Leisure Life: Support Crew

via Jeff Griffith-Jones - AVAC “An ultramarathoner needs a crew to get through the difficult stretches, to help locate the sweet spots, merely to keep moving.” ~Scott Jurek, taken from Eat and Run. I’m no ultramarathoner…yet, but like Scott Jurek, my passions in life take pull me away from my family and friends.  Individual sports... Continue Reading →


Desk Exercises To Make The Most Of Your Workday

via Alanna Okun - BuzzFeed Desks, office chairs, and cubicles don’t have to get in the way of getting in shape or working out a few kinks. In fact, you can even use them to your advantage. Just don’t get caught. These aren’t strenuous exercises, but you should still be careful not to overextend yourself. Ease... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Skins

via Trim & Terrific This all-American favorite gets a deliciously healthy spin with fiber-rich sweet potatoes and healthier ingredients ideal for any appetizer or snack. And, Louisiana yams are touted as the sweetest of sweet potatoes! Makes 12 potato skins Ingredients 6 medium Louisiana yams (sweet potatoes) 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2... Continue Reading →

One Exercise To Know This Week: Planks

via Mackenzie Kruvant & Chris Ritter - BuzzFeed This simple pose is a fitness building block. How you do it: Why you should know it: The plank is an exercise all fitness buffs should know. It helps with wrist and arm strength as well as core activation. With endless variations, the exercise seamlessly shifts from beginner to advanced. The... Continue Reading →

Olive Oil [infographic]

via Michaela Lacy - Daily Infographic Olive oil, known to some as oil of the gods. Olive oil first originated in Ancient Greece, where the olive tree was often referred to as “the tree that feeds the children,” and has been highly sought after ever since. Today, most of us have a sleek bottle of... Continue Reading →

Homemade Pasta Made Simple

via Mary Ann Smith - AVAC In a food processor: One egg One cup flour A pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon water Pulse until it looks like cornmeal Process: Remove from processor and form into a ball Cover with saran wrap for at least 30 minutes Knead for a few minutes then roll dough... Continue Reading →

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