This Salad is So Easy… and I Used the BIGGEST Lemon I’ve Ever Seen!

September 9, 2018

I went to a potluck barbeque over the weekend, and my contribution was a salad. People really seemed to like it, and it was completely eaten – two good signs that I should share it with all of you! Here’s how to make an easy, healthy and delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Salad.
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Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwiches

June 2, 2017

I love healthy versions of classic recipes, and here’s a great one to add to the list – how delicious does this look?

It’s a Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwich! BUT WAIT – What did I use instead of bread? Are you sitting down? CAULIFLOWER! Read the rest of this entry »


Zucchini Spaghetti

February 12, 2016

I love a fun kitchen gadget. My friends know it, too. So when I was chatting with my friends Kristy and Mike a few weeks ago, Kristy asked if I had a Veggetti. I didn’t – I hadn’t even heard of it – and we moved on to other topics of conversation. Then, three days later, a package arrived. Kristy and Mike sent me a Veggetti!

A veggetti is a simple little spiral slicer that Read the rest of this entry »


The Month Flew By! My Final Thoughts on Personal Trainer Food

January 31, 2016

At the end of December, I started a Personal Trainer Food program called RECON. They provided me with a four-week supply of food, and I followed their program diligently. On simple terms, it’s a very low-carb program (no grains, no sugar, almost no fruit), and I was eager to switch up my eating. So for the past month, I’ve been enjoying their food (which is basically all proteins and veggies), and having meals like this:

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

The month flew by! It seems like it’s only been a few days since Read the rest of this entry »


A Perfect Autumn Recipe: Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup

September 23, 2015

It sure doesn’t seem like it’s autumn, but then again, autumn doesn’t really exist in Los Angeles. It’s 85 degrees today – and that’s not a brag, by the way – I want it to cool down! But leaves are turning in other parts of the country, and I just created a soup that screams Autumn, so I’m gonna share! It starts with this stuff:

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The recipe is for Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup, and believe me, Read the rest of this entry »


Popsicle Experiments: Part One

May 14, 2015

My next post was going to be my New York City race recap… not anymore! I got productive on the plane and wrote a post originally intended for next week.

There was a huge bin of popsicle molds by the registers at the drug store. Stores place cheap, enticing items near registers to encourage impulse purchases, and boy howdy, did I fall for it. I’ve never made popsicles before, but now I could… for the low, low price of TWO DOLLARS! Sold.

My first popsicles, which I made that night, weren’t very pretty. Read the rest of this entry »


Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins

April 30, 2015

I recently had a wonderful meal at a restaurant, including a great side dish of Brussels sprouts with grapes. It was delicious. I wanted to recreate that dish at home the other day, but I was fresh out of grapes. I did have raisins, though, and those were grapes at one point, so… close enough. I came up with this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins, and here’s how I made it. What do you think it began with? Brussels sprouts!

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These little green beauts came from Read the rest of this entry »