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Year Recipe Recap

Hello friends and happy Friday!
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  I know we had some delicious food and have so much to be thankful for this year.

Life has been pretty crazy lately between some travels, getting over bronchitis, pet sitting, getting things settled with the hubs new job & car, making plans for an upcoming market I will be selling my homemade beauty products at, settling travel plans for the holidays, studying, and attempting to get rest and workouts in! And I decided last night to have a small holiday party before all the craziness begins!
I have been doing lots of cooking, but not a whole lot of recipe creation (unless you count my first attempt at stuffing that turned out awesome), so I want to bring back some recipes today from earlier this year!

Today I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for a Free for all themed week!
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Taco Soup
Gefüllte Paprika
Easy Black Bean Soup
Gluten Free Breakfast Panini

Spring Rolls
Blackberry & Avocado Salad
Gluten Free Pizza
Butternut Squash Nachos

Carrot Fries
Breakfast Waffle Quesadilla
Scottish Porridge
Chocolate Chippers

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their awesome mouthwatering recipes!!

Do you have an awesome recipe you’d love to share? Link up with us on Fridays for our weekly Foodie Friday posts! (Co-hosted by Annmarie, Farrah, Esther + Jess.)

  • Please link back to the co-hosts, and comment/share at least a couple other Foodie Friday posts! Don’t just leave your link and run away! :O
  • Please only link up recipe posts! 🙂
  • Join us next week for some Holiday Baking themed recipes!

May you be filled with joy and health!
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Blackberry & Avocado Salad 

Hello all!  I am slowly getting back to blogging. My sweet friend Emily passed away 2 weeks ago and it really threw me for a loop.  I miss her so much, but I am so glad she is no longer in pain and suffering from the cancer that had taken over parts of her body.  She will live on in the legacy of her amazing husband and sweet kiddos.

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On top of dealing with the grief of losing Emily, Houston (and other parts of TX) have been getting so much rain and the flooding has been terrible.  Thankfully we have not had any issues at either of our houses, but not everyone has been as fortunate.  I usually LOVE water, but I am at the point where I would be happy to not see rain for the rest of the summer! Sadly we have more and more of it in the forecast 😦

In the midst of the rainy weather I decided to get creative with some of the raw fruits and veggies I had laying around.
I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our raw themed week!

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Blackberry and Avocado salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of lettuce (I prefer romaine and spinach)
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 grilled chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tomato, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 TBS red pepper hummus

Directions

  1. Place lettuce on a large plate.
  2. Add fruits and veggies.
  3. Add avocado and/or hummus in place of a dressing.
  4. Enjoy and be refreshed!

 

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their awesome mouthwatering recipes!!

Do you have an awesome recipe you’d love to share? Link up with us on Fridays for our weekly Foodie Friday posts! (Co-hosted by Annmarie, Farrah, Esther + Jess.)

  • Please link back to the co-hosts, and comment/share at least a couple other Foodie Friday posts! Don’t just leave your link and run away! :O
  • Please only link up recipe posts! :)
  • Join us next week for some On-the-go snacks themed recipes!

 

Be filled with health and joy!

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Inspiring Blogger Award!

I loved opening my twitter account the other day to THIS!
It was such a surprise and a treat!
Tiffany is an amazing athlete and has such a fun blog to read!  Thank you for the nomination!!!

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The Rules:

  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other blogs you enjoy, then comment on their posts to let them know that you have nominated them.

Seven Things About Me:

1. Ever since I was in third grade, my passion for sports was volleyball!  I loved it so much that it became my dream to play for the Olympic team.  Unfortunately that dream crumbled when I found out I had several tumors in my back/on my scapula and they had to remove them along with other bone and muscle.  I still enjoy a good pick-up game, and my serve is still pretty great if I do say so myself 🙂  Now I focus on my running instead!
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2. I have lived in 13 states! Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois (2 times), New York, Pennsylvania (4 times), Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas.
I always did really well in geography classes!  Haha
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3. My favorite place to visit is Costa Rica!  I have been there 9 times, but it has been a while now!  I must plan a trip ASAP!
Here are a few of my fav pics from over the years!
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4.  I used to HATE salads!  As in, I would have one small lettuce leaf, and then pile on all the other ingredients.  I am sure they were not really super healthy when I used to eat this this way (circa 2000).  I am so glad I realized that I actually DO like salads, but only when the ingredients are amazing!
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5.  We used to have a dog! But sadly he ran away…Once we have a better yard/fence/house, I want another dog.  And one that I can run with would be ideal!
Any advice about running with dogs and which breed is the best is welcome!!!
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6. My goal for my 40th birthday is to have completed a half marathon in each state!  5 states down, 45 to go in the next 7 years!  And I am thinking Hawaii for the big 4-0!!
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7. If I could have any animals as pets and they would live in harmony in my back yard, I would have an elephant, and a zebra!
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Here are the blogs I am nominating!
1. Lauren @ lnrbformiles
2. Emily @ Whatever Floats Your Oats
3. Farrah @ Fairyburger
4. Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder
5. Anne Marie @ The Fit Foodie Momma
6. Maria @ Pappa Don’t Preach
7. Susan @ Occasional Genius
8. Lindsay @ Lean Green Bean
9. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
10. Ella @ Pure Ella
11. Sammy @ Peace, Love and Ice Cream
12. Elle @ According to Elle
13. Carly @ Fine Fit Day
14. Jonathan @ Real Fit Social
15. The Scoot-A-Doot ladies @ Scoot-A-Doot

 

Thank you for taking time out to read a little more about me!  Thank you again Tiffany for the nomination!
Now go read the amazing blogs I am nominating!!