Paleo Pumpkin Kale and Turkey Frittata

paleo pumpkin Turkey Kale Frittata -budget friendly www.cottercrunch.com @LCCotter

Here's a confession... I have the hardest time spelling the word FRITTATA! Why isn't it in my spell check? But I think I've finally mastered it. Yes, almost 32 years later. Wanna know something else that is quite shocking? Well, i mentioned this in last week's post but.... We aren't huge fans of turkey. I know! Shocking! Although, we do love turkey or chicken sausage … [Read more...]

5 Food and Fitness Tips and Tricks

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When it comes to food and fitness, I’m all about making things more simple, do-able, and effective. Aren’t we all? And these days, simple and effective are my life motto.  I just want to get THINGS done and make them count. I don’t need a 10 step process, I need 2 or 3 max. I don’t want to buy things that are not functional (okay maybe I do buy the prettier looking shoes … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Training Food and Nutrition for Triathletes

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Ahh yes, we’ve come to the end of the week. Feels good. And even though this has been a rest week for us, I’m still looking forward to a some what restful weekend. Then we’ll both feel fully recovered. Speaking of recovery (yes that is my sly segue), this past week was full of good recovery foods, but I never showed you the previous week’s “training food/fuel” that I’ve been … [Read more...]

7 Foods (and Recipes) to Bring you Luck in the New Year

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Okay, we made it. 2014! Dang that sounds weird. Did you party like it’s 1999? Anyone else remember where you were then? I do, and it’s hard to believe it was 15 years ago. Sigh… Anyway, today is the first day of 2014! I’m OPEN and READY for it. Hope it’s full of love and luck! Speaking of luck, did you know that there are foods other than black eyed peas that bring good luck … [Read more...]

Food for Thought Friday & #GF Cocoa Pumpkin Cake

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This past week we've celebrated my parents 48th wedding anniversary. My Dad’s 69th birthday.  Yes, he looks 40. Unreal! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Aka (spoil the nieces and nephews) Southern Style- Tamales and Moonshine anyone? And next week we continue the celebration with New Years Eve, New Years Day, and the Kiwi and I have a 6 year wedding … [Read more...]

Carrot Ginger PB Bread & a Fitness Friday Exercise

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Well it happened. I got sick as a dog on Wednesday night and in bed all day yesterday with the flu. Oh man oh man was that brutal! I don’t remember  the last time I had the flu. Today is a little better but I definitely need to keep it easy. So I won’t be doing the these Crazy Cotter GI Jane moves anytime soon. But you can, and then report back. Ok? I’m also hoping … [Read more...]

Super Monday and Super Oats Giveaway

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Mondays are SUPER, aren’t they? Ha, most people with argue with me on this, but for us, Monday is GOOD! A recovery day for the Kiwi. Which means I can send him to go run errands...... ahem Costco. I usually work in the kitchen on weekends so it’s nice to have a wee break come Monday. Mondays mean the trails are mine! Did I mention I am actually running in a … [Read more...]

Monday Moments

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Ever so often my dear friend (blend) Katie writes a post of beautiful life moments captured at each hour of the day. I absolutely adore these posts. You see, we tend to say a lot with our words, but how often do let pictures say a lot about the details of our lives? For us, each day is different (schedule wise) but always includes eating, training, working, enjoying, and … [Read more...]

Fall Focus: Food & Fitness Edition

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Summer time is always a rush for us. Maybe it’s because we’re in the middle of the kiwi’s race season and traveling to and fro (is that still a word?). That probably explains why I needed the slow down challenge so much. But now that Fall is here, his season is wrapping up and we’re a bit more focused on replenishing our physical and mental strength. I like to use the word … [Read more...]

Make it Monday

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“Mon” in French means MY. So when I think of Monday, I like to think of it as MY DAY. I mentioned this in a post a few years back, but I thought I should revisit it. MONDAY or MY DAY means we have a choice to MAKE IT what you want. To me, it means MY FOCUS is to REFOCUS and CHOOSE wisely. Make it Monday, make it MY day to……. _____________ (fill in the blank) Make it … [Read more...]