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Personal Pizzas Made to Order on the Grill in a Jiffy! I was craving something a little bit different on Saturday. We had a late (second) breakfast after my 5k, but March Madness has hit (Go Heels!), and we needed something we could do relatively quickly and on the early side. As it was such a beautiful day outside, grilling sounded ...

Utilizing Leftovers the best we can! Last night I made shredded beef for our arepas and had a bunch leftover (on purpose, of course!). After my 6 mile run, I needed more fuel to keep going and needed something quick and easy. Thus, the 5 minute quesadilla! I ate half just after my run and the other an hour or ...

Quick and Tasty Soup for a Light Lunch! On Thursday, I left work just before lunch in order to get a lot of housework done and get a nap (i.e. attempt to catch up on sleep) after my week on the rig. I had already eaten a piece of the decadent Vegan Mocha Cake I made the evening before, plus ...

Getting Back to Basics Bake Sale and Another Milestone Accomplished! This week was broken up a bit by a four-day weekend for me for Labor Day (which Mark unfortunately had to work), but with Mark away, it gave me an excellent opportunity to “Labor over Labor Day” to bake for my “Monday Bake Sale” (Tuesday this week for obvious reasons…). ...

After a Week of Frustration and Stress, a Quite Relaxing Sunday Morning! There are a few things that I couldn’t wait for when I moved into my new house. One was being able to sit on the porch on a relaxing Sunday morning with a coffee, breakfast, and NPR. Today, I made that dream come true! I even tried making ...

Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing: Yum! ’s hard to develop a salad that is satisfying as a stand-alone dinner. However, it’s not impossible and I think I succeeded with this taco salad I made a few weeks ago. It was delicious that night and provided plenty of leftovers for lunches to come! Plus, the light, spicy and ...

Week 19: Holiday Pains…and Gains Plus a Care-Free Lentil Curry Recipe! This past week seemed to pass very quickly. We kept ourselves very busy with work and holiday activities, and also managed to get some running in too! One of the ways I tend to make my life easier during the week is taking the time to prepare a large ...

Personal Pizzas Made to Order on the Grill in a Jiffy! I was craving something a little bit different on Saturday. We had a late (second) breakfast after my 5k, but March Madness has hit (Go Heels!), and we needed something we could do relatively quickly and on the early side. As it was such a beautiful day outside, grilling sounded ...

Carrot Applesauce Muffins: A Healthy Treat For a Busy Morning I was looking for a good recipe to use up all of the applesauce I’m making and came across a few recipes for carrot muffins on foodgawker and tastespotting that looked interesting…Of course, me being me, I decided to adapt them and combine a few to make one my own…They ...

Homemade Applesauce, Another Race, and Another Mentor Lost… It’s been a busy week and starting off a busy weekend! I love to be busy…so there is much to say and not so much time to say it… First, I wanted to post my first experience in making homemade applesauce. It’s quick, very easy, and much healthier for you than the ...