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  • Meal Plan: Week of 11/6 + Last Week’s Eats

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    I just planned our menu for the week and it's making me feel very hungry and excited to cook. This is probably also due to my long run yesterday and the increase in hunger that I tend to have the day after. It's pretty crazy but I also think a big part of it is [...]

  • A Change of Run Scenery + This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have to tell you again how happy I am to be back on the meal planning bandwagon. I've been visiting the farmers market on Saturdays and buying whatever looks good and then menu planning around the things that I've purchased. I'm having so much fun spending an hour or so on Sunday mornings browsing Pinterest, magazines [...]

  • Lumi Lunch + National Puppy Day + What I Bought at Whole Foods

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    Good morning! Thanks for two things. First, all of your interest in the KIND bar giveaway. Second, your amazing responses. I know I ask y'all to tell me what you're grateful for regularly when it comes to giveaways but it's only because I think it's such a good "stop, pause, think" activity + I ADORE [...]

  • What A Week of Food Shopping Looks Like for Me

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    Good morning. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe. Many of my friends in Atlanta and Birmingham have endured really scary situations with this winter weather...like having to spend the night in offices, 12-hour commutes to go just a few miles, being stranded in gridlock overnight, problems getting to their children and so on. [...]

  • Five (Easy) Healthy Dinner Ideas

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    A little change of pace today. Instead of a recap of my day, I want to share five dinner ideas that are both healthy and easy. I find that no matter how busy and crazy my life gets, cooking a healthy and delicious meal at the end of the day helps me to relax and [...]

  • Weekly Menu Plan, Engagement Party and WAFFLES

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    I haven't posted weekly menu plans for the last few weeks because our schedule has been crazy. It was so nice to sit down this morning and put together a well thought out menu plan and grocery list. Also, I had time to make waffles for breakfast and pita bread for the week. Ahh...so relaxing! [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 8/23 (late!)

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    Apologies for the very late menu planning post today but I taught BodyPump this morning, went straight to work where I played catch up after being out Thursday and Friday and then hit the yoga studio (for what turned out to be the hardest class I have attended in a long time - totally caught [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 8/16

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    Better late than never, right? Here’s the menu plan for this week. Please keep in mind that I’m only preparing meals Sunday-Wednesday this week because we’re flying to DC on Thursday for a long weekend! Sunday Grilled ribeye (using the T-Rex method) topped with blue cheese Grilled zucchini, squash and mushrooms Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 7/25

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    I'm really excited about this week's menu plan. Several fun dinners and a baking project! :D Sunday Fig and Prosciutto Pizza - the figs are finally starting to ripen on my mother in law's tree! Expect lots of fig-inspired things in the coming weeks. Monday Chile Marinated Pork in the Style of Oaxaca (translation: pork [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 7/20 and an Ethiopian Feast

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    Today has been so relaxing. I had NO PLANS other than a yoga and baking. Ahh...so needed after traveling the last three weekends. One of the benefits of having no plans was being able to menu plan this afternoon! Here's what this week is looking like! Monday Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and Basil Salad [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 7/12

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    There’s not much to this week’s menu plan due to busy schedules but still wanted to share with you guys since I missed last week. Things should calm down here in the next couple weeks and I’ll be cooking more. I’m really missing my evenings in the kitchen. No matter how stressful life is, cooking [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 6/13

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    Last week’s menu planning post was very well received so I will continue to share our weekly menu plans. I created this week's menu plan on Sunday afternoon while I watched The Avett Brothers perform at Bonnaroo on YouTube. It was an awesome show! I kind of felt like I was at Bonnaroo but with [...]

  • Menu Planning Monday

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    After posting about how to menu plan and shop for the week a couple of weeks ago, I thought it might be beneficial for me to share my weekly menu plans with you. I usually menu plan and shop on Sundays but as I discussed yesterday, Sunday was a random one for us this week. [...]

  • How to Menu Plan and Grocery Shop for the Week

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    I received an email today from one of our law school friends asking for advice on how to avoid eating out and finding the motivation to cook at home on the weeknights. If you read my food blog then you know how much a believe in the power of menu planning. When someone asks for [...]