Slack… and Roasted Eggplant Lentil Salad

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Summer is all about easy living. Well outside working hours, I suppose. During the winter and spring, my kitchen was prep central every Sunday. However, as it grows warmer, my will to spend an entire Sunday prepping lessens. Also, let’s be real, I tend to prep “cold weather” foods- lasagna rolls, casseroles, hearty soups and stews, etc. During the summer, hand me a salad and some grilled meat/fish. A cold drink doesn’t hurt either. Preferably a dry red or something with a twist of lime.

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Are You There Mother Nature? It’s Me, Stephanie….and Garlicky Lemon Zucchini Topped with Feta

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Well I hope some of you had a much warmer, much sunnier Memorial Day weekend than we’ve been having.

Seriously, it’s just cruel- we had eagerly looked forward to a weekend of warm runs, ice cream and hikes. Instead, we’ve been huddled inside working while it is cold and rainy outside. In all fairness, the sun DID make a small appearance today but it was still too damn cold to call this the unofficial start to summer.

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Hey Look, It’s a Farm.. And Squash and Fennel Pasta Primavera


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It’s crazy how much you miss out on when you stay inside, lying around and watching tv.

Early Saturday morning, after an even earlier barre class (who doesn’t love a 7:30am shake fest?!?), Greg and I decided to grab a coffee and take a short walk before a long weekend of catching up on work. Yes, sometimes we work weekends. We are gearing up for a major vacation and want to get ahead (more on the vacation later). Not the most fun weekend ever but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

We normally walk a path near our home because it is nearby and short and we can be lazy even when we are being active. This weekend, however, my ever observant husband mentioned a random path not too far from our home that he spotted while running a couple weeks back and suggested a short walk there to start the day. So we went looking for it… And stumbled upon this gorgeousness.

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