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Crunchy Granola (Homemade Cereal)


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As a kid, one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast was a ridiculously large bowl of cereal drowning in milk. My favorite brands were Cap’n Crunch (Peanut Butter Crunch), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Frosted Flakes. All delicious, all loaded with sugar and a bunch of other unhealthy ingredients that massively upset my gut. (more…)

Fruity Mini Pancake Skewers

I’m a big fan of opening my eating window after a daily fast with something that is considered window-worthy. Ladies and gentlemen, these little babies are definitely worth opening that window with a hot cup of coffee. Pancakes are fantastic enough by themselves, but let’s throw in some added nutrition with fresh fruit and then drizzling them with maple syrup.  (more…)

She-Tris Sprint Triathlon

After completing my first triathlon, I got sucked into the vortex of endurance training and wanted to do it again…and again… That seems to happen after every race; I get super pumped and start looking for future races to participate. The first race was in Mount Pleasant, and this last one was in Summerville. Since I learned after that first race how important it is to have a ROAD bike instead of a mountain bike when it comes to speed, I broke down and got a road bike. This time, my husband and kids came along for support, and we made a weekend trip out of it. (more…)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Muffins


When I switched over to making all gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods at home, hubby was a little less than thrilled. “Wait, does that mean you won’t be making Cinnamon Roll Muffins anymore?” he asked sadly. He’s not big into the lifestyle I’m into, but is willing to try new things…as long as I don’t try to trick him into eating something he doesn’t know exactly what’s in it. That’s our deal, I have to be straight forward about what I ask him to try, and he’ll try it.  (more…)

Labor Day 5k

After having a somewhat lousy road race experience on July 4th with Covid, I was excited to redeem myself at the Labor Day 5k Race in downtown Columbia. In fact, it was at the exact same location! So far for this year with races, my fastest pace was at my First Sprint Triathlon. That still gives me a chuckle. How in the world has my fastest running pace been in a run that was AFTER a swim and a bike?? That still blows my mind, but there have been so many things that continue to blow my mind regarding endurance training. It’s fascinating on so many levels. (more…)