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Politics and Avocado-Cilantro Hummus

Politics and Avocado-Cilantro Hummus

What a crazy 24 hours for politics, you guys. I’m sorry, I know it’s tacky to talk about religion and politics or whatever, but indulge me in this and I’ll indulge you all with POSSIBLY my best side dish recipe ever. {actually, considering the fact that I work in politics and live blocks away from … Continue reading

Father’s Day Weekend in Photos

Father’s Day Weekend in Photos

***If you didn’t last week, don’t forget to enter my Food Should Taste Good chips giveaway!! There are 2 days left to enter!*** Hope you all had a great Father’s Day weekend. Mine was certainly filled with good food, that’s for sure: On Friday night, we made a deeelicious dinner. Chicken and shrimp in this … Continue reading

Summer Recipe Ideas

Summer Recipe Ideas

The season of barbecues and grilling is upon us, friends! We are officially moving into the high 90’s, and there’s no end in sight. Such is life in Sacramento during the summer months! We get an average of 22 days of 100+ degree temps every year, according to the National Weather Service. That first day … Continue reading

Lemony Brown Rice with Spring Veggies

Lemony Brown Rice with Spring Veggies

Seems like every season, I make some kind of rice pilaf (or quinoa, couscous, etc) with the season’s veggies. It started in the SUMMER which included zucchini, bell pepper and tomatoes.. then continued into an AUTUMN version which featured an amazing mix of walnuts, dried cranberries, caramelized onions, and rosemary. Ohhh man both were so … Continue reading

Weekend Food Prep

Weekend Food Prep

Soo I wasn’t so great on the healthy eating thing these past four days. It was bound to happen, since I had an insane week at work and was too busy enjoying a baseball game last Sunday to do any food prep. Meanwhile, I’ve been quite good and have kept up with 1 gym trip … Continue reading

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

As you all may have imagined with my days of silence, it has been crazy times over here at Blonde Ambition headquarters (<– totally a real place). I worked 10.5 hours on Friday, received a staggering 100 emails between Monday and Tuesday, and worked another 10.5 hours on Wednesday, but now it is all over … Continue reading

Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

So I think I’ve said this a few times before, but spring has definitely sprung in Northern California. Aside from a couple of rainy days here and there, and some crazy wind, I think spring is here to stay. It’s forecast to reach 85 degrees today! Anyway, the moral of all of this weather talk … Continue reading

Braided Lemon Bread

Braided Lemon Bread

Springtime. Seems like most people associate Easter with Spring, and the fact that Easter came early this year means…so did Spring? Aside from an epic thunderstorm on Saturday night/Sunday morning, I’d say it’s been pretty springlike here in Northern California! You know what else I associate with Spring? LEMON! I love lemon everything. Lemony marinades … Continue reading

2013 Fitness Goals – My Progress

2013 Fitness Goals – My Progress

Back in January, I made a few fitness goals for myself and finally posted my Cooking Bucket List. I also posted specific nutrition goals so I could measure my progress more accurately. I am on a serious muffin kick lately, but because I haven’t had a chance to fix up the pictures of the recipes … Continue reading