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Brussels sprouts or as I affectionately refer to them “baby cabbages” are one of my favorite foods. You have no idea how much I look forward to eating them in season.

Some people think this is pumpkin spice on everything time but for me I’ll skip the spice for an extra serving of greens. Want to impress me send me one of these babies:

brussel Stalk

Brussels sprouts are PACKED with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron and contain anti cancer properties. They taste fantastic and are a quick easy way to pack your day with nutrients.

As a kid you couldn’t get me to look twice at a Brussels Sprout as an adult I can’t get enough of them. I secretly look forward to them arriving by the stalk at my local farmers market. And a certain part of my heart flutters as I cut them to roast. Even just writing this I’m getting hungry.


Brussels sprouts are now coming into season and there is no better way to celebrate than with these 10 delicious recipes that will turn even he most harsh critic into a lover of Brussels Sprouts.

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Iowa Girl Eats

Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Shared Appetite

Beet and Brussels Sprout Salad from Stupid Easy Paleo

Brussels Sprouts Latkes from what Jew Want to Eat

Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts from What’s Gabby Cooking?

The Best Brussels Sprouts from Horses and Heels

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Aioli from Cakes Cottage

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts from the Cookie Rookie

Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts from Bake At Midnite


And because no great recipe round-up should end at 10! We are turning this all the way up to 11!

Bacon Brussels and Sweet Potatoes


So if you are looking for some new additions to your meal plan this week, or just want to give Brussels Sprouts another try these recipes are sure to satisfy.


Question of the Day: What is your favorite way to eat Brussels Sprouts? 


I survived the weekend

by Renee on September 29, 2014 · 3 comments

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Other working titles: The winter is coming, time to finish ALL the projects we procrastinated on till now.

First up though HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY! I celebrate this holiday everyday but today, I’m holding up my pinkie as I drink, showing respect ;)

grumpy cat coffee

And if I never have to stand in line at a home improvement store again it will be too soon. Luckily my oldest found new ways of entertaining himself while we waited for paint and things.Fun at the paint store

These still aren’t quite the fully done photos but look at that floor! And my dishwasher is officially IN!


Up next picking out trim. If I knew there were 12,000 options and designs and things I would have just closed my eyes and grabbed one.


Luckily for me even the one I chose my husband swapped out at the last moment so I ended up being surprised when he told me he switched them. I’m also shocked I didn’t even notice. My tired brain just wanted the remodel to stop.

We did have some breaks in DIY-hell though. I got to watch my little guys tear it up on the soccer field. And in a small miracle I found the raspberry Pure Leaf Tea at the gas station on the way. Angels were looking out for me there I swear.

Pure Leaf with Soccer

Sadly we were hit with the kids not feeling well on Sunday, but it left more time for work. I wish there was time for workouts but even those had to take a backseat to completing the jobs.

So here was the before:


And the afters:

kitchen 3kitchen colors

I’ll be back to regular posts this week!

Question of the day: How was your weekend?




You’ve heard me sing the praises of The Daily Burn for months and months.  This summer I religiously practiced yoga with Briohny Smyth almost everyday. Then I moved on over to working out with Anja Garcia and she would KICK my rear with her Inferno workouts. So my gushing about this program have not fallen on deaf ears. I know a few of you have asked about it and let me tell you it’s one of my favorite ways to get in a yoga practice daily.

Yoga Daily Burn

The Daily Burn is great for the times when the you can’t make it to the gym and for an affordable alternative to the gym. And it’s NOT just yoga. I seriously wish I had the Daily Burn when my kids were little it’s perfect for getting in a great workout during nap time! For just $10 a month you get a great program that is completed each day. The programs are laid out for you with each day offering you a different workout in the sequence. In yoga once you finish day 3 you move on to day 4 makes sense right?

And the Daily Burn just got BETTER! My favorite part is the new layout that just rolled out this month. You are clearly shown the time of the workout, estimated calorie burn and the level of the workout before you start it.

daily Burn Yoga 2

There are also new added recipes, food ideas and trackers to show you your progress during the program! Accountability is key!I like having a rolling record of my successes.

DAily Burn

And within the video feed  or each workout you can read others comments about the workout from facebook. I always find them interesting to read, especially as an instructor.

Not feeling the scheduled daily workout? You can skip around within in your workout plans. (SCORE, I have workout ADD) Sometimes if I’m strapped for time I will do a recovery yoga rather than the day plan since they tend to be shorter.

Other days I’m feeling like a BURN and I pop into an Inferno workout for the heart pumping sweat on the floor workout.

There are lots of different programs including Yoga, Core, Kettblebells, Cardio, Dance and Core.

inferno HR


15- daily burn


core daily burn

They have something for everyone! And trivia points if you knew that Briony was a Pop Star in Asia. I learned that this summer = Reneé’s MIND BLOWN! BOOM!

The best part for you? The Daily Burn has offered me a 6 month subscription membership to giveaway to one of you! This contest will run through next Friday October 3rd, good luck to everyone this is an awesome prize! 

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Question of the Day: Tell me which of these programs you would most like to try? 


**I was provided a membership as part of this giveaway, all opinions and thoughts are my own, as always I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV consult with your real doctor before beginning a new workout routine**