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Group Ride To The East Foothills

Today was my first ride of the year with my local group. My SI joint has healed enough that I can now do longer...

No Knead Seeded Honey Oat Artisan Bread

I’ve been SO excited to share this recipe with you all ever since my mama made it for me. As many of you know,...

Curry Soup with Chickpeas and Potatoes

Published January 25, 2023. Last updated January 25, 2023 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

The Silent Awareness Within

Meditation teachers talk about a silence within us in between thoughts, and tell us to think of our minds like the screen in a...

One Pan Creamy Thai-Inspired Peanut Chicken Couscous

Remember my ginger peanut meatballs that everyone loves and adores? Well, a couple of years back I decided to use a somewhat similar peanut...

Smoked Salmon Crostini

We shared this easy, delicious appetizer on Instagram as part of the #AKSnackSeries a couple of weeks ago and it was just too good...

The Sunshine is Back

The recent long bout of storms is finally over, so yesterday I went for my first long sunny ride. I do ok riding in...

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Banana Bread

A few years back I shared this incredible almond flour banana bread and it got TONS of rave reviews from AK readers. After that,...

Grapefruit Margarita

We made it to Friday, so I think we deserve a fresh, delicious, beautiful cocktail to close out the week. Don’t you think? Over...

Atomic Habits

This is the first hardback book I’ve read in a while, I usually do ebooks on my kindle, but this was a birthday present....

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Turkey

Published January 19, 2023. Last updated January 19, 2023 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

Sheet Pan Moroccan-Spiced Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

I know it can be hard to stay inspired while stuck at home, so if you happen to still need a healthy dose of...

How to Make Dried Citrus

I have a brand new tutorial for you that’s so easy and guaranteed to impress anyone around you. Have you ever ordered a cocktail...

More Rainy Riding, and Improving SI Joint

Our multiple storm “atmospheric river” continues, probably until next Wednesday. I went riding yesterday in a dry interlude that turned out to only last...

Good Tips on Boosting Metabolism

These tips are from dietician Sharon Palmer’s blog. https://sharonpalmer.com/ Share this:Like this:Like Loading...

70th Birthday and Still Moving…

Yesterday I turned 70. I intend to stay as active in this decade as I was in my 60s, we’ll see how that turns...

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

I normally don’t declare recipes the best for just any reason. In fact, if I’m saying something is the BEST, then it’s for a...

Red Lentil Soup with Vegetables and Herbs

Published January 12, 2023. Last updated January 11, 2023 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

Gaby’s Creamy White Beans

My girl Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking truly never misses. I’ve been cooking my way through her newest cookbook, Eat What You Want, and...

Flooding in Morgan Hill

We continue to get a lot of rain due to an “atmospheric river” in which storms are lined up in the Pacific Ocean, waiting...

15+ Hearty & Cozy Baked Oatmeal Recipes

One thing I know for sure about AK readers: you all LOVE baked oatmeal. Every time I post a new oatmeal bake or recipe...

Short Harder Ride

We had a mostly cloudy day yesterday but a break in the rain so I went for a recumbent ride outside. I was a...

Quinoa Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Published January 4, 2023. Last updated January 4, 2023 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

First Long Ride in a While

Yesterday was sunny again so I took advantage of it with my first long ride in some time. I’ve been taking it easy because...

Enjoying The Sunshine

I went for my first sunny ride of the new year yesterday. It was a pleasantly cool hour-long ride on my recumbent. We have...

Nicole’s No Bake Tahini-Fig-Oat Bars

We’re ringing in 2023 with an incredible snack recipe from my friend Nicole, who you probably recognize as the one & only Kale Junkie....

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Here’s the deal. One night about 5 years ago now Tony and I were deliriously hungry but couldn’t make up our minds as to...

Advice From Tufts University- Top 10 Swaps for Good Health

This simple advice from Tufts is a good start for the New Year. The article has some more detail, but here is a...

Diet, Exercise, and Diabetes

I too wish physicians would more often prescribe simple effective interventions like this either instead of or in addition to drugs. FOOD, FACTS and FADS...

A Ride In Between Rainstorms

We got a one-day break in between storms yesterday so I snuck in a ride. There is a lot more rain on the way...

Incredible Cake Recipes for Any Occasion

Each year I like to share 1-2 absolutely epic cake recipes, and they unsurprisingly become some of the most popular dessert recipes with AK...

