Recipes Outside the Comfort Zone

I’ve always loved food, obviously, but there’s nothing like stepping outside my comfort zone and successfully executing a new recipe :D. There have been quite a few times where I’ve botched something and it deterred me from trying again but it occurred to me that I’ll never actually build my skills if I just stick…

Sausage Kale Pie

Enjoy this quick and easy pie recipe not for dessert but for lunch or dinner!! 1 pack Mild Italian Sausage, cut into slices then halved 1 large bunch Kale, roughly chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic minced 1/4 cup Ricotta 1 egg, beaten 1 pie shell Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Add…

Working Out while Caring for an Infant

Not as easy as I thought it’d be! Especially coming from 3 years of a solid and consistent routine of weightlifting. Now, I just kind of have to get short workouts in where I can around the little’s naps. And some days, I don’t even get to workout at all but such is life now!…

You’re Not Eating for 2 – Technically…

Extremely late post as I have already given birth to our little monster, but better late than never right? Let’s talk about the “eating for 2” concept many of us women fall into during our pregnancies. If you don’t want to gain bad weight during pregnancy that will leave you with more of a challenge…

Pregnant and Working Out? No Way!

A lot of women were (and still are) extremely surprised or had this horrified expression when I told them I was continuing my workouts while pregnant. “What?! You’re crazy.” “I could never do that.” “No wonder why you look like you just have a basketball under your shirt. You have no fat on your legs…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Alright everyone, I promised to post my recipe and here it is! A week later… better late than never right? πŸ˜‰ Yields: 36 Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4…

Vietnamese Cold Vermicelli

One of the goals I wrote down for myself during the New Year was to cook new Asian dishes we love ordering at restaurants. The other night I decided to try my hand at making the cold vermicelli dish with fish sauce; boy was it tasty! My husband said if I had added all the…

Tomato Cabbage Salad

Check out this recipe for a light and healthy tomato cabbage salad! Feel free to add or take out different components to match your liking. All seasonings can be adjusted to your palate too! Ingredients For the Dressing: 1/4 cup Olive oil 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar 1 small bunch Cilantro, chopped Salt Pepper Paprika Salad…

A Healthy Alternative!

Ever get tired of eating pasta? Maybe want to cut back on the carbs? Or maybe you just want to spice things up a bit in the kitchen. Here’s a healthy alternative to using pasta whenever you make spaghetti meat sauce: spaghetti squash. Yum! Especially now during the winter months, squashes and winter vegetables are…

What Are Your Fitness Goals?

I thought I’d take some time to share with everyone what my fitness goals are as of this point. I also wanted to get you thinking about where you are right now and how much progression you’d like to see with yourself in about 6 months! Cardio/Running: By May 2017 I want to be able…

How Flexible Are You?

Kudos if you can bend over backwards or do the splits πŸ˜€ because I can’t. But how flexible are you with your fitness routine? If it’s thrown off does that completely ruin your game? Or do you have room for unexpected changes here and there? I’ve always preached about how you have to be open…

Down and Dirty with Leftover Ingredients

Ever wonder what the heck you’re supposed to do with leftover ingredients from other dishes? This post is going to be a quick and dirty stir fry recipe for 2-using random leftover ingredients from 3 other dishes I’ve made this week! Guacamole, Chicken Alfredo, and Korean pork belly (kind of looks like bacon). Feel free…