Mashed Turnip and Rutabaga with Shallot and Sage

December 18, 2014

I’ve been enjoying turnips lately. I’ve made them into fries, added them to soup, and even a salad. Since turnips are a good alternative to potatoes, I decided to try mashing them. And I included a new-to-me vegetable in the recipe, because…why not? Everyone say hello to…

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Mr. Rutabaga!

A rutabaga is a root vegetable that’s actually a cross between a Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving 2014

November 28, 2014

I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day! Mine was spent in Colorado with family, and it was great. And my pledge, that set rules so I could enjoy the day without gratuitous overeating, was a complete success. I actually did more, pledge-wise, than I was planning, because I photographed everything I ate all day, instead of just the big meal. Below are the four rules of the pledge, and how they worked on Thanksgiving Day. Read the rest of this entry »


Roasted Sweet Potato & Pecan Salad. PLUS, a Quickie TV Appearance!

November 25, 2014

I went to Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday, and as I was leaving, they were shooting the entertainment news show “Extra.” I watched the host, Mario Lopez, do about ten minutes of intros and promos, and what did I see when I tuned in later that night? I was on TV!

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It was just for a second or two, in the lower left corner, but it was cool nonetheless. I don’t know if Read the rest of this entry »


Workout Progress Report AND A Whole Lotta Salads

November 4, 2014

Usually I share my weigh-in results at the beginning of each month, but I left LA on the 31st without weighing myself. It’s easy to forget when I keep my scale in my trunk! I don’t get back until next week, so my weigh-in will just have to wait until then.

But I can do the other half of my monthly updating… my Workout Progress Report! Read the rest of this entry »


Easy-Peasy Turnip Fries

October 24, 2014

I first tried turnip fries at a party my friends Heidi and Tom threw a few years ago.

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I don’t think you’d Read the rest of this entry »


Facing My Fear of Molasses

October 21, 2014

I faced one of my fears, guys, and I lived to tell about it. It’s probably one of the sillier fears you’ll hear about, but I’m not ashamed. I was afraid of molasses.

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It’s simple: Molasses can kill you. And I’m not talking about calories or diabetes or unhealthy living. I’m talking about drowning. Yes, drowning. Read the rest of this entry »


Shrimp and Mole Sauce

October 17, 2014

I was looking for a protein-rich dinner idea the other night, and my eyeballs fell upon a big bag of shrimp in my freezer. Shrimp are a great source of lean protein, and I love them, and they cook super quickly. Then a new question arose: what would I eat with my shrimp? I started rooting through my cupboard looking for ideas when I came across something I forgot I had: Read the rest of this entry »


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