Category Archives: Weekly Rewind

Weekly Rewind~Top 5 Recipes Edition


This week’s rewind is all about FOOD! These are the top 5 most viewed recipes on my site.

Homemade Vegetable Broth | Herbivore Triathlete

5th Place: Kitchen Scraps Homemade Vegetable Broth-I eat a lot of veggies and end up with a lot of vegetable scraps. I like to save money every way I can and I also like to have homemade versions of convenience items as much as possible. It is super easy and economical to make your own broth. I like to use veggie broth when I cook, either because the recipe calls for it, or to add nutritional value to things like pasta, rice, and other grains.

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins | Herbivore Triathlete

4th Place: Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins-The Meyer lemon in these muffins give them an incredible lemon fragrance and flavor that is unbelievable. This recipe would be great with raspberries as well.

Strawberry-Goji Muffins with Mini-Chocolate Chips | Herbivore Triathlete

3rd Place: Strawberry-Goji Muffins with Mini-chocolate chips-The recipe for these muffins came from Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton. The goji berries are used in a creative way and lend a depth of flavor to this healthy muffins while the mini-chocolate chips add a delicious hint of sweetness and indulgence.

Soft Pretzel Bites | Herbivore Triathlete

2nd Place: Soft Pretzel Bites with Sesame Seeds-These pretzel bites are reminiscent of the big soft pretzels that you can find at the mall. They are super easy to make and highly customizable.

Cookie Butter Banana Bread  | Herbivore Triathlete

1st Place: Cookie Butter Banana Bread-It comes as no surprise to me that this is the most viewed recipe on my blog by a landslide! In my opinion, cookie butter makes everything better and this bread is no exception. If you haven’t made it yet, I highly encourage you to make it as soon as possible!

What’s your favorite recipe on my blog? What recipes would you like to see in the future?


Weekly Rewind~Easter Edition

easter rewind

Are you excited for Easter weekend? I know my kids sure are! This week’s rewind is all about Easter. I’ve included both vegan foods as well as some other cute stuff I found around the internet. For even more Easter themed fun, check out my Easter Pinterest Board!


How cute is this guy? This zombie-style Easter bunny plush by HenryStMartin is a humorous addition to your Easter collection. You buy the zombie plush separately, but to add an Easter holiday touch to it, you can buy the zombie’s costume for $12 + shipping.


Super cute, super easy hats for your kids (or kid at heart)! Head on over to One Perfect Day for complete instructions and a free template!

peanut butter egg

Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? Check out this awesome vegan peanut butter egg from Sjaak’s Organic. Yum, yum!


Look, it’s a vegan bunny and eggs! Allison’s Gourmet doesn’t disappoint with this adorable vegan chocolate bunny speckled with rice crisps and flavored solid chocolate eggs.


These savory herbed shortbread with pesto filled thumbprints from Glue and Glitter sound like the perfect Easter appetizer to me.


Avocados are a staple in all vegan diets and this Chilled Avocado Soup from She Knows Vegan looks amazing!


I don’t think that lasagna is a traditional Easter dinner but it should be! This Vegan Lasagna with Basil Cashew Cheeze from Oh She Glows is incredible! My omnivore family devoured the whole pan.


I’ve always been intimidated by risotto, especially after watching Hell’s Kitchen and hearing Gordon Ramsay yelling at the chefs every. episode. that the risotto is CRAP! However, Jackie from Vegan Yack Attack assures me that this Asparagus Portabella Risotto is not to be feared.

miso tempeh

I think every vegan eats tempeh or tofu on a fairly regular basis, so Easter should be no different. These Miso Tofu or Tempeh logs from Kathy Patalsky look mighty tasty to me.


We can’t have a complete Easter without delicious desserts now can we? Isn’t this cake gorgeous? The original post is in Finnish so some of the ingredients are probably hard to find in the States, but I fell in love with the photos, so here is the cake!

cinnamon cheesecake bars

These Cinnamon Swirl Caramel Cheesecake Bars from Chef Amber Shea should not even be legal! Seriously.

What are your plans for Easter? Do you have an Easter Egg hunt? Do you host a big brunch or dinner for your family?

