Kitchn Cure Day 1: Kitchen Likes and Dislikes

Kitchn Cure Day 1 Likes and Dislikes List | New England Daughter

It’s time for the Kitchn Cure and for me it couldn’t have come at a better moment. In a previous post I talked about the disaster that turned my apartment upside-down leaving me very unsettled and unhappy with the general state of things. Everything is clean again and in its right place, but ugh! I just can’t stand it. I’d like to makeover the whole place or magically have a new one. Because I can’t, the Kitchn Cure seems like the next best thing. Baby steps, D, Baby Steps. Assignment 1: Make a List of What You Like and Dislike...

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Zombies, Run! 5k Review

Zombies, Run! 5k Review | New England Daughter

Zombies, Run! 5k is a classic Couch to 5k program. The idea is just what it sounds like. Step by step, over 8-10 weeks, it takes someone with little to no fitness experience to the point where they can run 5k at a comfortable pace. In the case of Zombies, Run! 5k the program is 8 weeks in total with three episodes/runs a week, and one extra introductory run in the beginning. All runs have some combination of walking, running, stretching, and drills with lots of variety.

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Life Without Ceilings, Food, or Water

Post-Ceiling Collapse | New England Daughter
Post-Ceiling Collapse | New England Daughter

Sometimes life hits us all at once. For Mr. S and I, this summer got turned upside-down right from the get go. A Roof Over Our Heads In May our ceilings began to crack. Our living room and kitchen had always had hairline cracks running along them. Cracks that had some clear previous patchwork, but until that point had not seemed to be of any concern. We live in an area full of old shifting houses. Cracks are normal. White plaster dust coating everything we owned on a daily basis and ceilings caving in that got worse by the day,...

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My 3 Essential Health Trackers

3 Essential Health Trackers - Fitbit | New England Daughter
3 Essential Health Trackers - Fitbit | New England Daughter

Things are getting better all the time. That’s what they say isn’t it? I hear that song and an LG (I think?) commercial pops into my head. Technology makes everything better, doesn’t it? It can also make things more confusing and cluttered, especially when there are so many options. Every day as I read through the various blogs that I follow I see a new app or device touting that this one will make you lose weight, get in shape, and eat better. Now technology is my bread and butter, but here’s the reality: No app or device can do...

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Cooking Cure Spring 2014: Lunch Days 6, 7, and 8

Cooking Cure Lunch Box | New England Daughter
Cooking Cure Lunch Box | New England Daughter

I started the Cooking Cure weeks ago and I mean to finish it! So on with the cure. It’s lunch time, but first a recap.    I blogged about breakfast, which you now know is one of my favorite things ever, but I don’t eat it often enough. So what did I change? Day 4 and Day 5 are about stocking your kitchen for one new breakfast and planning out breakfast for the next week. Well I did stock up, plan, make, and I even remembered to bring it to work! Chia Pudding has become my new go-to breakfast for...

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Chia Pudding: Two Ways, Many Variations

Chia Pudding: Two Ways, Many Variations | New England Daughter
Chia Pudding: Two Ways, Many Variations | New England Daughter

Breakfast. As stated in my Cooking Cure Breakfast post, Breakfast is possibly my favorite food, but I really don’t eat it enough, especially not during the work week. Guys, low carb breakfast is hard! I could get up and cook myself eggs, but it takes time that I don’t afford myself in the morning. I have sometimes successfully left the house with fruit and nut butter, or even eaten it before I leave, but not often enough. Try as I might, I have racked my brain for low carb work week breakfast alternatives, but I am clearly way too trained...

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My Health Story

My Progress Story Now: 2014 | New England Daughter
My Progress Story Now: 2014 | New England Daughter

Anyone who knows me will already know that I think about health a great deal. I’m not a doctor or any kind of fitness trainer, but I read a lot and I experiment with the best tool at my disposal: myself. Growing up I was a very active kid. I played a sport every season that I was in school: soccer in the spring and fall, basketball in the winter, swimming and riding my bike every day in the summer. I much preferred to be running around in the woods to just about anything inside. I ate the hearty and...

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Chicken Tomato Curry

Chicken Tomato Curry - New England Daughter
Chicken Tomato Curry - New England Daughter

On and off for the last few years I have tried to make Indian Food based purely on how I think it must be made when I eat it. I’ve failed abysmally. There was always something missing in my curry, some taste that should lie on the center of the tongue that I could never seem to bring out no matter how much curry powder, ginger, or turmeric I added in hopes that the flavor might bloom. None of it was horrible, but all of it was missing something integral. Until now that is. The other night I was indecisive...

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Cooking Cure Spring 2014: Breakfast Days 1, 2, and 3

Cooking Cure 5 Breakfast Recipes
Cooking Cure 5 Breakfast Recipes

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy. So busy that I’ve neglected my lovely blogging space since the holidays…the Thanksgiving holiday to be exact. I should also tell you that I’ve been discouraged. Discouraged by the weather, discouraged by my lack of a nice camera to take prettier pictures for you all – honestly even a point and click would be amazing, but mine is broken and I cannot seem to take a decent photo with my phone to save my life – and discouraged by my food choices. I’ve gotten into a slump, eating the same things every day...

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Choose Your Own Nut Butter Bread: Peanut, Almond, or Other

Choose Your Own Nut Butter Bread: Peanut, Almond or Other | New England Daughter
Choose Your Own Nut Butter Bread: Peanut, Almond or Other | New England Daughter

During my super low carb ketogenic phase I was really desperate for anything that resembled bread. Okay, maybe not desperate (says the former carb addict), I wasn’t searching for it, I didn’t really even think it was possible. Gluten free? Sure, there were a million kinds of substitute gluten free flours that were just as carbtastic as my long buried King Arthur knock off, sometimes even more, but how do you make low carb bread? It seemed so much like the antithesis of the thing that it couldn’t be possible. So it was to my utter surprise when helping to...

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