Edmond Native’s Real Food Cookbook (50% Off)

Edmond native Kathryne Taylor is the personality behind the hugely popular blog Cookie and Kate (cookieandkate.com). The blog is the No. 1 vegetarian cooking blog in the country. In six years, the vegetarian and all-natural food blog has grown from a hobby to a full-time project, and now garners more than two million visits per month. Kathryne researches, develops, cooks, photographs and writes every recipe on the blog. With the success of the blog, Kate has now published her cookbook  “Love Real Food”.

Offering over 100 approachable and delicious meatless recipes, Kathryne’s cookbook makes fresh, wholesome, and sustainable food easy.

For a limited time, Amazon is offering up to 50% off the Love Real Food cookbook. You can get Kindle ebook version for $12.99 (save $14.51) or the Hardcopy version for $16.32 (save $11.18).

If the discounted price wasn’t enough to convince you to order your own copy, here are a few recipes from the “Love Real Food” cookbook.

Lemony Almond-Blueberry Cake

This almond-blueberry cake is lightly sweet and possesses an almost graham crackery flavor and lemony tang. Plus, it’s studded with gorgeous, jammy blueberries. It would be a great treat to serve as dessert for any occasion, but it’s wholesome enough to pass for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. It’s also easy to make and gluten free, which means that I can share it with more of my friends!

Makes 1 loaf cake (about 8 slices)

2 cups (8 ounces) plus
1 tablespoon packed almond meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
2/3 cup maple syrup or honey
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest (from
2 medium lemons, preferably organic)
1 cup blueberries
(6 ounces), fresh or frozen

Lemon-Maple Glaze
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey

Time Warning:
This cake is very simple to make but requires about 1 hour 45 minutes combined baking and cooling time.

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 9 × 5-inch loaf pan and dust it with almond meal to prevent sticking.

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of the almond meal, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to blend.

Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat with a whisk until the yolks and egg whites have blended together. Add the maple syrup, olive oil, and lemon zest and whisk to blend. Pour the wet ingredients into the almond meal mixture and stir until there are just a few clumps remaining.

In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon almond meal (this helps prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the cake). Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is deeply golden brown, the center is firm to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the lemon-maple glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and maple syrup until blended. (If you’re using honey and having a hard time blending it into the lemon juice, place the bowl on top of your stove to warm it up while the cake bakes, or warm it briefly in the microwave until you can whisk them together.)

Once the cake is out of the oven, place the cake, pan and all, on a cooling rack. While the cake is warm, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze over the top of the cake. It should soak right in. Let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes before carefully inverting it onto a serving plate or cutting board. Carefully flip it back over, then use a bread knife to cut it into 1-inch-thick slices.

Store any remaining cake in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

If you haven’t experienced roasted strawberries yet, you’ve been missing out—they’re sweet and jammy, like the inside of a strawberry pie. Roasted strawberries collide with tangy goat cheese and fresh basil to create this simple and sophisticated summertime appetizer. You could also serve these with a big green salad for a light summer meal.

Makes about 2 dozen crostini

4 to 5 ounces goat cheese
1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 whole-grain baguette or small loaf of crusty whole-grain bread (about 14 ounces), cut into ½-inch slices
Small handful of fresh basil leaves, torn into little pieces
Freshly ground black pepper
Tip: If you don’t love goat cheese, alternatives include mascarpone, cream cheese or ricotta.

Preheat the oven to 350°F with racks in the middle and upper third of the oven. Line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper for easier cleanup. Set the goat cheese on the counter to soften up a bit.

On one baking sheet, toss the strawberries with the honey, then spread the strawberries into a single layer. Bake on the upper rack until the fruit is tender, juicy, and collapsing on itself, 20 to 25 minutes, tossing halfway. Watch the fruit on the edges of the pan, as the honey can burn quickly.

Meanwhile, on the remaining baking sheet, brush the olive oil lightly over both sides of each slice of bread. Bake on the middle rack until the toasts are golden on top, 10 to 12 minutes.

Once the toasts are cool enough to safely handle, top each one with a smear of goat cheese, followed by a spoonful of roasted strawberries and their juices. Finish off the crostini with a sprinkling of torn basil and black pepper. Crostini are best served immediately.

FREE Smoothie on National Flip-Flop Day 6/16

National Flip Flop Day® is Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s own holiday, every third Friday in June, when they celebrate their customers and kick-off fundraising for Camp Sunshine of Casco, Maine. All customers wearing flip flops will receive a FREE Sunshine Smoothie in the NEW limited edition 16 oz. 20th-anniversary souvenir cup from 2pm-7pm.


There are nine Oklahoma locations so it’s easy to find a Tropical Smoothie Cafe near you.

