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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There is a restaurant in Hanoi that has a one-dish menu. Imagine that, a restaurant that serves just one thing! The restaurant is called Cha Ca La Vong 14 Cha Ca, Hoan Kiem; 84-4-3825-3929, which also happens to be the name of the classic fish dish that they serve. This tiny joint is still run by the descendants of the dish’s creator, and has been cooking Cha Ca La Vong for over 100 years.
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Simple is good right? This pasta recipe is one of those special meals that’s easy to pull together on a weeknight for the fam or to impress at a dinner party. It’s both rustic and classy, and can simply serve two or a big crowd with gusto! Robust sausages and mushrooms envelop in a butter cream sauce and a hearty splash of Marsala marries the flavors together.
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When you’ve dragged yourself from the dredges of winter and you feel the first rays of sunshine warm your cheeks or catch a flutter of a breeze accented with the grass clippings, you know it’s the perfect time to make a big salad for dinner. Keep Reading!
If I didn’t have your attention at “porchetta”, then you’ve got to keep reading. Go ahead, drool over the photos and imagine this succulent and flavourful pork tenderloin disguised as a laboriously prepped porchetta coming out of your oven in 45 minutes or less. Keep Reading!
It’s that time of year, the hustle and bustle of holidays has fizzled away and winter has rooted itself, initiating a craving for warmth and revelry. This year, instead of moping around the house in your Snuggie awaiting spring, pass the time with food, friends, and booze.
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