Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Here's a link to the original that post I shared over at the Daily HIIT.

I love The New Moosewood Cookbook, although I am not vegetarian.  It has some amazing recipes, & this soup is derived from one of them.  There are many butternut squash soup recipes (I already have another on my blog), but what makes this one different is the technique.  First, you roast the squash, which gives it a depth of flavor lacking in steamed squash.  Second, the recipe doesn't call for curry powder.  Onion & garlic are sautéed with a combination of spices, which gives you control over your curry flavor.  Last, you have the option of having a smooth, pureed soup or retain texture by not pureeing the onion mixture at the end.   This has become my go-to curried butternut squash soup recipe.   It is vegetarian, exploding with beta-carotene, delicious, & of course, healthy.  If you try it, let me know what you think!

Monday, November 25, 2013

How Much do you Know About Diabetes?

How many people do you know who have diabetes?  The chance is that you know at least one person living with the disease.  November is Diabetes Awareness month.  In light of that, here is an infographic to shed light on what it's like to live with diabetes.  


Friday, November 8, 2013


Check out this roasted vegetable recipe I posted over on the Daily HIIT.  It's easy, cheap, & perfect for special occasions (or just middle of the work-week dinners).



Sunday, October 27, 2013


Fall = football, colorful leaves, & comfort food, right?  One problem…most comfort food isn't healthy, & involves casseroles, which I don’t make.  Tonight I whipped up a 1-pot rice concoction out of what was in the fridge, & it was a hit with me, my husband, my baby, & even the cat was begging for some.  The picture doesn't do the dish justice.  If you like turkey & rice casserole, give this lighter version a try.  While you won’t find cream-of-anything soup or cheese in it, you will find flavor & a satisfying, healthy, hearty meal.  What’s more comforting than that?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Easy Grilled Squash

Here's a super-easy recipe for grilled squash that I shared over at The Daily HIIT:

Easy Grilled Squash

I made it with my favorite flank steak recipe.  Enjoy!

How Could I Forget Banana "Ice Cream"

Space in my freezer is prime real estate these days.  It's packed full of milk for the baby, homemade baby food, & a little of our food.  I dared to throw over-ripe bananas in last week, which my husband asked me to use today.  I made banana "ice cream" by pureeing the frozen bananas in the food processor.  I forgot how easy & delicious it is!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Caprese Salad with Israeli Couscous or Quinoa

So I'm blogging about food with my favorite workout source, the Daily HIIT!  

I have alot of tomatoes & basil growing in my yard so I Let me know what you think of this quick & easy summer salad I came up with: 

Caprese Salad with Israeli Couscous or Quinoa

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Banana Oat Breakfast Bars

Superman: Kryptonite
Achilles: Heel
Me: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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If you read my blog, you may have noticed that when I cook with red meat, it is usually grassfed flank steak.   When I grocery shop for my family, I make a point to buy grassfed beef, wild caught fish, & cage-free organic poultry.  Today I came across a great article about grassfed beef.  If you aren't sure about why grassfed beef is better for your health, the environment, & the cow, please take the time to read this article!  

The Truth About Grassfed Beef by John Robbins

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Roasted Turkey Salad with Apples & Blackberries

I have a favorite salad, which I changed a little bit tonight.  I added blackberries & used a simple lemon vinaigrette & loved the result!  (I forgot to take pictures, but I'm sure you know what salad looks like!)

Blackberry Apple Cobbler

We have blackberries growing along our driveway faster than I can eat them.  I don't post many sweet recipes on this site, but thought this was worth sharing.  If you are going to have something sweet, you might as well make it from scratch!  Last week I made a very simple blackberry cobbler, & tonight decided to try a variation on the original recipe.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tips to Staying Nutrition-Minded During Vacation

Guest post by Cole Millen

When vacation time arrives, it is important to stick to your diet plan so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your fitness efforts.  It is common for people to diet and workout while they prepare for their vacations.  Everyone wants to look good in a swimsuit or feel healthy and in shape while they are enjoying outdoor activities on their trip.  By watching out for pitfalls of fast food and unhealthy food options, you can continue to keep to your healthy way of eating without sacrificing delicious meals on your vacation.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Avocado Basil Pasta: 4 Ingredients & Fast

My avocado tree is almost done for the season.  I have made a TON of guacamole, & tried a few new (to me) avocado recipes.  This one, inspired by a recipe I stumbled across from Oh She Glows, is delicious, & super easy.  It is very similar to the Peruvian Green Spaghetti recipe I've posted on this site.  The quantities are very flexible, so adjust according to what you prefer.  While very tasty with pasta, the avocado sauce could be served as a dip.  I did not try it yet, but adding in spinach & a little lemon juice would probably be good.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reduce your exposure to household chemicals

BPA, phalates, & triclosan are all horomone disruptors.  These chemicals are found in many household items & end up in our bodies.  Watch this Dateline video to learn which products have these chemicals & what you can do to reduce the level you have in your & your family members' bodies.


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lime Cumin Halibut

I have a lime tree & avocado tree that are each dropping ripe fruit faster than we can eat it, so I decided to make guacamole to go along with fish in a lime marinade.  I have only used the marinade for steak, but discovered tonight that it is also good with halibut.  I served the fish with brown rice, guacamole, & salsa.  The guacamole & salsa were not B+ blood type diet friendly, but they were homemade & delicious! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

I’ve been MIA for a while…having a baby can do that to you.  The little guy is asleep at the moment, which means I too should be resting.  Instead I’m updating my sadly neglected little blog.  Now that I am sort of emerging from my post-partum haze, healthy cooking & workouts feel possible.  The first few weeks after the baby was born I grabbed whatever was around to eat quickly before feeding him (granola bars,