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The first full week at work after the holidays was a jammed packed one. Filled with a last minute work trip that included only 4 hours of sleep in 48 hours, 16 miles of walking, a mid-flight turnaround back to Las Vegas, and my first and last 4.5 hours on the Las Vegas strip, I have been recovering ever since. (zicam is my best buddy) On top of that, last weekend one of my great friends came to visit from Brooklyn, so I spent the week getting ready for her and planning all the great Denver places to show her. Needless to say, this girl is busy and tired.

Not to busy to eat though. Come on. Last week, I whipped up a healthy Peruvian Royal Quinoa Salad to make up for undeniably tastey and unhealthey traveling diet. Quinoa, carrots, peas, corn, red peppers, tomatoes and chopped queso fresco on top of a bed of romaine was the ticket to feeling great about my lunch. My coworker peered over my desk to say, oh yummy! And they were right.

Peruvian Salad

{KateyK Photography}

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Back from the holidays and I feel rejuvenated and ready for 2015! I am not a fan of New Years Resolutions as I find they are easy to break. Instead, I think of positive things I can do in the next 12 months without a heavy self-guilt if I don’t make them happen.

No.1 – Be a better listener!

No.2 – Save monies!

Okay, so those kind of sound like resolutions. I call them positive life goals.

One thing I am not doing is staying away from the sweets. They don’t call me Bakey Katey for nothing. Sweets are always great in moderation and this Apple Gingerbread Bundt Cake over the holidays was divine. Now, what positive life goals did you make this year? I want to hear!

Apple Gingerbread Cake

{KateyK Photography}

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Here are some facts for your Monday:

– Any blogger feels bad when they don’t post very often and that is definitely me these days. With about one post a week, you might be wondering what I am up to. Refer to next fact. 

– Stay tuned to Spring 2015 and you will find out! I’m excited, you’re curious and there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

– Over the snowy weekend I cooked this Roasted Chickpea, Carrot and Feta dish. It’s healthy, flavorful and feta is always a plus in my book. I used up my remaining farro, but mostly used barley for my base grain.

Hang in there until Christmas and some relaxation. We are only 10 days out!

Roasted Carrots

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Who doesn’t love winter soups? This hearty Ribollita Soup was quite delicious. Full of vegetables and crispy pancetta, it was a crowd pleaser. Well, if a crowd is me and my Mountain Man, it was 5 stars all around! The one downside is that I used dried beans which took forever to prepare and cook. If you are looking for a quick soup, I would substitute for rinsed canned beans. After gorging yourself during Thanksgiving, this soup will make you feel healthy and full!

Ribollita

{KateyK Photography}

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This post is just in time for the holidays, or the gluttonous time we eat too many sweats, mashed potatoes and pies. Hey, I am not complaining. Eating healthy is for lunch, right?

I woke up extra early on Sunday and felt the itch to bake. So by 8:15AM there was batter in the oven. I choose a Bourbon Oatmeal Brown Butter Creme Pie recipe that did not disappoint. And the browned butter filling is amazing. My leftover frosting went in the freezer for a treat down the road. Gluttony never ends.

oatmeal creme pies{KateyK Photography}

 

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