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Motivation Monday

January 2, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a happy and safe new years! Here’s to kicking of the new year with a great start!

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

December 20, 2011

The other day was this one’s birthday!

So we made her a healthier spice cake to enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (15oz.) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– Mix all the dry ingredients
– add the wet ingredients
– mix well
– cook for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
– add frosting of choice!

We made a honey apple cinnamon cream cheese frosting inspired by this recipe

the frosting:

-4oz- reduced fat cream cheese
– 2 tbsp honey apple butter
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
mix all together, add powdered sugar to taste

It turned out pretty well. Its definitely a more dense cake because of the pumpkin, and the whole wheat flour but still tasty!

Patrisha was pretty excited too πŸ™‚

Motivation Monday

December 19, 2011

To get you out and moving today:


Spaghetti Squash how to

December 18, 2011

Hello hello!

Last night was the first Warriors game of the preseason… and we won! Woohoo! πŸ™‚


Egg tostada

2 egg whites 1 half egg yolk, refried beans, mixed spring mix, tomatoes, salsa verde, feta cheese

How To:

Do you ever see spaghetti squash in the grocery store and think well what they heck am I supposed to do wit this? Well, you can treat it as if it was regular spaghetti and then you add your favorite toppings and you’ll have a delicious lower carbohydrate alternative.

Step 1: attempt chop that sucker in half

Step 2: scoop the seeds out

Step 3: cook forΒ  30 minutes at 450 degrees with the skin up

Step 3: let cool, or use a towel to handle

Step 4: scrape the insides out with a fork

Step 5: add your favorite sauce or spaghetti recipe and enjoy!

Nice and easy!

Something to do:

Last week Julie posted about a little boyΒ  Max, who is fighting Lukeimea and wont be able to make it home for Christmas. But he has an awesome Chirstmas wish that we can all help with. He hopes to receive 1,000,000 Christmas cards! If you feel like participating here is his address:

Max c/o Hailey Remish
417 jones st
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

We can make a big difference in his life in a small way πŸ™‚

Something to read:

How coffee can galvanize your workout

Rethinking the meat- guzzler

Whats in your kitchen?

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 13, 2011

Hello everyone!

Casey and I have been MIA….. the reasoning was we were waiting until we got this beauty!!!

… thanks mom! (early xmas present)

A few months ago we signed up for the biggest cookie swap ever! Two lovely ladies (Lindsay and Julie) put together a food blogger cookie swap and Casey and I figured it would be a fun thing to do to kick off the holiday season.

We made ginger molasses cookies for sarah, kimberly, and ashley, we hope you ladies enjoyed them!

Recipe: Yields 36 cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies (vegan)

3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup blackstrap molasses
2/3 cup canola oil
6 tablespoons nondairy milk (we used chocolate)
1Β  1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
2. In a bowl mix sugar, molasses, oil, milk.
3. Mix in flours, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt
4. Place rounded tablespoons 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet
5. Enjoy!

These turned out pretty tasty! definitly worth a try! Next time maybe we’ll try part stevia part sugar!

Now a shout out to the ladies who sent us our cookies! πŸ™‚

Nancy over at River tree kitchen sent us cherry- clementine biscotti:

(yum. me. πŸ˜‰ )

Steph at will run 4 treats: sent us her family fav- cream cheese sugar cookies! ( they were gone in about 5 minutes!)

last but not least teresa over at food on fifth! with delish mocha chip cookies! and cute wrapping to go with! πŸ™‚

Have a good night/ morning everyone! πŸ™‚

WG’s take over North Dakooooooota!

November 29, 2011

pictures from the shenanigans from Bismarck! πŸ™‚



The entire airport in Bismarck!

The hotel

(the hardest bed ever to operate)


good old cracker barrel

calendar signing

dancing in the halls?

Game days!


Best team mates ever! ❀

Thanks Thera for all the pics! πŸ™‚



November 24, 2011

From Bismarck!! 20111124-204655.jpg

A lucky group of 10 warrior girls (myself included) were selected to go Bismarck, North Dakota for our newly acquired D-league affiliate team the Wizards! Were visiting for the opening weekend, and get to perform and participate in the fan fest! Be sure to check back for more updates πŸ™‚


breakfast: 430 am! Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana


Snack #1: clif bar fruit rope and a cutie!


Snack #2: egg sandwich


Snackage on popcips


Lunch: Salad with salmon


THANKSGIVING DINNER: A la cracker barrel




How to stay healthy while traveling

Today was a very long day filled with waking up at 4:00am, a three hour lay over, and two plane rides, it gets hard to eat healthy while in the airport

Last night I planned ahead and packed a few snacks along with a salad and egg sandwhich which made it so I didnt have to buy anything while waiting in the airport. Here are a few other tips to chose healthy option

1) pack snacks the night before: fruit, bars or a sandwich

2) drink pleanty of water

3) find a food option with lean proteins

4) if no other options are available focus on lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, check ya later! πŸ˜‰