A lil prep work

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It's been three weeks since our getaway weekend in Ocala, and each week has been jam packed for me. My work and school schedule is probably the craziest it's ever been this fall semester! I'm working more hours at the accounting firm, and taking four night classes during the week. So each day is pretty much a 7 am wakeup, head to work by 8:30, go straight to class after work, and finally head home around 9:30 pm. It's a bit insane! I'm trying my best to keep up my healthy eating habits and hit … [Read more...]

Sesame Ginger Cabbage Slaw

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This coleslaw is mostly raw, packed full of delicious cancer-fighting nutrients, fiber and protein-packed edamame. It has an orange juice, ginger and vinaigrette dressing that leaves it low-fat and low calorie. It's also gluten free and mostly raw. This recipe is amazing. I sort of threw everything together one afternoon for a refreshing low-fat coleslaw, and I discovered it to be even better tasting after marinating in the fridge overnight. Enjoy! Sesame Ginger Cabbage Slaw by Lindsay … [Read more...]

A relaxing fourth of July

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Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday, and relaxing and enjoying time with loved ones! All of my family is up North this time of year, so I'll be having my own quiet holiday (darn summer school kept me from getting up to Minnesota until August. bah!) But I am actually savoring a little relaxing solitude today. I just finished a huge accounting exam, so I can actually breathe for a few days until the new material starts. I finally found my nemesis in the accounting … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo libations & celebrations

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This weekend was celebratory! College graduates around the country finally celebrated their years of hard work paying off, followed by plentiful Cinco de Mayo Festivities! You couldn't ask for a more celebratory weekend! ;) My sweet and beautiful cousin Sarah graduated this weekend. So proud of her! After catching up on numerous chores and work, I headed to Tampa for the weekend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (and our semester being over!) with my sweetie. We hit up Ceviche restaurant in … [Read more...]

Farmer’s market visit

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The fall semester is over and things are also winding down with work, so I'm finding myself with more free time on my hands than I'm used to, but absolutely loving it! Enough free time that I can take off work early and squeeze in some Christmas shopping and a farmer's market visit with my mama dearest. But what would Christmas shopping be if I didn't scoop something up for myself along the way? Teehee... I'm so bad... but it felt so good, and just had to be done. My new Le Creuset oval … [Read more...]

Crockpot saves the day

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There is something about the smell of a crock-pot meal wafting through the house that just makes me smile. In my humble opinion, the crock pot is pretty much the most ingenious invention ever. Dump everything into a pot, add water, a few spices, turn on a switch... and walk away! In a few short hours the sweet aromas fill the room. Crock pot meals come in especially handy when cooking a full meal is too time consuming and practically out of the question. Did I mention it's cram for finals week? … [Read more...]

This is what happens…

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This is what happens when a greens-lover discovers a local hydroponic picking farm with all-you-can-pick greens. She goes buck-wild. And the last time I did anything buck wild was probably college, so that's saying a lot. ;) I used to buy greens by the bunch. Now I hoard buy them by the pound. At around $1.50 a pound, I stock up until my little heart is content. Since the farm is about an hour drive for me, I'm sticking to bi-weekly trips. And this time around guess what was finally … [Read more...]

Chocolate green monster smoothie

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Do you ever wake up with a sweet tooth? Sometimes I wake up and crave something sweet and even chocolatey... so what's a girl to do? Reach for a sugary processed chocolate-flavored cereal? I don't think so! That's where a chocolatey smoothie comes into play. And believe it or not this baby is still packed full of protein, fiber, nutrients and... pssst... spinach! Chocolate Green Monster 3 c. fresh spinach 1 c. nondairy milk 1/2 c. soy vanilla yogurt 1 tbs. flax seed oil 2 … [Read more...]

Falafel patties and new shoes!

Falafel patties and new shoes!

I made some really yummy falafels a few weeks ago, after whipping up an eggplant hummus recipe for a guest post. (coming soon on one of my fav blogs and I'll let you know once it's up!) I had an exorbitant amount of freshly made hummus and I knew there was no way I could eat all of it within the week, so I threw in some bread crumbs, onions and spices, and pan-seared a few falafel patties. They turned out really delicious!First of all, what is a falafel? A falafel is a patty made from ground … [Read more...]

Some lazy days and beans and greens

Some lazy days and beans and greens

I've been in a bit of a lazy mode this week. It's really easy for me to get like this and sometimes I have to sort of force myself out of my lazy hermit-like shell. Let me explain. Most days, I work from home. Most of my work with my mom's company is doable with my tush plopped right on the couch. And to make matters worse, the two classes I'm taking this summer are online. This week I'm on a tight deadline with some huge projects due early next week, so let's just say I've had a lot of … [Read more...]