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January 6, 2011

Winter Warmer Recipe: Tropical Fruit Salad

Filed under: M's post — Tags: , , , — 2sisters2cities @ 3:04 pm

Since we are in midst of winter with no end in sight, I decided to make a tropical fruit salad today.  This recipe is super easy, but will help beat out some of the winter doldrums!

Tropical Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
-3 kiwis
-1 mango
-2 oranges
-1 tablespoon honey

Peel and slice up the fruit.

Put the fruit in a bowl and stir in the honey.

Sit back and enjoy your tropical fruit salad.  Close your eyes and picture yourself on a warm island somewhere!  (And tune out all meteorologists who keep talking about two upcoming snow storms.)

-m

August 29, 2010

Jalapeno Poppers

Filed under: K's post, K's Recipes, K's sides — Tags: , , — 2sisters2cities @ 6:52 pm

I have been on a Jalapeno Popper kick lately.  Although they are soooo delicious store bought they aren’t as healthy as I would like.  Therefore I set off to find a healthier version of them.   In one of my health magazines I found a recipe for them for 144 calories for 2.  The are called Gooey Jalapeno Poppers and they are from the cookbook “Now Eat This!” by Rocco DiSpirito.   They are made with reduced-fat whipped cream cheese and 75% fat free cheese.   I have already made them twice since I have found the recipe and they are awesome! Enjoy!

-K


June 5, 2010

Western Getaway

I recently got the chance to take a long weekend vacation to the Red Mountain Spa in Utah.  Husband M and I usually like 2 different types of vacation…he is definitely an outdoor adventurer, while I usually lean towards a more relaxing trip.  This resort was the perfect blend of the two.  Awesome hiking and sights to see for Husband M and a spa and pool for me.  The food at the spa was very healthy, but delicious at the same time.  We definitely left feeling very relaxed and happy with our time here.

One of the days, we signed up for a group outing to Zion National Park.  Husband M has had the chance to visit a number of national parks…Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Volcanos at the Big Island, Great Smokey Mountains, and Acadia.  He was excited to check this one off his list.  We were not disappointed.  The views were spectacular:

We hiked the first two miles of the Angels’s Landing trail.  The trail features Walters Wiggles, which looks a bit like San Francisco’s Lombard Street:

Walter Wiggles

Lombard Street, San Francisco

We decided against doing the last 1/2 mile of Angel’s Landing as it was a bit precarious and required you to hold on to a chain to get to the top:

We did get a chance to do two additional trails that day…the Emerald Pools and a trail that was on the other side of the Zion Park tunnel.

Back at the resort, we did an Adventure level hike one morning.  It was a really early hike…6:50 am start time.  When we finished, we were ready for lunch until we realized it was still 10 in the morning!  The hike at adjacent Snow Canyon State Park also offered some beautiful views:

I really hope to go back here one day for another vacation.  It was a great combination of adventure, outdoors, relaxation, and great meals.

-m

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