Bendy Zen-ness

My first experience with the bendy zen-ness that is yoga came when I was 18 and living in Vienna. I took a year off in between high school and college and moved there for a year to work as an aupair to a 6-year old Austrian boy who…

Apfelkuchen and a Backyard Transformation

And now, for a brief interruption in the program… Before I regale you with free yoga sites and tasty new smoothie ideas, I want to interject with a recipe for Apfelkuchen (that’s apple cake to those on this side of the pond) that is near and dear to me…

It’s that Time of Year…

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately…guess it’s that time of year! I always seem to get sick between winter and spring, but at least I’m starting to feel a bit better just in time for some beautiful sunshine. In…

Raw Cacao and a Chocolate-y Start to the Day

Hola! Just got back from sunny, vibrant Dominican Republic inspired to get back into the food blogosphere. We had such amazing eats there – mostly fish, fish, and more fish. Fancy pants meals served on white linens are fun and all, but there’s something about a whole grilled…

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Bars and a Sneak Peek

Hokay, so… Oh, man, I haven’t said that in forever, but sometimes it just seems so perfect. Do you all know where it comes from? It was this brilliant little YouTube video that came out during my early years of college (um, that might be before YouTube…

Aquabike and Buttermilk Scones

We’re 2 days out from Timberman now, and it’s official – no running for me. I’ll admit I’m a bit heartbroken to not be able to complete my first half-Ironman (it’ll be my first DNF ever in any kind…

No Oven Required

A couple of weeks ago, when it was ever so hot, I had my three wonderful triathlon training compatriots over for a summer dinner. It was one of those days when my bike commute turned me into a soggy, wilted mess, and any movement in the muggy outdoors felt lethargic…

New Bike (!!!) and Two Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Watching the Tour de France has been especially inspiring lately, since I have (drumroll, please….) a NEW BIKE!!!  Yes, the carbon-fiber fairy has finally come to my door in the form of a fancy pants new bike that is one sweet ride. I know that cycling is 90…

Tired Legs and Tasty Quinoa

This picture is a great way to sum up the leap back into some serious miles on the bike. After a 70-mile hilly ride the other weekend, I was just glad to be able to collapse on the cold wooden floor. Getting up again after that was the worst…

Banana Bread with Bittersweet Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

This past Sunday, I completed my first open-water swim race. You know the saying “Do one thing every day that scares you” from Eleanor Roosevelt? CHECK for Sunday! And you know what? It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It&#8217…