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Utilizing Leftovers the best we can! Last night I made shredded beef for our arepas and had a bunch leftover (on purpose, of course!). After my 6 mile run, I needed more fuel to keep going and needed something quick and easy. Thus, the 5 minute quesadilla! I ate half just after my run and the other an hour or ...

Quick and Tasty Soup for a Light Lunch! On Thursday, I left work just before lunch in order to get a lot of housework done and get a nap (i.e. attempt to catch up on sleep) after my week on the rig. I had already eaten a piece of the decadent Vegan Mocha Cake I made the evening before, plus ...

After a Week of Frustration and Stress, a Quite Relaxing Sunday Morning! There are a few things that I couldn’t wait for when I moved into my new house. One was being able to sit on the porch on a relaxing Sunday morning with a coffee, breakfast, and NPR. Today, I made that dream come true! I even tried making ...

Week 19: Holiday Pains…and Gains Plus a Care-Free Lentil Curry Recipe! This past week seemed to pass very quickly. We kept ourselves very busy with work and holiday activities, and also managed to get some running in too! One of the ways I tend to make my life easier during the week is taking the time to prepare a large ...

A Childhood Favorite Made Healthier! Have you ever tried eating your Sloppy Joes on top of Macaroni and Cheese? If not, you’re missing out! This dish is a definite kid-pleaser and doesn’t necessarily have to be “unhealthy”. A few small modifications, this dish clocks in at <500 cals (and ready in <20 minutes)! Read on to hear a few tips ...

Why pay $2 for a ClifBar, when you can make your own for <$1? As an athlete, I really try to get as much protein into my day as possible. I also tend to snack throughout the day to keep my metabolism up. Clif bars can get really expensive and homemade is always better, right? So, I was introduced to ...

Yet Another Use for Egg Beaters that Tastes Delicious! Before you jump on me about cholesterol and the myths behind eggs being a source of bad cholesterol…hear me out… I like egg beaters. I love the taste, love the way you don’t have to beat them, just shake, measure, pour, done! I also love omelets, but have never tried making ...

My Quest for a Quick and Fool-Proof Granola Bar Has Ended… You can tell by now from my recipes, that I like to make quick and easy snacks for when life takes you on the run (or not, I love eating these at my desk at work also: see protein bars and granola bars). I’ve also had problems with adapting ...

Recreating the Lemon Tree (Part 2) Our favorite dish at the Lemon Tree is Lomo Saltado. We can never figure out who gets it each time, so we tend to just alternate (because I guess there is some unwritten rule we both can’t get the same thing). Peruvian food has a very distinct Asian influence to it, which is seen ...

Plus a Care-Free Lentil Curry Recipe! This past week seemed to pass very quickly. We kept ourselves very busy with work and holiday activities, and also managed to get some running in too! One of the ways I tend to make my life easier during the week is taking the time to prepare a large batch of food on Sunday ...