these kids…


are the reason I work a lot.

are the reason I choose to be surrounded by teenagers.

are the ones who inspire me to live a healthy life by example.

are the reason I run a website, two blogs, two facebook pages (like us?) and two twitter accounts.

are the reason I use my vacation days to travel to Wisconsin.

are the only time I’ll ask for money. (change a childs life)

make me feel like I’m making a small difference for the better.

republic minneapolis

restaurant: republic

Although I’ve got many memories from college hanging at the 7 corners area of Minneapolis, given its close proximity, I rarely make it over to that part of town. When I heard about Republic, I knew I would be heading there soon – I’m a sucker for “fancy” bar food and a great beer list.

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daily eats: 6.14.11

So because I’m in my “busy season” you may see a few more daily eats posts – I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for bearing with me. Camp starts this weekend and I have a few work trips and weddings sprinkled in as well! tuesday 6.14.11 Tuesday started like a lot of Tuesday mornings –

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grilled lake trout recipe

grilled lake trout

Living in the land of 10,000 lakes, we should probably be a little more familiar with trout. In fact, we should probably be out at one of those lakes catching our own trout. But can you really imagine the Taster and I fishing? (Hmmm, I’d probably have my laptop, or at least the tablet so

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daily eats: 6.8.11

Wednesday 6.8.11 6:25 am: Realize I’ve overslept. Ugh. Roll out of bed and head downstairs for a quick, but intense 30 minutes on the elliptical. Thank the weather gods that it is no longer 103° and humid, I like to save those temps for hot yoga. Stop by Caribou for daily coffee + coconut creamer…where

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grilled shrimp & bbq sauce

grilled shrimp with spicy ale bbq sauce

I recently cleaned out all of my “stuff” for our move, just to another floor in the building, but I love this purging of everything excess – shoes, clothes, old kitchen goods and a very large stack of recipes. Some of these recipes were my old “favorites” before the idea of photographing and blogging about food had

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review: sun chlorella

You know I love my greens. Kale, amazing grass and now sun chlorella. Whats next? Your guess as is good as mine….but I’ll try it. I myself, was not really familiar with chlorella so I’ll fill you in a bit. Chlorella is a fresh-water strain of green algae. Appetizing, right? It is thought that sun

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