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Beach & Lily + Weekly Menu


I spent the weekend finishing up every last recipe for the cookbook. At about 10pm last night, my kitchen still looked like a battle scene from WWIII. Or Top Chef. But I can now start to put the final touches on my book and move on to the next big thing…studying!

Did I mention I’m sitting for a Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management? Because I am. December 18th. And my study guide is getting dusty in the few short weeks I’ve had it.


Donna is in HAWAII starting a new travel position as the RD at a small hospital. She landed and quickly realized why there was no one around — they were preparing for a tsunami to hit. But since she can see the ocean from her new crib, we can’t feel too bad for her.

(Tsunami crisis averted. The weather was beautiful when I talked to her late last night.)

Other than cooking and a good run along with some hockey, I carved out a chunk of time to head to the beach with Lily. I’ve heard the waves a lot lately and it has been far too long since I enjoyed the beauty of Lake Michigan. With winter coming quickly, I need to be able to remember why I love this place.


Some moments you just remember and yesterday at the beach was one of those. There’s just something about the water that clears my mind and grounds me to continue on.

Just pictures today. I can officially rededicate my time and energies to blogging and so I will start back up with a Weekly Menu! We haven’t seen one of those in awhile, eh?

Weekly Menu: October 29th – November 2nd


I feel like Lily looks. The weekends go too fast!

Be well,

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  1. Erica @ EricaDHouse.com
    October 29, 2012 / 6:36 am

    That red lentil pumpkin soup looks interesting! I love all of the ingredients but wouldn’t have thought to combine them together (which usually yields the best results!)

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    October 29, 2012 / 7:53 am

    Love mongolian beef – great reminder to throw that into the menu soon!

  3. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    October 29, 2012 / 8:09 am

    I love the old pier wood that sticks out from the water. We saw those at Glen Haven beach and just sat and took it all in. Didn’t matter it was 45 degrees and windy, it was gorgeous!

  4. Shundara
    October 29, 2012 / 10:00 am

    What amazing photos I know she loves her view.I know you are excited to study I hope it doesn’t take up to much time, but I know your excited that you get to sit on the board..

  5. Biz
    October 29, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    So the poblano and potato quiche I made for breakfast – amazeballs! My poblano peppers were VERY spicy, so I only used one, but super delicious way to start the day.

    I love Lily – so cute! I don’t know how you have time to sleep with everything you have going on!

  6. Lizzie
    October 29, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Lily is adorable as always and I am so jealous of your lake lifestyle!
    I’m glad the weekly menu is back! I missed it. I’m excited to hear what you think of the red lentil pumpkin soup. I think I’ll try the walnut and rosemary oven-fried chicken tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lena
    October 29, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I’m excited for Mongolian beef!!

  8. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    October 29, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Congrats on finishing up your last recipe!!
    Can I ask how you fit it all in!! I am always impressed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kate
    October 30, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Well now you have all sorts of time to study for your test!

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