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    Another Year Behind, Another Year Ahead…

    It has been a lengthy minute since my last post. And with good reason. The 2nd half of 2018 was a year of major changes for our family. The most notable season of change occurred in autumn, when two of our children started at new schools, we changed our childcare arrangements, and I started a new position within my company at a new location.  During this time of transition to our new routine, any energy I once had left at the end of the day for writing down my thoughts was absolutely non-existent! I will be completely transparent and say that I STILL do not have the zest for writing that…

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    Earth Day

    It’s Earth Day, today!  Like many of us, I find myself marveling often at the majestic beauty of our planet.  We are so blessed to be living this life among our Mother’s trees, streams, oceans, valleys and mountain tops.    There is one planet like ours; no other planets offer the same air, water, shelter or lifeforms (that we know of!). My love for hiking, walking, running, biking and traveling all stem from my appreciation of our planet and her endless beauty.  Every venture outdoors is one that brings fresh gratitude for our great fortune of living this blessed adventure.  I can’t think of one location that I’ve traveled to…

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    Baked Salmon & Butternut Squash

    My family eats salmon once or twice a week.  I’m a pescatarian, meaning a vegetarian who also eats seafood.  Salmon is a super healthy alternative to other more traditional proteins such as chicken, beef or pork.  There are thousands of yummy ways to prepare and serve salmon, but our go-to method 3/4’s of the year is to bake it.  The other 1/4, we grill it.  Either way, salmon is a super fast, easy, and healthy meal option! Extremely heart-healthy, salmon is a great source of Omega 3’s, Protein, B12, B6, Vitamin D, plus key minerals.  Read more about the health benefits of salmon here. This week, we had baked salmon…

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    Vegetarian Quinoa & Bean Tacos

    It seems like every family has or wants an Instant Pot in their kitchen!  I spent some time researching the Instant Pot and other pressure cooker options a couple of months ago, and for Christmas I gifted a CrockPot Express to my mom, mother-in-law, and myself.  I was SUPER skeptical of whether or not I would like one of these contraptions, but after AaaaaLL the moms were RAVING about them, I decided to give it a whirl.  I mean, I have about 3 minutes from the time I walk in the door after work until the time the kids ask me for food, so anything promising a shorter cook time…

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