Weekly Rewind~Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That Edition


Have you read any great blog posts this week? Are you ready to see what I’ve been reading this week? I’ve got some great stuff for you today.

There are some great giveaways going on around the blogosphere lately, here are two of my favorites.


Pinch of Yum is giving away a brand new Kindle! Can you believe it? I have a nook (which is Barnes and Noble’s version of the Kindle) and can’t imagine life without it. I’ve got over 100 books on mine, can you imagine how much space I’m saving by not having to put all those books on shelves? Giveaway ends March 27th, so hurry up and enter already!


Sally’s Baking Addiction along with 10 other bloggers are giving away a Nikon D3100 PLUS 35mm lens. Unbelievable! This is one giveaway you do not want to miss, head on over to any of the blogs that are participating right NOW! Giveaway ends March 31st, hurry up, what are you waiting for?


Need some running motivation? Bored with the same old routine? Check out this fun scavenger hunt from the folks at runchat! The #RunChat Scavenger Hunt begins at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, March 14, 2013, and runs through 9 p.m. ET Sunday, March 31. Read the complete #runchat scavenger hunt rules to join in the fun.


Susan Lacke from No Meat Athlete busts 8 common triathlon myths, how many have you heard before? No Meat Athlete also shared a great infographic this week, 7 Greens You’re Probably Not Eating (But Should Be)

I also enjoyed reading this great article from Runner’s World: Eat Vegan & Run; excerpted from the book Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman.


After my injuries during the half marathon I’ve been feeling down and defeated so was motivated when I read the article, Swimming Workouts for Runners. My physical therapist said besides my stretching, strengthening and physical therapy sessions, the only acceptable form of exercise for the next 2-4 weeks is swimming.

What interesting articles have you read this week?

Weekly Rewind~St. Patrick’s Day Edition

rewind st. pats

Pro Compression Marathon Shamrock Socks-Experience maximum benefit with the Marathon full-length, graduated compression sock. Compression technology helps improve blood flow, resulting in better, more consistent performance with less fatigue and faster, more efficient recovery. In addition to improving vascular performance, Marathon compression socks provide support to critical muscles and tendons, helping reduce inflammation and soreness.


Lucky BIC Bands-Don’t get pinched this year, with our LUCKY BIC Band in a versatile emerald green. Great for your St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock run!

clover bic band

Do It Yourself Fabric Paint St. Patrick’s Day Towel-Add just a touch of St. Patrick’s Day to your kitchen with fabric paint. It’s easy to make up quick dish towels to celebrate any event with a little fabric paint and a whole lot of imagination!

handpainted St.Patrick's Day Towel

Leprechaun Prints-You know those leprechauns are up to nothing but trouble when this time of year rolls around.

leprechaun prints

Shenanigans T-Shirt-There is just one question have you tried a Crazy Dog T-shirt yet?  Just Wait until you slip on one of these super soft tees.   You’ll instantly fall in love! Not only are they printed on super soft cotton but the tees fit great on too!

shenanigans shirt

Green Powerhouse Pesto Plate-“This isn’t actually “pesto” per say since it’s nut-free, but it’s close enough. I adapted my beloved creamy avocado dressing for this one. It’s a simple blend of avocado, basil, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, sea salt, and garlic. The dressing has a nice zip to it, kicking up the dish several notches which is always a good thing when cooking with millet.” -Angela Liddon


Colcannon-Colcannon is really just mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage mixed in, but it’s one of those concoctions where the sum is equal to more than the parts.


Leprechaun Grilled Cheese-Grilled Cheese sandwich with broccoli pesto, your kids will love it!

grilled cheese

Shamrock Shake Up-Mint leaves, simple syrup, vodka and soda are shaken up for a fun adult beverage.


