things i’m digging…

1. Homemade circle skirts. They take about 20 minutes to sew, are totally versatile, comfy and super fun to twirl in. I’m addicted to making them and will probably live in nothing but circle skirts and tank tops this summer. 2. The headband method for curling hair. I’ve tried a lot of different techniques for… 

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smoked salmon carbonara [giveaway]

carbonaraA few weeks ago, I got a nice email from the folks at Rushing Waters Fisheries in Wisconsin asking if I'd be interested in trying some of their smoked fish. I was hesitant at first, because I usually try to avoid farm-raised seafood, when possible. But after doing some research I found out that while Rushing Waters is a salmon and trout farm, they use all natural and organic farming practices and truly care about the fish they raise and. . .
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[guest post] accepting gradual change

krissie and nathan[box]I asked a few of my favorite blog friends to guest post for me while I'm getting the hang of my new culinary school schedule. It's an opportunity for me to catch up on homework (so. much. reading.) and for you guys to get introduced to some of the people that fill my heart with joy. First up is a post from my dear friend Krissie from Questions for Dessert. Krissie is one of the most inspiring, warm and well-spoken. . .
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whole wheat cottage cheese pancakes with mixed berry chia syrup

pancakesRaise your hand if you don't like pancakes. I really hope none of you raised your hand. I mean seriously, who doesn't like pancakes? While absolutely delicious, pancakes can be a bit of a health nightmare. Sure you can doctor them up with whole grains to make them a bit better for you, but the whole point of pancakes is to cover them in sugar, sugar and more sugar. After a nice stack of flapjacks, you might feel full, but. . .
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healthy game day food link love

ravioliI'm bitter about the Super Bowl. You see, it was supposed to be our year. As a Colts fan and Indiana resident, this was supposed to be our Super Bowl. When Indianapolis was announced as the Super Bowl city for 2012, us Colts fans had all these fantastically ideal pictures of a home game Super Bowl. Lucas Oil Stadium packed to the gills with fan decked out head-to-toe in blue and screaming at the top of their lungs. Our beloved. . .
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what i ate wednesday: the yooj

snackThis day of eats was pretty standard fare. A whole lot of clean eats sprinkled with a few doses of treats. The big news for today is not on the food front, but fitness related. I finally managed to get my bum into some stretchy pants and do a workout! Woohoo! I guess all it took was writing about my motivation curve to put it into upward motion. Here's hoping the trend sticks around. Onto the eats... Started off the. . .
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lemon-blueberry granola crumble

blueberry lemon crumbleIt's been a little while since I've shared a dessert recipe with you guys. Honestly, I've been struggling a bit in the dessert department. As we've been trying to clean up our eating in the new year, we've had lots of success with overhauling the contents of most of our meals, but sweets are causing some hiccups. We've been eating a lot of banana soft serve and tofu chocolate mousse while waiting for inspiration to strike. Which isn't a bad. . .
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confessions…

me onion goggles1. I wear these when I chop onions. They look absurdly ridiculous, but they work, kids. They totally work. I've been tear free since '93 I got them for Christmas. 2. My dog has a dog bed. No, literally. My dog has a bed that's a dog. It's obnoxiously adorable. Although sometimes I think the dog-bed-dog looks like he's pissed at me. 3. I actually miss training for long-distance running races. Not because I want to run, exactly, but because. . .
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cleaned-up creamy chicken and waffles

chicken and wafflesWhen I told Babyface that we were having chicken and waffles for dinner on Saturday, he turned to me and said, "Wait. That's a real thing? Like with real waffles?" Canada and the States have a lot of cultural similarities, but chicken and waffles are a concept uniquely American. But once he took a bite, my favorite Canadian was happy to be turned onto this American dish. It was love at first creamy, flavorful bite. There are a few different. . .
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