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Rainbow Latkes

December 15, 2017 | Entree, Recipes | No comment

Happy Hanukkah! To celebrate this holiday in a culinary manor, I made latkes. Which, are one of the traditional foods consumed during Hanukkah.  Although slightly different from traditional latkes, these are tasty and very colorful. Plus, along with all the colors come a variety of nutrients (nerd alert), such as antioxidants, vitamin C, and beta… read more »

Hazelnut Almond Butter

December 6, 2017 | Recipes, Snacks | 2 comments

This is “really good” hazelnut almond butter. I’m a nut butter connoisseur of sorts, and I make a lot of my own nut butters. It’s really easy to do and the taste is incomparable. This particular batch is made with almonds, hazelnuts, coconut, and garam marsala (secret ingredient). It’s a delicious combination of spicy and… read more »

Fika

November 25, 2017 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats | No comment

Fika, one of the greatest traditions ever, literally means “to have coffee.” Fika is usually accompanied by pastries or cake and is a daily celebration in Sweden. I can’t think of anything more festive than coffee + delicious Swedish treats on a cold winter day. Fika is not just an occasion for coffee, but also… read more »

Because. Halloween.

October 31, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | 1 comment

Because who doesn’t like halloween candy? Especially when it’s homemade! These caramel cups are really easy to make and only require a few ingredients. They are also easy to customize- I made a pumpkin peanut butter version earlier in the week.   Homemade Caramel Cups Caramel: 5-6 medjool dates, pitted water, as needed Chocolate: 1/2… read more »

Searching for my soul.

September 8, 2017 | Racing | No comment

And just like that, I’m back home. Back to routine and back to real life. But I’m not fully present. Part of me is still wandering the trails in Chamonix. A ghost, floating in the dark mist and searching for my soul. Lost somewhere amongst the sharp peaks of the Mt. Blanc mastiff. The Aftermath…. read more »

At the end of my 33rd year…. Confidence

August 21, 2017 | My year in review, Recent Musings | 3 comments

Every year, on my anniversary of being on this planet, I like to reflect on my past year. Lessons learned, major breakthroughs, opportunities for personal growth, love, and so forth…..these things have shaped me into who I am today. I think of myself as a dynamic being; continuously growing and changing to meet the challenges… read more »

An Ode to Suffering

July 16, 2017 | Recent Musings, Things that matter | No comment

An Ode to Suffering. Haiku style.   Anticipation Still and dark, the hazy glow As focus ensues   The day unfolds, yet not with ease, the doubt seeps in And clouds the mind grey   The body follows suit, and soon all is shattered, tiny pieces fall   Yet they pursue, the Reason unknown, except… read more »

When you bonk you make strawberry donuts

June 4, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | 4 comments

After a failed run yesterday, I slept in and decided to bake something delicious. DONUTS! I’ve been pushing hard to prepare for Western States and my body decided it needed a break. So I indulged. With race day just about two weeks out, these are the days that make a difference. Anyway. DONUTS. The genius… read more »

Luck O’ The Irish

March 10, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

  Taste the rainbow…. Is there anything that better conjures up childhood dreams of leprechauns, rainbows, and a magical fairyland than a bowl of sugary marshmallow cereal?? Lucky Charms were a rare occurrence in the Howe household, but I do remember a couple blissful mornings of a marshmallow induced sugar coma. So worth it. I like to… read more »

My Friends at Kahtoola

February 27, 2017 | Racing | No comment

In January 2016, despite having a very recent Achilles surgery, Danny Giovale, founder of Kahtoola, signed me to the team. That’s the thing about Danny, he is quite possibly the most caring and generous human being I’ve ever met. Not many individuals would willingly begin a partnership with an injured athlete, especially one who wouldn’t… read more »