Broccoli Salad

Is it still too hot to turn on the stove or oven in your part of the world? Over the weekend, we had a small break from the hot weather when it rained on Saturday but it was still humid and muggy. It makes me think of that Simpsons episode where Homer builds a tent onto the fridge because it’s so hot. Ah, fridge tent! I think I’ll be needing one of those this summer. Phew! But back to the subject of cooking and eating. If you don’t want to cook, you can get take out but that gets boring and expensive after a while. I decided to take a recipe for one of my favorite salads and change it up a bit. Okay, it still involves a bit of stove top use but it’s worth it I promise.

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Fearless Fridays – Hot Weather Running Tips

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The weather has been hot, sticky and humid for the last few days. That’s great if you can sit poolside or on your deck with a lemonade in hand, but what if running is part of your daily routine? You might be wondering how you can run in this weather. Here are a few of my tips for running in the heat.

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Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

It’s hot and humid, and the city is under a heat alert. You know that blast of heat that hits your face when you open the oven door? It’s kind of like that. The last thing I want to do is pack a lunch for work. Unfortunately it was another busy day at the office and I only had time to run downstairs to grab something at the food court. I thought to myself “I’ll get a soup, because no one else is going to want soup today and I can be back upstairs in five minutes.” Murphy’s law – guess where everyone decides to go for lunch? There was a huge line at the soup place. Because nothing beats the heat like a steaming hot bowl of soup. Did I miss something? Continue reading “Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup”

Sweet Ginger Shrimp with Dill and Quinoa

I can’t believe it’s June already! Part of me is looking forward to summer but the other part of me wishes I had eaten better over the past few months. Hot weather means less clothing and it’s hard to cover up, if you know what I mean. Vanity aside, running long distances with extra weight isn’t easy either. It can be hard on your joints and you use more energy to run fast. This month is a good time to start eating clean so you can fit into that new swimsuit. So let’s kick things off with a recipe using quinoa. Continue reading “Sweet Ginger Shrimp with Dill and Quinoa”