Parenthood and Fitness

It’s not easy! Packing up a child, no matter the age, is such a process in itself — no wonder why I didn’t reeeeally hit the gym hard right away. My head just came up with all these excuses that affected my motivation, or may that’s not the right word? Reasons? No matter the case,…

Quinoa Bowl Recipe

This has to be my best quinoa bowl yet! The sweet potato and beef add a great heftiness to the fluffed out light quinoa 😀 this recipe will not disappoint, especially the homemade croutons. Delicioussss… *Not all measurements are precise, in fact I find using a dash here and a dash there with a couple…

First Time in Over a Year!

Wow it’s been over a year since I’ve shot my PPQ! Or any firearm for that matter. I definitely missed it, but after having a child I wasn’t comfortable leaving her to go have some fun until now (she’s about 9 months old). I couldn’t get any pictures of the targets but I’d have to…

Oatmeal Muffins! (without eggs, milk, or sugar…)

How do you make oatmeal muffins without any of the usual staples? Simple– use fruits and veggies instead to bind the dry oats together! Lately I’ve been running out of ideas on what to feed my fast growing child for breakfast so naturally I went to the Google and found an interesting recipe that would…

Lemon Bar Recipe

I always thought lemon bars were supposed to be spongey, which is why I freaked out when they ended up having this thin layer of sweet crust on top with a gooey lemon-y center. Naturally I was remembering incorrectly according to my mother and friend haha. I guess it’s all preference, I am still fairly…

When In Florida…

After moving to Alaska in June, while I was pregnant, it has been such a beauty and great place to live. But our first Winter has been without a doubt the biggest challenge thus far, especially now with an almost 8 month old. Being at home everyday and just not being able to simply walk…

Recipes Outside the Comfort Zone

I’ve always loved food, obviously, but there’s nothing like stepping outside my comfort zone and successfully executing a new recipe :D. There have been quite a few times where I’ve botched something and it deterred me from trying again but it occurred to me that I’ll never actually build my skills if I just stick…

Sausage Kale Pie

Enjoy this quick and easy pie recipe not for dessert but for lunch or dinner!! 1 pack Mild Italian Sausage, cut into slices then halved 1 large bunch Kale, roughly chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic minced 1/4 cup Ricotta 1 egg, beaten 1 pie shell Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Add…

No Grill KBBQ

I don’t think I’ve posted this recipe on my blog- in fact a part of me wouldn’t even consider this a recipe really. More so just guidance on how to execute delicious Korean BBQ ribs in the oven. Winter in Alaska means a lot of snow and temperatures falling pretty fast. So a grill is…

Working Out while Caring for an Infant

Not as easy as I thought it’d be! Especially coming from 3 years of a solid and consistent routine of weightlifting. Now, I just kind of have to get short workouts in where I can around the little’s naps. And some days, I don’t even get to workout at all but such is life now!…

You’re Not Eating for 2 – Technically…

Extremely late post as I have already given birth to our little monster, but better late than never right? Let’s talk about the “eating for 2” concept many of us women fall into during our pregnancies. If you don’t want to gain bad weight during pregnancy that will leave you with more of a challenge…

Pregnant and Working Out? No Way!

A lot of women were (and still are) extremely surprised or had this horrified expression when I told them I was continuing my workouts while pregnant. “What?! You’re crazy.” “I could never do that.” “No wonder why you look like you just have a basketball under your shirt. You have no fat on your legs…