It’s National Pizza Day!

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A SACRED DAY

Let us take a moment of silence…

This should be a national holiday, in my book. To celebrate, I’ve pulled together some of my all-time favorite pizzas, either procured from divine pizza establishments or made by the pizza-lovin’ man and me.

May my ode to the world’s greatest round creation since the wheel inspire you to indulge on this holiest of Thursdays.

(Turns out I have eaten a LOT of pizza…)

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This Post is Not Sponsored by Cosmo’s Pizza!

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(SURPRISINGLY!)

This weekend was a true lesson in balance and moderation (in moderation). My equation goes a little something like this: exercise, gluttony, sloth, repeat! I like it that way and highly recommend it. And, apparently, our weekend was Cosmo’s Pizza-Themed. Duh.

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Daily Diet: Monday Runday!

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What I Ate

SPOILER ALERT: All the carbs. Carbs are my friend, seriously. I will never understand those who believe gluten-free is the way to health, unless they have an actual gluten allergy. That’s just my opinion, based on my incredibly biased penchant for all things starchy (I am Italian, after all), and also the way carbs make me feel (energetic and happy).

I’m especially prone to carb-gorging on run days. Here’s a little cross-section of my Monday Runday (yesterday).

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Weekend Snapshots

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It’s Feelin’ Like Fall

(…except for the heat.)

This weekend left me with that rare sensation of true relaxation. Life has posed lots of ups and downs lately, so to be able to let go of the stress for a short while is quite the achievement, I’d say.

Here’s a little photo recap (of course, it’s mostly food).

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The Goat Cheese Lady Farm

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BIRTHDAY BONANZA

This weekend was chock-full of celebration! The man turns 33 today, but Monday birthdays are no fun. So instead, we dedicated the entire weekend to having as much fun + relaxation as possible.

My favorite part was the surprise visit to a Penrose, Colorado goat farm for a four-hour cheese-making class. Yum!

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Sunday in the Park with Food!

 

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RUN + PICNIC + PIZZA

You guys. This past Sunday was heaven on Earth. I need to walk you through what made it so darn magical. But first, the short-story version: We just kept taking the next logical step in terms of what we felt inspired to do.

The end result? This marvelous day. Prepare thyselves to dream about the weekend.

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Fried Goat Cheese, Fig, & Peach Salad

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IT’S STILL SUMMER

…and that means this meal is perfectly timed! What better way to celebrate late summer than with a sweet & savory salad?

This recipe was inspired by The Floating Kitchen‘s Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese, Peach, & Fig Salad. We tweaked it a tad and enjoyed it immensely.

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