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That Time I MADE My Own Hummus

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Over the past few years, I have grown to LOVE hummus. I put it on almost everything! I will admit, I was nervous about making my own hummus, because I wasn't sure if it would taste anything like the store bought kind. 
I followed closely to this recipe, but made a few tweaks of my own.  Ingredients:

1 cup garbanzo beans 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil  1/2 cup Sesame King Tahini 2 Tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons basil 

I boiled the garbanzo beans, then drained the liquid, but saved it in a separate bowl to add later. 
Then, I added the remaining ingredients into the blender, along with the boiled garbanzo beans. 
I added the liquid leftover from the garbanzo beans a little at a time, until everything was well blended. 
I made it for our women's small group's potluck. 

Overall, everyone liked it, but said it was missing something to make it really stand out. A few people said it needed some spiciness to it. One of the girls absolutely LOVED it and…

Simple Mills

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Simple Mills sent us some crackers and pancake &wafffle mix in exchange for an honest review.  We were not compensated, just sent product. All opinions are our own.  Simple Mills' products are all made with simple ingredients. You can read all about them by clicking here.
We invited our friends, Jamey and Laura, over for a game night and a "snacky dinner".  We made some LightLife Italian Sausage and Jalepeno Sausage, along with some pepperoni and cheese cubes to put on top of the crackers from Simple Mills. 

It was DELICIOUS! Jared made his double deckers. haha 

We all loved the taste of the crackers! They were seasoned perfectly and were great eaten by themselves as well! We were all fans of the list of very few ingredients.

This past weekend, after we did our workout, Jared and I enjoyed some scrumptious waffles using the Simple Mills mix! 

We love anytime we can use our waffle maker! It's too much fun! 

The waffles were super simple to make. All we did was add…

Nut Butter Nation

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Nut Butter Nation sent us four flavors of their nut butter to try in exchange for an honest review.  We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
First, here's some info about Nut Butter Nation from their website:
Just because you want to indulge doesn't mean you should feel guilty. We make peanut butters in amazing flavors that taste absurdly good, but we only use the highest quality all natural ingredients. Take care of your taste buds and your body at the same time! All NaturalMinimal IngredientsGood Source of ProteinGood Source of Potassium Non-GMO (GMO NO!)Super tasty! No compromise...ever. That has been the motto we have kept in our minds throughout the creation of our company and as we have developed each and every flavor (many which have not yet been released). It would be easier and less expensive for us to use mass produced ingredients, but quality is more important to us that easy and cheap. The quality will get you int…

Reese Power Fudge

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REESE POWER FUDGE Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product.
Ingredients:
1/3 cup coconut oil 1 scoop chocolate Purely Inspired Chocolate Protein 1/3 cup milk 1 cup peanut butter  1 tablespoon stevia 
Directions
1/3 cup coconut oil in medium heat. Stir in 1/3 cup milk and 1 scoop protein.
Remove from heat and add about 1 cup of peanut butter and one tablespoon of stevia 
Place Saran Wrap in dish and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour fudge into pan and place in freezer to cool. 

I'm happy to report that my chocolate loving, recipe tasting, handsome hunk of a husband gave these babies a 10/10! That's a big deal in our house. He usually likes all of my recipes, but he always gives a 9 or 9.5 because he says there is always SOMETHING you can tweak to make it even better. (most of the time it's just hot sauce because he loves spicy things and I don'. For healthy dessert r…

Tell it on a Tuesday

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I just wanted to share a little bit of what's been happening with us lately and some yummy stuff that we've eaten! 


We went to SC to visit our friends and their new baby Payton! I held her practically the whole time and didn't want to let her go. I LOVE BABIES!!! She was so sweet and giggled a lot. I loved spending time with her and her mommy and daddy! Jared met Zack through golf and they traveled together all last summer. Ali and I came to watch the same tournament, so we all became good friends and it was nice to see them again. It's always nice being able to talk to people that are in the same boat with this crazy golf life! 
While we were there, we FOUND THESE ICE-CREAM FLAVORS!!! We have been looking in the freezer section of every single grocery store and couldn't find them until that wonderful vacation day! I screamed out loud in the aisle! haha 

While they were all quite tasty, Birthday Cake Halo Top took first place by a longgggg shot! It was so  creamy …

How Physical Therapy Is Beneficial for Sports Related Injuries

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Whether an individual plays sports professionally or they are weekend warriors who enjoy spending time with their friends, injuries happen. Sports related injuries are uniquely different than the other types of injuries that people experience. Most sports related injuries affect the same parts of the body, including the joints, the back, and large muscle groups.




One part of the body that is commonly injured while playing sports is the hip. This is because every single sport requires people to use their hips in some way or another. Basketball players use their hips to pivot on the floor. Baseball players use their hips as they are throwing the ball and swinging a bat. The hip is pivotal for golf, tennis, swimming, racquetball, and just about every other sport people play.




When sports physical therapy of New York clinics work with their patients, they have two primary goals. The first goal is to increase flexibility, and the second goal is to increase strength. When both of these goals ar…