Food and Nutrition

See some of my favorite dishes and recipes right here! I’ll also do honest, non-biased, and unpaid reviews of new foods and food related products as I continue to change, evolve, and improve my diet.


Jalapeno Chimichurri

Since we grew jalapeno peppers in our garden this summer and the season is almost over, I thought it would be cool to add a recipe using them! Well thank you to Eat This, Not That, I found a chimichurri recipe for the jalapenos! I’ll have to let you know how it turns out! Enjoy!Continue reading “Jalapeno Chimichurri”

Bruschetta

Found this tasty looking recipe for Bruschetta on Instagram! I believe this is a recipe by alphafoodie. Pretty classic and simple… it also looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try this one!! Ingredients Ripe Tomatoes Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fresh Basil Leaves Black Pepper Fresh Mozzarella (optional) Balsamic Glaze (optional) Salt Sourdough Bread (sliced) DirectionsContinue reading “Bruschetta”

Caribbean Cottage Pie

I came across the interesting and delicious looking recipe from the Washington Post – a Caribbean version of Shepherd’s Pie (I’m guessing because of the plantains). Enjoy!! Ingredients For the topping 3 green plantains (about 2 1/2 pounds total) 1/2 cup cold water, plus more as needed 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more asContinue reading “Caribbean Cottage Pie”

POTICA

Lastly from kneadygirl.com, here’s an advanced recipe for Potica! I’ve had this as a kid growing up and never knew what it was called… but I know it’s an absolutely delicious treat!! Enjoy! Ingredients Bread Dough 2 teaspoons Dry, Active Yeast 1/2 Cup Warm Water 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 1/2 Cups Milk 5 Egg YolksContinue reading “POTICA”

Sweet Potato Buns

As promised, the second of three recipes highlighting kneadygirl.com, this time an intermediate recipe. This recipe can use whatever your preference – sweet potatoes or yams – the only change might be in the color of the buns Sweet Potato Buns Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Dry, Active Yeast 1/4 Cup Sugar 2 Cups Warm Milk (110Continue reading “Sweet Potato Buns”

Honey Oat Bread

Kicking off the recipes for this month – highlighting kneadygirl.com (I found her recipes on Instagram from a friend) – is a beginner recipe for Honey Oat Bread Ingredients 1 Cup Rolled Oats 1 1/4 Cups Boiling Water 1/4 Cup Honey 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt 1/2 Cup Warm Water 2 teaspoons Dry,Continue reading “Honey Oat Bread”

Grilled Foods

Since we’re in the prime of summer, here is a link from Eat This Not That, that shows some foods that are great when grilled!! Enjoy!! 30 Surprising Foods That Taste Better Grilled | Eat This Not That

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Do you want to “have your cake and eat it too”? Well, NOW, you can have the cupcake (a bit healthier twist), and eat it too!!! Look at these devil’s food cupcakes I found on myfitnesspal!! Don’t worry… beets and chocolate pair extremely well together! Ingredients For the cupcakes 1 medium (5-ounce/142g) beet 1/2 cup,Continue reading “Devil’s Food Cupcakes”

Sweet Potato Egg Hash

I found a great recipe on Instagram!! I love eggs with almost anything… well this sweet potato egg hash was so much more decadent than I imagined!! It’s also healthy too, if you don’t go overboard with the oil! Enjoy! Sweet Potato Egg Hash Ingredients 1 Medium Sweet Potato 2 Whole Eggs 1/2 cup EggContinue reading “Sweet Potato Egg Hash”

Egg Toast

Simply another “egg”celent dish that I came across on Youtube! Definitely practice with this one, you’ll see what I mean in the pictures! My egg folding skills need some work, and a smaller pan would help too, LOL! Enjoy! Egg Toast Ingredients 2 eggs Cheese (1 slice) Bread (1 slice cut in half) Filling (ifContinue reading “Egg Toast”

