Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | August 4, 2013

Toledo Recap- Photo Edition

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Hi All!

I’ve been home from Ohio for a week now, and I’m am still rocking 37 mosquito bites on my legs and feet, and I’m just now getting around to the recap of my trip. Some of us are slow recuperators. : )

Well here goes….a look at my Toledo trip via photos. I tried to keep them in chronological order so I can fill in the stories in the next few blog posts. Enjoy!

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Little Brother helping Big Brother with his carry-on

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There’s nothing quite like an airport reunion.

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Big Brother and me on a fro-yo date.

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Big Brother at the Firefighters Museum

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Little Brother swinging in Grandma & Papa’s backyard.

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I went for a run around my old stomping grounds….in the humidity.

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Big Brother playing at Imagination Station.

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Little Brother playing at Imagination Station.

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Mama playing at Imagination Station.

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Big Brother on the climbing wall at the indoor playground….on a rainy day.

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Little Brother putt-putting

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Big Brother putt-putting

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Look Mom! Grandma & Papa got us Spiderman popsicles!

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Big Brother loving the Toledo Zoo

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Little Brother and I getting photo bombed by Lucas the baby elephant.

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Backyard fun at Grandma & Papa’s on a hot, humid day.

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Little Brother goin’ for cruise.

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Big Brother having some big wheeling fun.

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Enjoying a summer night on my parent’s back patio….pre 37 mosquito bites.

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A fun night out with my girls. Gosh, do I miss them all so much!

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Grandma made the boys a special breakfast our last day there.

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Big Brother working on a hand print project for Grandma & Papa.

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Little Brother decorating his handprint project for Grandma & Papa.

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Leaving on a jet plane….heading back to L.A.

As you can tell from the pictures, we did a lot of stuff our 9 days there, and had a ton of fun. We were all completely wore out by the end of the visit…..but not nearly as much as these two. : )

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Tuckered out Grandparents.

Thank you Mom & Dad for a great visit! I appreciate you putting up with me and my boys, and spoiling us rotten for a week and a half! Love you guys! Can’t wait to see you at Christmas!

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Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | August 2, 2013

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve been working on an Ohio recap for you, but 1) I’m having a hard time getting my photos to upload. I don’t know what the problem is. As I’ve stated a dozen times before, I am completely technology illiterate. I’m totally a rookie at all this business (I know, understatement of the year, right there!). And 2) Little Brother has been sick the last couple of days, so I’ve been busy taking care of him.

He clearly caught some bug from the pressurized cabin of germy nastiness…..a.k.a. the airplane. I think I’m going to start making my kids wear SARS masks every time we travel.

A sick Little Brother is waaaaaaayyy different than a sick Big Brother. Fellow parents, isn’t it amusing how the same two people can make babies together, and those babies all turn out differently?

My oldest son is very much like me when he is sick. Just let me lay on the couch with my blankie and favorite movies, and leave me alone. I’ll let ya know if I need something, but in the mean time, just let me be, thanks.

He’s very quiet and lethargic. Which if you know Big Brother, he’s chatty and energetic by nature, so to see him quiet and laying still is a big change.

While it’s very sad to see my oldest buddy sick, it’s very easy to care for him. He’s so low maintenance. Just keep the Disney movies and ice chips coming, and he’ll be a happy camper. Well, as happy as one can be when trying to combat some type of flu or cold yuckiness.

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Little Brother on the other hand……that’s a whole different story. He is no where near as easy.

He’s your typical guy when he’s sick. He’s all whiny and cranky. Now for you guys out there, don’t harumph at this statement. You guys all know you’re big babies when you’re sick!

Little Brother whines and cries, and can’t decide if he wants to be held or sit on the couch. And because he’s indecisive and feeling sick, he just gets crankier and whines and cries some more.

He’ll demand something from the kitchen. But I don’t know what he wants, and frankly neither does he, so I have to chauffeur him to the kitchen via a ride on my hip. He makes me open the cupboards and refrigerator in search of something, but none of my offerings are to his liking, so another tantrum will ensue.

