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About spinningitall

Join me as I try to spin it all; work, family, exercise, healthy living, and healthy eating. Perhaps we can learn together. Hilarity is certain to be involved.

Not Your College Dorm Ramen!

Ryan and I watched a TV show a few weeks ago where a chef went around and tasted different ramen recipes at various restaurants.  Since then, I have been thinking about it, obsessing over it, and trying to find the … Continue reading

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Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Combine the following in your food processor or blender: 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 5 T honey 1 cup PB  (I used Jif Natural creamy.) 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch of salt Once mixed, stir in 1/2 cup of mini-chocolate … Continue reading

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Cauliflower “Rice” and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, riced 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and towel dried EVOO chili powder cayenne pepper oregano sea salt and ground pepper 1 T grainy seed mustard 1/2 T maple syrup bunch of radishes, thinly sliced handful … Continue reading

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Over-night blueberry french toast *gluten-free

2 cups frozen wild blueberries (Trader Joe’s) 1 loaf of Udi’s bread, cut in cubes (or bread of choice) 5 eggs 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup coconut sugar (you could substitute with honey) 1 tsp vanilla extract … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie *paleo

For the beef mixture: 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef/lamb (I used a mix of both.) 1/2 yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 3 stalks of celery, diced 2 T tomato paste 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/8 tsp ground clove … Continue reading

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Almanzo100 recap, thoughts, and lessons learned…

First of all, watch this video—> Where do I even begin… Sometime back in January I decided to send in my postcard to ride the Almanzo100.  (If you didn’t watch the video above, do so now.) Why? Well, first of all, 100 … Continue reading

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Beef and Black Bean Chipotle Chili

3 15-oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 14-1/2-oz. can diced tomatoes 2 medium chipotle plus 2 Tbs. adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce) 2-2.5 lb. ground beef Sea salt 1 large red onion, finely diced and 3 stalks … Continue reading

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It will never be enough.

Today my dad would have been 70 years old.  Seventy!  Happy Birthday Dad!   You know it’s weird… but I really don’t have many photographs of just me and him.  I wish I would have taken more photos when I was … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients: 15 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 lemon, juice only 1/4 c tahini paste  (I like this kind from WF)                                                         1 clove garlic 2 T EVOO 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt 2 … Continue reading

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Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Bacon Poppy-seed Dressing

Salad: 6 cups of baby kale 1 avocado, sliced 8 strawberries, sliced Dressing: 1/4 cup mayo (the real stuff) 1 T coconut sugar (sub with sugar of choice) 1 T rice vinegar 1/2 tsp poppy-seeds salt and pepper to taste … Continue reading

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