Photo Friday: Moody

August 18th, 2014

Moody puppy waking up. Sunlight hitting her blonde fur.

Blonde in the morning light. Waking up with Daisy. #dogstagram #nofilter #doglove

A lovely spot for deep thoughts. 17-Mile Drive in Carmel.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Moody.

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100 Happy Days: Puppy Posing

August 6th, 2014

Puppy posing so low to the ground!
Daisy waited for me as I took off my workout shoes.

I also like the sunlight in this shot. Such a pretty puppy!
Blonde in the morning light. Waking up with Daisy. #dogstagram #nofilter #doglove

Day 93 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Cooking

August 4th, 2014

Cooking makes my kitchen smell amazing! I also like how it makes the kitchen the warmest spot in the house.

It was lovely to finish up my workout and watch my hubby take care of dinner.
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Mark said the Barefoot Contessa’s bolognese recipe was easy to follow. I also liked the flavor combo of red wine, meat and tomatoes.
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YUM.
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Day 91 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Baller

July 31st, 2014

I felt like a baller today at O2 Bodyfit Bootcamp.

I used a 15-pound medicine ball for my wall ball circuit. I dropped it once. On my face.
That knocked off my glasses.

But I kept going.

I made a hearty lentil and tomato soup for lunch. I used a recipe by David Rocco.
#kvpkitchen Lentil and Tomato Soup w/ @DavidRoccosVita recipe. #vegetarian lunch. Added red wine. YUMMY! #kvpinmybelly #foodspotting #soup #foodstagram
His Dolce Vita episode on simple Italian soups intrigued me. I liked how he crafted flavorful broths without chicken or beef stock.

For this soup, I added chicken apple sausage and red wine. It tasted so rich and hearty.

Day 87 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Nose

July 27th, 2014

Nose in nook.
Cuddling with Daisy before work.
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My bundle of furry love. Best seat in the house. She was sad to leave my lap.

Day 83 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Healthy Living

July 24th, 2014

Healthy living and feeling stronger.
I used a 12-pound medicine ball for sit-ups and Russian twists during today’s O2 Bodyfit class. It was a tough circuit. However, I could handle the weight.
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Last year, I used a 6-pound ball.

After class, I made vegetable quiche cups with green bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and red onions. I added Pepper Plant hot sauce.
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I used a recipe from “The Kitchen is My Playground.”

Also – I love having leftover quiche cups!

Day 80 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Obstacle Course

July 23rd, 2014

Taking on the obstacle course for O2 Bodyfit Bootcamp.

Battle ropes, box jumps, medicine ball burpees and more.

A sweaty good time!
Day 79 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Pasta

July 21st, 2014

Pasta inspiration from Extra Virgin. Debi Mazar’s family looked like they enjoyed making fresh pasta.

Plus – it looked like this family had the solution to stop noodles from sticking together: Semolina.
#kvpkitchen Fresh pasta!! Ready for some sauce!!

I followed Gabriele Corcos’ recipe.
#kvpkitchen Making adorable pasta dough! Ready to roll out!!

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I was amazed by this pasta dough. It felt like we finally hit the perfect ratio of eggs to flour. I think this is our best batch of pasta. Ever.

We served it with Gabriele’s red sauce and leftover zucchini cheese balls.

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Day 77 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Dinner

July 19th, 2014

Dinner and a documentary on the making of “The Prisoner.”


We made zucchini meatballs. David Rocco’s recipe didn’t have any meat. I ended up calling them zucchini cheese balls.

I also made garlic mashed white beans. I used Nigella Lawson’s recipe and added lime zest.
#kvpkitchen #vegetarian dinner w/ zucchini cheese balls, tomato salad and mashed garlic white beans. Last night's #kitchen adventure! NOM! #foodspotting #kvpinmybelly #foodstagram

Day 76 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Couch Buddy

July 16th, 2014

I loved catching up on food shows with my couch buddy.

Daisy likes to find a little nook between my body and the couch. Then she squeezes herself into the nook.


She also snores. She snores loudly.

Day 73 of 100 Happy Days.

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