And because his head/throat/ears hurt, the tantrum aggravates the hurt even more, which causes and even bigger, angrier tantrum. You see the vicious cycle here, right?

When Big Brother is sick, he will slumber the day away. Little Brother, because of whatever yuckiness is afflicting him and causing him to be uncomfortable, refuses to lay still and sleep.

An overly tired, sick toddler makes for a, wait for it……a cranky, whiney, tantrum throwing toddler. Who’s sick. And I’m trying to keep him calm so as not to aggravate said illness. Which in turn aggravates his mood, causing more whining and tantrum throwing.

You’re seeing this theme now, right? He’s sick, angry, whining and crying, and I CAN’T DO A DAMN THING TO MAKE IT BETTER! Not popsicles, Dora the Explorer, hugs and kisses, his favorite blue blanket or children’s ibuprofen. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing. We’re all just losing. And we’re tired.

So I throw him in a cool bath, cuddle him as much as he’ll tolerate at that particular moment, grit my teeth through another episode of Dora and watch the clock til Daddy comes home.

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And since this small, precious child insists on sharing my water bottle and sneezing in my face, I need to go overdose on vitamins A, B, C, and Zinc.

Stay well my friends, stay well.

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 29, 2013

Groundhog Day Resumes

Good Monday morning!

We are back in the land of sun, mountains and crazy drivers, a.k.a…..SoCal. We flew in Saturday night, were reunited with my husband at LAX, and drove straight home so the boys and I could hit the hay. It was midnight in Ohio time, so we were just a bit tired (that’s an understatement!). 

Yesterday the boys and I were suffering from a touch of jet lag. We were trapped somewhere between Ohio time and California time. So I guess we were on Oklahoma time? 

We spent the day hanging out as family. I unpacked our suitcases, the Hubs and I went to the gym to do a workout together, we played with the boys, everyone took naps, we took the boys to the dog park to play (after we discovered the Pirate Park at the Rose Bowl was closed due to the Jay-Z/Justin Timeberlake concert), and then came home enjoyed a backyard bonfire, roasted (gluten-free) hot dogs and marshmallows. It was a great Sunday! 

Today, it’s back to life, back to reality. Which as a grown-up translates into Groundhog Day. Same thing, different day. 

It’s back to the kids getting up at the  butt-crack of dawn, fighting over toys by 6:20 in the morning and repeated requests for Dora the Explorer and Octonauts.

It’s back to Husband leaving for work at 6:40am, leaving me in charge of our quarreling, yet uber adorable boys.

It’s back to the grind of meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry.

I resume class designs and choreography, and teaching my classes (which after 10 days, I miss so much!). 

It’s no more of Grandma and Papa getting up with the boys, succumbing to the demands for specific Disney and Nick Jr. shows. 

No more Grandma and Papa diffusing the arguments over fire trucks, Legos, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

No more Grandma and Papa trying to figure out what exactly it is Little Brother wants to eat for breakfast, and which color cup Big Brother wants to use for the day. (I have some very particular children)

No more Grandma and Papa doing bathtime and bedtime. 

It’s back to normal life. And that’s ok. I like it. While I appreciate my time away in Ohio visiting my parents and getting spoiled rotten, I’m glad to be back to normal life. I love my crazy-busy, chaotic, non-stop, up early, chasing kids, and gym-hopping to teach classes life. 

Now that we are home, and back at it, I feel I need to detox the boys and I.

For them, less TV shows, and more playing outside. Less fishy crackers, cookies and ice cream, more fruits and vegetables. No more skipping naps and going to bed late. 

For me, less alcohol and carbs, more vegetables and lean proteins. Less dining out, more dining at home. More gym time, although I did get some running and workouts in while in Toledo- just not enough to combat all the drinking and dining out! And no more going to bed after 11:30pm. I know, I’m lame, but I can’t wake up at 6:20am and expect to function through the day if I’m not going to bed until midnight! 

