Dinner for Everyone

I have a bit of a challenge today.

My mother and grandparents are bringing the kids home from a long weekend in Daytona Beach where my family lives. I love cooking, but don’t get many visitors, so I made them agree to stay for dinner.

Now, the challenge isn’t the dinner, it’s that my husband is on what he calls a “Vegan-ish” diet. My grandfather is definitely not a part of this diet, so I like to make him a meaty dish, but I’d like it to be a healthy one.

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Workout 1/9/2017

I tried out a new workout from a Pin I’d added to one of my boards on Pinterest years ago. Let’s just say, this was a tough mother.

I tried the Batman Workout.

10 reps, 6 Sets

30 second rest between each set. It took about 30 minutes.

Then I tried to run. TRIED. for about 25 minutes. I was very hungry afterward.

I tried to embed a picture into the post, but my Codeninja skills aren’t that great yet. Maybe soon. Anyway, check out the Pin if you want a tough workout to kick your butt.


Vegan Pancakes

1 Cup Flour

2 TBSP Sugar

1 TSP Baking Powder

.5 TSP Baking Soda

.5 TSP Salt

Dash of Cinnamon

.75 Cups Unsweetened Cashew Milk

.5 TSP Vanilla Extract

1 TBSP Vegetable Oil

.25 Cups Unsweetened Applesauce


Heat griddle to medium heat. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk cashew milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and unsweetened applesauce together. Add wet ingredients to dry until just combined. Spray griddle with oil. Pour .25 cups of battered onto griddle and cook until bubbles start to form in the batter. Flip and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Ready to serve.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Today’s Killer 30 Minute Workout

Today’s Killer Workout lasted about 30 minutes. It started off getting my heart rate up, then got really intense, and slowly lowered intensity at the end.


3 sets of 30 Jumping Jacks and 5 Push ups

3 sets of 25 High Knees and 10 Tricep Dips

3 sets of 20 Squats and 15 Toe Touches

3 sets of 15 Burpees and 20 Deadman Rows

3 sets of 10 Mountain Climbers and 25 Crunches

3 Sets of 5 Plank Jumps and 30 Bicycle Crunches

Life’s a Great Balancing Act

How does a parent determine what is the appropriate amount of apple juice their kid is allowed to have in day? Or how late to let them sleep? Or how much TV they are allowed to watch? Should a parent just let their 5 year old eat anything they want, anytime, and let the kid go to bed whenever they choose? Or is a parent supposed to monitor their child’s nutritional intake by the mg and have a strict sleep schedule that is finely tuned to the minute?

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