Soba with Eggplant and Mango

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I had two fantastic runs this weekend. ¬†First up: 10 miles on a beautiful path with Mike and Ellie. I woke up kind of dreading the run and I was in a pretty crabby mood, but about 3 miles in everything was good again. It was warm, my legs […]

Baked Eggplant with Couscous and Yogurt

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I guess all jobs are like this to some extent, but teaching really seems to be one with big ups and downs. On Tuesday I felt like the a totally awesome teacher. The activity went well, the kids were into it, and they all really seemed to get the […]

Wheat Berry and Lentil Salad with Tahini Dressing

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I think I have a good schedule worked out that will let me get in all the things I want to do. At least, it’s worked so far this week: 5 AM – wake up, make breakfast, write blog post 6 AM – shower, get ready 6:30 AM – […]

Mustard-Glazed Tempeh

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On our way home from San Luis Obispo a few days ago, we stopped at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz. I’ve only been to Santa Cruz twice, once to go ride the Giant Dipper at the boardwalk, and once to go to a friend’s birthday party. This […]

Soba and Kale Salad

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I’ve reached the sugar-saturation point in the holiday season. The last week has been intensely cookie-and candy-filled, and now I want nothing more than vegetables, and tons of them. I didn’t eat all of those, but I came close. We had a couple holiday parties this weekend, and since […]

Garlic Soba Noodles with Edamame

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I have a couple life updates to throw out there. First of all, this morning I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight! I gained 31 pounds while I was pregnant, lost all but 7 within the first week or two, and then the weight loss pretty much completely stalled. […]

Turkish Stuffed Bell Peppers

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We’re home from Portland and I miss it SO much already. It actually looked like Fall there! On Saturday we woke up early to run over to my old high school. I did a timed mile and was 11 seconds faster than my last one (two weeks ago) with a […]

Lentil Salad with Fennel and Artichoke Hearts

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So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And while this dish probably won’t be gracing many Thanksgiving tables, it’s a great recipe to have on hand the day after you’ve eaten way too much stuffing and pie. I know the “things I am thankful for” post has been done a million times, […]

Eat to the Beat: “Beet It” Salad

Elly Says Opa, a blog I’ve been reading since before I started blogging, is 5 years old! Elly used to host a blog event “Eat to the Beat,” which involves creating a recipe based on a song or band, and she brought it back to celebrate the blog’s fifth […]

Maple-Miso Tofu with Broccoli and Delicata Squash

This has been a pretty perfect week for running. There was that awesome 8K on Sunday, a beautiful morning run on Tuesday (where I took this picture)… and today Ellie and I conquered 9 miles (9:09 min/mile)! She was alert and smiling the whole time. I think she likes […]

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