Have I mentioned that fall is my favorite season yet? While summer is wonderful in its own way with beaches and BBQs, fall meals are hands down my favorite. They are homey, comfortable meals that just soothe my soul. I mean seriously, is there really any issue that a bowl of warm stew or a hot cup of cider can’t fix? (Ok… maybe not fix, but definitely make you feel a little better!)
So when I woke up on Sunday and felt that slight crisp in the air, I was dying to get in the kitchen and get to cooking! So here was my first attempt at making Sweet Potato Hash!
4 strips of turkey bacon, diced
1 large sweet potato, cubed
1 onion, sliced thin
Salt and pepper
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I’m always hearing how hard it can be to afford to eat healthy. That good food is just too expensive to buy. And I cannot bring myself to believe a word of that.
While that may have been true in the past, I feel that more and more markets are making it possible for people to buy healthy and organic foods at a realistic price that should be able to meet the budgetary needs of any family. For instance, earlier today I traveled to a magical place. No, not DisneyWorld…even better. Stew Leonard’s.
For those of you that may not know or have a Stew Leonard’s in your vicinity, I feel sorry for you. I truly do. It’s basically a smaller grocery store chain that stocks products that are fresh and great quality. It may not have as many products as a normal super market, but that it one of the things I love about it. By carrying less products, they ensure that everything they provide is of greater value, quality, and freshness. Their produce selection in particular is rather large, and there are always sales on items making them a great by.
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First of all, allow me to apologize. I have no excuse for my lack of communication or for my lack of commitment lately. Yes, I was sick for a while and the lasting effects kept me from being able to exercise, but I I have been feeling like myself for over a week now so I have no excuse. My last post…well, that wasn’t me. There was no reason for me to allow myself to get to that low of a point, especially considering the progress I had made prior to going away and then coming back and being ill. That person allowed herself to get discouraged and allowed herself to get lazy with her eating habits. That person has finally gone and I am determined to get right back on track again. So first things first…
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Completely Overdue for An Update…
I apologize for being MIA recently. As it happens I got the flu right as I was coming back from Florida and proceeded to be completely knocked out in the days that followed. Today is the first day that I am actually feeling more like myself (minus some coughing that is just refusing to completely go away.)
I feel absolutely awful that I have not been able to work out since before going away on vacation. On Sunday morning I couldn’t take it anymore, and even though I wasn’t feeling all that great, Mike wanted to go to the gym so I figured I’d go with him. I mean I’d be fine as long as I focused on weights and not cardio, right? WRONG. I’m not sure if it was the lack of exercise over the course of 2 weeks, the illness, or both, but I had no energy at all. Weights I was able to manage with no issue before now had me panting after a minute, and once I started panting, I found it harder to breathe, and once it became harder to breathe, I started coughing and just could not stop. I think I managed to last about 15 minutes before I just threw in the towel.
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