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  • Recent Eats: How Much Is Too Much?

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    Welcome to Recent Eats, the "how much is too much...SALMON (and tuna)!" edition. I love salmon. We have it at least once a week for dinner and I usually cook enough so that I have leftovers to use as a salad topper. I also default to a can of salmon or tuna as a salad topper if [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 17-20

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    I have less than 10 days left to go in my first Whole30 and it feels so good to have made it this far! Let's get straight to the food and then I'll catch you up on how I've been feeling! DAY 17 Breakfast and lunch photos somehow mysteriously disappeared. I am blaming getting a [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8

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    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]

  • Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad {Recipe}

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    One of my favorite things about visiting my family is being in my dad's kitchen. There is always something good in the works and on this trip it's been homemade sourdough bread, homemade yogurt (tutorial coming soon!) and an awesome taco salad. Last night we cooked a Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad that my dad has [...]

  • Recent Eats: Bolognese, Scallops + The Best Apples

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    Oh my gosh. Today was nuts! I literally didn't stop moving all day. For those of you who love "day in the life" here's brief synopsis of mine. 5:30-9 a.m. - gym...train 3 clients and meeting 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - home for breakfast, write first PBR blog post, respond to comments and so [...]

  • How To Cook Perfect Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts + Recent Eats

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    Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great week. One of my friends is teaching a monthly yoga class at the Ritz Carlton. For just $20 you get a 75 minute vinyasa class in their 18th floor yoga studio with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city, as well as access to the amazing [...]

  • Recent Eats: So Much Good + Too Much Kale

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    I'm so excited to share this recent eats post with you. I have several new, creative and fun meals to share with you...but also a word of advice (read on for more!). I have been having a great time in the kitchen playing around with summer produce. I feel like I waited so long for [...]

  • Major Trader Joe’s Restock

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    I thought that the week of July 4th would slow down but I was so wrong. It's nuts! I originally planned to spend the week in Florida with my family but thank god I decided to postpone that until later this summer because I am booked solid this week with clients and classes. I have [...]

  • A Slow-Paced Tuesday + Recent Eats

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    Tuesday used to be the busiest day of the week for me and I was crazy busy running all over town to train and teach. Lately they've been a pretty relaxed day for me. If I did a "day in the life" post today, you'd all be pretty surprised. I started early with 5:30 and [...]

  • Homemade Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dressing

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    Hey, hey! This is part one of a series featuring homemade salad dressings. I quit buying salad dressings years ago in favor of whipping up my own creations. When I was in high school/college my parents started making their own balsamic vinaigrette for our salads at home. I could never find a bottled balsamic that I [...]

  • Recent Eats + My New Favorite Salad Combo

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    Welcome to recent eats: the salad and smoothie edition. I think that our immediate launch into summer here in Charlotte put me in the mood for cold and light food. I'm NOT COMPLAINING though. I will take 90 degree days over 40 degree days ANYTIME. I am a summer girl through and through. Bring on [...]

  • Recent (REALLY GOOD!) Eats + Rethinking Mashed Cauliflower

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    I take back all the mean things that I said about mashed cauliflower. I was too quick to judge! Back in December I made mashed cauliflower at home for the first time. The problem was that I gave it a half-hearted effort and tried to puree it in small batches in my tiny food processor. [...]

  • April Green Smoothie Challenge: Week 2 Recap

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    It's April 15 and we're officially halfway through Green Smoothie April! I'm here to recap week two and share two important lessons I've learned about getting your green smoothie in. 1) It works best for me to knock it out first thing with breakfast. Last week I decided to wait and have my green smoothie [...]

  • Green Smoothie April: The First 7 Days

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    The first seven days of the Green Smoothie April Challenge are behind us! It's been so fun to see all of your tags on Instagram and Twitter. Keep them coming!!! Remember to use the hashtag #GreenSmoothieApril and tag me @jdecurtins. Y'all have made some really great looking and sounding smoothies and I'm definitely going to [...]

  • Recent Eats: Give Me Salad Edition

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    Time for a look at some recent eats! As always, good stuff for ya today. :) Breakfasts/Brunch I'm not going to show the smoothies (will wait for the challenge week one recap for that) but I have a couple others breakfasts to share. My favorite breakfast pita with scrambled eggs, spinach, roasted tomatoes, feta and [...]

  • Here Comes the Snow + Recent Eats + Snacking Before Dinner

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    Good morning! Rise and shine! It is going to snow in Charlotte today but just a light dusting with no ice so it should be fun. The weather is absolutely nuts because on Monday it was 65 degrees and I ran in shorts and a tank. This morning it's 28 and going to snow. Winters [...]

  • Resetting the Eats + PB&J Smoothie

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    On Sunday I bid farewell to this stuff... Of course I had to go out with a bang. This is a carrot cake whoopie pie with cream cheese filling. My heart skips a beat just looking at it. It tasted better than it even looks. On Monday I said hello to this stuff. Protein, veggies, [...]

  • Halfway There

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    I arrived home from the beach on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. By 7 p.m. I was on a rooftop preparing to practice yoga to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. My yoga practices have been few and far between lately and this one felt good...and right. I wasn't even planning on attending the event [...]

  • The Forgotten Vegetable

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    I so appreciate everyone who took the time to wish me congratulations on my second anniversary of blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. When I ask questions like, "tell me one thing that's changed in your life over the last year," it's not just to illicit responses. I genuinely enjoy reading about the things that you [...]

  • New, Different, Challening

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    I appreciate the encouraging words about my kipping pullups from yesterday's video. It's clear to see that I have a lot of work to do before my kipping even slightly resembles what it's supposed to look like but as I mentioned in my post, I am really okay with that. To be honest, I kind [...]

  • Cleaning It Up + CrossFit Fun

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    I'm back! It's been a bit of a busy week around here so I have been focusing on work. I've been teaching a lot of yoga and we have so much going on at Metro. We're preparing for the opening of our second location and there is so much happening. It's so exciting and I [...]

  • Clean Eating Challenge Review and Tuesday Eats

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    I owe you guys a recap on my 10 Day of Clean Eating Challenge. First things first, let's be honest - I only made it nine days before throwing in the towel. In summary, it wasn't life changing but I did learn a few things. I am definitely addicted to caffeine. I had terrible withdrawal [...]

  • 10 Day Clean Eating Challenge

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    Hello and happy Friday (by the time most of you read this)! I hope everyone had a good week...mine seemed to fly by. Tomorrow kicks off another weekend of yoga teacher training (only three left - can't believe it) and we have it again next weekend. I'm really looking forward to having two weekends in [...]