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Hello, my fitness friends!

I am finally back to my blog – after a bad cold, couple days in New York City and celebrating my husband’s birthday.

There is so much to share about the past few days! I just wanted to check in and let you know I am ok, back home safely and will be posting about my trip and hubs’ birthday celebration soon.

For now, I just wanted to share the recipe for the pesto that I promised you in my previous post.

So here we go 🙂


1 cup fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic

2-3 tbs walnuts

1/3 cup graded Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup olive oil

Salt, pepper to taste


Roast walnuts in a pan on medium heat, let them cool down.


Add basil leaves and garlic to the food processor.


Add Parmesan, walnuts, spices and olive oil:



Process to desired consistency (I like pesto a little chunky, but you can experiment with the processing time to achieve the consistency you want).


You can add it to pasta (like I often do with tortellini), or like I recently did – to roasted green beans.

On the fitness front:

I didn’t work out ONCE last week…well, that is not counting 7-8 hours of waking in NYC 🙂 With 2 birthdays (read: cakes) it was a lot of good food, which is not so good for you.

I am heading out in a bit to go to my usual Monday spinning class at the Y 🙂 I can’t wait to try my new Polar watch and the Shimano cycling shoes my husband got me in NYC as part 2 of my birthday present!

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Stay fit, friends and stay tuned for the NYC trip recap!

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