Breakfast

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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I can smell Autumn dancing in the breeze.  The sweet chill of pumpkin and the crisp sunburnt leaves Just as I mentioned last week, there are certain smells and tastes that we generally will associate with certain seasons.  Last week we talked about apples, this week, we turn to pumpkin!  I can pretty much guarantee […]

Breakfast

Apple Pie Oatmeal

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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe – Carl Sagan Ok, I didn’t invent the universe, but when you make yourself oatmeal that taste like fresh baked apple pie, you get pretty excited! Now that the temperatures are starting to cool off, it’s time to pack away […]

Hamster Bites

Ginger Noodles

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Did you ever have one of those recipes that you decided to try for lunch and like it so much that you made it again for dinner? That is exactly what happened yesterday!  I found this recipe in my 21 day Vegan Kickstart meal plan and decided it was going to be lunch.  Since my […]

Hamster Races

Medal Monday: Houdini 10k – The great escape

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My brain is the key that sets me free – Harry Houdini After a successful race last year, RunAway Shoes brought back the Houdini 10k again!  Since we all loved this race last year, it was a no brainer that we signed up again!  6.2 miles, starting downtown Appleton, winding through Lawrence University and along the […]

Hamster Bites

Barbecue-Style Portobellos

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As I explore more on this meatless/vegan adventure, I am on the lookout for new ideas that the whole family will enjoy!  This first time, I only made the recipe as written (2 servings) and it was so good that I didn’t share.  I guess next time, I need to triple the recipe so that […]

Hamster Bites

Quinoa Pilaf

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Lately, we keep hearing so much about low carb, no carb, carbs are bad and so on.  All carbs are not created equal and the important thing is to fill your diet with the good carbs.  Whole grain carbs are the way to go!  Quinoa is one of those foods that’s fun to say, but […]

Hamster Bites

Lentil Artichoke Stew with Fire Roasted tomatoes

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I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to cool off and the leaves start to change, it’s time to switch it up from the light summer meals to something a little heartier! This simple stew fits that bill!  I have been experimenting with more meatless recipes and stumbled across this one and […]

Nutrition

It’s our diet that is killing us

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As I was going through some of this week’s lessons, I was brought to an article that really made me stop and think.  It’s not that it was anything new to me.  It was the way that really brought the message home.  There are so many things in the article that I could spend hours […]