Summer Salsa

May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

A friend of mine is an amazing cook and baker who was professionally trained in France. She periodically offers cooking classes for locals to learn how to make a few of her famous recipes, namely her incredible pavlovas, which she sells at a nearby café. Awhile back, some friends and I signed up for one of her classes because we were dying to know how to make her desserts.

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Miracle Sore Throat Tea

April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s almost May in Minnesota, and we’ve been hit with snowstorms throughout the month of April. This is not my idea of a picturesque spring. Especially because I just got back from a little trip to the Arizona desert, where it was a glorious 90 degrees. ☀️

Long winters tend to equal extended cold and flu seasons around here.

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Banana Nutella Protein Shake

January 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

I’m getting ready to leave on a jet plane to somewhere sunny and warm, so despite the fact that it’s January and smoothies aren’t usually at the forefront of my mind, in my dreams I’m picturing myself on a white sand beach…

Slathered up with sunscreen, sunglasses perched atop my head, I’m relaxing on a chaise lounge in my swimsuit and flip-flops, a refreshing smoothie in hand.

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Berry Yogurt Parfaits

January 19, 2015 / 2 Comments

Event planning is one of the best parts of my nine-to-five job, and that enthusiasm naturally carries over into my off-the-clock time. Birthday parties, baby showers, barbecues…I love to plan them all! My Pinterest is a dead giveaway, full of inspiration, themes of parties I’ve organized in the past, and secret ideas for the future.

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Healthy Chicken Kale Salad with Grilled Peaches

January 12, 2015 / 2 Comments

Healthy eating: week two – let’s do this!

I think it’s safe to assume the majority of Americans are still sticking to their annual weight loss resolutions, mostly because the majority of Americans were at the Y last night.

It was no small feat to find a parking spot at my local YMCA, despite the fact that the place was a ghost town just 12 days ago.

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