Recipe of The Month!

I love this recipe from Giada DeLaurentiis. She always has great recipes that are almost always healthy (except for her desserts!) and include many veggies, fruits and natural ingredients. I also like that she uses whole wheat pasta, wheat bread and olive oil in many recipes. This is one of my favorites and it’s super […]

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Recipe of the Month!

Miso Glazed Sea Bass! My friend Nancy made this Miso Glazed Sea Bass the other night for a dinner party and it was FABULOUS! I still haven’t been able to get the recipe from her, but I think this is close: Ingredients: 1/3 cup sake 1/3 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine) *available in Asian […]

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Yoga in Japan

Konnichiwa!! I just got back from my trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong last night. When I was in Tokyo I decided to take a yoga class at a local studio not too far from the Shiodome area in Ginza where I stayed. I have a friend in Tokyo who teaches at another studio and […]

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Snacks I’m Loving Right Now!

Bored with the same old snacks? Here are a few of my favorites that I stock up on every week. Give them a try and see what you think! Whole Foods Brand “Karma Puffs”. These are tasty corn puffs that are very light and similar to popcorn. They have about 130 calories for 2 1/2 […]

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Recipe of the Month!

Spaghetti Squash with Jalapeño Cream Time: 1 1/4 hours. Toss spaghetti squash with a spicy cream sauce and bake it, mac-‘n’-cheese-style, for a warming, hearty side dish that doubles easily and reheats beautifully. *Tip: to reduce calories and fat even more…substitute nonfat milk for 2% or whole and use butter sparingly. Yield Serves 8 Ingredients […]

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Tasty Meatless Products

In continuing with the Vegetarian Month theme…I’m including info. on some of the new veggie products that I like. You can find most of these at any grocery store in Houston (Randall’s, Whole Foods, etc). Morningstar Farms: These veggie burgers are my favorite and easy to make! Just heat one up and place on a […]

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Recipe of the Month

Did you know that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month? I think it’s always a good idea to swap your burgers or chicken breast for vegetables, tofu or other meatless option at least once a week. I’ve been doing this quite a bit and I feel healthier and glad I’m helping the environment. Plus, the more […]

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Volunteering After Ike

I hope all of you have recovered from Ike! I don’t know about you, but I felt so helpless after the storm. I really wanted to help the community and didn’t know how or what I could do.So, I did some volunteer work at the End Hunger Network on I-45 where I was able to […]

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Cari’s Playlists

Thought I would share a few of my current playlists with you guys in case you are getting tired of listening to the same old tunes! Here is a mix of what I listen to while working out and also my playlists for a couple classes that I teach. Enjoy! When I Run Sprints (shorter […]

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Train Like an Olympic Swimmer!

I don’t know about you…but I’ve been glued to the tv the last few days watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics! There are so many great events, but swimming has been getting the most attention lately. This is mostly due to the dolphin-like qualities of Michael Phelps and his teammates! Also, Natalie Coughlin is amazing and […]

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