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...]

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...]

Cucumber Pear Juice & Siesta Lentil Salad

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Now that I'm home from vacation, I am back to my daily juicing! (Something I missed terribly). I never thought I'd get so attached to my juicer but I sure do love that thing. I juice because I want to. I can. And I love it. Drinking fresh juice once or twice a day is a perfect energy and nutrient boost. I came up with a super simple and amazing combo yesterday. Cucumber, pear and lemon juice. Yep, it's that easy. I used 2 cukes, 2 pears, and juice from half a lemon. It comes out a … [Read more...]

What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday

Time for another fabulous link party hosted by Jenn over @ Peas and Crayons. :) This week has been jammed pack full of vacation shenanigans but I've still had lots of yummy eats. Yes, some have been healthier than others (like all of the onion rings and bloody marys I stuffed myself with on Monday. Oyy!), but I am on vacation so I try to enjoy! But as I mentioned earlier, there are still some good ways to stay on track with healthy eating while you are on vacay. One of the best things for me is … [Read more...]

Quick-fix meals for a study-worm

Quick-fix meals for a study-worm

OYYYY. Ayyyyyyy!!Grrrr...EEEEPs. That defines my last 4 days in a nut-shell. It's finals week and I'm in cram-mode! I haven't been able to spend much time in blog land because I've been so wrapped up in school work. But tonight I realized blogging is kind of a de-stressing thing for me these days, and I really needed a little bit of unwinding from all my studying before I hit the sack tonight. Because I've been so busy with school, wrapping up my semester, planning my next trip to Colorado to … [Read more...]

Veggie Fried Rice & Coconut Oil tid bits

Veggie Fried Rice & Coconut Oil tid bits

Life has been crazy lately, so I have felt slightly rushed in the kitchen. This can have its perks because it forces me to come up with meals that take very little time, which I think a lot of blog readers appreciate. But it can also be a little stressful! I had exactly 1 hour to prep, cook and eat before I headed to class, and this is what I whipped up. It turned out really yummy and even though I was rushed I was able to snap some pics so enjoy!Veggie Fried Rice Stuffed Portabella (Low-fat and … [Read more...]