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Sara Ridges
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Simple Delicious Garlic Asparagus Recipe
Does your asparagus always turn out mushy or bland? Well that will be no more if you follow this recipe. Let today be that day! Do we cook gross asparagus? Say it with me, "NOT IN MY HOUSE!" Plus this is pretty much the simplest way to make a veggie dish. S...
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Virgin Diet 4 Week Weigh-In Results and Progress Report
Before you jump into the Virgin Diet for your own fitness journey, read on so you can see the 4 week real life result of your good ol' pal Sara (and her hubby, Chris). She tells it to you straight... the good, the bad, the ugly! If you missed my overall tho...
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Bandits Restaurant Review
I found a diamond with this restaurant. I am excited to go there again and try other things. This doesn't happen all that frequently but this might be my favorite new restaurant. The funny part is we planned on going to Rustic Chicken but they were closed o...
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Valentine's Day Meal- Virgin Diet with Dairy
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day with anybody you love! Chris and I had a lovely dinner at home. I made Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara with a side salad, Martinelli's Sparkling Cider and some dark chocolate covered strawberries (from Mrs Cavanaugh...
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Week 4 Day 1: Weigh-in and Update
Sheesh! Look how time flies! Ok, so I wanted to give you an update on my Virgin Diet adventure. I wish I had better news regarding weight loss but unfortunately I don't. After 3 weeks of being off all 7 foods (gluten, corn, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts and sug...
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Random Green Smoothie Tip
Hey everyone, I have a random green smoothie tip for you. The longer you wait to drink your smoothie... the more it will taste like the greens. So, don't make them ahead unless you are ok with that and don't wait too long to drink it. Drink them within abou...
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Immune Response 101: Macrophages are Like Assassins. Eat the Darn Popcorn Off the Floor.
*Disclaimer: This information relates to relatively healthy individuals, NOT immunocompromised individuals .* I just finished another interesting book called: The Diet Myth: Why the Secret to Health and Weight Loss is Already in your Gut By Tim Spector I ...
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Delicious Protein Shake Recipes and My New Nutribullet!
So we totally wore out our Vitamix with all these protein shakes we have been making so we have to send it in for repair. Bahh. It is 5 years old.  But on the bright side we added a new member to our family in the meantime! Meet Nutribullet . :) I'll let yo...
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Virgin Diet Salad Dressings ...Don't let your greens go naked.
What can you put on your greens while you are on the Virgin Diet? This!  I searched high and low for dressings that you can have on your salad because let's get real.... I'm not making my own salad dressings. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat.  Most salad dress...
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4 years ago today
4 years ago today my love passed away and my heart was crushed. My world was changed and I never thought I could continue on with a normal life. How time flies. Amidst sadness that will forever reside in my heart there is happiness because life is good and ...
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