So there it is folks…..OHgal’s house is back in the swing of things. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go break up a fight over who had the Chuggington trains first, switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer, and finish putting together my Nike Training Club routines for my two classes today. Then it’s off to the grocery store we go! 

Happy Groundhog Day! 

 

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 27, 2013

Hi from OH

Greetings from the great state of Ohio! 

Sorry I have been blog MIA. I have been in Ohio for the past 9 days visiting my parents, sister and very best girlfriends. I had full intentions of blogging while I was here, but our days were so busy, and went by so fast, that whole blogging idea went right out the window.

It’s my last day here. In fact, I will be leaving for the airport in about 2 1/2 hours. I’m getting our suitcases and carry-ons all ready to go. But while waiting for my last load of laundry to finish in the dryer, I figure I’d give a big OHgal shout out to all of you!

Thanks to my mom and dad, we are taking home waaaaay more things than we arrived with- clothes, shoes, toys, books and packs of M&M’s (according to my mother, it’s the perfect airplane snack!). Being that we only see each other about 3 times a year, my parents spoil us rotten when we are together. 

We have had a wonderful, fun-filled visit. We got to cross some things off of Big Brother and my bucket lists. It definitely has been an adventure!

It all started with a 4 hour+ flight delay on the way here, and was followed with dinners, movie, icecream, the zoo, the science center, putt-putt, visits with friends and backyard bonfires, all while laced with humidity, sun, rainstorms, and cool evening breezes. It has been the best visit! 

Don’t worry friends, I will do an appropriate recap once I’m home and reunited with my husband (gosh, do I miss him something crazy!) and the glorious SoCal sun. 

In the meantime, I have to resume packing and go spend the next two hours soaking up the rest of the time I get with my parents and sister. 

Til next time! 

 

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 15, 2013

Slop, It’s What’s for Dinner.

Hi All! I’m getting ready to leave the SoCal sun, and head to Ohio’s humidity. Yay for that whole getting wrapped in a hot wet blanket feeling. Yay. Oh well, suck it up buttercup. The sacrifices we make to see our families and our drinking buddies best pals. Plus I should be used to it, right? I mean, I did grow up there!

So before I head out of town, I’m trying to use up all the perishable stuff in our refrigerator. Well most of it anyways. The hubs isn’t coming with me, so I probably should leave him some food.

Whenever I make a one-pot wonder dinner, I fondly refer to it as slop. And it more often than not involves quinoa. It always entails something I randomly throw together, involving a grain, lots of veggies, some type of dressing or vinaigrette and a protein. I know, complicated, right? <not really>

I don’t really know how else to describe it other than slop. I supposed I could call it quinoa with perfectly sauteed peppers and onions, tossed with succulent chicken, mixed with the right amount of spices and seasonings and coated in a zesty, homemade lemon vinaigrette. Seems a bit much, dontcha think? Sooo….slop it is.

Plus I just love it when my husband comes home from work and asks, “what’s for dinner, babe?”, and I get to proudly announce, “We’re having slop, honey!”. Sounds appetizing. Well friends, let me tell you, it is. This particular recipe is one of my fave’s. Husband and I call this one Decontructed Stuffed Pepper Slop. See….so much easier to just say slop.

So grab your cutting board, knife, and skillet. Let’s make slop.

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Ingredients:

  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2tsp oregano
  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 of each green, red and yellow bell peppers, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes in garlic and oregano
  • 2c baby spinach
  • 2c cooked quinoa (prepare according to package instructions- 1c dry quinoa cooked in 2c liquid)
  • 10 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2tsp sea salt (divided)
  • 1tsp freshly ground black pepper (divided)
  • 3oz crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  • Heat evoo (channeling my inner Rachael Ray here), in a large skillet.
  • Add oregano. Let sautee for a couple minutes, then add onion and peppers.
  • Add 1tsp sea salt and 1/2tsp black pepper.
  • Cook until they start to soften.
  • Add minced garlic. Cook for a few minutes, until it softens and becomes fragrant.
  • Add ground turkey.
  • Cook everything together, allowing peppers and onion to continue to soften, and ground turkey to brown.
  • Once ground turkey is browned, add can of diced tomatoes.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer, letting all the flavors marry together.
  • Add baby spinach, stirring until it wilts.
  •  Remove from heat.
  • Mix skillet contents in a large serving bowl with quinoa.
  • Add basil, parsley and feta. Toss it all together.
  • Then serve it up and eat it!

