Strawberry Protein Smoothy

Sneaky Vegetables: Breakfast Edition This was SO tasty and simple.  3 servings of fruit and vegetables, a good source of protein, carbs, and healthy fats.  Perfect for breakfast! You will need: A better blender than mine 1/2 cup milk of choice 1/2 cup water 1 cup strawberries 1 cup Sweet Kale Mix from Costco (or…

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Sunday Spelt Fruit Waffles

This may come as a surprise, but you need a waffle iron to make these waffles. Yes, it needed to be said.  The iron I have is big: each waffle breaks into 4 “toast sized” slices.  This recipe makes 5 big waffles (20 small ones).  They freeze extremely well in a Ziploc bag, just take…

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The Aftermath, Week Three

Trigger Warning – Pregnancy Loss I had a good cry last night.  I didn’t even know I needed it until one of my clients asked me how I was doing.  I told her that some days are better than others but I’ve had a few rough ones in a row now.  She gave me permission…

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Loss

I find myself once again amazed and inspired by the kindness and compassion of family, friends, and strangers alike.  Between my personal and public facebook pages, nearly 300 people reached out to offer their condolences, shoulders, stories, love, and prayers this last week while my husband and I learn to cope with the loss of…

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Change is in the Air

If you read my facebook page on the regular you have probably learned that my life is taking a detour from my body building competition dreams to a place of sleepless nights, sore boobs, and tiny, tiny fingers and toes.  It’s been a rollercoaster of emotion and planning as we process this news and start…

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Maple Dijon Plank Grilled Salmon

Maple Dijon Plank Grilled Salmon Yet another (killer) recipe from my mother in law’s kitchen.  My father in law is the grill master, he manages to candy the glaze just perfectly.  As you can see from my photo I haven’t mastered this yet but it still tastes amazing!  4 tablespoons dijon mustard 1/2 cup maple…

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Happy Hour Curried Shrimp

I must confess this is not my recipe, I learned it from my mother in law who learned it from a boater friend, which is why the recipe is named after the first boat that made this shrimp dish for the boater gang.  It is so simple and so delicious it must be shared!  Onward!…

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Competition Prep Rural Rebel Style

I’ve been talking about doing a fitness competition since I first found Meg’s page two years ago.  At 5 months pregnant and 225 lbs I announced to my husband (and anyone else who would listen) that I was going to do this.  I know it was met with skepticism from some, but not everyone.  I…

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Rice Cooker Chocolate Protein Cake

Rice Cooker Chocolate Protein Cake 1/2 Cup Oat Bran 1/4 Cup Egg Whites 1 Cup 1% Cottage Cheese 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (I used Cellucor) 2 Tbs Maple Syrup or Honey 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp Vanilla 1/4 tsp Baking Powder Combine ingredients in food processor until smooth.  Pour into bowl of rice cooker…

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Aussie Rebel Mama!

If you’ve been following the adventure on my Facebook page you know that my family and I have temporarily relocated to the beautiful city of Perth for a short term assignment my husband accepted.  It had been in the works for months but the time between the official go ahead and leaving for the trip…

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