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Food + Fitness from the Week

Good morning friends! It’s a dreary, rainy day over here which has me dreaming of Wednesday, which was almost 80 degrees and sunny. Clearly that called for an outdoor meal – and Mexican food!

tacqueria poblano del ray

Wednesdays are my solo day with Riese; this week, we started with my mom’s group meeting in the morning, and afterward I met my friend Heather, her little baby, and her sister out for lunch at Tacqueria Poblano in Del Ray. Perfect day for it! As usual, Riese wanted to be held and take in the action, so I continued to refine my one-handed meal skills. ;)

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What I’m Eating: Postnatal Edition

Alternate title: “The Art of the One-Handed Meal.” ;) Thank you to New Chapter for sponsoring this post! When I was pregnant, you guys heard a lot about food from me – but mostly about how I really wasn’t excited about it. I spent most of the first and third trimesters just generally feeling “eh” about food – I was really hungry, and I felt worse Continue Reading …

Long Weekend Highlights

Hi guys! It feels like Monday but it’s already Tuesday – sweet! I hope most of you got to enjoy a nice long weekend, too. Here are some of the highlights from ours! 1) A hike (well, trail stroll) on Sunday afternoon on the beautiful C&O canal trail! I used to run out on the C&O canal ALL the time – I’ve logged so many miles there! It’s Continue Reading …

Recent Eats + A Running Update + Nanny Talk

Morning guys! How’s that for a long blog post title?! I guess I have a lot to say today! :) First up, I’m back on the grain salad bowl train for lunch – I almost added some soft boiled eggs to this a la my Kale and Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs, but I had already had eggs for breakfast and that seemed like a lot of eggs, so, chickpeas for Continue Reading …

Valentine’s Day Recap

Hi guys! I hope you had a nice Valentine’s or Gal/Pal-entine’s Day! Ours looked a little different this year vs. previous years… :) (Please ignore our hot mess of a couch in the background, lol… new parent life/the tidying struggle is real.) In the past, when we didn’t go out for Valentine’s Day, Matt has usually made us some sort of epic feast Continue Reading …

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

Hey guys! I'm excited to share a new easy (and portable) lunch recipe with you today: Kale and Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs. As you probably know, two of my favorite things are filling grain & veggie salads (see also: my Mix & Match Grain Salad recipes) and eggs with runny yolks. This recipe has both - and it's really easy to make Continue Reading …

Rainy Weekend

Hi guys! We had a really rainy weekend over here, and unfortunately Matt and Riese both came down with bad colds, so we didn’t do a whole lot! I did get out for a nice outing on Saturday morning, though – my brother’s girlfriend was in town and she loves yoga and brunch as much as I do, so we had a fun girl date. We went to a 9 a.m. yoga class so I Continue Reading …

Food Highlights

Hey guys! I’m so glad you liked the looks of my Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! I’ve already heard from a few of you who made it and enjoyed it, which is awesome. Sticking with the Mexican-ish food theme, this week’s breakfast fave so far has been tacos. Mmmm… We had some leftover tortillas in the fridge from our Superbowl fajita feast Continue Reading …

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is flavorful and savory, and comes together in under 30 minutes flat for a great weeknight meal! As you guys know, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got an Instant Pot (the 6 quart version)! Pressure cookers always seemed like a good idea for fast meals but they kind of terrify me to be Continue Reading …

Weekend Recap

Hi guys! Does anyone else feel like this weekend went by WAY too quickly?! Not sure how it’s Monday again already but here we are! We had a low key weekend. On Friday, I ate some leftovers and went to bed early with Riese while Matt stayed up and ordered food with a friend who was over. Saturday morning, my friend Jackie came over with brunch! Yay Continue Reading …