• Jalapeño Corn Muffins
  • Watermelon Strawberry Fresca
  • Peachy Summer Salad
  • Peach Mango Smoothie
  • Whole Wheat Flaxseed Tortillas

Weekend Recap

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tee: Rag & Bone | boyfriend jeans: ASOS | clutch: Sophie Hulme | heels: Steve Madden

Long weekends are never long enough and I really don’t feel like going back to the real world tomorrow. I just want to shit outside and eat things that require tortilla chips. Is that so much to ask? At least it’s a short week. Here’s a short recap of some weird highlights of the weekend. (Apologies for the shitty quality photos. My iPhone is worse than I thought.) … 

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Fitness Friday: Life and Love

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Another week, another hike. My bf and I like to try a new one every time we actually do a hike. At least, they’re new to me. My bf often goes off and does hikes by himself – it’s his way of relaxing and clearing his head – so it’s more him showing me routes he thinks are cool. I have to say, I like this filtering system. Also, I don’t know why I didn’t figure this out myself, but there are hiking websites where people review routes and leave tips, etc etc. The hiking community is pretty awesome.

The San Vicente Mountain Loop is up in the hills really close to Sherman Oaks. You drive through a neighborhood and to the top of the mountain, hike down the mountain to a secluded neighborhood in a little valley, then hike back up to the top around the other side. The entire loops is about 5 miles, but it feels like 10 when it’s 80 degrees out. I fruitlessly piled on the sunblock, and got burnt once again.

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There’s a lookout tower at the top of mountain that acted as more of a playground for us (there are also picnic tables and lookout points). I decided to try to do a yoga move on it and ended up freaking myself the eff out. As you can imagine, just past that railing is a long way down. Once I got into my downward dog position and lifted my leg, a sudden gust of wind blew by and my hat flew off. It landed on the railing and I watched it teeter. It leaned away, towards the abyss, and my stomach churned. Luckily, my hat happened to lean back towards safety and ended up falling inwards, towards me.

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My reaction was horrified and hysterical laughter.

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Jalapeño Corn Muffins

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I love corn. Creamed corn, corn on the cob, this weird corn-based Filipino dessert thing I had in the Philippines… I love it all. I don’t even enjoy soup but I could eat corn chowder all day. But one of my favorites ways of enjoying corn is in bread form. These corn muffins definitely hit the spot.

I’ve tried several cornbread/corn muffin recipes and they either contain amounts of fat way above my comfort level or are incredibly dry or tasteless. However, I finally came across this recipe from Two Red Bowls and it was exactly what I was looking for.

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Since The Wedding Planner

The Wedding Planner is definitely not one of my favorite movies, but it’s a great movie if you’re doing other things and just want to hear something in the background and perhaps look up for a couple minutes of thoughtlessness. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez… it’s not going to end up being a conceptual film or… 

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Fitness Friday: Holcomb Valley

Welcome to one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. And all without a toilet! As I’ve mentioned before, my boyfriend is quite an outdoorsman, in that he loves hiking, rock climbing, camping, snowboarding… basically anything that gets him outside. I’ve always been interested in camping and the like, but always thought… 

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Watermelon Strawberry Fresca

I love watermelon. It’s refreshing and perfectly sweet and just screams summer. I probably also love it because it reminds me of my childhood. I know, weird thing to be nostalgic about, but it was the fruit my parents always kept stocked. At least whenever it was in season. My dad would get the biggest ones he… 

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Weekend Snapshots

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