I love me some pesto. Like, REALLY love. I can even remember the moment I fell in love with it. The year was 1994 and I was visiting a friend in Northampton, MA. I was early for our meeting, so I stopped at a local pasta shop to get a bite. At the time, I recall not even knowing what pesto was but I liked the name, so I ordered a small pesto with pasta to go. Little did I know, that [Read more…] about A Tale of 2 Pestos
Here’s an EASY peasy quick natural face mask you can make at home with only 5 natural ingredients that you have in your kitchen – avocado, oatmeal, honey, lemon & apple cider vinegar. Perfect to hydrate and refresh your skin.
Avocado’s luscious fat makes for the perfect mask base. It is loaded with vitamin E, vitamin B and antioxidants (not to mention [Read more…] about Avocado Face Mask
Roasting is a super easy way to cook your veggies and enhance their flavor. All you need is a little salt, pepper & oil and your in business! I love to roast batches of veggies to have on hand as a delicious side dish or to snack on.
Today I roasted some brussel sprouts. Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamin C and K, folic acid, vitamin B6, and phytonutrients with anti-cancer properties. Not to mention, they’re super yummy!
Step 1 – Pre-heat your oven [Read more…] about Easy Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Because I love food so much, I’m obsessed with knowing what other people are eating. It’s not always because I want to be eating what they’re eating, but because the topic of food fascinates me. I want to know: what is that food? what are the ingredients? what does it taste like? why that combination? is it a meal or a snack? how was it prepared? why was it chosen? does that person have a nutrition goal? athletic goal? food allergy? homemade or bought? if bought, from where? My list of food fueled questions go on and on.
In that spirit, I recently shared a day in the life of my plant-based meal plan on instagram. These meals reflect my current powerlifting season and strength goals. Since I’m not prepping for a Figure competition right now, my calories are up and I’m enjoying a bit more freedom with my food.
Meal 1 @ 4am: 1 scoop Vanilla Plant Fusion protein powder with water and 1 tsp Teddy’s Peanutbutter. At 4:20am I drink 1 scoop Carbon Prep (non-stimulant preworkout) with [Read more…] about Day In The Life – My Current Meals
Cooking was never my thing. Sure, I could follow a recipe if I had to, but the less time I spent in the kitchen the better. Having grown up a latch-key kid, my favorite types of cooking typically involved the use of a can opener or microwave. If I wanted “real” food I could either go out to eat or have someone else make it for me. Like, mom (she’s the best cook around as far as I’m concerned) or my fiance (he’s pretty darn good in the kitchen, too!). And even with my extensive nutrition background, cooking was of very little interest to me.
So, imagine everyone’s surprise (mine included) when this year I suddenly had a massive urge to learn how to cook. [Read more…] about My First Few Weeks at Rouxbe Cooking School