Welcome to the Second edition of the COTTER CHRONICLES. Missed the first one? Click here for first edition! This post is a series of “journal” entries focusing on sharing life updates, articles, links to lurk, food and recipes to try, weekly news, and so on and so on. Consider this a link love meets newspaper and coffee time. Sound good?
Okay, let’s get started. So… about us. Well, the kiwi is still on the job hunt. Full time that is. Hoping and praying for something to come up soon. At least he is still able to coach (swimming, running, and triathlon) and enjoys that very much! But in the meantime, we’ve had a lot visitors!
First up, the NUTTZO crew came to Austin. We got to catch up with Danielle and Shel and discuss all things NUTTZO. Lots of new events/races in Texas on their agenda and we’re hoping to help out or be part of that.
We also had another Kiwi in town during memorial day. Yep, sir Kiwi Cotter (James’ dad) was in town from Auckland. And he came with LOTS OF goodies. OH MY! The kiwi was in sugar heaven!
Speaking of goodies. Guess what we received in the mail? Yep, the new Carrot Spice FLAPJACK mix. And I already tested it out with a Healthy Bites recipe. SO stay tuned for that in the JULY flavor of the month.
And I plan on making this bread next!
Now that I’ve mentioned food (a lot) already, let’s get to the food and wine section, ok?
FOOD AND WINE :
Ever wondered what to do with that leftover wine? Try these wine hacks! I’m so trying the slushie or freezing it!
Berry Almond Acai Bowls – I’ve always wanted to make an ACAI bowl. And now I know how thanks to Georgie!
Looking for a new recovery drink idea? Check out Minimalist Baker’s Chocolate Chia Recovery Drink (VEGAN)
And if you are needing a summer drink idea? Um –> THESE by Megan. Cherry Vanilla salted Caramel Afogatos Ice Cream Floats. Need I say more?
Wonton Nachos with Chicken and Mango Salsa –> Gosh I love Maggies Recipes and this. So trying with GF tortillas next.
Let’s continue with Taco talk and drool over Taylor’s Maple Salmon Tostada recipe. YEP! Genius
Or we can stand in awe of Averie’s Power House Salad! Check out that color!
Needing more snack ideas? Love these creative snack ideas from Buzzfeed. I don’t even need to study to eat these. Unless I study my taste buds, YUM!
HEALTH AND FITNESS
5 Things you can do to be a better runner! I need all 5 and more Yoga in my Life!
Speaking of Running —> TRX for runners. YES YES YES! WE LOVE our TRX!
What about a Barre Workout? Ohh I love Erin’s quick arm barre workout!
Do you eat starches? Are they good for you on a Paleo Diet? We do! Here’ WHY!
Speaking of PALEO –> 20 things you didn’t know about on the PALEO diet. A must read from Chris Kresser.
And oh how I love this post by Laura –> Should You Cheat On Your Diet? 3 Reasons Why Dietary Infidelity is a Good Thing
BLOGGING for BUSINESS AND MISCELLANEOUS
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Okay, we’ve all been there. Doubting our blogging. Well then READ THIS! How to stand out from 227 million blogs! p.s. I love NAGI!
Yes yes, I’m mentioning 512 Kitchen Market again. But guess what? They are offering $25 a week of meals –> SHIPPED to you! and guess what? Rumor has it they might start shipping Healthy Bites next! Squeeeeeeel!
This last local love is sad but at least we can all come together. The flooding! It’s crazy. But we are safe. Austin sure knows how to support each other during this time. That’s a good thing!
Best thing you read this week?