Peanut Salad Dressing

Goes well with kale salad! Servings : 4 Ingredients  ½ cup roasted, unsalted peanuts 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp low-sodium tamari sauce 2 Tbsp cane sugar 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 Tbsp water 1 tsp minced jalapeños, deseeded and deveined ¼ cup firmly packed, fresh finely chopped cilantro Instructions  1. For Peanut Dressing, combine all ingredients except cilantro in a blender. Pulse…

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Yield: about 60 cookies Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes per batch Ingredients: 2 cups butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 15-ounce can pumpkin 4 cups all-purpose flour…

Graeme Fife

The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, steady dignity that refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going. -Graeme Fife

Theodore Roosevelt

 “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Need -7 vanilla beans -1 cup 40% vodka -Jar (with tight seal) Directions 1) Slice each vanilla bean length wise and put in jar (or cut to fit into jar). 2) Add 1 cup vodka. 3) Every week or whenever you can remember, shake the jar. 4) Wait at least 8 weeks (store jar in…

Homemade Almond Milk

If you need a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk, almond milk is a great option. Shocking super easy and cost effective to make at home. Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds 3 cups filtered water 2 tbsp raw honey (optional) 2 dates (optional) Directions 1) Soak 1 cup almonds in water (use just enough water to…

Treadmill Jamz; June

If you’re like me and going for a run/going to the gym is like trying to do the Heimlich maneuver to yourself everyday, you know exercising is all about the playlist. Here are my top jamz to aid you in your quest for fitness for June (I’ll keep updating it all month);