Apr

17

Cumin Spiced Chickpeas and Carrots
with Couscous

So where were we? Oh yeah, we moved. And it was just as stressful as I thought it would be and then some. I told JB I’m not doing that again for another 2-3 years! WHEW! We’re settling in and left with the fun part–making it our home by buying furniture and hanging art work. Life […]

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Mar

25

Thyme Roast Chicken with
Root Vegetables and Pears

Well, long time no see, eh blog world? It’s not that I haven’t been thinking of you. Oh no, quite the contrary. I have thought of you constantly–what should my next post be? What photos will I take? When will I find the time to take them, edit them, post them and then write some […]

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Oct

08

Butternut Squash Pasta Toss

Everyone is going pumpkin crazee! Seriously. It’s like, the temperature drops, the leaves start turning, no wait, the leaves are not even changing colors and yet there is a line out the door of your local Starbucks full of handwringing, mouth salivating crazed patrons waiting to order a grande PSL. The PSL, for those of […]

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Sep

18

Roast Salmon and Summer Vegetables

Saturday morning I woke up and found a significant chill in the air. After I finished a very brief happy dance (it’s fall!!) I got serious–“What am I going to wear on the ride?” It was 47 degrees, but also sunny. Should I go with a base layer and arm warmers only? What about a […]

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Sep

04

Noodles with Spicy Garlic Shrimp
and Vegetables

I had lunch with a friend the other day and she asked me if I missed triathlon. “Not at all,” was my reply. Mostly because I have this new challenge of trying to figure out how to race my bike in not just one, but two, very unique types of racing: road and cyclocross.

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Aug

06

Fig and Arugula Pesto Pizza

What’s the strangest thing you have eaten while training or racing? I remember one year, when I had a couple of 70.3s scheduled, I decided that my sole source of race nutrition would consist of Pop Tarts.

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Aug

02

Spicy Chicken Wings
with Avocado Dipping Sauce

Let’s talk about being outside of your comfort zone. Boy, oh boy, do I know something about that! It seems like the last three years have been spent entirely outside of my comfort zone. But you know what they say. Um, what is it that they say? You can’t grow if… no pain, no gain? […]

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Jun

17

Pork and Mango Stir-Fry

JB and I have this running joke–he keeps threatening to buy a box of mangos from a guy who sells them from the back of his truck. If this were Hawaii, or some other tropical locale, that would seem normal and acceptable. But this is Chicago. Where is this guy getting his boxes and boxes […]

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Jun

14

Turkey Burgers with Spicy Apricot Glaze

Did you know today is Flag Day? I only knew because Facebook told me, and that is where I get 90 percent my news these days. I don’t know if that’s sad or just a sign of the times. And not knowing too much about Flag Day, I turned to another credible news source, Wikipedia, which […]

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May

27

Jerk Chicken with
Black Bean Sweet Potato Hash

  Spring has finally arrived in Chicago. While “she” might think of it as being fashionably late, I think she was down right rude! I mean, come on! Two months late? Spring, you have some explaining to do. And then, like the party girl that she is, she has up and left us, and we […]

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