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Kitchen Adventures: Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant
Saturday, November 21, 2020      12 comments

It’s been getting colder (ish?) here in Wisconsin, so for the last several weeks I’ve been focused on batch-cooking soups. And while soups and stews are amazing and homey and comforting, I’ve also missed trying my hand at other entrees. Fas... Read more
My next running challenge
Sunday, October 04, 2020      16 comments

What can I say - I’m hooked! I finished my first ever virtual running challenge early this week. It was a 222-mile Race Across Wisconsin, which started June 1 and ran through September 30. ... Read more
Weekend Adventures: Camping in Door County
Monday, September 07, 2020      10 comments

What a great weekend! I made it up to Door County for a few days, and got some much needed fresh air and time with a few old friends. ... Read more
Race Progress
Monday, August 31, 2020      13 comments

I’ve got one month to go to finish the Race Across Wisconsin, and I actually have a very good shot at finishing! I was doubtful. I signed up late, in July, and got in about 14 miles total for the first month. But that was my normal then. I ... Read more
Signed up for a “Race”
Saturday, July 11, 2020      17 comments

I’ve been struggling with motivation. Usually I look forward to running races, and that pushes me to run a little farther, a little faster. I’ve been maintaining a running schedule, getting out 2 days a week every week, but I had stopped im... Read more
Weekend Adventures: Paddling the WI River
Sunday, July 05, 2020      13 comments

Today some friends and I went on a socially distanced paddle on the Lower Wisconsin River! We took it slow and easy, with a couple longer breaks. Altogether we made it 10 miles in 5-ish hours! Great workout!! ... Read more
Ready for the Next 5%
Friday, June 19, 2020      8 comments

The past month has been so hard. Between the...well the world, basically, and my own problems i have felt very overwhelmed these past weeks. I’m ready to move forward, and I’m finding that focusing on one step, one decision, is super helpful. T... Read more
Biking at the Arboretum
Friday, May 22, 2020      10 comments

Got in a good bike ride at the UW Arboretum! The magnolias were nearly done and lilacs were a little past their peak - but the crabapples were amazing!! ... Read more
A Belated Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Sunday, May 10, 2020      7 comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo Sparkfriends! Since I couldn’t go out and celebrate with friends, I made my own vegan taco bar and homemade margaritas! The margaritas - I make a super simple and adaptable margarita mix. Combine 2 cups water and 3... Read more
I made it a month!
Monday, April 27, 2020      12 comments

Since injuring myself a couple years ago, I’ve really struggled to get back into a running routine. Whether it was time, or family commitments, or reinjury or surgery recovery, or even depression...I started and restarted couch to 5K programs do... Read more
Cooking Adventures: Lasagna Roll-Ups
Sunday, April 12, 2020      12 comments

Today I tried a new recipe that’s full of fresh veggies and smells amazing! Hopefully it’ll taste amazing too... I’ve tried my hand at lasagna a few times, but the pans are always too big for just me. The frozen results never reheated well,... Read more
My hopes, my dreams, my fears
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      9 comments

I’ll start with my fears. I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not living my life. When my grandma died she had been completely bed-ridden for 2 years due to unmanaged diabetes and her weight (about 500 lbs). That’s my fear. I’ll be unable t... Read more
The Blog I Dreaded Writing
Sunday, March 29, 2020      10 comments

I find myself losing and regaining the same 10 pounds over and over again. I know exactly why. You can't exercise your way out of a poor diet. I'm a vegetarian (12 years now, hard to believe!) and a pretty good cook! I meal plan and p... Read more
Taco Dinner Party!
Monday, February 17, 2020      11 comments

I had some friends over for a belated Galentine’s Day celebration, and made up an amazing taco bar!! I made a few different veggie stuffings - this barbecue jackfruit is a personal favorite! https://minimalistbaker.
com/spicy-ja... Read more
Adventures in Cooking
Sunday, February 09, 2020      10 comments

Today I tried a couple of new recipes! I had never riced cauliflower before, it turned out to be really easy in the food processor. Some of it got rolled up into grilled eggplant involtini. I roasted one eggplant, diced, with an onion,... Read more

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