We grilled some squash and zucchini from our garden as an accompaniment.

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It was a delicious, healthy, protein, veggie and fiber packed dinner. So good! Go make this!

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 11, 2013

Banana Mocha Smoothie

Hello All! Happy Thursday!

Today, after I got home from teaching my Silver Sneakers class, I was a tad hungry, but didn’t have an appetite to eat anything.

Moments like that are when I bust out the blender and concoct some type of yummy smoothie. For me, it hits the spot, quiets the grumbling tummy, is a good switch-up from always eating salad, and it doesn’t make me feel too full.

Today’s blended creation…..banana mocha smoothie.

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 I gathered my ingredients.

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 Placed them all in the blender.

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 Hit the blend button.

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 And voila, banana mocha smoothie. Deeee-lish!

Ingredients:

  • 1c ice
  • 1c unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2c leftover coffee from this morning
  • 1/2c non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 large banana
  • 1tbsp peanut butter
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1 heaping handful of baby spinach

Throw all ingredients into a blender, and blend until nice and smooth. If you prefer your smoothies a little thicker and icier, add more ice. I prefer mine on the thinner side.

Enjoy my friends!

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 Bottom’s up.

You’ll enjoy this smoothie so much, chances are, you’ll be sad when it’s gone.

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Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 8, 2013

Seven Years

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 Today is our wedding anniversary.

On this day seven years ago, it was a perfectly warm, sunny day in Toledo, Ohio. We had friends and family from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, California, Canada and England gather together to celebrate with us.

I donned a dress that I still to this day love, and if it was here in California, and not in preservation in my parents basement back in Ohio, I would wear it every year on my anniversary. My bridesmaids wore a strapless, mocha colored dress, and my husband and the groomsmen looked very dapper in their tuxedos.

Everyone was perfectly accessorized in attire, hair, make-up and giddy, excited-for-the-new-couple wedding smiles.

I walked down the aisle of an outdoor gazebo, on my dad’s arm, with an ear-to-ear smile plastered on my face. We exchanged our vows on the waters edge of the Maumee River, with the skyline of downtown Toledo serving as our backdrop.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, an open bar, and endless dancing.

My husband and I still to this day say it was the best wedding we’ve ever been to. It was the most fun we’ve ever had at a wedding. A little biased, maybe? I’m sure. But we had a great day, and reminisce on nothing but happy, smiling memories.

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It has been a fast and furious ride since that day seven years ago, when we shared our first dance as Mr. & Mrs. to Jack Johnson’s “Better Together.”

Since that day, we took some amazing trips and vacations.

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We welcomed our first son.

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We broke my parents’ hearts, and decided to leave our home in Ohio, and move across country to my husband’s hometown in sunny, Southern California.

A couple years after that, we welcomed our second son.

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In seven years time, we have experienced children, moves, job changes, and financial stresses. We’ve witnessed friends’ and family members’ marriages crumble, while others have come together. We’ve been to funerals, christenings, birthday parties, weddings and communions. We’ve competed in races, both together and separately, but all the while being each other’s biggest cheerleader.

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We have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. We have experienced high’s and low’s. We have been over-the-moon excited, and crushingly disappointed.

We have created careers, a home, and a family.

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~Together we make a family~

We have created, experienced, and lived and loved life together. It has been a wild ride, but I can’t imagine doing any of this with anyone other than my very best friend by my side.

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It has been an amazing seven years. I’m forever grateful he asked me, and I said yes. My husband is still my very favorite person in the whole wide world. Without him, I would not have this life. My life. Our life.

