Thirty Minute Thursday: Tips & Tidbits

by lindsay cotter on April 26, 2012

Tips and Tidbits. Seems about right for this post. Kind of all over the place but that’s okay. Keeps it entertaining.

Okay let’s start.

I finally got around to posting a 30 minute Thursday workout. Still taking it easy here, so I haven’t tried this workout myself. But if you do this “tidbit” of a workout, let me know.

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Looks like a good one, right? I am trying it out on a client tomorrow. Hehe, she will be in a for a treat.

Next up…. TIPS! Core Power (a milk protein drink formerly known as Athlete’s Honey Milk) has started a new series on their webpage/blog. It’s the Core Power TIP OF THE DAY.  Lots of great athletes have shared their tips and I had the chance to share my two cents as a nutrition manager. I’ll be posting their more often so check it out! And check out their RECOVERY drinks. You know I am a fan. Gluten and lactose free is good for me …. oh and good for the hubs, but that’s if I share. Winking smile

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*Disclosure: As a Core Power Tip of the Day contributor, I do receive free product for my submissions.

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The last tip I shared on Core Power had to do with eating fruits and vegetablesthat were in season. I am a huge advocate of eating seasonally. Not only does it save you money, but it is better for you! Here is a great month to month guide from Health Central. Love it!!! Use it!

Month to Month Veggies and Fruit

I took advantage of zucchini this month and made a ginger zucchini GF pasta with chicken sausage and tomato

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I took advantage of in season pineapple with this new Larabar flavor. Haha, okay that does not count, but I have been eating fresh pineapple, especially in smoothies!

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That wraps up my Tips and Tidbits. Hope I kept your attention. Smile with tongue out

Got any tips for me? Do tell!

Cheers,

LC

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Michele @ nycrunningmama April 26, 2012 at 6:39 am

LOVE the fruits and veggies wheel!! I am always wondering if something is in season when I am grocery shopping…I think I may print this out and keep it in my wallet =)
Thank YOU for the awesome tips, Lindsay!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:06 am

i printed it off too! it’s fun! or i am dork. ha

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Alexandra April 26, 2012 at 6:47 am

I love that fruit and veggie chart, gotta print it! And yay for zucchinis! I’ve been eating them like a madwoman lately haha
Oh and I MUST track down that larabar mmmm :)

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:05 am

yes, you must! try natural grocers.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

I can’t wait for my zucchini to start coming in!!! I have so many tomato plants in my garden too. I live for summer tomatoes. I think we were meant to eat seasonally. I think our bodies work better that way. The heat outside lends us to eating more salads and lighter meals. I need to give in a buy a spiralizer. I want to use my zucchini and squash like spaghetti.

Love that workout! I need to recruit my boys to do that one with me. It’s more mine and Max’s style! Have a great Thursday!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

me too! i want a spiralizer. Sheesh, we need to be neighbors so we can share kitchen supplies. haha

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

Love zucchini and yellow squash this time of year (had both last night as a matter of fact). Hope your client “enjoys” that little workout you have in store teehhe!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

going to train her now. I’ll report back. hehe

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean April 26, 2012 at 7:19 am

oooh great chart! love it!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

stick on the on the old trusty fridge!

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Nicole April 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

oo i need to try that larabar!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

it’s as good as it sounds!

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Kierston April 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

That last pic made me laugh ;)

Love the wheel and the sound of that pasta dish!

Great tips, thanks!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

i think maybe zucchini spiral pasta is up next, whatcha think Kierston?

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Kierston April 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Absolutely!

And just so you know, I’ll be adding Zucchini to my next pasta dish! :)

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Gen April 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

Looks like a great workout!!!
I also reaaally want to try that pineapple larabar…sounds tasty!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

it is gen. do you have larabar in Brazil?

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Lisa April 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

Love the random tips and tidbits! I don’t have any for today I don’t think. I mean, just the usual…I noticed this morning that even though the weather was crappy, it was still beautiful to notice the sky and birds when I went outside!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

your tips are like gold to me! so keep them coming and enjoy that beautiful sky!

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Nichole April 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

I love that veggie wheel! How smart:)

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

it’s almost as smart as YOU! welcome home by the way.

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jobo April 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

pineapple larabar? YUM! Must try. Your client is in for a treat tomorrow with that workout!*insert evil laugh* ;-)

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

going to train her now… insert evil laugh. hehe.

