Not really M&M cookies

The Not Really M&M Cookies

(vegan and not healthy)

2 cups of flour
1 Tbs cornstarch
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
¾ “butter” (I use earth balance)
1 NOT-egg (either flax egg or the Follow your heart “eggless egg)
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of Unreal chocolate gems (I used the peanut ones)
+ about 2 oz of dairy free mini chocolate chips

Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda in medium bowl
In separate bowl mix the sugars, add in melted butter, and “egg”. Stir well, add vanilla.
Slowly pour the dry mixture into the wet, stirring as you go.
Finally add in chocolate pieces.
Refrigerate about ½ hour until it firms up a little.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On baking pan, spoon about 1 Tbs of cookie dough, leave about  2 inches between scoops (they will grow).
Bake 10 minutes, allow to cool on cooking rack.


Infinity Yoga: Infinity Flow

Infinity Yoga: Infinity Flow (heated to 89 degree)
Brookhaven Georgia

A little blue house looking building next to a bigger shopping complex. When I first pulled into the half gravel parking lot I was questioning this reservation.

I quickly remembered not to judge a book by its cover. From the moment I walked in the instructor greeted me and welcomed me. I could

Immoderately tell this was an intimate studio as it appeared most people knew each other. Everyone was friendly. The owner even came out to greet me and welcome me to my first infinity class. One member told me this was going to be a challenge and she immediately befriended me before class. We all waited quietly in a small lounge area before the doors opened.   As the open class a beautifully designed studio, dark wood floor


To make your reservation or for more information on other locations in the Atlanta area:


Burn Fitness: Burn Cycle

Burn Fitness: Burn Cycle
Brookhaven, Georgia


Burn! That’s a perfect name for it. Not only do you sweat, you compete. You race against yourself and others in the class. Nothing beats a little friendly competition.

When we first began I wasn’t quite sure how the ranks worked.

You enter a stadium style studio with a screen projecting every participant’s bike number, name, and rank. Each bike is also equipped with it’s own computer breaking down RPM and Power.

As the class went on I saw my name go farther and farther up the chart on the big screen in the front of the studio; I went faster. I was motivated. Rather than getting tired, I pushed myself.

The class flew by with good music, encouragement from the instructor and intervals: hills, jumps, and sprints. We even had a little upper body workout with hand weights towards the end of class.

For me this class was a fun change of pace of a workout while on vacation. I was introduced to it by a friend and Lululemon employee who lives in Atlanta and I’m grateful for the recommendation.
This gym offers cycling, boxing and yoga classes. Be sure to check out their schedule at



American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior Course at Sling Shot Entertainment

Norcross, Georgia

I hadn’t even landed in Atlanta yet, when Abby text me and said we had to go to this place: Slingshot. With her recommendation I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into.

I did a quick Google search to discover there was an America Ninja Warrior Park, this is what we were going to check out (they also had bowling, go Karts, and arcade in other parts of the building).
This was about to get good.

Those days when you think your fit and you’re feeling strong and then you show up to only find you can’t complete majority of the obstacles on the course.

It was fun, it was challenging and it was very sad all at the same time.

My biggest achievement of the day was mastering the 14 foot warped wall. It took about 30 tries and different strategies. It took pumping myself up, determination, and pressure by spectators.  Watching athlete after athlete fail, we were not about to leave until we got up and over.

When you’re about 12 feel up you have to take a leap of faith to grab the lip on top of the wall. When you think the hardest part is over, you’re wrong, you now have to use your small grip of one hand to pull your entire body weight over. It’s not easy, but I guarantee you once you finish, you feel very accomplished!


We didn’t leave there without a few bumps and bruises. I tore my back up sliding down the wall every time I failed (I learned if I ever go again to wear a closed tank tops), we had blistered on our hands and Abby even ripped her shorts. All in all it was a fun experience.

Up for a family day? They also have a Ninja Junior Course for children ages 12 and under. All day passes are $12-14 for unlimited play time.