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 16th and stop by any Tropical Smoothie Café from 2PM-7PM wearing your flip-flops to score a FREE Sunshine Smoothie! YUM!

Donations Accepted

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will also be accepting donations for Camp Sunshine, a place where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are invited to make magical memories together, surrounded by professionals dedicated to giving them the emotional and medical support they need.

Oiselle Née Day Anniversary Sale

What is a Née Day? Well it’s French for happy birthday to Oiselle… and you!

Oiselle is turning ten, and to celebrate, their best styles are on sale. Plus – they are offering up party favors. Get $20 off an order in May, and their Flight Manual in every purchase. Don’t miss this anniversary opportunity – this #Flystyle will fly!


Here are a few of my favorite items that are included in this sale.

Muscle Long Sleeve Top

(Originally $76 Now $48)

The material is so smooth, but those shoulder cut outs are to die for!


Flyout Short Sleeve

(Originally $58 Now $42)

I’m head over heals for the Flyout material. The flyout material hovers over the body and its power is in complementing your body’s natural cooling process, by moving sweat to the surface where it evaporates away from your skin.


 Roga Running Skirt

(Originally $52 Now $38)
The one and only Roga Skirt is back and this time with hidden compression shorts. The result: even more coverage than the original. My Roga Skirt doubles as a running skirt and golf skirt. It’s got great, stretchy fabric and lots of coverage. I never thought I’d like running in a skirt but the Roga Skirt proved me wrong.


PRO Compression: Buy 1, Get 1 Storewide. Hurry Before It Ends!

You still have time to take advantage of the Buy One Get One storewide sale over at PROCompression.com

With all the running you’ve been doing preparing for spring races, you deserve two pairs of Pro Compression for the price of one to double up on your recovery. Hurry, this offer ends midnight 4/20/2017. You must spend a minimum of $50. Just place items in your cart, use code TAXDAY and press “APPLY” at checkout. Also, free shipping to your US address with $20 minimum purchase.

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Anatomy for Runners, Run Fast Eat Slow on Sale, and more Kindle books (starting at $1.99)

Amazon has plenty of Kindle books on sale and plenty that are about running. Check out the list of discounted books we found.

Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon

– $4.99
Have you ever wanted something so badly that your own mind became your biggest obstacle? Elizabeth Clor wanted nothing more than to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Dead set on achieving this goal, she found herself bound up in a vicious cycle of perfectionism and anxiety that thwarted her at every turn, despite making significant gains in her physical abilities over seven years. Boston Bound is the story of how Elizabeth discovered that her own brain was the culprit, and explains the steps she took to completely overhaul her mindset about her running and her life.

Runner’s World The Runner’s Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run Better

– $1.99
As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up.

Runner’s World The Runner’s Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body’s most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon.

Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities–including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats–the book includes trustworthy information that’s been proven to work both in the lab and on the road.

Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention

– $1.99

Author Jay Dicharry was tired of getting the same treatments from doctors that didn’t heal his joint and muscle pain from running, so he decided to combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, and coaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you can be.

Along with clear and thorough explanations of how running influences the body, and how the body influences your running, this book answers many of the common questions that athletes have: Do runners need to stretch? What is the best way to run? What causes injuries? Which shoes are best for running? Is running barefoot beneficial?

The mobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the corrective exercises, along with step-by-step photos, will improve your core and overall performance, so that you can train and run with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries!


Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes – $2.99
Meb For Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner – $1.99
First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever – $1.99
The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training: Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools – $1.99

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What Inspires My Running and Balega Giveaway

Boston Marathon Inspires Me

Six years ago, I sat in my living room, my clothes tight and pinching at my still sharply tender c-section scar and I watched some 0f the world’s fittest athletes compete in the Boston Marathon. I longed for the ability to run longer than a 5K. I had always been a recreational runner picking up a few miles here and there. But watching Des (Davila) Linden place second and Kara Goucher fifth with a time of 2:24:52 only five months after giving birth, I felt like a baseball lover seeing Babe Ruth. My love for running was ignited by these two women. I was determined to be more than just an occasional runner.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Inspires Me

This year was no different. There is something magical about the Boston Marathon. Each year in April my love of running is renewed. Luckily, living in Oklahoma I get an entire month of feeling amorous towards running because following the Boston Marathon is the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. There are so many reasons to love the Memorial but one of my favorite reasons is that so many Oklahomans of varied abilities are dedicated to training for and participating in the race. You can drive around any town or neighborhood and find folks out running.

Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Balega Inspires Me

Just like the Boston Marathon and OKC Memorial, there have been instances along the way that have kept me running when inspiration runs thin. I received my first pair of Balega socks as a Christmas gift over three years ago. I had never had such a well-made pair of socks before. Before Balega, my socks would often fall down into my shoe, get bunched up, and cause blisters. But not my anymore. I wear my Balega socks for all occasions. A run, a quick trip to the grocery store, and I even wear them with my trendy fall booties.  They continue to be the ONLY socks I run in. I’ve even paid it forward and gifted many Balega socks to friends and loved ones for Christmas and birthdays. Each person I introduced to Balega has commented on the softness and cushion of the sock and they get hooked.



I want to get you hooked on Balega socks too.  To celebrate the Boston Marathon and the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon, RunOklahoma is partnering with Balega International to host a giveaway. This giveaway is fitting because it opens, Patriots Day (Boston Marathon day) and entries close on April 30th (OKC Memorial). My hope is that these races inspire you to run and that these amazing socks help you reach your running goals.


find out more about this giveaway

Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones ONLY $24.77 (Regularly $99)

Running and traditional wired headphones just didn’t mix. Wires get in the way of arms. Or the wires are in a big knot before you even put them on. Wireless headphones are a great piece in your running toolkit and these  Syllable Wireless Headphones with Charging Box are so amazing. They are truly wireless, noise-canceling, and are small enough that it doesn’t look like you have a satellite hanging off of your ears.

Now through April 12th the or until they sell out, the Syllable Truly Wireless Headphones are on sale on Amazon.com for just $41.99 (regularly $99). Even better, enter promo code 2QQWKDKA at checkout and you’ll get an additional 41% off making them just $24.77!

These headphones are sweat proof and compatible with most Bluetooth enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Android Smartphones, etc.

Victoria Sport Fitness Outfit for $60 (Save $39)

Victoria Sport has some instant Fitspiration for you.  GET THE OUTFIT! $60 LIGHTWEIGHT SPORT BRA & SPORT PANT. This offer is valid on Lightweight Sport Bras Orig. up to $29.50 & Knockout Sport Pants Orig. up to $69.50 for a combined $39 savings. Excludes Clearance & PINK.

Use code SPORT60PAIR at checkout. But hurry! The offer is only valid through April 6, 2017 11:59pm PT; while supplies last.

Also, for a LIMITED TIME, Victoria Sport is offering 2 FOR $25 SELECT SPORT BRAS. No Code required. Shop the collection.

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Mizuno Men’s Wave Enigma for Only $45.92 (69% off)

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Head over to Amazon to grab up a pair of Mizuno Men’s Wave Enigma 5 Running Shoe. Select colors and sizes are on sale for only $45.92 (up to 69% off).

The Wave Enigma are a maximum comfort trainer featuring shock-absorbing cushioning with a breathable mesh upper. You’ll love the full-length Wave maximum cushioning and secure mid-foot wrap. Hurry, while offer and supplies last.


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Do you think vacationing at a scenic resort and running a race while there sounds like fun? If so, you’re not alone. ZOOMA Women’s Races are weekend getaways in awe-inspiring locations featuring beautiful courses and one-of-a-kind race weekend experiences for women of all ages. And RunOklahoma.com has the details to save on your race registration.



The ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon, 10K & 5K are scenic courses through the Texas countryside. The Half Marathon & 10K share a start line and the 5K race takes place at a separate start on the resort.

The Finish Line of all three races leads into an unbelievable riverfront Post-Race party on the lawn of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa featuring wine, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping, and music!



      • Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed and timed Half Marathon, 10K or 5K
      • Access to the Fitness Expo for shopping, packet pick-up, and speakers
      • An unbelievable riverfront Post-Race Party at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa featuring wine provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping and music
      • Fabulous swag bag including a women’s fit tee (that you’ll want to wear every day!), Feetures! socks, ZOOMA shopping tote and running hat (half marathon participants only).
      • ZOOMA medal for all finishers
      • Personalized race bib (must register by January 14, 2018)
      • On-course and post-race refreshments
      • Complimentary race photos
      • Access to special room rates at the official race headquarters, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa



You don’t have to stay at the official hotel resort/race headquarters. There are several nearby options. But if you prefer the convenience of being able to walk from your hotel to the start linen then the Lost Pines Resort & Spa is for you.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
575 Hyatt
Lost Pines, TX 78612

Treat yourself to an unforgettable and relaxing race vacation when you stay at the Official Race Headquarters for ZOOMA Texas – the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

Perks of staying at the Official Race Headquarters:

  • All race weekend activities are hosted at the Hyatt Regency so you’ll have VIP access to the Expo and Post Race Party
  • All races start and finish at the Hyatt so you can simply walk to the start line race morning.

Bring your best friends, your sisters, and your mom for a weekend you’ll remember for years to come! Both women and men and runners and walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in all ZOOMA Women’s Race Series events.

Use the code AMR17 for 10% off of your registration to any of the ZOOMA races.