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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 …

Ridiculously Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry

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Good morning from a very snowy DC! Let’s warm up with talk of something really delicious and ridiculously easy I made earlier this week: a Crockpot Chicken Curry of sorts! I’ve been loving our crockpot lately and had some butternut squash and chicken breast on hand to use up; a quick look in the pantry and I found some coconut milk, Continue Reading …

Dinner & Exercise Friend Dates

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Hello, friends! I hope you’re all having a great day so far! I’m using the government holiday as an opportunity to see a bunch of my local AnneTheRD clients that normally need to meet outside of business hours. Perfect! As for the weekend, it was nice and low key – Matt was out of town on a boy’s trip (in San Diego – so jealous), so I Continue Reading …

Easy Asian Stir Fry Sauce Recipe & Weekly Workout Recap

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Hello and happy Friday! You know what I really love? Ingredient potluck dinner dates with friends. My friend Heidi and I had plans to meet up for dinner last night; we originally planned to go out, but we’ve both been eating out a lot lately, so she suggested we cook instead. Save money AND get to play with Zara while making dinner? Perfect. Continue Reading …

Recent Food & Workout Highlights

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Good afternoon, my friends! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my “How to Eat a Better Breakfast” post earlier this week! Here’s another tip: did you know that you can add an egg to oatmeal to make it more filling/protein-packed? I’m not talking about savory-style oats – I simply follow the same recipe as for my Perfect Microwave Banana Continue Reading …

Roasted Almond & Kale Pesto Recipe

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Good morning – I have a fun new recipe to share with you guys today: Roasted Almond & Kale Pesto! This is a great winter twist on pesto, as it doesn’t require basil, but still tastes delicious. Matt and I enjoyed it last night atop some baked fish and we both gave it two big thumbs up. Continue Reading …

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup + Holiday Decorating

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Hello, my friends! All this cold weather has me craving soup. Anyone else? Last night, I decided to whip up something warm and tasty. I was originally planning to make my Sweet Potato Lentil Chili, but realized I didn’t have enough sweet potatoes or lentils on hand and decided to get creative. So this is essentially an “Everything in the Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Shopping for a Cause

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When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. Anyone else? It’s one of the few meals that I can eat the same thing, or nearly the same thing, day in and day out and not get sick of it. My Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<-- click for recipe) doesn’t photograph nicely, but it sure does taste good, and it’s been my favorite as Continue Reading …