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Just riding along... with George Hincapie!

Yep, that happened on Sunday (July 20th).  Best bike ride EVER! Riding with THE George Hincapie, 17 x Tour de France finisher. 


Ever since my dad passed away 59 days ago, there hasn't been a day that I haven't thought about my dad.
My dad had a great love of life, no matter where he was or what obstacle was in his way, he had a smile on his face, a great sense of humor and an ongoing love of being alive. 
My dad never appeared stressed out by life. I wish I could say the same for me for I find myself easily stressed out at times.  I am sure we all wish we could be just like my dad and act in a way as if life was just easy. 
I know that there were times in my dad's life that were not easy and certainly, fighting stage IV cancer for the last 10 months of his life was no easy task. 
Stress affects us all differently but we all have stress in life. Stress is very subjective for it is hard to define and even more difficult to measure. 
How is it that we can experience the same…

Anytime Blueberry chia pancakes

Food Freedom. It's a beautiful thing.  When you can eat what you want, when you want and feel better after you eat than before.  Food freedom means not obsessing about the right time or the wrong time to eat something or having a permit as to the only time to eat something.  Food freedom means removing the pressure to eat a certain way and not criticizing yourself for "messing up". It means not terming food or bashing the body but instead, enjoying the variety of foods that fuels your lifestyle and nourishes the body.  I absolutely love pancakes and pizza and many other foods that perhaps, are on the off-limit food list for many people. Certainly I do not enjoy these foods on a daily basis for if I did, I would not yum over them when I occasionally have them. Also, there's a special way that I eat food - all kinds- in that I make sure that when I eat, I am accountable of what I put into my body and I always make sure I portion what I eat so that I feel better after I…

Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower Casserole
1 head cauliflower 2 egg 1 cup ground meat-less veggie meat as featured in this recipe (ex. Morning Star, Boca, Light Life Smart Ground, Trader Joe's Beef-less) or real beef (ex 95% lean ground beef) 1/2 cup chopped onions
1/3 cup oats (not cooked)
Shredded cheese
Pepper, paprika, caraway seeds, salt
1. Remove leaves and stems from cauliflower. Break cauliflower into small chunks. 2. In large pot filled with water (water should cover cauliflower) and 1/2 tsp salt, bring to a boil. Then add cauliflower, reduce heat, cover and cook for 10-20 minutes or until cauliflower is soft.  3. Drain water from pot and preheat oven to 400 degrees.  4. In large bowl, combine veggie meat (does not need to be cooked), eggs, onions, oats and a smidge of caraway seeds and a pinch or two of pepper and a few shakes of paprika.  5. Combine with a fork until evening combined (the cauliflower will break apart and begin to mash together and this is OK.) 6. In glass casserole dish (spray…