Cucumber Egg Roll

Another tasty looking meal I found on YouTube! Cucumber Egg Roll Ingredients 1 cucumber Olive oil Salt (seasoning of choice) 4 eggs Cheese Directions Shred the cucumber and place in a bowl Add olive oil to the pan Saute shredded cucumbers in the pan until they begin to get browned. Make sure to squeeze theContinue reading “Cucumber Egg Roll”

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin into cutlets Salt and pepper 1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth 1 medium lemon, juiced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 green onion, sliced Directions Place a cast-iron skillet overContinue reading “Lemon Garlic Chicken”

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

Who doesn’t love fries right? Well, here’s a way to have healthier fries with less grease and or oil… enjoy!! Air Fryer Truffle Fries Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt Directions Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Cut each potatoContinue reading “Air Fryer Truffle Fries”

Vegetable Fritters

These can be a great alternative to traditional hash browns or even used as a vegetarian pattie! Don’t forget to see the tips at the end! Enjoy! Vegetable Fritters Ingredients 5 cups water 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded (about 2 1/2 medium carrots) 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 1/2 large zucchini) 1/4 cup whole-wheatContinue reading “Vegetable Fritters”

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I came across this awesome looking recipe for peanut butter fudge from someone (LoraKnowsHomes.com) who saw one of my recipes and liked it. I checked her site out and this recipe jumped off the page!! Hope you enjoy it!! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 Cups granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup unsalted butter (do not substitute) 5 Ounce canContinue reading “Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge”

Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Maybe not the same as my family recipe buttermilk pancakes, but still tasty nonetheless!! And with 5 ingredients (the extract is optional), you know exactly what you’re eating!! Definitely a fan of these!! If you have kids, they’ll enjoy making them too!! Found this recipe from a guy (plant based Ben) that transitioned to anContinue reading “Fluffy Banana Pancakes”

Vegan Waffles

I came across this recipe and simply had to share it!! Here’s a great waffle recipe from The Simple Veganista! Simple and easy, with only 5 ingredients! I can’t wait to make these!! Enjoy! Vegan Waffle Recipe (from The Simple Veganista) Ingredients 1 ½ cups (210 g) spelt flour (light whole wheat, all-purpose flour, orContinue reading “Vegan Waffles”

Cheesecake from scratch

For those of you who love cheesecake (like me), here’s a recipe that a friend shared with me! It shows you how to make a cheesecake completely from scratch!! Don’t eat it all at once, LOL! Enjoy! Cheesecake from scratch Recipe Ingredients Crust 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (about 15 full crackers) ⅓ cupContinue reading “Cheesecake from scratch”

Baked Zucchini Fries

Even your kids will love them!! Enjoy!! Ingredients 1 cup Panko* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degreesContinue reading “Baked Zucchini Fries”

Artisan Bread

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts – James Beard Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp yeast 1 ½ cups warm water (should be able to put your finger in without getting burned) Directions Start theContinue reading “Artisan Bread”

Green Smoothie

Got this recipe from Aadam Adkins, a great friend of mine and fellow coach! Check him out on FB or IG! Ingredients ½ cup coconut water 2 cups kale ¼ avocado 1 cup frozen mango or pineapple Blend ingredients until the desired smoothie consistency is reached. Feel free to add your own twist to thisContinue reading “Green Smoothie”

“Meatless Chili” – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Green Chiles

It’s important to note that when it’s possible, using fresh ingredients is the preferred and best option for cooking. Let’s be honest, WE all know that using fresh ingredients is not always possible due to time constraints with shopping, cooking, or both! So it’s ok to make as best a choice as possible by usingContinue reading ““Meatless Chili” – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Green Chiles”

Great Breakfast Recipes

A little change this month… instead of giving you just 3 recipes of my own, for October you’re going to get a bonus – 12 EXTRA recipes!!! Wait, what? Yup… 12 extra recipes!!! So you’re going to see 15 total recipes. You might have seen me mention this blog before in my fitness or trainingContinue reading “Great Breakfast Recipes”


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