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Shrimp Stir-Fry with Coconut Rice

A simple dish with a lot of flavor and it doesn't cost too many SmartPoints. Pairs well with a salad. Recipe follows. Ingredients Needed 4 cups rice (Blue Ribbon Long Grain rice; Costco) 1 can...

30 Burpees Per Day Challenge

In the spirit of trying new things for the new year (and being desperate to prevent injury this year), I am going to do 30 burpees every day. I stumbled on a Runner's World article where the author...

January 1-7 Meal Planning

As with all new years, this one will start with the best of intentions. My wife is diving into her WeightWatchers eating plan, so I am going to try and do a better job with planning out the weekly...

2017 Year in Review

Last night, while sitting on a hotel bed in the middle of nowhere Ohio, I banged out 500 words about nothing. It wasn't a glorious piece of writing, but it was something. Throughout that piece, I...

What Does 500 Words Look Like

This is an exercise that I've created for myself to type out 500 words. There are a lot of times that I read that a journalist has to write an article of a specific length, but I've realized that I...

Tattoo Number Two

It's been far too long since my second child was born, but we finally booked the tattoo appointment. As I did with my first, I got a tattoo with the latitude, longitude, date, and time of his birth....

Whole30 2017 - Day 5: Menu Planning Sucks

Whole30 has proceeded along, but the drain of not meal planning gets harder and harder each time we block out thirty days for this limited diet. We've had potatoes for every meal (either russet or sweet) to keep the carbs up. I am trying to find ways to pre-cook carbohydrates. This could include acron squash (Katie's favorite winter squash), carrots, or even different flavoring on potatoes. In terms of stable meals, I've brought it down to a handful of decisions that can pull together a meal....