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A D.C-tastic Morning Run + A 5 Minute Lunch

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Good morning! I’m riding a pretty sweet endorphin high right now thanks to an a.m. run with these lovely ladies. I met up with my college buddies Kathleen and Sarah at 7 a.m. down on the National Mall. It had been too long since we all met up since we’ve all been traveling a ton lately! I really missed them – so good to catch up over a 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 …

Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

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Good afternoon, friends! It’s been a busy one over here – I’m sure it has been for you guys, too! For lunch today, I whipped up one of my standard favorites – a grain/bean/veggie/salad explosion. The star was this package of pre-cooked lentils, which is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products. They are so good I’ll eat them Continue Reading …

A Quick & Easy Lunch

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Mmmm… lunch time! What are you guys having today? Here’s what I had: The highlight of my lunch was actually the salad dressing! I used this cold pressed organic macadamia oil, which I was sent to review by a fourth generation French oil mill company called Emile Noel. Have you guys ever tried macadamia oil before? I hadn’t! Continue Reading …

Recent Eats–Ginormous Salad + Taco Night

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Hello my friends! After such a fun weekend away in Chapel Hill with my grad school friends I arrived home craving veggies, as I often do after lots of eating out and travel. For lunch yesterday, I made myself one of my standard favorites: a ginormous salad. The secret to making a lunch salad that’s satisfying is to make sure to add some Continue Reading …

A Day on the Farms with the California Strawberry Commission

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Good morning, my friends! On Saturday, I was lucky enough to spend the day playing on a strawberry farm – Terry Farms near Ventura, California. I was on the trip with the California Strawberry Commission, who kindly hosted myself and some fellow bloggers for the weekend. A few of the local bloggers also brought their children along for the Continue Reading …

Warming Up with Chili + This Week’s Workouts

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Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! The sun is shining but we still have snow all over the place – weather this frigid calls for chili, don’t you think? On Wednesday night, I was craving something warm and cozy and decided to throw together a variation of my old favorite Turkey, Veggie & Barley Chili (<—click for Continue Reading …

An Awesome a.m. Workout + Recent Eats & My RD-iversary!

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Good morning, my friends! It’s another really cold one here in DC, but I’m happy to say I made it out for a run this morning anyway! We’re bracing for another big snow storm tonight/tomorrow, so I figured this might be my last chance to run outside for a few days. Had to take advantage! My partner in crime for this morning’s running Continue Reading …