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Anniversary toast

Cheers to the past seven, and to many, many more to come.

To my husband, I appreciate you and all that you do. I love that you are the person I start and end all of my days with. I love that no matter what happens, you are always by my side. I love that you have seen me at my best and my worst, and still love me unconditionally.

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Thank you for sticking by me through thick and thin, better and worse, sickness and health, richer and poorer. Thank you for always being kind and loving. Thank you for choosing me. I love you with my whole heart. And I’m excited to see what our future holds. Happy Anniversary, Husband! I love you today, and everyday.

And I want to leave you with this sentimental thought……

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

Hi Everyone! I just want to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! Happy Birthday, America!

However you spend your day- with friends and family, poolside, backyard barbecues, watching fireworks, or camping out by the chip and dip table, may it be enjoyable, fun-filled, happy and safe.

And please don’t forget to appreciate our great country, the freedoms we have, and all the troops, past and present who defend this great nation so we can continue to celebrate her birthday.

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Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | July 3, 2013

Chill Out with Some Sprouts

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I know, I’ve been MIA for several days. No, I did not melt in this heat. Although, I came close. Real close. I’m not a fan of 100+ temperatures. Me no likey.

Thank goodness for blow-up pools, hard working air conditioners and trips to the beach.

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Life’s a beach

It’s been so hot, I don’t feel like eating. That like, never happens to me! I can eat everyday, all day. Except when it’s 107 degrees. Then I kind of lose my appetite. Does that happen to you?

But we all know I love food and eating, waaaaay too much, so while I may not feel like eating, I still do. Even on hot days. It’s still important to feed and fuel your body.

The heat makes me crave cold, healthy foods. I tend to OD on (raw)veggies and salads. This was my lunch the other day,

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carrots, celery, cucumbers, fennel, gluten free crackers and some roasted red pepper hummus. And I still broke out in a sweat just chopping the vegetables. Too.dang.not. Simmer down now, SoCal heat.

I knew for dinner, I still would not want to eat anything hot. Nor did I want to cook. And being the ever so considerate, awesome to the moon and back wife that I am, I figured my poor husband wouldn’t want to stand in front of a hot grill when he came home from work.

So being the female, culinary MacGyver that I am, I used my survival instincts what I had in the fridge to come up with dinner.

Lo and behold, the Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad was born.

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A bowl of yummy, sprout-y goodness

My local market had brussel sprouts on sale for $0.69/pound. After eating this salad, that was the best $1.50 I’ve spent in a long time.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3c extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 1tbsp mustard
  • 1/2tbsp honey
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1/2tsp black pepper
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 2lbs brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 of a red onion, chopped
  • 1/4c cranberries
  • 1/4 roasted almonds, chopped

Directions:

  • Boil a big pot of water
  • Mix first seven ingredients together, whisk together well.
  • Rinse and trim brussel sprouts, removing any wilted outer leaves and the stem, but leave sprouts in tact.
  • Blanch sprouts in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes, to soften them, but not cook them.
  • Remove sprouts from boiling water, and drop them into an ice bath, so they stop cooking as well as become cool enough to handle.
  • Using a grater or mandolin, shave the brussel sprouts. If you don’t have either, finely chop them.
  • Put shaved brussel sprouts in a large serving or salad bowl. Add onion, cranberries and almonds. (We had leftover grilled chicken breast, so I chopped that and added it to our salad for some protein)
  • Add dressing, and toss to coat.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

This salad was so good, and made a large portion. We had leftovers for lunch the next day, and they tasted even better.

So good in fact, that Little Brother opted out of eating his PB&J and chose to eat a good portion of my brussel sprout salad. He’s a vulture, I tell ya. A tiny, precious little vulture.

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….who just happens to love brussel sprouts.

Go make this salad! Take a break from the heat, and chill out with some sprouts. Happy, healthy eating, friends! 

Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | June 27, 2013

Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

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Hey All! We’re gonna have a little bit of fun today.

