Post-Workout Grapefruit Sherbet [Recipe] + WIAW

You know it’s hot when your shoulders sweat.

At least I wipe off my bench at the gym! 

If I do cardio, I prefer to do it after I lift so I don’t get too tired.  The problem is that it’s a 10 minute jog to the gym, so I feel like I should just add on another 20 and be done with it.  Yesterday was one of those days.  By the time I arrived at the gym I was burning up and covered in sweat.

Lifting after that was hard at first, but I got into the groove.  I felt bad about being so sweaty in the weight section, but hey… it IS a gym.  And I am a good citizen of the gym world – I always use the stray to clean off my sweat puddles.  Unlike some other people.

Shoulder sweat

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Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes [Gluten-Free Recipe]

Pancakes are never a bad idea.

Especially when you have a super-ripe banana. 

My bananas have two speeds: too green or too brown.  How do I miss that window of a perfectly yellow banana?  I guess I can’t complain if it results in pancakes!

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes… 

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Strange But Good: 10 Back-to-School Recipes

I’m not going back to school.

That would be strange and not good.  

Grade school, college, and grad school was enough for me, but congrats to all the kids (and their parents) braving the start of the year!  I’m here for you in spirit… and in taking the strange but goodness to school.

If I was going back to school or sending a kid to school, here are 10 Back-to-School Recipes I would make.

10 Back-to-School Recipes

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Basil Avocado Hummus [Recipe]

Creamy hummus is the key to life.

I’m on exaggerating a little.

I first learned the secret to achieving store-bought-creamy hummus at home a couple of years ago.  If you peel the beans before you blend them, the resulting hummus is almost impossibly smooth.  And that’s exactly what I did for this week’s Basil Avocado Hummus.

Peeling garbanzo beans

Peel EVERY little Garbanzo?!  I thought you had to be nuts to waste all that time peeling a can of beans… until I tried it. … 

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Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup [Recipe]

Soup in August?

When you’re sick, that’s a must. 

Some of my souper creations were chilled, but the recipe I’m going to share today is for a hot soup often referred to as Jewish Penicillin.

Vegas caught a summer cold.  How you can get a cold in the summer, I have no idea… but it happens to me about once a year.  And apparently to Vegas.  I decided to cure her with a big bowl of Matzo Ball Chicken Soup.

Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup

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Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes + WIAW

I lost Vegas.

Not literally, thank god. 

We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset.  Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going.  She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.

Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night.  I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done.  She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms.  She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).

Strawberry Cinnamon Protein Pancakes… 

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Resetting My Diet + WIAW

All good things must come to an end.

Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.

I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life.  Enjoying is just what we did in Greece.  There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT).  Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment.  Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.

diet… 

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