Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing: Fair Trade

A recipe for grilled shrimp coated in a ginger and turmeric glaze, served on a crisp and sweet slaw with grilled mangoes and avocado and tossed with a cilantro lime dressing that uses toasted sesame oil for a complex flavor. This post is in partnership with Fair Trade USA.

Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe: Food for My Family
We skipped spring in Minnesota. We went from snow-covered and frozen straight into blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and humidity without warning. With no air conditioning, our best option for nearly every warm evening without rain is cooking and eating outside. Our grill and patio become our kitchen, and we have officially moved family dinners to the backyard.

While there’s plenty of traditional fare that happ… Read More

Recent outfits + my go-to stores

A round up of recent summer outfits with lots of shorts, easy-to-wear tanks, fun dresses, and comfy shoes (a mandatory). I also shared a few of my favorite workout outfits for running, lifting and yoga!

How on earth is it mid-August?!?!?! I mean, on the one hand I’m a little over these hot, humid days, but I’m also a bit disturbed that kids are starting school again already. Never mind that I don’t personally have kids – it still marks time.

Even though I now work from home, I get ready every day (a question I get asked often on Instagram!). I don’t necessarily wear office attire – I definitely couldn’t wear denim shorts in Corporate America – but I always put on real clothes and do my makeup. It helps me stay focused, and I feel better when I do, even if I don’t see a soul all day.

Getting ready also makes it easier to grab a last minute coffee or lunch with a friend if I’m dressed and ready. And work… Read More

Funfetti or Confetti Cookies

Funfetti / Confetti Cookies
Funfetti is FUN – I mean, it’s in the name! My Bonus Kids Alison, Rosie, and Emily came to Los Angeles to celebrate their grandmother’s 100th birthday recently. Pastry Chef Rosie came to my house to bake the desserts, and she made these fun and delicious cookies. Lucky for me (and you), she left her recipe and I made a batch for work.

  Rosie-Grandma-100_2084 Rosie-Confetti-CookieFirst, here is Rosie’s beautiful grandma and the cookies she made at my house for the pa… Read More

The 3-Move Workout for a Huge, Thick Back

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A great many lifters, when training back, spend a lot of their set equity on developing wide lats—everyone wants that great set of wings. But what often gets lost in this equation is the quest for back thickness—that deep, grainy, dense back that is the hallmark of so many great physiques. While vertical pulls are ideal for developing width, depth is achieved through the use of horizontal pulls and, yes, deadlifts.

Training hard and heavy with these kinds of moves can help you pack on the kind of mass that leaves your upper back looking like a den of coiled snakes. Or, you can go on training the way that you are and keep looking like a paper cutout. The choice is yours.

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Best Dairy Free Yogurt | Taste Test

We’re on the hunt for the Best Dairy Free Yogurt! My husband and I are trying and reviewing a bunch of non-dairy yogurts and ranking on taste and texture!

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PIN Best Dairy Free Yogurt

Here we are with the third taste test video here on FFF and Mr. FFF is back to help me. Isn’t he a good husband being roped into all these videos with me? 😉

This week, we taste tested non dairy yogurts!  As you know, I am not dairy-free, but Mr. FFF is and I know many people are.  So, we decided to try a variety of non dairy yogurts so we could so what ones were yummy. We have my “not used to plant based options” taste buds as well as Mr. FFF’s &… Read More

Homemade Salted Nut Rolls with Bourbon Caramel

A recipe for homemade salted nut rolls: soft marshmallow nougat surrounded by a bourbon-spiked caramel, rolled in salted roasted peanuts or pecans.
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In Minnesota, the candy aisle is lined with red packages. Their distinct branding appears on endcaps. They sit proudly near the register. My mom would tell stories of her St. Paul childhood, the smell of the Pearson’s factory—melted sugar and roasting nuts—and the grade school field trips to see candy being made. She’d have us warm up nut rolls before eating them because they were better that way. Soft and gooey.

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Top 10 Diet & Fitness MYTHS to Stop Believing | Joanna Soh

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10 Diet & Fitness Myths You Need to Stop Believing!
1) I must workout in the morning
2) Myth 2: I mustn’t eat late night or I’ll be fat
3) I’m trying to lose weight, I’m staying away from carbs.
4) All calories are the same
5) It's all about the numbers on the scale
6) If I lift weights, I'll be bulky
7) I want to lose tummy fat, I need to do more crunches
8) To lose weight fast, I need to do more cardio (fix light)
9) The longer or the more I workout, the quicker I’ll achieve results
10) I’m not sweating, therefore I’m not getting a good workout

So these are some of the most common questions I get asked ever so often. I hope this video will help debunk some of the fitness myths you’ve heard.

What other myths have you come across? Let me know in the comments below.

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11 Rookie Workout Mistakes You Should Avoid

How to workout properly for beginners? Why do we go to the gym regularly and don’t get the desired results? We often make many mistakes in the gym during our workouts that stand in the way of being healthy.
Did you know that doing exercises in a wrong way is even worse than doing nothing at all? In this video, we collected the 11 most common workout mistakes that you should avoid! Remember: the devil is in the detail.

TIMESTAMPS
Long cardio workouts 0:48
Low-calorie diet 1:24
Not sleeping enough 1:55
Sports drinks with electrolytes 2:17
Eating more 2:52
Working out on an empty stomach 3:17
Going to the sauna after a workout 3:50
Using a scale 4:11
Not hiring a fitness trainer 4:37
Not cooling down 5:12
Daily workouts 5:40

SUMMARY
– The average duration of a cardio training should be around 30 minutes. Start small and gradually build your way up. This way you will know your limits and keep your heart safe.
– To get the necessary fats, protein and carbohydrates for your body, eat more salmon and avocado. These products have enough fats, but they are healthy and non-destructive.
– Not sleeping enough means lower physical performance and slower recovery. And when you feel tired, there is no point in going to the gym.
– Many people think drinking water when exercising is wrong, but you are not one of them, right? Don’t torture yourself by not drinking any water. During a workout, your body actively loses a lot of fluids.
– If you want to keep your weight in check or even decrease it, you have to eat right and stay away from empty calories.
– If you don’t want to lose consciousness in the gym, eat 2 hours before exercising. 2 hours is enough for the body to digest the food to the point when you are already not feeling sleepy and not hungry yet.
– A hot bath or a sauna can be very dangerous for your heart and blood vessels. So if you want to wash off the sweat, take a warm shower instead.
– You can comfort yourself with this thought: muscles weigh more than fat. So, maybe the fat you wanted to burn turned into muscles?
– Trainers are usually great motivators. Besides, their job is to develop a training program that fits your needs and your physical capacity. A professional trainer can make sure you do all exercises correctly and don’t harm yourself accidentally.
– Don’t forget to take a few minutes to stretch after a workout. It will reduce the pain in the muscles and make your recovery much faster.
– If you work out every day, you will feel exhausted, and your muscles won’t have enough time to recover. Ironically, daily workouts lead to the increase of cortisol in your body.

Do you know any other workout mistakes that we should avoid in the gym? Share them in the comment section below!

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