My Favorite Recipes from 2022

It’s such a joy to reflect on the year and how much we accomplished. We published tons of brand new recipes — everything from...

In the Long Run: Reflections from the Road

This is the title of a book by Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn, who is both an avid lifetime long-distance runner and a clinical psychologist....

Reader Favorites: Top 25 Recipes from 2022

It’s that time again — time to reflect on the year, get ready for a new one and celebrate all that we’ve accomplished in...

Merry Christmas to All!

I have always thought of Christmas-time..as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long...

VIDEO: Indoor Plant with Me

Don't worry about me over here just posting a video from May in mid-December. I'm hoping to have all of my 2022 garden videos...

Easy Recumbent Ride

I went for a relaxing 75 minutes on my recumbent yesterday, out into the countryside north of Morgan Hill then through some local neighborhoods....

A Heart for Running

A Heart for Running: How Running Saved My Life, is the story of how a talented amateur runner, John McDonnell, overcame a severe heart...

Orange Gingerbread Swirl Loaf

My love of all things orange combined with the Christmas gingerbread flavor swirled together in a bread is finally here and I couldn’t be...

Tony’s Top 10 Favorite Dinners

Welcome to one of my most requested recipe roundups. People ask me all the time: “Which one of these recipes does Tony like best?” “Is this...

Back To Longer Riding

My sciatica flare-up is still bothering me when I stand or walk too much, but it is ok when I sit or ride a...

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip

You know I couldn’t make you this epic Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip without sharing the perfect way to use it. I’m still on a...

Clear Day After The Rains

It was clear and cold today, a nice day for riding after all our recent rain. which totals about 9 inches for the year...

Pear, Walnut & Cheddar Puff Pastry Tart

This is one of those recipes that checks all of the boxes: it’s sweet, savory, spicy, easy & fun to make, and an absolute...

Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip (or dressing!)

Today I’m bringing you another one of those recipes that can truly do it all. It’s an appetizer, a salad dressing, a spread for...

Some More Heavy Rain, and Even Hail

Our latest series of rainstorms continued yesterday. We’ve had about four inches total over the past several days. This is a great start to...

Back in The Gym

I have a pretty good home gym setup for both cardio and strength so don’t normally need a gym. But gyms have special machines...

Peppermint Sparkle Sugar Cookies

Published December 6, 2022. Last updated December 6, 2022 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

In Between Rainstorms Again

We got about another inch and a half of rain here in Morgan Hill over the weekend, with more on the way today. This...

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Let’s flash back to around 2012 when I was off trying to perfect the absolute best chocolate chip cookie. I was living in Washington...

Beautiful Ride Between Storms

Two days ago we had a solid rainstorm of over an inch in Morgan Hill, and today it’s raining again. This is great for...

New Insight On Excessive Endurance Training and Health- The Role of Healthy Diet

I have been interested in what constitutes “too much of a good thing” with endurance exercise for some time. I first discussed it...

30+ Recipes that Start with Brown Butter (sweet & savory!)

If you’ve been following Ambitious Kitchen for a while now, you’re likely familiar with my deep love for brown butter. It all started with...

Fresh Ginger Date Cookies

Published November 29, 2022. Last updated November 29, 2022 By Elizabeth Lindemann & & /& & This post may contain affiliate links.Jump to Recipe - Print #wprm-recipe-user-rating-1 .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full...

What is the best time of day to exercise for heart health?

This is an interesting finding. I prefer exercising in the morning because it is a great day to start the day. Also the longer...

Our Favorite Butternut Squash Recipes to Make This Season

You all know by now that I go crazy for pumpkin this time of year. From enchiladas to cookies, it’s one of my fav...

Interesting Recumbent vs Upright Result

My e-bike was getting a tune-up when I went on this week’s group ride, and we were going on a route without too much...

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes

We’re throwing it back to an amazing recipe from 4 years ago, plus a little bit of reminiscing. Remember the times when blogs were...

Limitless

The National Geographic channel is streaming an enjoyable series “Limitless” starring Chris Hemsworth, about measures we can take for healthy aging. It is dramatized...

Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip

It’s dip season people and I’ve got a brand new one that’s going to knock your socks off and have everyone asking you for...

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