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Kim K April 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

so i recently signed up for bi-weekly organic fruit and veggie delivery!!!! i am super excited to get my first box tomorrow. i felt like i havent been getting enough of either in my diet, so this is a perfect way to do so AND to try out new things! also, i recently froze two ripened bananas (i dont really like bananas), but last night i blended them up for banana “ice cream”. yummers!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

oh awesome kim! thats fun. I love the weekly delivieries! keep me posted!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

Thanks for the chart. Super helpful!

I can’t wait until summer produce is ready.

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

watermelon!!! yes, can’t wait for that either.

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty April 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

Pineapple Larabar! Oh yes please!! Sounds awesome!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I hope it gets to canada soon! you need this bar! hehe

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Samantha April 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

I have been LOVING pineapple lately – in fruit salad, in smoothies, you name it!

That recovery drink sounds interesting, I may have to try it :)

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

yes, you would like core power! it’s lactose free. the vanilla plended with pineapple…. HEAVEN!

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Rachelle April 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Awww love the chart! Thanks so much for always sharing such awesome tips. :) You are just great.

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

YOu are great! i want to come run with you on your beautiful trails. We can eat pineapple after.. it’s seasonal. hehe.

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She Rocks Fitness April 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Love pineapple…It’s da’bomb in green monster smoothies! Didn’t know they were in season, but that explains why they are all over the grocery stores. Sheesh…Going to yoga the next two days…what about you?

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

yes m’am! yoga tomorrow. The hubs has been going 2x a week too! YEA!

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curlsz April 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

so going to print out this wheel – how very helpful you are lindz

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I knew you’d like this. Stock up!

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katie April 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

My tip is to live life to the fullest and to love with all your heart every day!

Love you love!!!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

best tip to live by. Love you!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal April 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

oooh, your client certainly is in for a treat! I feel compelled to warn her ;) ha, I kid, I kid!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

she survived, haha. I need to try this one I am all cleared to do high intensity again. I owe her that. haha.

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife April 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Love that Month to Month veggie pic – I’m totally re-pinning it! I always think the freshest veggies taste the best!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

totally! there’s almost a sweetness to them.

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Lisa @ RunWiki April 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Always try to eat in season.. and go to restaurants that do the same. What kind of GF pasta do you use? Have a wonderful day.. muah

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

my favorite GF noodles! http://instagr.am/p/J0e0ohGbBz/ KING SOBA NOODLES. The sweet potato buckwheat are delicious too.http://www.kingsoba.com/organic-noodles-pumpkin-ginger-and-rice.php

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Lisa April 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I absolutely love zucchini pasta, but am starting to get annoyed with using my vegetable peeler for it! I want a spiralizer bad!! And that workout looks wonderful! I gotta save that one :) Thanks for the awesome tips!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

i used a ginger GF pasta here. Would love spiralizer too!! Worth the $

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Allie April 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Yay for eating seasonally! Everything tastes better when in season :)

Great workout too, I can’t wait to hear how your client liked it LOL!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

she liked the workout.. when it was over. haha. Hope you and JImmy are doing well.

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Katie April 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I just saw a really cute tea towel calender of fruits and veggies in season. Such a great idea and awesome to decorate with!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

i need this towel. It would make me feel smarter.

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Jonathan Aluzas April 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I love the chart. Even though I grow a huge number of fruits and veggies in my backyard (tomatoes, peppers, bok choy, beets, onions, garlic, salad greens, spinach, herbs, zucchini, pole beans, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, lemons, tangerines, figs, Swiss Chard) I STILL don’t always know what’s in season.

Here’s a tip: Smoothies. I know, nothing new, but I just started drinking them and they’re awesome. Throw kale together with blueberries, banana and orange juice and you get a really healthy supplement. I prefer it to juicing because you don’t lose the pulp, you’re eating the entire fruit or veggie. Make sure you get a smoothie blender, though.

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

oh i like that combo! i tried romaine in my smoothie the other day, with cucumber, vanilla, and lemon. Not bad!

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Tara April 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Eating seasonally and locally is the best, especially with fruit. It’s always better quality and the taste and freshness can’t be beat!!

I need to try the new larabar flavor!! I need to pick up the cappuchino one too. They’re the best!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

trip to the store! find those bars. How are you feeling today?

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Tara April 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I actually did go out and buy the cappuchino flavor! We don’t have the pineapple in stores yet, but I’m loving the coffee flavor!!

