Vicky

I love food, running and Disney but not always in that order. I enjoy being in the kitchen and experimenting with different flavors, you never know what you'll come up with.

Fearless Fridays - Hot Weather Running Tips

©iStockphoto.com/Dustin Eli Brunson The weather has been hot, sticky and humid for the last few days. That's great if you can sit poolside or on your deck with a lemonade in hand, but what if running is part of your daily routine? You might be wondering how you can run in this weather. Here are a few of my tips for running in the heat. Hot weather running tips ...more

Whole Wheat Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

 My dad was away last week and I thought it would be nice for my mom and I to spend some time together, so we went to a well-known breakfast joint. Why not have someone else do the cooking, clear the table and wash the dishes? A good idea, in theory. The actual breakfast and service left a lot to be desired. I ordered my favourite: blueberry pancakes, while my mom ordered an omelet. It took the kitchen nearly 25 minutes to complete the order and when the food arrived, it wasn't good. You know how some people make jokes about burning toast. Well, the toast wasn't burnt but it was rock hard, and my pancakes were cold and somehow hard on the edges and soft in the middle. I couldn't figure that one out. If a breakfast place can't make pancakes or toast properly, they're in big trouble. The lady the restaurant is named after would not be happy to know one of her franchises wasn't even able to make toast or pancakes properly. Oh c'est la vie, I guess. Oops, I might have said too much. In any case, I decided to make breakfast at my house this weekend. Except... I was out of white flour. ...more

Lemon blueberry buttermilk muffins

My friend Elizabeth recently asked me for a muffin recipe. I had to think about that one for a minute because it's been a while since I've made any. But it didn't take me long to dig out one of my favorites. This is one for lemon blueberry buttermilk muffins. And since I'm sharing it with her, I'm going to share them with you as well. ...more

Fearless Friday - 10 Tips For New Runners

One of my awesome readers asked me recently if I had tips for someone who's just starting to run. Do I? Running is a great form of exercise that lets you get outside and is a great confidence builder. But like anything else, there are a few things you should know before you start out. Here's my own list of tips for new runners.  I wish I knew some of these when I started out a few years ago. ...more
 @cagey333  I completely agree that signing up for a 5K is a great for motivation. Especially ...more

Long Run Cake

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A Recipe For Six Grain Bread

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Sweet Ginger Shrimp with Dill and Quinoa

 I can't believe it's June already! Part of me is looking forward to summer but the other part of me wishes I had eaten better over the past few months. Hot weather means less clothing and it's hard to cover up, if you know what I mean. Vanity aside, running long distances with extra weight isn't easy either. It can be hard on your joints and you use more energy to run fast. This month is a good time to start eating clean so you can fit into that new swimsuit. So let's kick things off with a recipe using quinoa. ...more