Shamrock Juice-Pineapple juice, sparkling lemonade, sparkling white grape juice
lime Popsicles, & green apples are all you will need for this fun drink!

shamrock green drinks

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Shots-Chocolate Covered Katie does it again! “This mint-chocolate cream is great for any of the following; as a frosting for cakes or cupcakes, for peppermint ice cream sundaes or brownies, as a rich and decadent pudding or mousse, to make friends with leprechauns!”

frosting shot

Minty Grasshopper Pie-“Layers of green soy-based mint-vanilla pudding mingle with a chocolate cookie crumble crust and minty white, whipped fluff on top. All vegan. And that mint green color with tiny mint-colored specks is 100% natural. It was achieved by blending in a pinch of baby spinach (but don’t worry, you can’t taste it). This silky, creamy, cloud-like pie will refresh your palate and make all your mint chocolate dreams come true!”-Kathy Patalsky

grasshopper pie

For even more St. Patrick’s Day ideas and inspiration check out my Pinterest board!

Disclaimer: The cookies and food on my Pinterest board are not all vegan, but they are all vegetarian!

Weekly Rewind~Herbivore Triathlete Edition


When I usually do my weekly rewind posts I share links, posts, articles or blogs that I’ve particularly enjoyed over the past week. This week I thought I’d do things a bit differently. I always enjoy when bloggers share tidbits about their personal lives giving me a peek into who they are “in real life”. So that’s what I’m going to share with you guys today.

Here we go!

  1. Growing up I was an avid horseback rider and qualified for National Championships three times; 1992, 1994 and 1995.
  2. I had two horses that we boarded at the farm down the street. We paid a minimum monthly boarding fee due to buying our own grain, hay, straw and mucking out the stalls. Lucky me that was my “chore”!
  3. My horses were named Jazz and Frosty.
  4. I am the third child out of four. I am the only girl.
  5. I am the only one of my siblings who is married and has children. The Family
  6. I became a vegetarian at age 14. I switched to veganism in May 2012.
  7. In junior high and high school I played a variety of sports. These included; track (I ran hurdles and did sprint distances), field hockey, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.
  8. I don’t wear any make up. Ever.
  9. I prefer wearing flats. No high heels for this girl!
  10. I only wear skirts or dresses if I absolutely have to, pants all the way all the time. Esther in Bike Seat // Herbivore Triathlete
  11. My hair is naturally curly and it drive me nuts.
  12. I’ve been told my best feature is my eyes.
  13. I have two dogs; a Border Collie/Lab mix named Harley who will be 15 years old next week, and a pug named Esther who will be 9 years old in June.
  14. I have three children; Rachel, age 13, Dylan, age 8, and Grace, age 6.
  15. I prefer salty or savory foods over sweets.

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Weekly Rewind~Health and Fitness Edition

rewind fitness edition

With the start of triathlon season quickly approaching I’ve been thinking a lot about nutrition and fitness, more than usual. For this week’s rewind I’ve put together a list of articles I’ve enjoyed this week on the subject. I have also discovered a handful of new to me fitness blogs that I’ve been stalking exploring.


       Avocado Lovers May be Healthier Overall
       Superfoods; Cabbage, Avocado, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Goji Berries, Pineapples and more, plus recipes!
       Nutrition, Rhythm, and Metabolism
       Thrive Forward: A Free personalized online program to help transform your health through plant-based nutrition developed by Brendan Frazier.

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       17 Ways to Get More out of Cardio
       34 Ways to Make You a Better Runner
       Perks of Running Solo or Social
       Running for Time vs. Distance
       Why Not Tri?
       Triathlon Training and Running
       Rich Roll Podcasts
       Crossfit Endurance blogosphereBlogs:
        Skinny Runner
       Stuft Mama
       Healthy Tipping Point
       Life Less Bullshit
       Strength Running

Have you read any good articles this week? Training plans? New blogs? Share in the comment section, links encouraged!

Weekly Rewind~Blogging Tips, Tricks and Resources Edition

rewind 02.22.13

For me, starting a blog was kind of like going vegan. I dove in headfirst and am learning as I go. Both blogging and veganism have a steep learning curve but both have become progressively easier as time goes on and I learn more.

For this week’s rewind I’ve compiled a list of all the posts that I’ve found helpful over the past several months. Posts that I’ve read and re-read countless times and will continue to refer to going forward as well.


Food Blog Posts & Resources

General Blogging Posts

Do you have any blogging tips, tricks or resources to share? Links encouraged!