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Curried Almond Granola Bars

Curried Almond Granola Bars

Happy Monday. Hope your weekend was a blast. It was rainy and dreary here on Saturday but Sunday more than made up for it with fall temps and clear skies. Sunday morning Isaac and I both wrapped up in sweaters when heading to Lamplighterto grab coffee and I ordered a hot coffee (my usual — Café au lait with almond milk) instead of iced coffee for the first time this season. It tasted delicious…

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Yoga, Cooking Classes and Other RVA Fun

Yoga, Cooking Classes and Other RVA Fun

If you’re local to Richmond you know there’s always a ton of fun stuff happening around the city. And maybe it’s just me, but I feel like there’s been even more than usual lately!?! Anyhow, I wanted to share a few things I’ve done recently as well as a few things coming up that are on my radar (and might be of interest to you).

Yoga!! I haven’t been slacking on my yoga practice and it’s a shame…

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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

For those of you that don’t know, I used to be a pescatarian for about five years and recently (late last year) added meat back into my diet. When I say meat, I basically mean chicken and bacon. Oh and beef jerky — jerky was actually the first meat item I consciously ate last year. I was craving it. Kind of weird but not really because I used to love beef jerky as a kid. This is embarrassing and…

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Healthy Fingerling Potato Salad

Healthy Fingerling Potato Salad

This post was supposed to go live yesterday but my laptop is on the fritz so most of my day was spent dealing with that. I went to the Apple store to get it looked at. Turns out they think it’s the logic board so I had to bring the laptop home last night and back up all my data. Now I have to bring it back on Wednesday and leave it. Ugh! Not quite sure what I’m going to do without it for 5 days…

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Almonds

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Almonds

Remember me mentioning that I traveled to California last week? I was there on a media trip with the Almond Board of California getting the tree-to-table experience — hearing from industry experts, visiting an almond orchard and an almond processing facility, learning about almond nutrition research and indulging in innovative almond dishes. Oh and wine! You simply can’t go to a wine region in…

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

I think the fact that summer is almost over is really sinking in for me. I’ve been buying local peaches, savoring the tomatoes from our garden, making lots of summer salads (like this one), and convincing Isaac that we need to grill out for dinner every night.

All this grilling inspired me to think outside the box and grill one of my favorite veggies — sweet potatoes!

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

I love them roasted so I…

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Party Dress + White Plum Giveaway

Party Dress + White Plum Giveaway

Hi there and happy Tuesday! Hope you had a lovely long weekend. I know we did.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by White Plum, an online boutique that features affordable clothing — cute dresses, vintage inspired clothes, shoes, accessories and some home décor items. They offered to send me an outfit to test out as well as host a giveaway and discount code for EBF readers. The discount code…

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Britt’s 30th Birthday

Britt’s 30th Birthday

In my last post I mentioned celebrating my best friend’s 30th birthday this weekend and thought I would share some of the party details today.

Britt's 30th Birthday

First up, meet the b-day girl, Britt! She and I met freshmen year of college in calculus class. We became good friends almost immediately and were roomies for all three years after meeting. It’s kind of funny because we both have the same name and back…

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Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with Toasted Coconut, Walnuts, Blueberries and Chia

Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with Toasted Coconut, Walnuts, Blueberries and Chia

Happy Labor Day weekend friends! Hopefully you have some fun plans on the agenda… maybe a little swimming, a beach trip or a family cookout? Isaac and I are staying put in Richmond this weekend — which I’m perfectly content with after spending the majority of last week on a trip to Sacramento learning all about almonds, meeting new friends and drinking lots of wine. Plus this weekend was my best…

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Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

I know there are a few more weeks of warm weather and summer produce ahead but I’m one of those crazy pumpkin people and I’m totally okay with starting the pumpkin fun a little early.

I love just about anything with pumpkin in it. From edibles delights like pie, soup, muffins, oatmeal and beer to inedible things like candles and lotions. Pumpkin is such a versatile, healthy ingredient to cook…

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