Weekly Plan: April 21st

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I wasn’t able to spend it with family, but I hope they know they were in my thoughts. I would have loved to watch all my nephews and niece hunting for Easter eggs. :)

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. I was exhausted come Thursday, and not really in the mood to cook so we had a few meals out.

I also ended up with some kind of food poisoning/Crohn’s flare/the plague illness that hit me Friday night, and I spent most of the weekend in bed or in the bathroom. I need a redo!

I used up my farmer’s market goods by having lots of salads and wraps for lunch.


I had this new breakfast one morning.


Greek yogurt, granola, brown rice crisp cereal, banana, and hemp seeds.


I also packed my lunch most days. This one had a side salad with greens, blue cheese, dried cherries, and hazelnuts with olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing on the side, hummus + crackers, grapes and a Kind Bar for snackie.


For dinner one night, we made black bean and sweet potato tacos. I roasted the sweet potatoes in cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt, then mixed them with canned black beans. But tacos are all about the toppings, imo. This one had arugula, pico, sharp cheddar, cilantro and lime.


Another dinner was this beef and broccoli stir fry. The sauce was a hodge podge of ingredients including toasted sesame oil, tamari, mirin, brown sugar, and sriracha. Danny said we should have this weekly. :)

And here’s the plan for this week.


I planned our meals from Ellie Krieger’s Weeknight Wonders cookbook. Sometimes I like wingin’ it when it comes to dinner, but sometimes I love just going through a cookbook and planning all our meals from it. I especially love this one because all the recipes are under 30 minutes (and that includes prepping and chopping). Here are the recipes I picked:

Sweet Potato and Edamame Hash and Eggs (had this tonight, yum!)

Shrimp Creole

Taco Pizzas with Romaine Salad

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon with Endive and Green Apple

Penne with Grape Tomatoes, Spinach and Toasted Garlic


I missed my long run last week due to being sick so I’m definitely planning on getting it in this week.

Monday: Strength

Tuesday: Easy Run ~ 4 miles

Wednesday: Strength + 20 minute cardio

Thursday: Run Intervals

Friday: Strength

Saturday: Long Run ~ 6 miles

Sunday: Rest

Planning for a healthier and more active week this week! I better get to bed. I’ve got an early morning clinicals tomorrow and Wednesday.

Weekend : April 12th

Our sun-soaked weekend was filled with time spent outdoors (as well as some much needed study time). Here’s some pics and highlights!


Friday evening beer at the Captured By Porches Beer Bus. I love being able to walk to this place and enjoy a drink outside at the patio tables.


And beer just tastes better when served in a mason jar, don’t you think? ;)


Followed by homemade veggie pizza.


This one was topped with shiitake mushrooms, red onions, red bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

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A 5 mile run at Forest Park.

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I ran the Wildwood Trail which has a fairly steep incline once you get a couple miles in. Whew, I was huffin’ and puffin’, but was rewarded with an easy breezy run back down.

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Portland Farmer’s Market


Our bounty – sunflower sprouts, kale, arugula, sharp cheddar, eggs and hazelnuts.


Lunch salad – spinach, blue cheese, chicken, avocado, dried cherries and a sprinkle of himalayan sea salt.

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Sushi date night.

We tried out Yoko’s sushi in Southeast, and we were served by Yoko herself at the sushi bar. They had an amazing special roll with tuna and tempura asparagus.

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Afterwards, we saw Noah. My opinion – pretty good, but definitely no epic movie like Gladiator or Braveheart, if that’s what you’ve heard.


Sunday morning pancakes.


And a Sunday evening picnic at Mt. Tabor.





Picnic goodies – cheese, grapes, hummus, pita chips, olives, and kombucha.

It was so nice not to be trapped indoors this weekend due to clouds and rain (which I think are returning this week). When does summer start again? :)

Weekly Plan: April 13th


So we just finished watching Game of Thrones, and I won’t provide any spoilers, but OMGOMGOMGOMG. That is all I will say. This past week was a great one for exercise. I fit in all my planned workouts, but the yoga I had planned for Sunday. Why is it that I never seem to make […]

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The Top Ten: April 12th


Here’s some favorites from this week! 1. Vitamin D I know I’ve been gushing about the weather this week, but I can’t help it. When you’ve spent months with clouds and rain, the sun and temps in the 60s and 70s is like paradise. 2. Epsom Salt Baths Lately, I’ve been taking epsom salt baths […]

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Weekday Adventures


I’m trying really hard to get motivated to study for my next test on Monday, but this beautiful weather in Portland is making it extremely difficult. Yesterday, I headed out for a run in the sunshine. I did a mile warm up followed by 4 x 400s at the high school track and ended with […]

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Sunshine in Portland

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All smiles over here. We are enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures in the Northwest right now. Yesterday, it was in the 70s! The dogs have been enjoying their long walks in the sunshine. As for me, I wish I could enjoy it a bit more, but I’m quite busy this week with school stuff. We are […]

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Here’s a recap of the weekend. Friday night dinner at Paadee.  Thai iced tea ice cream. It happened. Saturday morning smoothie with almond milk, coconut water, spinach, strawberries, banana, pineapple, hemp seeds, and vanilla brown rice protein powder. My favorite place in Portland. It was rainy, but in true Portland fashion, still packed. Our haul […]

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Weekly Plan: April 6th

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So I thought I’d share my weekly exercise and meal plan in order to keep myself accountable. If it’s written down here, it will happen, right? This last week I managed to get in two runs and one at home yoga session with Danny. Danny has been getting up early before work and doing a […]

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Cookbook Review: The Oh She Glows Cookbook


The past two weeks I have been cooking recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I have followed Angela’s blog for years and was eagerly anticipating her new cookbook. I think I cooked around 10 recipes from it over the past few weeks, and I’m happy to report that each was wonderful. You can really […]

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Seattle Part Two


Our adventures in Seattle continued Wednesday morning with breakfast in Pike Place Market. We went to The Crumpet Shop which came recommended from friends. I ordered the a simple savory crumpet with green egg (pesto) and tomato. Danny ordered the same with the addition of ham. Crumpets should definitely be offered at more places, don’t you […]

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