I Started A Blog in 2009

Blogging, Health and wellness, Inspiration, Lifestyle, My Why

Were you one of those people too? Or was it just me – One of my favorite weekend activities when I was in college was to cook myself dinner, from Trader Joe’s of course, and then sit down and read blogs for hours.

Saturday morning I would wake up, drink my coffee, go on a long run, come home, Cook myself breakfast,and again, read blogs for hours. My favorite blogs to read at the time were carrotsncake, KathEats, peanut butter fingers, and Run Eat Repeat. I thought to myself one day, hey, I can do this too. So it began, I started a blog, back in 2009, the beginning of my senior year in college.

I think I blogged for about a week. Why is photography so hard? I mean, photography is hard for me now and we have top of line cameras on our phones. I don’t know how to fill a photo, I don’t know where the light should shine, and lord help me with my selfie game.

I documented my food and running, that’s what all these running blogs were doing and who doesn’t want to know what I ate for breakfast 7 days a week. I would post on my free wordpress site with absolutely no bells and whistles and then compare myself to a professionally built website from bloggers that had been in the game for a few years. I had no idea what it took to design a blog, create content, gain a following. I just thought it was fun. Until five days in and then it wasn’t.

But here we are, my 5th or 6th attempt since that day in 2009, starting another blog. Every time I decide blogging isn’t for me, something draws me back, and let me tell you, it’s not because I’m an expert with words. 

I have big plans for this platform. I want to share my experiences with running, weightlifting, CrossFit, hormones, stress, the struggles, the highlights, the product reviews, and how I got here. I want to share all of my knowledge, I want this to be a place where women feel safe, heard, understood. 

I know, we all have big plans, and we all know life happens. Let’s see where it this takes us, shall we? 

 

Korean Turkey Bowls

Favorite Finds, Lifestyle, Self Love

Simple, nutrient dense dinner in 30 minutes or less. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this. Great flavor combined with the perfect macronutrient balance for a well rounded meal. It’s even great as leftovers!

The best part, you can pre-prep most of the ingredients! If you’ve already put in the chopping work, all you need to do is cook!

Not a fan of the vibrant colors?
I hear you, I see you, and I’m here to tell you not everyone loves vegetables and that is A okay. You know what else is A okay, you stepping out of your comfort zone, cooking the vegetable a different way or trying a new veggie you’ve never had before. If my husband can fall in love with purple cabbage, you can find a vegetable worth trying.

 

Nutrition Information

Serves 6 ; serving size = 1 turkey bowl

Protein 29 | Carb 4 | Fat 13 |

**rice and vegetables are not included in this macronutrient breakdown.
Two reasons.

1. Depending on your preference you can use brown rice, white rice, or cauliflower rice. All great options.

2. You pick your vegetables. And vegetables are a free pass in my eyes. Eat as many as you want! My only request is that you put some vegetables in there…. or else we have some more serious issues to address.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced in jar or ginger powder is fine too!)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes ( optional, highly recommend)
  • 1 garlic clove or 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos ( Add more later if needed)
  • squeeze 1/2 lime
  • S&P to taste

Bowl Assembly

  • 6 soft boiled eggs
  • Rice of choice
  • sesame seeds
  • Vegetables of choice
  • Additional coconut aminos
  • Cilantro ( optional)

Instructions

1. Add the ground turkey and sesame oil to a large cast iron skillet or skillet of choice. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients in the skillet. Cook until turkey is fully cooked through.

3. Assemble bowl! Rice + Veggies + meat + 1 egg + sesame seeds sprinkled on top. Add cilantro for garnish!

NOTES

Veggie toppings recommendations

  • Shredded purple cabbage ( raw or lightly Sautéed on stove top with a little apple cider vinegar and some onions
  • Carrot sticks
  • Sautéed spinach and garlic
  • Sirachi
  • Wasabi
  • Fresh ginger
  • Bean sprouts
  • broccoli sprouts
  • Kimchi
  • Cucumbers
  • Bok Choy
  • Red peppers