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life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince I was in high school I have always had a fitness routine of some kind.  It has changed over the years as to what activities I did whether it was cheerleading in high school, step aerobics in college, lifting weights, training for half marathons, […]

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

  It has been a crazy fall here in Michigan.  Normally this time of the year we have a nice crisp breeze which makes staying inside on Sundays to watch football that much better.  Not this year.  Lately it’s been seventy and sunny out which […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

  [dropcap]I [/dropcap]have been thinking a lot lately about thought patterns and the words we speak.  After I found out I was pregnant I had a few thoughts immediately go through my head.  The first one was “OMG!  We did it” followed by “holy $#%^” […]

three cheese rigatoni

three cheese rigatoni

  During the week lately dinners have been vegetarian or vegan.  My husband has been pretty strict trying to eat vegan Monday through Thursday.  So by the weekend I am ready for some comfort food.  I have been following the hashtags #carbsandcheese on Instagram and […]

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately I haven’t been jam packing our weekends with tons of activities.  That means there is more time to make brunch at home.  While going out to brunch is great, sometimes I just want to take the time and cook in my own kitchen […]

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

  There is the old saying “you are what you eat”.  I am not in the medical field.  I have zero formal education on health and wellness.  However, I have a strong passion (and for those of you who personally know me, a large soap […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

detox – how to quick reboot

detox – how to quick reboot

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being in Europe for two weeks and eating croissants for breakfast, pasta for lunch, pasta for dinner, cheese on everything or by itself and drinking wine we needed a reboot.  While these meals sound great (and taste fabulous) this “lifestyle” probably isn’t great […]