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Family night

So, my Dinner Party Prep paid off big time. Eddie and I had the pleasure of enjoying the company of my cousin and her girlfriend tonight over a big heaping pile of my very first crab boil and, thanks to

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A summer dinner party prep

“Oh, the summer night has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” Bryan Procter I don’t know what it is about this summer, but it feels like a big one. The quote I opened with reminds

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Books, coffee & fresh vegetables

I bought a Kindle copy of “No Recipe” by Edward Espe Brown last night before shutting down for the day. I guess I was sort of inspired by my trip to the farmers market and another book I am reading

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Dodging dietary bullets while outdoors

Hiking and camping require a person to rethink how they make food. Especially when you have heart disease. This post is part of a larger series chronicling my journey to the Olympic Mountains coming up at the end of this

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Cascadian cuisine?

Having had a past life as a foodie and professional wine schlep, I was stunned by a night out I had last night with my best friend, his husband, and his close friend. It was so amazing that it may

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Meal & workout plans

It’s Saturday so that means meal planning and grocery shopping. This week I pulled out my trusty copy of “The America’s Test Kitchen Complete Vegetarian Cookbook” and flipped through that while having coffee this morning with a friend visiting from

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Schools of diet thought

There’s a lot of confusion about diet’s. There are 1000’s of different types of diets for weight loss, cross fit, running, ageless beauty, health and performance. Diets for heart disease are no exception however, several schools of thought seem dominant.

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Over the river and through the woods…

And so it’s the week of November 24, 2016. It’s been a full year. I’ve had multiple family members go through major medical procedures, lost my father in law, ran my longest run of 20 miles, enjoyed a great professional

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Thoughts from a half marathon… and a plan

My cousin and I just finished the Cap City Half Marathon together on Saturday. This was my second half to run in and was so much easier than my first which left me feeling like a sweaty chunk of smelly

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Two books & a tray of muffins

I’ve been reading a couple new books in keeping with my goals of learning everything I can about heart health. One is “My Beef with Meat” by Rip Esselstyn and the other is “Prevent a Second Heart Attack” by Janet

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