Vegetarian Blueberry Scones

Vegetarian Blueberry Scones- The Running Teacher

Vegetarian Blueberry Scones- The Running Teacher

Moist, delicious, bursting with flavor, these blueberry scones are a healthier alternative to traditional scones and are vegetarian-friendly! It started out as a whim on a Saturday afternoon. My 4-year old, Alejandro, was bored and unbearably cranky by the afternoon hours. It was too hot to play outside, and he had no desire to go swimming. I had no desire to play trains…again…for the third time. With my second LO finally asleep, I pondered what I could possibly do with my oldest to keep him entertained.

I scurried to the pantry to see what ingredients I had on hand.

Alejandro, do you want to help mami bake some scones?

Can I do the mixing? He asked enthusiastically, jumping to his feet.

My son sampling the Silk Blueberry yogurt!

My son sampling the Silk Blueberry yogurt!

What kid is going to say no, especially when he knows he’ll get to lick the spoon and dip his fingers in the batter? 😛 Continue reading

Mami’s Newest Ultrarunner: baby Enrique’s Birth Story


Enrique’s Birth Story


After five years, I forgot what sleepless nights and having a newborn felt like. Somehow, Enrique is nearing a month old come Sunday, and I haven’t the foggiest clue as to where the time went.



Enrique definitely has the makings of an ultrarunner with his ability to go the distance. After 42 weeks sitting cozy in mami’s tummy, he had no intentions of greeting the world, so we met our midwife at the hospital on May 30th. We stopped by my local, vegetarian-friendly market for a Cacao Mint Kale smoothie, which had become an addiction of mine the last few weeks of pregnancy. The staff had become used to seeing my face and growing belly, asking week after week, when Enrique was coming. Hearing that we were finally on our way to the hospital, they gave me a double serving of my favorite smoothie on the house! 😀 SWEET! 😀

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At the hospital, we officially started induction at 4 p.m. Everything went smoothly until around midnight or so. The nurses, hearing how I ran a 50k and two marathons in my third trimester, had bets going as to when I’d finally ask for an epidural. My midwife knew my goal was to hold off as long as possible, as last time, labor stalled, and my epidural wore off before delivery. This time, I was able to use the breathing techniques from yoga to hold off on the epidural until the contractions were about 1-2 minutes apart, at which point concentrating on breathing became incredibly difficult. I was told that if I wait any longer, I might not be able to get the epidural, so I finally agreed. The delivery nurse on call grinned. Apparently, she won the bet. 😛

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Welcome to the world baby Enrique!

You can never know how your body will react to anesthesia. Shortly after the epidural, people began flooding our room, administering additional Continue reading

Mango Chili Pineapple Kabobs Recipe

Nothing beats grilled pineapple at a bbq, and this is one kabob that is sure to please your palate! I first found this recipe at SnixyKitchen and made a few changes, based on what I had on hand at the time. The end result is a kabob that is slightly less tangy/tart, yet isn’t overly sweet at the same time.

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