Author: thomas

There aren’t a lot of foods that I am tempted by anymore. There was a time when I would have to excuse myself at dinner if someone ordered a decadent dessert, but now I do not feel deprived given all the tasty desserts I can make at home. But walking by an ice cream shop that makes its own waffle cones must bring back special memories or something, because I love that smell! When we were vacationing in Hawaii, Craig said the same thing as we walked by this cute ice cream shop. That smell inspired me to come home…

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I love listening to cooking podcasts for inspiration while I run. One podcaster talked about how she would pick up donuts at the gas station, leave them out to get dry, and then make bread pudding out of them for Christmas morning. She prepared the bread pudding on Christmas Eve, so all she had to do was throw the pan in the oven while the kids were unwrapping their gifts. I thought, “Hmm, I can do that!” For an even more indulgent breakfast, make a double batch of the chocolate glaze when making the donuts and drizzle each piece of…

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The force output of a muscle, usually called its strength, is that which develops tension in the contracting muscle so that it contracts to produce work. Work is defined as the action of a force over a specific distance in space. In the human body it refers to the product of muscular force exerted through a specific range of movement. Power refers to a rate of doing work. In muscle action it is the output of the muscles at specific speeds of contraction. Endurance is the capacity to contract muscles at a specific rate (power) for a specific interval of…

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When I was in high school, I worked at the cutest coffee shop called Uncommon Ground. I loved that job. I often dream about opening my own little coffee shop someday. If I did, this latte would for sure be on my menu! Place the butter in a saucepan over high heat, stirring, until the butter froths and brown flecks begin to appear, about 5 minutes; this is browned butter. If using butter-flavored coconut oil, heat the oil just until melted. Reduce the heat to medium and slowly whisk in the cashew milk; it will sizzle as you add it…

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