What I Ate in Steamboat

The house at Little Creek

There are few places on earth I love as much as Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  The fresh air, the wildflowers, the crisp, cool mornings… plus, my aunt & uncle live here and we always have a fabulous time when we visit!

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

This gorgeous view is my reward for making it to the top of the hill where I walk every morning… nice, huh?  Sometimes I even get to see hot air balloons on their way up from the valley!…

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5 Flexibility/Strength Tests You Need Now

5 Flexibility/Strength Tests You Need to Take Now

My Pa says old folks are prone to “prairie dog pose.” (He’s over 65 so he’s allowed to say this, and he should know, he fights it every day!) What he means is that once we reach a certain age, we tend to stand with our upper backs rounded, tummies relaxed, and the palms of…

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Golden Milk Chia Pudding

Golden Milk Chia Pudding

Ever heard of golden milk? It’s all the rage… Don’t worry… I hadn’t either. Golden milk is milk (or usually, a non-dairy milk like almond, coconut, or soy) flavored with cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne pepper if you’re brave, & sweetened with maple syrup (or honey if you’re not vegan.) But why??? And is it even GOOD???…

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Red lady papaya

What I Ate Before I Left

Usually, the day before I depart for “home leave” (the kids’ & my 6-week summer vacation in the US,) I run around like a chicken with my head cut off, eat whatever falls out of the fridge, don’t work out, and stay up way too late doing last-minute things.  This year has been different for some…

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Leaving Season

Leaving Season

I confess, my  roller-coaster emotions of late have little to do with my struggles to find a new use for my almond pulp as suggested in my previous post… No, they have more to do with the fact that it’s that unique season every ex-pat recognizes, usually at the end of May and early June, known…

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

One-Bowl Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Not that I’m ever giving up on my beloved banana oat cookies… but sometimes I just want to sink my teeth into a soft muffin for breakfast. And if those muffins can be made in one bowl with fewer than 10 ingredients, that’s gonna make my day, even more so if they involve the combination of peanut…

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Jump rope

Cardio Circuit (HIIT)

Hello friends!  Summer is fast approaching, and in my bootcamp we’re discussing how nervous we are about working out on our own this summer… as in: WHAT IF WE DON’T??? What if we get out of our routine amidst all the travel?  What if we make excuses not to work out??  What if we get…

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