Jan
19

Have you guys been to my friend Liz’s site yet? She’s a mama of two who blogs about healthy authentic food with global flavors. I freaking love her because she’s the real deal in every way; Liz tells it how it is and keeps herself authentic and real. We’ve been friends for years and every single time we’re together we giggle over the most ridiculous things (including that one time she had someone deliver Buffalo Wild Wings to my hotel room).

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Jan
18

Thank you SO much for all of your comments, touching thoughts and prayers on my last wellness post. Your support is like a breath of fresh air as my heart longs for compassion and understanding. Often these posts are much easier to write then they are to say, because saying them makes it true and real, and all the things bubble up to the surface that you never knew hurt so much.

So here we are: Part Two of my Wellness Story. Part two of me just laying it all out there. Writing nonsensically because it makes sense to me.

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Jan
16

Outrageously delicious & healthy sweet potato BBQ turkey meatloaf stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese. Easy to make and bound to become a dinner staple!

This weekend was rejuvenating in the best way. I slept in on Saturday, sipped on my hot morning coffee with vanilla almond milk, enjoyed an RXBar, then left for an intense workout. Afterwards I came home with a mission to get organized and just spend some time alone. Can I just say how freakin’ good it felt?!

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Jan
10

Kale waldorf salad with chopped chicken breast, avocado, goat cheese, tart cranberries, apples and crunchy toasted walnuts. Tossed in an easy light balsamic vinaigrette for the most delicious healthy lunch or dinner.

Of course my first recipe of 2017 is bound to be a salad. Hashtag #typical?

To be completely honest with you, I don’t eat as many salads as I used to. I remember when I basically lived at the Whole Foods salad bar for lunch and dinner. My memories of the salad bar are fond; the cajun roasted sweet potatoes, sesame broccoli and detox kale salad tasted like pure gold after a workout.

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Jan
08

First of all, thank you for the love and support on my post last week. I can’t tell you how much it lifted up my spirits and brought tears to my eyes. Even though the post was incredibly difficult to publish, your encouragement and overwhelming positivity never ceases to amaze me. In fact, it’s given me inspiration to keep on writing what’s in my heart and bringing more life stories back into my posts. Part two will come very soon, I promise.

In the meantime, I’ve been a busy little lady. I spent the weekend in Minneapolis with Lee and Katie freezing my booty off and working on Healthy Glow Co and Healthy Glow Guide content planning. I’m feeling more inspired than ever.

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Jan
05

Welcome to 2017 my loves. This is the year where we be who we really are. The year of goods and bads and ups and downs and everything inbetween. The year we accept our faults and work towards our future. The year we forgive and forget and move on. The year we look for happiness in all the right places instead of the same places. The year we travel and take adventures to feed our souls. The year we give back to those who need it. The year where we practice compassion and forget our versions of perfect.

This is our year. Your year.

Every time a new year begins, I’m fairly ready to welcome it with open arms. It’s as though a new calendar year turns me into this person filled with endless inspiration, goals, adventure and wonder. But when the high of the New Year goes away, what’s left?

What’s left is who you are. Who you want to become. And who you’ve always been.

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Dec
30

So, can we chat about Audiobooks for a quick sec? Who else has started listening to audiobooks > reading? *Raises hand*

As much as I adore reading and cozying up in a corner chair for an afternoon, I find myself never having the time anymore, but I still enjoy escaping into a suspenseful story or feeling connected to a heart-gripping memoir. That’s where Audible comes in.

Tony recently got both the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot and we downloaded Audible. It’s been amazing because while I’m baking in the kitchen or writing blog posts, I can listen to a story and feel like I’m actually there. The narrators do a wonderful job at making each book come alive, and through your imagination, you can envision yourself within each storyline.

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Dec
29

There’s beauty in not know what the future may hold for you. Don’t you think? It kind of builds this crazy sense of excitement in planning and anticipating what will come next.

For me, I’ve been so thrilled to see Ambitious Kitchen grow and flourish over the years.

Right now I find myself anticipating what’s  could be next, and for some reason, I have this crazy feeling that 2017 might just be the best year I’ve ever had. I have so many things planned:launching healthyglow.co, a site change, finishing up my cookbook proposal, traveling, decorating my home, and of course, starting my rug shop! 

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Dec
27

Hi hi hi! This week in between sharing healthy recipes, I’m going to go over some of YOUR favorite recipes from 2016. The ones that were most clicked on, made and devoured over this crazy year.

First though, a few thanks are in order!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here and making my recipes. You make doing what I love possible and I would never be here without you.

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