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition April 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I love that 30 minute work out- sometimes I only have a short time and want something efficient like that

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm

it’s perfect for those and VERY effective!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I need to work on eating more seasonally…I usually just stick with what I like haha. No tips here…but I did try some Udi’s gluten free bread and liked it!

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm

there’s no problem with that either, as long as you eat your veggies. hehe.

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

p.s.
Try Rudi’s too! it’s good!! and bigger pieces, hehe.

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PavementRunner April 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I got my 30 minutes in today as well, but it was a 30 minute run with a buddy before work. I’m loving mixing in vegetables with existing dishes. I added some spinach and muchrooms to my turkey lasagna… delicious. Thanks for the great share and photos. Cheers.

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LCCotter April 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

thats perfect! Running buddies are the best for pre or post work running. And spinach lasagna with mushrooms? YUM!

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Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) April 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I love that handy little fruits/veggies chart! I need to be better about my seasonal produce intake — I’m GREAT at it in the summer, but in the winter/spring, not so much.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

me too, so this poster is awesome to stick on the fridge. ya know?

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Christina April 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I’m going to have to check in with you on your yoga posts and tips … I signed up at the Y for this summer and … they have a yoga class offering. I’m hoping the instructor is good! I am eyeballing that class. Also eyeballing some weight training classes too so not sure yet. Going to remember to pick up some Larabars next time I’m at the store to try. Gluten free, right?

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

oh yes, keep me posted on how the yoga goes. I bet you’ll enjoy it!

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Rach April 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

We’ve been enjoying the pineapple too! :)

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sarah April 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Okay! So I did this workout at the gym tonight(well, I went through your routine twice then ran 1k on the tready X4).LOVED.IT, I actually love all your workouts. It was tough but sped by, because its not boring doing a routine like this- ill be doing it again for sure. Thank you:).

MMmm, that chicken pasta looks so good!
Xxx

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

awesome sarah! I like the way you used it. Killer!

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Krizza April 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Yummy kind of foods..I really want to try it..Thanks for sharing with us..

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

let me know if you do. :-)

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Lou April 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Hey I love that poster… probably complete opposite for us Down Under though, huh? Winter is coming… Noooooo! ;)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

probably. Looks like its apple and orange season for you. <3

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Fox Peterson April 27, 2012 at 4:32 am

I love the look of this workout– question though, when you squat-jump, are you tucking the knees at the peak of the jump or staying straight leg. I am not sure I could do 8-10 reps of that workout with knee tucks at the jump peak (but I am sure as heck going to try!) hooray! i like workouts that look fun and for me, finding a strength training workout that looks fun is like finding a four-leaf clover.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

oh tuck jumps would be hard, but good. I stick with regular stright leg squat then jumps. Let me know how it goes!

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Miz April 27, 2012 at 5:31 am

I saw that core power tip and CHEEEERED for you.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

i thought i heard a MIZFIT voice cheering. hehe. xxoo

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Myrtle April 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

I am not sure I could do 8-10 reps of that workout with knee tucks at the jump peak (but I am sure as heck going to try!) hooray!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

i would do regular squat jumps first versus the tucks. But that would be a killer set. Give it a whirl and report back. YEA!

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

Love eating local and seasonal…so important to support the community around us… Speaking of pineapple I have one tip…add it to your protein shakes! The bromelain in pineapple helps with protein digestion…but you probably already knew that being the smart cookie you are!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

oh yes! i have been using pineapple in my protein shakes at night! SOO good. Great tips!

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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog April 27, 2012 at 7:47 am

I love eating seasonably as well, the vegetables always taste better when they’re in season. I love going to the farmers market & asking the people there what’s in season, when something will be coming up, etc.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

oh i get giddy at the farmers market. haha

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Melissa April 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

oooh, love that seasonal produce chart!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

print it off and stick on the fridge! perfecto!

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf April 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

The fruits and veggies wheel is awesome. We have something like that hanging on our fridge. Makes such a huge difference when you can eat locally and seasonally. YUM!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

Agreed! plus its fun!

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Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run April 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Pinned your wheel! (Haha, that’s sounds funny.) And I may or may not have drooled over your GF zuch, chicken sausage, and tomato dish.

As for pineapple, I’m obsessed myself…I got my hands on some dehydrated pineapple yesterday. Let’s just say my mouth is a little itchy. My mouth is sensitive to citric acid. Oh well. I grin and bare it. ;)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

YOU PINNED MY WHEEL! hehe, so clever. Dehydrated pineapple? love it!

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