McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242) from Sisters 22May2022

Oh, Christine. My good friend Christine decided to challenge herself. She, like myself, has not had the chance to do too many bike rides yet this year, and we’re both planning on doing some biking events soon. So, she decided it’s time for a challenge to help her get ready for some hills. She choseContinue reading “McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242) from Sisters 22May2022”

Spencer In the Rain 18May2022

It has been raining in Western Oregon. Surprising, I know. Seriously, there’s usually a bit of sun in May, mixed with the rain. This year, however, has had a wet start. I’ve gone to the gym, listlessly trudging away on the elliptical machine. I’ve even gone as far as to use the stand-up tanning boothsContinue reading “Spencer In the Rain 18May2022”

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach and Truffle Goat Cheese

My previous post involved meal prepping my work lunches. One of the meals was an Italian cauliflower bake. The other meal is this one. It’s vegetarian and deeelicious! I cut my acorn squashes in half and scrape out the seeds and guts. I like to also put a nice coat of olive oil on mine,Continue reading “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach and Truffle Goat Cheese”

Italian Cauliflower Bake

I’m making lunches for work tomorrow. I guess the buzz phrase is “meal prepping.” I have found if I don’t plan ahead and bring food, I’m likely to eat things that aren’t on my diet. Shocking! I work 12-hour shifts plus intermittent fasting, so I need two meals. My lunch is usually easy to get,Continue reading “Italian Cauliflower Bake”

Bunless burgers

I’ve been working with my doctor on my weight loss, and I asked her which diet was best. I’m at the point where I know what has worked for me in the past, and I know what I enjoy, but nothing seems to work anymore. I’ve tried calorie restriction, low carb, primal/paleo, Noom, Weight Watchers,Continue reading “Bunless burgers”

Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022

I got invited to ride bikes with my friend Christina this weekend, and we picked an amazing day for it! It started out in the 50s, I think, but warmed up as we rode. We were pretty comfortable the entire time – I think it was in the mid-60s by the time we finished. HerContinue reading “Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022”

Braised Lamb (no hike) 15Apr2022

This week I didn’t hike. Boooooo! It was my 3-day off stretch, but I had a meeting one one of the days and picked up an extra shift teaching on another day, so I only had one day off. I was exhausted! I still had to cook dinner, though, and my sweetheart asked for braisedContinue reading “Braised Lamb (no hike) 15Apr2022”

Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022

The weather here has been more of what I’d expect from March: unpredictable. We’ve had a lot of rain (normal), but the temperature has dropped and we’ve recently had some snow, hail, sleet, and whatever else there is to be had. Once in a while, the sun breaks out and one can see blue skies!Continue reading “Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022”