Summery Soba Suppers

by Hillary on August 21, 2014

Girlfriend date nights are always welcome, especially smack dab in the middle of a busy week.

Last night I got together with my foodie friend for a healthy meal in her comfy and quaint apartment that she only moved into days prior.

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Let’s cook!

She has already broken in the kitchen by making a jumbo Ball jar of blueberry ginger kombucha(!) and canning fig walnut thyme lavender jam; but, we celebrated good food and friends with mason jar Moscow Mules (of course!) and a kale soba noodle salad.

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Mini Moscow Mules

Our inspiration for dinner was actually this Kale Salad with Peaches, Corn & Honey-Basil Vinaigrette, but we left aside the bread for buckwheat (soba) noodles instead. Lavender chevre and a fresh fig garnish made for an extra unique tasting experience.

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Tonight, I used the leftover soba noodles and kale, added raw veggies and sesame, and tossed it all with homemade peanut sauce – nothing better than a cold noodle salad after a sweaty at-home workout!

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What is the most random mix of ingredients you’ve eaten?

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Currently {August ’14}

by Hillary on August 20, 2014

Currently…

 

breaking in my new kicks (a.k.a. running more often)

juggling a full schedule

grateful for all the opportunities of late via this blog

anxious to launch my health coaching website*

indecisive about apartment decor; as a result, my living room is accessorized with furniture boxes

waking with half-caff cold brew every morning, headache-free

skeptical about the nut butter recall

munching on toast nearly every AM

missing my beau

feasting on local heirloom tomatoes, as is

inspired by this Instagram fitness guru

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What are you grateful for, inspired by, munching on?

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*If you are interested in the IIN curriculum or think you might want a health coach for yourself, please contact me.

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Snatches, Stairs & Savasana {Weekly Workouts}

08.17.2014
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It’s Monday! Last week was a bit rough, but it’s time to tackle this new week with enthusiasm! On the docket: park run with with my college friend (who moved back into town yesterday!) // Dad visits // dinner with my foodie friend // blog project deadline // IIN coaching call // prepping for P’s b-day […]

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What I’m Loving Lately {August 2014}

08.13.2014
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It’s almost Thursday! Thank goooodness – it has been a rough start to the week. Loves of late… Philosophy Sunshine Grace Perfume – an impulse purchase during Mother-Daughter Weekend Yes to Carrots Coconut Cooling Lip Oil – I had to go back to Target to buy another one just in case it is seasonal and […]

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I Can Still Race {Weekly Workouts}

08.10.2014
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I surprised myself today.  I walked (literally) to today’s race with no expectations. I, of course, wanted to to cross the finish line feeling strong, but I did not have a goal time in mind. I thought a low to mid-8 minute/mile pace might be doable; but, considering that I have not raced in a […]

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Weekending with Mom II

08.04.2014
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Mother-Daughter Weekend, Summer 2014 edition was full and fulfilling. Friday Night After showering from my sweaty workout, my mom and I headed downtown for drinks and sushi… and gelato. We started at one of my favorite bars, Argus, and shared a couple of new-to-us cocktails with rosemary-infused gin, mmm. Next, we made our way down the street […]

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Rest Then Run {Weekly Workouts}

08.04.2014
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Good Monday to ya! It felt great to detox from social media this past weekend and enjoy (a busy, on-the-go) Mother-Daughter Weekend to the fullest. Now it’s Monday, and my body is ready for a day of true rest. There was a lot of “resting” last week, too, so I guess it’s the name of the […]

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Weekend {Social Media} Cleanse

08.01.2014
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This weekend I am taking a much-needed break from all computer screens and having some quality down time with my mama/best friend (note: I wrote this post before the weekend commenced). Between corporate wellness work, Nutrition Nut work, and the IIN program, I am in front of a screen too many hours of every day. I […]

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July Favorites

08.01.2014
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My July hot runs // runs with friends // bushels of organic green grapes // Monday Moscow Mules // 30-mile coastal family bike ride // henna tattoo x 2 // all the fresh local stone fruit // lake day // health coaching milestone // 1st speeding ticket (!!) // homemade sushi // kayaking // holiday in Humboldt // […]

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The Importance of Down Time

07.31.2014
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Earlier in the week – during an acupuncture appointment – my provider asked a question that made me ponder: “So, what does your down time look like these days?” “Down time? What exactly do you mean?,” asking for clarification, half-jokingly. His valid inquiry sent me into deep thought… My first vision was of last Saturday, kayaking with […]

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