Food is Good

What a full and delicious weekend!

Friday night was full of Mediterranean food, parents visiting, and a dance performance.

Saturday was full of bloggers and sweet treats!


{thanks for the picture Kath!}

Pictured from back to front

Back Row

Brittany of Eating Bird Food

Gabby of  Gabby’s Gluten Free

Lauren of Vegology

Kristen of Kristen Finn Photography

Kath of Kath Eats Real Food


Front Row

Liz of I <3 Vegetables

Jess (friend of bloggers and awesome chick)

Alex of I Eat Asphalt

Sarah of The Smart Kitchen

Sarah organized this awesome VA is 4 Bloggers meet up at Feast!  Thanks Sarah!  Besides hanging Kath, I don’t have many ‘real world’ friends that understand the blogging world (as if I understand it myself!) so it’s really fun to get together with folks who share a common interest.

Sarah, Brittany, and Lauren even brought everyone treats!  So thoughtful of them.

Gearharts Chocolates from Lauren, Homemade Peanut Butter from Sarah, and “Heady Goo Balls” from Brittany!

After the meet up I busted over to West Virginia in time for a nurturing dinner with my momma, brother, and sister.  Although dinner was lovely, it was not the main reason for crossing the border.  I went to West Virginia to work on my dance piece that is premiering in a show there next month.   I’ll post a video link after the concert but all I’m saying for now is that it involves vegetables, food photography, and me on a table…

I dashed back to Cville in time for sunset and a little ladies get-together hosted by my friend Julie.

Julie is an amazing cook and made a ‘spa dinner’ for three grateful guests.

You know you’re in for a treat when your hostess says “I just need to whip up a little creme fraiche drizzle for the soup”.

The soup was an on-the-spot creation geared at getting “the most possible nutrients into one bowl”.  It was incredible.  There’s no recipe but I did hear that it included 4 pounds of carrots, parsnips, and coriander.

Mmmmm Kale Salad and acorn squash…

We picnicked on the living room floor and each had seconds of both soup and salad.

Post dinner we treated ourselves to foot baths and scrubs and remarked several times that we need to do this more often.

Dessert.  Julie, you outdid yourself with this one.

Blood orange tart with Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce, no recipe in sight.

Yes, indeed, we need to do that more often.

Fit Influence

Passion is a strong word.  There are only a few things in life that I would say I am truly passionate about.

I am passionate about moving.

No matter how I might feel about the superficial aspects of my body I am fascinated by and derive great pleasure from moving it.  Running, dancing, walking, hiking, biking, it all makes me feel alive in a way nothing else does.  I love to spread this love, this passion, for moving which is why I teach and train and blog.  It’s also why I am thrilled to be a FitFluential Ambassador!

FitFluential is a “network of fitness enthusiasts” who aim to spread the love of moving across the world every day of the year.  The Ambassadors are a group of writers, teachers, trainers, and athletes who are particularly passionate about sharing their knowledge, expertise, and advice on all things fitness.

If you are a FitFluential blogger, ambassador, or enthusiast let me know!  I’d love to hear about your experience and connect!