We both felt pretty weak today. Low energy, slow and sluggish. We decided that red meat may be calling… we made a quick trip to our fave Greek butcher Kostas Meat Market to pick up some fresh lamb chops to grill for dinner.
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Our a.m. workout is becoming a routine –– after coffee of course. We still haven’t had any CRAZY intense cravings; an occasional need for wine here and there, ahem during the State of the Union address. I even expected to be in complete agony over not being able to eat cheese or bread, or even chocolate, but so far so good. I know it will hit, it’s just a matter of when… dun dun dun.
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Coffee first. 20 minute morning workout and a run! Also, I’m REALLY excited about today’s breakfast.
BREAKFAST: Want to know the GREATEST thing since sliced bread? Sweet potatoes with almond butter. Sounds gross? Try it! Try it! This breakfast parfait will change your life… or at least your thoughts on sweet potatoes mixed with almond butter.
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“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does it for me.”
DAY EIGHT…and we’re still not craving chocolate cake (sorry Audrey!) Okay, I’ll stop with the rhymes.
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Our morning workout is beginning to feel like a routine! …but of course, coffee first. If you’re interested, this is our morning sweat sesh.
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Morning coffee, check. Morning workout, check. Still modifying crunches for push-ups ’cause my arms are OUCH.
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After drinking ALL of that water last night I woke up more than once to go to the bathroom… not doing that again! E made coffee, we rested in bed sipping our joe and reading the news before turning on some tunes and doing our morning workout. I was SO sore from yesterday, like couldn’t move my arms sore, I guess push-ups are something I’m going to have to build up to, today I modified the push-ups to crunches.
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I’m not a dieter. I don’t like to count calories. I won’t swear off pizza or french fries forever but I will for thirty days, because I just started the Whole30. I think, for me, it will be a great way to refresh and reset my body and mind.
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Sometimes the less expensive cuts of meat yield the best flavor –– you just need to understand how to cook them.
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I just had the best night ever, filled with new friends, wine and most importantly, delicious food. A small group of impassioned home cooks were able to gather together and share recipes from Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey by Robyn Eckhardt.
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I do! It’s one of my “musts” when I travel anywhere. I enjoy searching for regional faves and “exotic” items that I can bring home to experiment with later. Local supermarkets are also a great place to buy gifts for your family and friends.
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This weekend I took part in Cherry Bombe Magazine’s Women’s International Supper Club and had a blast. This virtual dinner party was a way to get women together to cook, eat and connect with one another. I came up with a menu based on the recipes in the newly released Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook and I even made up a recipe of my own for the occasion: Rabbit Marsala With Tart Cherries. Guys, it. Was. Amazing.
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This dish was inspired by Mariacristina Lubrano from @coochinando, her version is Paccheri con Sugo alla Pescatrice (Monkfish), she gave me a few tips on how to prepare this dish and I took the liberty of mixing a bit of Canadiana (Haddock) with Italian (Paccheri and Tomato Sauce) and the results were delicious. As you eat, close your eyes and imagine you’re in Italy sitting on a sunny terrace listening to the waves of the sea crash the shoreline.
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