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Monthly Archive: January 2017

Vegan Baked Potato Soup

To me, this screams comfort food… creamy, rich and satisfying. I’ve taken the classic loaded baked potato soup and veganized it.  It features plant based milk, tofu sour cream, dairy free cheese, and coconut bacon. This is basically a baked potato in a bowl… how can you go wrong?         Print Vegan Baked Potato Soup Ingredients 4 large russet…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – January 29

This week, I eased into running one week post marathon.  I am taking it slow and easy…  best way to recovery, I think.  I didn’t feel any soreness or DOMS after the race., and for that I am thankful. I am enjoy running easy, and although I do have a race on the horizon, I’m not too worried about it.  I…
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January Runfessions

I’m linking up with the lovely ladies today for Friday Five 2.0 and the fabulous Marcia for Runfessions.  First of all, how is it already the end of January! I have a few things on my mind to Runfess… To tell you the truth… I’m still living on my “marathon high” … and sometimes in disbelief that I ran 26.2 miles. …
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All Caps Cooking + Spanakorizo

Power Vegetables!, a cookbook by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach promises  ALL CAPS cooking for people looking to eat more vegetable-centered meals.  This book turbo-charges vegetable dishes to make them powerfully good… for example, vichyssoise made with dashi, or braised collards with peanut butter. Power Vegetables! is not a book full of vegetarian or vegan recipes.  There is plenty…
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Sweet Potato and White Bean Stew

Some time ago, I had dreamt up this great stew with sweet potatoes, white beans, and swiss chard that I served over farro.  Unfortunately, I never wrote down the recipe so all that remains of it is a photo and a comment about making up this dish while walking the halls at work. It sounded so good, so I set…
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Chevron Houston Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my very first marathon… the Chevron Houston Marathon. It was a full weekend affair.  Friday morning started out with an e-mail from the marathon committee warning about the weather conditions during the race. Friday night I had dinner with the hubs and some friends.  Everyone was excited to carbo load with me.  I made spaghetti for…
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5 Favorite Signs From Chevron Houston Marathon

Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0!  I’m still riding that marathon high… so today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite signs I saw while running the Chevron Houston Marathon.     Do you have a favorite/funny sign you remember from race day?   *photo credit goes to the random strangers that posted pictures on the…
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Gear To Get You Through Winter In Houston

Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run.  Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related. Today’s topic is “Favorite Winter Gear”.  I don’t have much winter gear as I’m blessed to live in Houston which has a very mild winter.  So mild that I don’t put away my summer gear! I see…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – January 15

Last week was my final week of training before running the Houston Marathon. Today, I set out to accomplish that big scary goal that I had set out to do a year ago – and I finished!  I’ll be posting a recap of the race in the upcoming week… stay tuned! This week was an easy week for me, as I finished…
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5 Goals for Marathon Weekend

Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0!  This week the topic is Dream Vacations or Winter Destinations, I don’t have anything to share on that topic at this time. All week I’ve been obsessing over the little thing happening in Houston this weekend – the Chevron Houston Marathon.  I’m running in it and it will be…
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