my post Thanksgiving dinner and REAL cranberry sauce

my post Thanksgiving dinner and REAL cranberry sauce

I know that Thanksgiving is over, but I guess I didn’t get enough.  Today, after some intense workouts that were deemed feast-worthy, I decided to cook up another Thanksgiving-themed meal.  Unlike the dinner that we enjoyed at my parents’ house on Thanksgiving, this was clean eating at its best.  Roasted turkey thighs, steamed Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut … Continue reading

Gluten Free Beer Taste Test

Gluten Free Beer Taste Test

There is nothing more satisfying than having an ice cold beer after a finishing a long (or short!) race.  But what can our gluten-free friends do to participate in this ritual?  Enter, the rise of gluten-free beer.  With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities, the food and beverage industry … Continue reading

Quick and easy healthy baked apples

Quick and easy healthy baked apples

I wish it wasn’t true…but it is.  I have a problem with portion control.  If you put a put a large amount of something delicious in front of me, chances are, I’m likely going back for seconds. Especially if that something delicious is oozing chocolate… or brûléed… or topped with salted caramel.  You get the point. … Continue reading

I finished the Whole 30

I finished the Whole 30

This post may be a bit overdue, but I’ve had a lot to reflect on. In early September, after completing the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Muskoka, I decided to take my fitness to a new level.  First, there were a few days of celebration which included all of my favorite foods and beverages (this is … Continue reading

The BUZZ on the bees

The BUZZ on the bees

Last weekend I attended the “World on Your Plate” summit, a conference discussing sustainable eating.  The two day event was held at Daemen College and included a screening and discussion of the film, Farmageddon, a lecture on whole food/plant based nutrition by former pro triathlete, Brendan Brazier, amazing vegan food from local farms and restaurants, … Continue reading

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

I’ve got a lot of vegetables on hand this week.  Normally, we split our CSA share with another couple, but they are vacationing in Hawaii for the next two weeks, soaking in the rays and volunteering at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.  Needless to say, I’m incredibly jealous.  So, while they are snacking on … Continue reading

Green Vegetable Thai Curry

Green Vegetable Thai Curry

I don’t know about you, but I could use a few extra hours in my day. After a great three day weekend that included an awesome trail run, a field trip to the farm, family time, and cooking and eating dinner with friends, it was tough coming back to reality.  I woke up this morning, … Continue reading