Weekend Highlights: Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo, Deep Dish Pizza, Hiking and More


This morning I stopped by the blog to share our experience at one of Chef Alyssa’s delicious cooking classes. (FYI, I just heard back from the Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen team and they said I can definitely share the Paleo recipes from our cooking class with you guys on the blog. Stay tuned!) Our fun didn’t… 

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Chef Alyssa’s Cooking Class

Chef Alyssa's Kitchen Cooking Class Charlotte

Over the weekend, Ryan and I headed to Atherton Market for a cooking class! (Outfit info for those who asked via Instagram –> Dress: Thara Day Dress via White Plum; Faux-Leather Vest: Kut from the Kloth via Stitch Fix) Ryan and I have taken a small handful of cooking classes together in the past and… 

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps + The Fitnessista’s HIIT It! Book Giveaway

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When I’m looking for new recipes, my main requirement is that a recipe be simple. I am not one who likes to slave away in the kitchen (unless it’s for a special occasion!) and easy peasy recipes that come together in 20 minutes or less are the kind of recipes I frequently gravitate toward week… 

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BLT Salad

blt salad

Hello there and good morning to you! I hope the rest of your Wednesday went well! Our Wednesday evening was a nice combination of semi-active and relaxing. Once Ryan and I arrived home from work, we took Sadie on a chilly 30-minute evening walk before heading home for dinner. On the menu last night was… 

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Easy Peasy Wilted Spinach

Easy Way to Wilt Fresh Spinach

On my way home from work last night, I had one thought on my mind: Ravioli. Something about the cheesy pasta called to me, so I popped into the grocery store on a mission to grab some to cook for dinner. I prepped the ravioli and served it over a bed of spinach that I… 

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Christmas 2014

Monkey Bread

We are back in North Carolina after an extra special Christmas in Florida! Over the course of the past week, I felt like I really took a step back and allowed myself to fully soak up every minute of holiday fun with my family. Our extended time off was pretty awesome and I’m grateful Ryan… 

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