Dipped Rose Shortbread Cookies

Dipped Rose Shortbread Cookies

I may or may not have gone overboard on Valentine’s Day recipes. It kinda just… happened. I lost myself for 5 hours baking on Saturday. When I bake, I taste, I experiment, I taste some more… I made over 6 different things 1-2 times each. That’s a lot of taste testing in 5 hours. I…

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Food for thought: Embracing our indulgences

Food for thought: Embracing our indulgences

The original post of moderation began with Angela from The Diet Book Junkie, then passed to Erin from The Healthy Apron, then to Stef at The New Healthy [which is where I picked up the thread]. Each of the ladies took a different approach to the conversation. The one that spoke to me the most…

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Sleepy Banana Muffin Smoothie

Sleepy Banana Muffin Smoothie

I’ve been making smoothies everyday for breakfast for the last 3.5 years. I even brought my VitaMix with me to Portugal on a business trip, just so I wouldn’t miss out on my breakfast tradition. Commitment? Or fear that I wouldn’t know how to ask for a smoothie in Portuguese? We’ll never know. My smoothie…

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Sweet Nibbly Bits Yam Salad

Sweet Nibbly Bits Yam Salad

Here I go, craving salads again. I may be in denial that winter is still among us. Just this morning I had a strong urge to get up early, throw on my running shoes, strap on my Garmin, and run down the country roads around our house. Problem is – as beautiful a run that…

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Runners Repair Cookies

Runners Repair Cookies

Something you don’t know about me… I was once training to become a body builder. It was a shortly lived dream though. The man I was seeing at the time didn’t like the muscles I was growing, so at his request, I stopped. Lesson: never stop pursuing your dreams for someone else, especially over something…

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Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Float

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Float

I have to start off by thanking each one of you for the most successful month Healthful Pursuit has had so far! January was full of great conversations, questions, and a whole bunch of introductions. Thank you all for your continued support, love, and inspiration! HP would be nothing without you! Last week we enjoyed…

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Garden Patch Bison and Elk Burgers

Garden Patch Bison and Elk Burgers

My earphones are alive! I have a new found respect for iPod earphones. I remembered a coworker suggesting that I put my iPhone in rice when I dropped it in my water bottle [don’t ask… I have a thing with electronics.]. So, when my iPod earphones were put through the wash on Saturday night, I…

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Strawberry Almond Birds Nest Cookies

Strawberry Almond Birds Nest Cookies

I went down memory lane making these cookies yesterday. I grew up in a fairly healthy household. We didn’t have a lot of money, but my mom tried the best she could to feed us the healthiest and highest quality ingredients. My dad was another story. He grew up with the notion – food is…

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Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

Mmmm look at those burgers… the recipe for these babies will be coming in a couple of days. Ooo they’re delicious! I’m behind on so many chores it’s unbelievable. Vacuuming? Nah, it can wait, I’m making cookies! Cleaning the toilet? Nope, can’t do it now, I’m whipping up some muffins! Making the bed? I’ll do…

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No bake Brownie Fifteens

No bake Brownie Fifteens

I woke up this morning to a toe hole in my favourite Burton socks. I cried a little inside. I love those socks. I would have taken a picture but, let’s be honest, foot pictures? eak! On with the eats… No bake Vanilla Fifteens were a huge success, high five! [I’m such a nerd] I…

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