Pizza Pasta Stuffed Peppers

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Sure, you've had peppers on your pizza. But have you ever had pizza in your peppers? My Pinterest feed has been full of Mexican-inspired stuffed pepper recipes, which got me thinking: why not go Italian? Not only is this fresh, nutritious meal full vitamin C and very low in sodium, but it's also super-filling, vegan and totally customizable with your favorite "toppings." Pizza Pasta Stuffed Peppers Serves ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Long-Lasting Produce + Hard Home Workouts

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Good morning, sunshines! How have you been? Besides jamming to my new go-to playlist, I had another week full of busy work days, doctor check-ups and new-to-me adventures, including a baseball game, a restaurant week outing and a super-fun wine and cheese party. I've found that keeping my social calendar booked has been key to keep my mind off my injuries and the fact that I can't be as active as I would like. Plus, it's good for the ...continue reading

Running Comeback Playlist!

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As I mentioned on Sunday, my podiatrist and arm orthopedist both told me I may be able to jump back into (at least a little) activity around Labor Day. I'm itching to get back to running, yoga, biking, strength training, etc.—I'm sorely missing my main form of stress relief! While I stick with walking and dream of the return of my regular workouts, I put together a fun workout playlist inspired by my little accident and my subsequent ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Winner

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Whew! Can you believe it's already Sunday again? I had a full, fun week that included a visit to the farmers market and taking home the world's largest zucchini, a couple medical appointments (hopefully I'll be good to go in another couple weeks!) and a few fun outings to explore some uncharted (to me) Des Moines territory. Today I'm planning to whip up some muffins with all of that summer squash and take a stroll around my neighborhood ...continue reading

Vanilla Maple Nectarines

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Peach fuzz might be cute on the boys of One Direction. But in my snack bowl? No thanks. So when I'm feeling less-than-willing to peel my fruit, I opt for nectarines—the hairless cousin of the peach. I spotted these beauties on sale for 99 cents a pound this weekend at the grocery store and set out to put them to good use in a new dessert. And a grill pan was invited to the party! I've never grilled fruit before, but why should ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Giveaway

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Happy Sunday! I've spent a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating my parents' 32nd anniversary (!) after a fun week that included an outdoor concert, a work outing to the Iowa State Fair and plenty of walks to enjoy the picture perfect weather. Hopefully those walks will turn into runs soon after my podiatrist appointment on Tuesday! We'll get to the purpose of the picture above soon. First, here are some links that caught my eye ...continue reading