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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tanya K’s Journey to Running Stardom in KC


Belarus native takes adaptive athletics to the mainstream. By Japhi Westerfield ABOUT A YEAR AGO, TANYA KHVITSKO – WHO IS QUICKLY BECOMING ONE OF KANSAS CITY’S BEST KNOWN RUNNERS – went for a short three-mile jog south of KU Med Center on a familiar course. Somewhere near State Line and …

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IndieFit Confidential – Christian Beer


Languages expert talks about the transition from elite cycling to functional fitness. Current Digs LFK (aka Lawrence) Alma Maters University of Kansas and Washburn University Day Job Marketing Coordinator for the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kansas Say What? Actually not what but in what …

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What Are You Grateful For?


Cafe Gratitude’s Annual Free Thanksgiving Community Meal CAFÉ GRATITUDE, ALONG WITH FÜD AND EDEN ALLEY, MAKES UP A THIRD OF THE RESTAURANTS IN KANSAS CITY’S VEGETARIAN “WHOLESOME” TRINITY. IndieFit recently caught up with Natalie George, the café’s “Creator/Director of Awesomeness” (yep, that’s her actual title) to discuss their free Thanksgiving …

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Mother Earth News


CLASSIC SUSTAINABILITY MAGAZINE MOTHER EARTH NEWS KEEPS PLUGGING AWAY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. But did you know they operate out of Topeka? By Megan Helm THERE AREN’T MANY PLACES IN KANSAS OR MISSOURI OR even the United States for that matter where conservatives and liberals agree besides the pages of …

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Genghis Kahn Mongolian Grill


By DRG BEFORE I DIVE INTO THE CULINARY SPLENDORS OF GENGHIS KHAN MONGOLIAN GRILL, which has been open now for almost 20 years just south of 39th Street on Belle Street, I need to start with a disclaimer. I love this restaurant and not just for the well-curated ingredients on …

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Archer of Loaves


By Christina Frazier and DRG How better to celebrate Thanksgiving IndieFit-style than with a savory holiday veggie-loaf? To stay on the up-and-up, I should tell you that most of us here at IndieFit Central are all about the turkey. That said, we also know that some people – especially those …

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Gluten-free Artisan Bread


By Christina Frazier BACK WHEN I FIRST GOT SERIOUS ABOUT CUTTING GLUTEN OUT OF my diet, my number one priority — and biggest frustration — was finding a great bread recipe. I wasn’t just trying to check off a box on my path to subbing out gluten. I wanted to …

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Pitch it or Fix it?


KC has options if you want to repair old electronics or appliances. By Dave Greenbaum THE ONLY THING RELIABLE ABOUT ELECTRONIC GADGETS AND GIZMOS IS THAT THEY ALL EVENTUALLY FAIL. Most Kansas Citians already know they shouldn’t throw electronic items in the trash (for green reasons). Many cities in the …

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Hydrocaching anyone?


Friends of the Kaw gamify river quality testing. By IndieFit Staff Photos by Craig Thompson WITH THE HELP OF THE MIDAMERICAN REGIONAL COUNCIL, local river rats at Friends of the Kaw have developed a riparian twist on geocaching just in time for the pleasant and often-overlooked fall float season on …

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