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Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. How Stressed Are You?

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It has been demonstrated consistently that stress takes its toll physically and emotionally in some rather serious ways over the

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Dried Apricot Soup with Emmer

Cooking brings us together via recipes passed down through generations and different cultures. The act of cooking and sharing a meal can unite us, even in a virtual sense. That is, essentially, why this site exists. It’s a way to learn and understand through something we do every day. I’ve been struggling to stay connected [...]

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Flotation Tanks: Should You Give One a Try?

photo: wikipedia By Crabby McSlacker So recently I spent an hour in a flotation tank. Or, as they’re also known, an isolation tank, or sensory deprivation tank. Given the current state of the world, we could all use some sort of complete break from reality, right? Or hell, if I …

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Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash with Spelt

I was slow to warm up to spaghetti squash. I had fallen in love with the smooth texture of acorn and butternut squash. Spaghetti squash was different and highly unappealing. However, my thoughts have changed and I now like to use the unique texture to my advantage. This twice baked spaghetti squash is a little [...]

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Chili Lentils over Sweet Potatoes

There’s a small sandwich shop in my hometown that is a staple. The food isn’t anything special but the tradition around the restaurant is there. Half the menu consists of loaded potatoes smothered with meats, nacho cheese, steamed vegetables, and of course, chili. I’ve made chili loaded fries before but these chili lentils are a [...]

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Extremely Brief Q & A

image: flickr By Crabby McSlacker Q:  There has been no blog post at Cranky Fitness this week, does this mean Crabby has wandered away again?  A: No! There will be a new post on Monday. Crabby is just slow that way. Q: Why is this even a post? Does Crabby …

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Smoked Paprika Potato Spinach Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Click around the site and you can get a feel for my food likes and dislikes. Mushrooms and tofu are limited while sweet potatoes and quinoa are featured nearly once a week. Smoked paprika is another flavor I use quite a bit. It’s smoky, earthy, and sweet all at the same time. The potatoes soak [...]

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Sumac Cauliflower Salad with Lentils

Over the years, I’ve fallen in love with learning about spices. From sourcing to using in recipes, each spice is wholly unique and can easily make a recipe. Sumac is newer to my pantry and only came into my kitchen when I started making my own Za’atar (which is essentially sumac, thyme, and sesame seeds). [...]

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Better Posture, Injury Prevention, and Building the V-Taper

Like any great machine, your body uses a system of checks and balances. To help with injury prevention and better posture, these are the exercises you need.

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Turmeric Chickpeas with Brown Rice

I talk quite a bit about pantry-inspired meals. I firmly believe if you keep a well-stocked pantry, you are never without a solid meal. These turmeric chickpeas are a perfect example of pantry-inspired. Each ingredient for the core recipe is an item I always keep on hand, including the shallots and garlic. These chickpeas are [...]

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