Rice and Vegetable Bowls with Vegan Curry Sauce

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I used to make meal plans every single week.  Now, it’s been months since I made one and I honestly don’t think our spending on groceries has really changed at all.  Instead, I think the “just wing it” approach has actually helped minimize food waste because I’ve gotten a [...]

Vegan French Toast

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Why can’t all weekends be three day weekends?  This one included ALL the things I want in a weekend: friends, trail running, great food, tons of family time, a new water sport, and a BIG race added to the agenda. This is the hummus wrap from Cafe Del Soul [...]

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Rice and Beans

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Recovery from Wildflower is going really well.  I ended up taking 3 complete rest days, and then somehow found myself committing to a marathon that’s 5 weeks away. My sister’s last race marathon was in San Francisco two years ago, and she wants to get revenge on the course [...]

Tomato Vegetable Soup with Wheat Berries

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Sunday was pretty much the best non-racing race day ever.  There was a practice race on the Dipsea trail up in Marin county, and Mike talked my dad into running it with him.  The trail is only 6.8 miles long, but it climbs over 1600 feet total, and involves a whole bunch [...]

3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream

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One week to go.  Still totally excited. I went to my usual Saturday morning group ride this morning and chatted with a guy who did the long course at Wildflower last year.  I asked (like I ask everyone who has done that race) how bad Nasty Grade is.  Like [...]

Simple Curry Red Lentil Soup

I’ve made a bunch of red lentil soups before, but this is the simplest, and we all really love it (espeically Ellie).  It’s almost as comforting as a bowl of mac and cheese (or maybe I’ve been eating hippie food for too long…) and easy to throw together. Life lately [...]

Wheat-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Saturday was supposed to be a fun ride with two friends, followed by my first brick of this training cycle, followed by a fun day with Mike and Ellie.  Instead, I got sick.  It could have been MUCH worse, but the achiness, upset stomach, and horrible headache kept me [...]

Kale, Pinto and Mushroom Tacos with Guajillo Salsa

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This three day weekend was awesome.  Except for the test I took on Saturday morning, the whole weekend was fun: coffee, walks around town, a great swim, and the ZOO!  We finally took Ellie to the Oakland zoo and she loved it.  Especially the petting area. The squirrel monkeys [...]

Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

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I was all ready to do a “Best 0f 2012″ post, but then I went back through my archives and realized I didn’t make very much at all this year, and THEN I looked at one or two of those types of posts in Google reader, marked all as [...]

Coconut-marinated Kale Salad

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I ate a LOT of sugar over Christmas.  It was honestly kind of gross.  But today’s a new day, ripe with possibility and marinated kale. This is not a kick-start-your-2013 weight loss recipe, because it’s not low fat in any way (hello almond butter AND coconut milk), but it’s [...]

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