For some of us, this is a new relationship. We’ve never met, you and I. Yet you show up and read what I have to say about kids, exercise, Sundays and oatmeal. Thank you. I appreciate that. I appreciate you.

So I figured, wouldn’t it be nice if you actually knew a little bit about the person whose blog you’re reading? A friend of mine came up with a list of 34 random questions for me to answer.

Ok, ya ready? You’re about to learn all kinds of interesting stupid facts you didn’t know about me.

  1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, the actress Stefanie Powers, but my mom changed the spelling from having an “f” to the correct way with a “ph”.
  2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? A couple weeks ago when I was watching the movie “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”.
  3. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, two little boys, ages 5 and 2.
  4. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Haha! Random! But yes, I do.
  5. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Let’s just say I speak it fluently.
  6. COFFEE OR TEA? Hands down, coffee. The hotter and stronger the better.
  7. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? I’m a full-time mom, and part-time Group Exercise Fitness Instructor.
  8. DO YOU KICK OFF YOUR SHOES OR UNTIE THEM? Kick them off.
  9. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? Blue
  10. WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I’m one helluva procrastinator. And I’m slow to forgive. I’m really working on it though. I’m a work in progress.
  11. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SOUND? Depends on my mood and the time of day- it’s either the sound of my children’s laughter or COMPLETE silence.
  12. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? I was born in Tacoma, WA, but raised in Toledo, OH.
  13. WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? Pasadena, CA
  14. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? All kinds. But my favorite is Alternative, and Rock. I’m a big fan of 90’s grunge.
  15. FAVORITE FOOD? Tortilla chips and guacamole.
  16. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings for sure. I don’t like scary movies.
  17. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT? Kauai, Hawaii
  18. IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO? Hire a full-time nanny and go on a sabbatical, traveling the world.
  19. WHAT’S A QUIRKY THING ABOUT YOU? When I put my contacts in I put the right one in first, then the left. But when I take them out, I take the left out first. Also, I put my right sock on, then my right shoe. Then left sock, left shoe. Most people I know put both their socks on, then their shoes.
  20. WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Hummus with cucumbers and gluten free crackers.
  21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My boys playing in the pool, with AWOLNATION’s “Kill Your Heroes” playing in the background. Love that song!
  22. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Hands down, football.
  23. WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? My pet peeves, yes I’m giving you more than one, are bad L.A. drivers (so almost all of them), poor table manners (please close your mouth when you chew), and rude, inconsiderate people (golden rule people, it’s not hard).
  24. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? Just my children.
  25. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE? I have to pick one?? It’s a tie between a good, crisp Pinot Grigio, and a vodka tonic with a twist of lime.
  26. DO YOU HAVE ANY SCARS? Aside from emotional?! Ha! No, I don’t.
  27. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? Red.
  28. READ THE BOOK OR WATCH THE MOVIE? Absolutely read the book. I’m a bookworm.
  29. WHO’S THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My mom.
  30. WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB? To be a trainer on the Biggest Loser with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. I would love to help people on their weight loss journey, and go down a new path to a healthy lifestyle. I love success stories!
  31. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FEAR? Oh, gosh. Anything bad happening to my children.
  32. ARE YOU A RISK TAKER? Not at all. I’m a thinker before a doer. I always think about the “what if’s” and consequences before I do something. Kinda boring, I know, but I’ve never been in trouble.
  33. WHAT’S ONE THING YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO YOU BUT WISH YOU DID? Swim.
  34. WHY DID YOU ANSWER 34 QUESTIONS? Cat’s outta the bag….because that’s my age.

So there ya go, friends. A small glimpse at what makes OHgal who she is.

Now I’m going to invite you to play along. Pick any question, 1-33 and answer it in the comments section. My turn to get to know a little something about you!  

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…..(that song’s gonna be stuck in your head the rest of the day. you.are.welcome.)

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An Ohio girl's adventures in wife-hood, mommy-hood, fitness and food, all while enjoying the sunshine in SoCal.

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