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Fresh air and nature does wonders for the soul.

I find great peace when I’m out in nature. Be it on the beach, trails, or wherever-I’m happiest outside. So with the recent stressors we’ve got lately, my hubby decided to plan a picnic for us since we’ve got some cooler weather. We weren’t dressed for it, but we were having so much fun that we walked/hiked 3 1/2 miles. Here’s some of my favorite pics!!

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Tuesday updates

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! Thanks for all the love and support regarding my post last night. I had my doc appt after work, and happy to report my vitals/bmi/etc all came back great. I voiced my concerns to the new doc, and she patiently listed and offered her advice. She suggested some OTC meds to try and get some menopause relief, so going that route first. She also ran a full panel of labs; awaiting those results.
Got in a good 5k after work as well-walking as it’s 90 degrees out lol. How about you?!

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Monday and midlife.

Tonight’s reminder and plank!!!
I haven’t been sleeping well (again) lately, so today I did a core workout with my plank. I’m finally getting a checkup after quite the hassle in getting a new provider after the pandemic hit. I don’t think I’ve ever been excited for a checkup, but I’m actually looking forward to getting my hormones checked so we can figure this mess out lol.
No one said mid life was easy, did they?! 🥺

moving forward, Recipes

Homemade red sauce

Happy Thursday!!! I took it to the kitchen after work today. I’ve discovered the joy of making my own red sauce and will never buy jarred again. I don’t have an exact recipe, but I can tell you I roasted a bunch of Roma tomatoes with garlic and onions/drizzled with avocado oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, oregano and basil-roasted about 25 minutes at 350, then cooled and removed the skins.
In a large sauce pan, sauté half of a diced white onion, one diced carrot (breaks up the acidity of the tomatoes with natural sweetness), and a ton of minced garlic🤣. Add one large can of peeled whole Roma tomatoes that’s been drained. Squish the tomatoes with your hands (or a spoon lol), add a few chunks of Parmesan cheese Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano and basil. Cook down for about 25 minutes. Add in the tomatoes you roasted and removed the skin, and purée with an immersion blender or whatever you use to blend things.
Add back to the sauce pan, and let warm through. Add a pat or two of butter to finish it off.
This time I added sautéed Italian Turkey sausage and served over brown rice noodles. Yum!!

Do you enjoy making homemade sauces? What’s your favorite?