fnpn : week in review

Pizza of the week: Homemade pizza with green peppers, onions and a touch of Italian sausage. And a salad. Made with Tofu Caesar dressing and a giant pile of spinach. It is so nice to be back in my kitchen. Best thing I ate or drank this week: One of the three green monsters I… 

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new year’s goals 2011

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to turn our attention to the new year. A lot of people scoff at the idea of new year's resolutions. They say, if you want to make a change, do it now. Don't wait for a new week or a new month or a new year. For the most part, I agree. Everyday is a chance to change your world. But, I can't deny the appeal of a freshly minted calendar year.. . .
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hyvää joulua and happy boxing day!

IMG_2959I hope you all had the merriest of merry Christmases. And if you didn't celebrate, I hope your Chinese food was awesome! We had a really fantastic Christmas celebration, starting off with a Christmas Eve gathering with my husband's extended family.  The food was awesome. We had meatballs, spinach dip, shrimp, scallops and bacon-wrapped sausages (which I ate about a billion of). Plus suolakala sandwiches (the first of many Finn foods you'll see in this post). Salted salmon on rye. . .
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canada, oh canada. it’s great!

me canadaGreetings from the Great White North! There is a whole lot of snow and a whole lot of cold in Northwestern Ontario right now. Although all my Canadian family members keep asking me why I am bundling up so much. Saying it is "so mild" right now. Riiiiggghtt.. That's why I'm wearing two pairs of gloves. :P Yesterday morning started off with a totally abandoned Indianapolis airport. Two days before Christmas, I figured it'd be swamped. Thanks to a super. . .
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confessions of a healthy lifestyle blogger : part 3

Previous "confessions" posts : part 1 and part 2 1. I've existed pretty much solely on Christmas cookies and alcohol over the past few weeks. Even those of us that lead a generally healthy lifestyle struggle over the holidays. I'm not worried about it.2. The most exercise I've gotten in the past few weeks is walking on the moving sidewalks in the airport. See a theme emerging?3. When I get overwhelmed I tend to revert to my childhood and use. . .
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cold-fighting breakfast

IMG_2690-thumb.jpgI'm so glad everyone enjoyed the christmas recipes! That is all I have to post...for now. You might just see a Christmas adult beverage recipe coming up later this week, though.Bad news : Babyface and I both have a full on cold. I get sick almost EVERY Christmas break. I've determined that my mind says to my body "Hey! Just wait a few more weeks and you can get sick." In college, my sore throats would start immediately after my. . .
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christmas recipe #4 : cinnamon rolls with mocha maple icing

IMG_2064-thumb.jpgDo these really need any explanation beyond their title? Yeah, they are amazing. Eventually, I want to try making these walk more on the healthier side. But for now, enjoy the full white flour, butter-filled recipe. This not a quick recipe. So don't plan on waking up tomorrow morning and making these for a weekday breakfast. But they do freeze excellently. I froze mine fully baked and iced and when I was ready to serve, brought them to room temperature. . .
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