Albuquerque Academy Cross Country Trail

Sunrise at the Albuquerque Academy

The Albuquerque Academy is a private middle/high school in Albuquerque’s NE Heights. The route around its perimeter is approximately 3.5 miles and it has an official 5K cross country track inside that the school team utilizes.   The outside has a wide path and accommodates bikers. There is an actual…

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Beans Beans the Magic Fruit~

Pinto Beans

We make a pot of pinto beans every week! They are an awesome protein source that can be used in a variety of different recipes. They are extremely inexpensive and freeze really well so you can make them ahead and portion them out into dinner sized containers. You can also…

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Tanoan Golf with Local Healthy New Mexican- Paul Silva

healthy local Paul Silva Tanoan Golf

Recently we participated in a golfing fundraiser for the Eldorado High School Basketball teams at the Tanoan Golf Course in Albuquerque and interviewed a local healthy New Mexican. Sadly, the Eldorado gym was destroyed at the end of the season from a broken water pipe and the kids were unable…

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Red Chile

red chile new mexico

Back to school cooking: Today I’m going to make a batch of red chile an and I’m going to freeze it. I’m also going to make a pot of beans. These two staples are the basis of half a dozen quickie meals. I can whip up bean burritos, nachos, quesadillas or frito pie in about 5 minutes if I have red chile and beans. All of these meals are vegetarian, high fiber and taste amazing because of the chile.

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Sandia Foothills

New Mexico Sunset from Sandia Foothills

The Sandia foothills are a wonderful free resources for walking, biking, hiking, running and photography. Most access points from town are free. When frequented in the early morning and evening hours, wildlife abounds! Here is a link to a map of the Sandia Foothill trail system maintained by the City of Albuquerque.

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Salsa can be extremely expensive – $3-5 for a small jar- and the ingredients are fairly simple: tomatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper and some kind of chile/jalapeño. So, why so expensive?. Convenience I suppose? While we tend to buy salsa during our busiest times, everyone in my household prefers homemade.…

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