No Pizza?! + Recent Meals with Butternut Squash + Crownie Cake

cookie cake

There isn’t one slice of pizza in this post today which means I haven’t had pizza in at least a week! I was in the city the other day so a bagel from Pick a Bagel was necessary once again. I had a whole wheat bagel with lettuce, tomato, and vegetable cream cheese. Oh, how I […]

What I Ate Wednesday September 14, 2016

pre-run oatmeal banana and coffee

  You have no idea how this site has tested my patience over the last ten days! Each time I think things are running smoothly and back to normal, something else pops up. I am so over dealing with the technology side of this blog that I have even settled for some of my older posts, including Monday’s post, to include […]

Rosh Hashanah & Weekend Stuff

food prep

  If you are looking for me this morning, I will be seated in temple for Rosh Hashanah services, most likely with one hand on the prayer book pretending to be following along with my other hand attempting to cover my son’s mouth to keep him quiet. In the meantime, some weekend highlights: We went to Red […]

WIAW – Holiday Pep Talk

roasted butternut squash with brussels sprouts, plum tomatoes, apples and avocado

If you are looking for some sort of pep talk with magical tips on how to stay on track during the holidays, you may have come to the wrong place. I get all nutty when I see all of the Holiday Season workout challenges and “healthy eating” tips for avoiding the weight gain. I even change the channel when the Holiday health/weight […]

WIAW- Peanut Butter Cup Apple Bowls


  I spent Veteran’s Day re-organizing my son’s notebooks for school. Like really, I don’t even understand how or why his binders are such a disaster. I asked if he felt as though he was being raised in chaos and disorganization because his loose papers, missing pen caps, scattered pencil sharpening remnants and the need for reinforcements […]

WIAW – Butternut Squash & Baked Ziti Recipe

whole grain butternut squash baked ziti

  You know I have zero will power around roasted vegetables. I had no business roasting an entire butternut squash all at once on Sunday. Usually I roast a serving at a time because I have been known to polish roasted vegetables off as if they are a big bag of m&m’s on an extreme craving day. […]

What I Ate Wednesday – Meatless Meatball Recipe!

  I am so glad that today is What I Ate Wednesday because I finally have the recipe for the meatless meatballs all ready to share with you. Before I get to the recipe though, let’s take a look at some other fun foods I have been enjoying: BREAKFAST: While I am still totally on […]


Happy Friday friends! It took me a minute to realize it wasn’t Sunday since I ran my Saturday long route yesterday in preparation for the blizzard. It is already snowing outside and I have heard the lines for gas are super long. Everyone is clearly in a panic based upon the gas shortage that occurred […]