Triathlon Tips: 5 Things to Do (and 5 Things Not to Do)

I was terrified to participate in a triathlon. What if I get kicked in the face?! What if I get trampled in the water? What if I tip over on my bicycle.  Actually, that last one happened, but at least it was during a practice run. ...more
serindipitie That's awesome! Deciding to complete one and training might be the most difficult ...more

When It's Acceptable to Have Beer for Breakfast

There are at least two times when it is completely acceptable to have beer for breakfast...When you're eating beer bread and when it is on St. Patrick's day. I'm sure there are other times as well. On your birthday? I love making beer bread when I'm really craving bread, but I don't want to have to wait for it to rise....more

Labor Day Eats!

Ohh Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. :( So sad that it is already here, it feels like we were just celebrating Memorial Day. It's not too late to whip up these awesome, healthy recipes, they're pretty quick and easy too!...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!! ...more
Sharelle10 Yay! It is so fantastic to have them ready to go when you want to spice up a recipe!more

Beekeeping 101

Step 1: Lose your fear of bees. ok. check.Next!...more

Why you shouldn't eat boxed brownies- And an easy homemade alternative!

will a cold glass of milk for dessert......more

Banana Bread Bars (Gluten, Oil and Sugar Free! ...I'm not even kidding!)

Mmm Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bars. Yikes! Sounds dangerously good. Don't worry they are healthy and delicious! And they are a great way to use up those old bananas rotting away on your counter......more

Have You Watched BlackFish?

The film "Blackfish" has become a well known controversial story about the orca whales captured, living, and being trained at SeaWorld. The film tells the tragic stories of accidents and deaths that have occurred there and at parks similar over the past years. I know this is a health and fitness blog, but I have a love and some educational background in marine biology. I felt I had to establish my stand on this subject. I pray for a day when the idea of large marine mammals, (or any marine animal) living in captivity is an absurd idea....more

Homemade Hard Cider: The Final Steps

The apples have been pressed, the yeast has been cultured, and the sugar has all been turned into CO2 and alcohol!...more

3 Day Detox Grocery List

Here is the grocery list for the three day detox. It may seem like a long list of items, but many of them you probably already have stashed away in your cupboards. The fruits can be used fresh or frozen depending on what is in season in your area. I tried to use a similar recipe scheme so that ingredients could be bought in more of a bulk form to save more money....more