Good Heavens – could it BE anymore deliriously delightful outside?! I stole away for a quick, two mile walk in the sunshine at lunch today…in boots…with pointy(ish) toes. Rookie mistake. I ended up with a wicked blister on the top of my big toe! 8O

It didn’t keep me from the three miler I had planned for this afternoon though, nosiree! I dominated the trail, and even passed a guy about my age! Now, I’m not saying that men are always faster than women (they’re not!!) but men tend to have much longer legs then my 5’2 self – thus, they usually whoop me in the quickness department. I cheered a silent victory cheer in my head as I passed him by!

The cheer turned to a lesson in humility when, on the way back, I got smoked by a man, ooooh, 30+ years my senior! You win some, you lose some. ;)

Afterwards, I made a delish dinner that I’ve been meaning to whip up for weeks: Chicken Salad Sandwiches! This recipe is mayo FREE, and comes straight to you from the files of IME (Iowa Mom Eats.)


Chicken Salad

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Makes 3 sandwiches

6 oz shredded chicken
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 green onion, sliced
2 small ribs celery, chopped

1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons soy sauce
squeeze of lemon juice
salt, to taste


Combine chicken through celery in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients and pour over chicken mixture. Toss to coat. Serve!


Oh yeah! Couldn’t be simpler, really. And when you find a good chicken salad recipe that doesn’t use mayo – you latch on to it, like Lindsay Lohan to her failing career.


Tangy from the yogurt, sweet & chewy from the cranberries, and crunchy from the celery. All mixed with savory, shredded chicken. I used store-bought rotisserie chicken and removed the skin, but you could just use regular chicken breasts!


I served my chicken salad on an EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Thin Bun. This was bun #2. The first one was sadly lost to the toaster Gods, who decided to burn thin bun #1.


On the side I had some freshly steamed green beans.


Now, I love snapping the ends off of asparagus (for whatever reason,) but I loathe snapping beans. I’m literally one of the most impatient people in the world, and snapping the ends off of fresh green beans just takes so much TIME!


Good thing the end result is worth it. ;)


Make this, won’t you?!


Well, I was going to do an ab/core yoga download after my run, but I noticed that my site was all messed up and had to be fixed! The right hand rail was appearing below all the posts for whatever reason and I had to consult with my brother (not this one – who, yes, is single! – that one) to figure out what was up. Ergo, my hunger got the best of me, and I chose dinner over yoga. I may revisit the idea tonight though…

After I finish working on a cookie project I’m delivering this week. It’s a cute one! ;)

THE HILLS/THE CITY premieres tonight!! Will you watch? I will.

Good night!


What are some of your favorite nostalgic scents?

There were tons of people mowing their lawns while I was out running, and the smell of a freshly cut lawn always reminds me of my Dad. The smell of original Oil of Olay reminds me of my Mom, and the smell of Baby Soft perfume always reminds me of junior high. Random, I know! ;)