Food Processor-palooza

There are two things I cannot live without in my kitchen: My food processor and my Bread Maker.  *Sigh*Because my love for these two items is so rich, I will split up my blog post into two so they each get their due attention.  My food processor is one of the first things I bought…

Spartan Clean Cooking Contest!

ANNOUNCING: First-Ever Spartan Nation Recipe Contest Many of you know I blog for Spartan Race about food and other special interest topics.  Spartan has been committed to proving not only training but nutritional information for their athletes and now they letting me create a cookbook, and I need YOUR help! The cookbook is dedicated to the Spartan…

Pittsfield Inspired Matt Baatz Sweet and Spicy Salsa

While in Pittsfield, VT I got to meet and hang out with Matt Baatz.  Matt is a wonderful person and I literally drug him with me EVERYWHERE while I was in town.  He is Jason Jaksetic’s roommate and he truly made my visit fun and memorable.  Resident tour guide and all around nice guy, Matt…

Floridian Inspiration

I am going to take a brief respite from the Pittsfield recipe series to call attention to the amazing dinner we cooked up tonight in Siesta Key, Florida.  I have been on VACATION and clean cooking comes with me.  It’s an annual event for my girls and I to trek down here for sun, sand,…

Grilling in February! Houston’s Honey Teriyaki Kabobs!

Nebraska has four distinct seasons.  As a runner I find it diversifies my outdoor training and it also diversifies my closet.  Any excuse to go shopping for shoes and fall is boot season my favorite!  I digress.  Where Spring is mild and fragrant, Summers are hot and humid, runs generally end with tight lungs and soaked…

Kick You in the Face Clean Pancakes

I have an obsession with pancakes.  Making them, eating them, creating new recipes… it’s far and away one of my favorite comfort foods.  Pancakes have become somewhat infamous with my circle of friends and family. Notably, my three-year-old once threatened our beautiful Golden Retriever, Molly that she would, “Kick you in the face if you…

Happy Valentine’s Day…

I love holidays.  All of them.  Every single one.  I don’t care if Hallmark and other companies diabolically collaborate on these days to extract as many dollars out of us as possible.  I love the spirit of the days, how people seem to smile a bit more, meet the eyes of strangers, take a reflective…

Quinoa Stir-Fry

I had to make a quick meal tonight and I have stopped buying brown rice until I get through my bad of Quinoa and to be honest, I’m not sure I am even going to buy the brown rice anymore given all the benefits of quinoa.  I made a simple and delicious stir fry tonight…

The Simple Power of a Clean Pizza

A few weeks back I introduced my friend and favorite running partner (we did ten miles today by the way) Casey to my amazingly simple and clean pizza recipe!  Since that introduction, she has taken it home, served them for friends, family, and for her kids.  Recently, she sent me some pictures of her older…