoveling, made it back downtown to my coshared office, and Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! It was a nice and low key weekend here in DC! On Friday, I started the weekend a little early with a late afternoon run with my high school BFF Jenny. As I mentioned before, she had her second child a few months ago and is working to build back up her running endurance as she trains for a March half marathon. We planned to give 6 miles Continue Reading …

Holiday Week Eats and Exercise

Hi friends! Popping back in to share some of the food and fitness highlights from the past week, not including the actual Christmas eve feast. :) On the food front, leftover turkey has obviously been the highlight! Matt and I made a really good leftover turkey soup over the weekend. We started with a big pot of water and the turkey carcass and Continue Reading …

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I know many of you are gearing up for a big feast today (see also: How to Have a Stress Free Holiday Eating Experience), and starting tomorrow, that likely means making your way through a LOT of leftovers. Not sure what to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes (regular or sweet)? Try these leftover mashed potato Continue Reading …

Leftover Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Hello, my friends! I’m partnering with the Grain Foods Foundation today to bring you this awesome Leftover Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. Let’s put those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use, shall we? If you’re like most people in the U.S. today, you’re working your way through some serious leftover turkey. Continue Reading …