Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

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Hey, all! I hope you all had a happy weekend. Joe and I spent our time up in Minneapolis partaking in bachelor and bachelorette festivities for Joe’s brother, Jason, and his fiancé, Ali. And I solidified my title as worst blogger ever by taking zero pictures of our weekend. Thankfully, someone had the good sense to take a picture this morning at brunch with Ali’s family, or I would have nothing to show you. Ali has amazing friends. Even though … Read More

Chop, Chop!

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It must be something in the air, but I got the crazy desire today to cut my hair. And cut I did! I can’t say I thought about it all that much. It was impulsive, to say the least. Ahh! When all was said and done, I think I cut off somewhere around six inches. I can hardly believe it, but I feel even more ready for summer than ever before. Happy weekend, all!Madison

Crispy Baked Tofu with Marinara

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Last week when I posted a picture of the tofu I had in my lunch from dinner the night before, I got a lot of requests for the recipe. Honestly, I haven’t had much success preparing tofu at home in the past. Usually it ends up getting stuck to the skillet or ends up tasting soggy and tasteless. Unless, of course, you cover it in a bunch of browned butter or calorie-dense sauce, but I guess that really negates the … Read More

No Fat Talk Tuesday: Chelsy’s Story

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Today’s No Fat Talk Tuesday post comes to us from Chelsy. She is a longtime Espresso and Cream reader (and recently won the Chobani giveaway), and blogs about food and life over at Mangia. Chelsy brings a unique perspective to the series, having majored in Kinesiology. And in May she will officially be a certified ACE personal trainer. It’s amazing to read her story of how she came to be such a healthy, beautiful and confident woman. Thanks for sharing, … Read More

Online “Clothing Sale” for Charity

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  Twice a year, I go through my closet and do a little sorting and purging. I get rid of old items I haven’t worn in the past year and bring them to my local consignment shop or Goodwill, depending on the condition they are in. This spring I wanted to do things a little differently. Most of the clothes I was thinking of getting rid of were in great shape, some had hardly been worn more than a few … Read More

Everyday Lunch: Quinoa Salad with Broccoli

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Last week when I posted this salad that I take to lunch each week, lots of you responded saying you wanted to see more lunch ideas on Espresso and Cream. Sometimes my lunches are just a random assortment of whatever is left in the fridge, but other times I take a few extra minutes to prep something more reminiscent of a meal. One of my favorite strategies for lunchtime success is to prepare a large batch of whole grains at … Read More

What do you eat?

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When I was home in Idaho a couple weeks ago, my dad asked me (earnestly, not in a sarcastic manner), “What do you eat?” You see, my dad’s a very healthy eater, but the world of vegetarianism is an uncharted world to him. After returning home, his question stuck with me. What do I eat? Normal things, of course! It was so familiar to me, that I hardly knew how to answer the question. So to answer the question, I … Read More

Tracking Food and Protein Consumption

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Nutmeg got a haircut last Friday, so we took a few beauty shots. She was also complaining about not being on the blog much lately, so before I get to talking about food tracking, here are a few snapshots. Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few Tweets and e-mails about protein and nutrition, much of which is directly related to being a vegetarian. Many people wonder if you can get enough protein day-to-day without consuming meat, and … Read More

No Fat Talk Tuesday: Tara’s Story

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Last month when I was in NYC for work, I had the opportunity to meet Tara of Chip Chip Hooray in person.  I had ‘talked’ with Tara for the longest time via Twitter and through comments on our blogs. Now that we’ve actually met, I feel a little less crazy calling her a friend. In the short time I’ve spent with her, I can tell you this: Tara is absolutely beautiful, inside and out and radiates confidence and joy. I … Read More

Pink Ombre Cake

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First things first. The winner of the Keep It Sweet Desserts giveaway is…. Congrats, Ashley! Please e-mail me (madisonjanemayberry@gmail.com) and I’ll get you in touch with Lauren to claim your prize! Moving right along… For a couple of years in college, I dabbled in the wedding cake and cupcake business. It started when I made a cake for my cousin Emily’s wedding before my sophomore year in college and continued with friends and friends of friends – making small cakes … Read More

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A couple weeks ago, a co-worker of mine (Hi, Janet!) brought in an assortment of cookies. Usually, I try to avoid the baked goods at work, since it seems like there is always something you could munch on, but for some reason those cookies were calling my name. I couldn’t resist. I ate one. Oohed and aahhed my way through the entire thing. Then took another cookie home to share with Joe. Oh course, he was equally impressed, which meant … Read More

Keep It Sweet Desserts Giveaway

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Last fall when I was in NYC for The Rachael Ray Show, I had the pleasure of finally getting to meet my blog friend, Lauren, in real life. Lauren and I had been commenting on one another’s blogs and talking via Twitter for almost a year, and I was trilled to find out she is just as sweet and wonderful in person as she is on the web. Don’t you love it when that happens? I knew Lauren loved to … Read More