Letting Go Of Caring About Food

red mango parfait

  I had this Red Mango parfait on Saturday. Can you tell that the Red Mango man made it all wrong? There is a certain system to making the mixed berry parfait which I learned years ago from the Red Mango people! On the bottom: strawberries Then frozen yogurt In the middle: strawberries, blueberries, pumpkin […]

Weekend Highlights – Literally

Red Mango parfait

        Is it just me or does your first cup of coffee in the morning, especially the first cup on a Monday following a time change, go down in literally two sips? My mug is empty. How did that happen? I just brewed it three minutes ago. I had my hair done (fresh […]

Random Issues and Birthday Banana Crisp

running shoes

I may have an insatiable sweet tooth but when it comes to the roasted vegetables from the Whole Foods food bar, I have zero will power. I was at Whole Foods over the weekend just to pick up wild-caught salmon to cook for my mother’s birthday dinner (she loves salmon, me not so much at all unless it […]

WIAW – Recent Eats And Lots Of Apples

sweet potato fries with chick peas and vegetables

  This is not the What I Ate Wednesday I had in mind. I have been planning out some foodie-fun posts like healthy packaged snack choices and finally updating my vegetarian meal planning post but none of that had time to develop because my son STILL HASN’T STARTED SCHOOL. Not that I am complaining or anything […]

Thought Per Picture

acai bowl

  Don’t let this scenic summer photo from Saturday’s long run on the boardwalk fool you. The bright sunshine was relentless throughout the run and trying to find a shady spot was impossible to the point where if I ever run this route again in the summer, I am considering one of those umbrella hats and won’t care […]

WIAW – The Blue Banana

pb banana toast

Last year my mother forced me to try on a dress that I knew I was not my style, was too form-fitting and most likely too short. You love how your mom can still make you try things on even when you are in your thirties. When I came out of the fitting room, we […]

WIAW- Why Are Blueberries So Expensive?

  Oh hello. It’s raining. And pouring. Thankfully, no one around my house is snoring. I have no patience for such a sound. Let’s take a look at what I have been eating this week. I changed up the usual format to keep things interesting… Breakfast Lately:   Important things to note: *I am still on […]

Running, Relaxing, Red Mango and Pizza

    Running, like most things in life, tends to have a cumulative effect. You know, the whole day after day of doing something thinking you have got it all under control until one day you wake up and it hits you like a ton of bricks. Friday morning’s run is best described with bricks. In my legs. I […]

WIAW – Then…And Now

  I have an interesting twist for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday fun. The other day, my friend went through his email archives and came across a survey I once completed long ago. When I say long ago, I mean September 22, 2000. I was fresh out of college, working my first job in the promotions […]

Lazy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie And Why Running Shouldn’t Always Be Pain Free

  I have always been a morning person but a Monday person? Not so much. In fact, I didn’t start liking Monday until my son was old enough to attend school. Then I became all about Monday. If you have kids you understand, if you don’t have kids, you will understand when you do. Anyway,  it is […]

Red Mango, Running Gloves And KT Tape

  I never made it to Panera Bread for the new Hot Chocolate with the chocolate chip marshmallows. Did you try it? How was it? I did get to Red Mango though. Of course I did. We should start playing “Guess How Much Meredith’s Red Mango Parfait Cost This Week”. Wouldn’t that be fun? No? Oh. […]

Who Collects Lip Balm?

As a little girl, I always liked to collect things that interested me. It started with Hello Kitty and stickers, hockey cards and sports memorabilia. As I got older, my collecting matured to collecting things in the housewares department that involved cupcakes and desserts such as dishes, paintings, ice cream bowls, napkins, dish towels….you get my point, yes? […]