Missing Vacation and Spicy Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps


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Well we are home and somewhat back to our regular life. Pathetically, jet lag is killing us far more than we ever anticipated. Three days out and we are still waking up way too early (4am-ish) and finding ourselves sleepy.

However, it’s great to be home and great to be back in my own kitchen. That said- the views here at home just don’t stack up to sightings like this:

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Believe it or not, this is a real live puffin. We spent an incredible evening in Latrabjarg, at the famous bird cliffs. The puffins were so incredible and were more than willing to come right up to us. It was amazing! Shot by my husband on June 15, 2013.

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Finding Balance and Slimmed Down Chicken Tikka Masala

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It’s been a tough couple of weeks around here, and I must admit that this little blog has definitely suffered. I cannot promise that this next week or two will be better, but I am trying.

Believe me, I am sure you are sick of hearing it, but I cannot say it enough- my biggest struggle is finding balance. Balance in work, life, fitness, etc. I have always had stress, but one thing that has really changed for me is how I cope with it.

In the past, comfort food was my go-to cure for stress. There were too many nights in law school in which me and my husband nursed major indian food-induced food babies on the couch with a good movie. We would gorge ourselves on spicy goodness, rice, and naan- and then just lie there. The food was always incredible, the overly full feeling, not so much.

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I LOVE MONDAYS…. and Slow Cooked Tomatillo Lime Chicken

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Most people love the weekend and hate Mondays. But lately, I have been loving my Mondays. I know- clearly I have spent too many hours in the car. I must be losing my mind.

I get all the Monday hatred- starting the work week can be rough. But for us, Mondays rock. They are our no fitness class, no errand running, no plan evening. They are our US evening. For the last few Mondays, we’ve gone on runs or taken nice long walks. Tonight’s walk was the best yet- a nice long walk along a rail trail where we spotted birds, ducks and even a bunny! LOVE. Love love love.

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