Easy Chia Breakfast Bowl

Chia pudding may be the easiest make ahead breakfast I’ve encountered.  Add your liquid of choice – almond milk, a light smoothie, 100% fruit juice, traditional milk – to a proportionate amount of chia seeds, leave it in the fridge overnight, and it’s ready in the morning, when you can add any accoutrement you like.Continue reading “Easy Chia Breakfast Bowl”

Roasted Turkey & Vegetable ‘Pot Pie’

This (DELICIOUS!!!) Sunday dinner was inspired during a cold weather ride by the filling of chicken pot pie, the creamy, comforting, piping-hot, crave-able comfort food we always consider making but shy away from because of the perceived labor-intensiveness of the recipe, plus the heaviness of the traditional dish.   In full transparency, this version didContinue reading “Roasted Turkey & Vegetable ‘Pot Pie’”

Finally, Gingerbread!

Yesterday I finally got back into the swing of training after a couple week’s hiatus – I tagged along on Paul’s business trip to Rome (thank you 1000x over Paul and Gods of Good Fortune), after which we hosted our families for our first Thanksgiving together in New York City.  It’s great to be backContinue reading “Finally, Gingerbread!”

Back to Business Breakfast Smoothie

Before diving into the warming holiday flavors of December, I took this morning to dust off the cobwebs after last week’s indulgences – Thanksgiving of course, leftovers included, and lots of ice cream – and started the day with this reliable smoothie.  Add the following to the blender for a filling and delicious antioxidant breakfast:Continue reading “Back to Business Breakfast Smoothie”

Pomegranate How-To

Morning Everyone – for breakfast this week I got pomegranates, which I consider the berry of the fall – tasty and juicy, sweet but not too sweet, great with yogurt & granola, in salads or on their own, and super, super beneficial.  They are in season now, and unlike other berries they have been knownContinue reading “Pomegranate How-To”

Using Chopped Nuts in Baking Recipes

When a recipe calls for chopped nuts, I always reach for one of my favorite kitchen tools, the low-tech, hand-operated chopper pictured here.  This gadget transforms nuts into tiny pieces, almost creating a coarse flour, very quickly and comfortably.  (Or, just a few pulses can be made to yield a coarse chop if you prefer.)Continue reading “Using Chopped Nuts in Baking Recipes”

Delicious Apple Muffins

It’s time to embrace our other Fall Farmer’s Market Favorite, Apples!  Before turning to Thanksgiving pie testing, I wanted to try some Apple Muffins.  I came across a version of this recipe on Little Spice Jar (thanks ongoing LSJ!) last night and as eager as I was to try it immediately, it was worth waitingContinue reading “Delicious Apple Muffins”

Optimizing Chicken Basics

Perfectly roasted chicken may be the most healthy comfort food ever.  With the cooler weather we’re craving roasts and since a little prep work goes a long way during a busy week, I wanted to share some foolproof successes I’ve had with roasting chicken and making stock. Roasted chicken is lean yet satisfying, even comforting.Continue reading “Optimizing Chicken Basics”

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

I’m excited today to be sharing one of my favorites of the Fall season, Pumpkin Bread!  I look forward to Pumpkin Bread all September and oh, how happy I always am when I start to mix up the first batch… which always leads to another, and another.  At last I think I’ve come across justContinue reading “Perfect Pumpkin Bread”

Almost Too Late to Cook Veggie Tacos

For most of yesterday I was looking forward to getting to my run in Central Park.  Until about 5pm-ish when little sleepiness and general heaviness came knocking.  Knowing I’d be disappointed if I didn’t, I pushed myself out there and started picking up my legs.  I may as well have been running on a velcroContinue reading “Almost Too Late to Cook Veggie Tacos”

Carrot Gogi Berry Muffins

This lushcious discovery will likely remain our favorite muffin recipe for a long time.  My husband stopped in his tracks after one bite and I ate two myself before they were even cooled from the oven. I’d consider this a Rest Day recipe, since it takes a little extra hands-on time due to the gratedContinue reading “Carrot Gogi Berry Muffins”

Monday Morning Carrot/Cherry/Ginger Smoothie

This is one of the most delicious smoothies I’ve had in a long time, plus was a satisfying and sound way to start the week.  It’s creamy, thanks to just a little coconut milk, and thick courtsey of some flax.  Tastes a bit like pumpkin pie, with a gingery finish. Easy: 2 cups carrot juiceContinue reading “Monday Morning Carrot/Cherry/Ginger Smoothie”

Oh Yum! Delicious Coffee Smoothie

Here’s a great coffee smoothie I will definitely make again.  It’s pretty rich and can stand alone as a meal, or accompany a light breakfast.  (In fact, it’s probably best viewed as more of a treat. A worth-it treat, but a treat none the less.) Add the following straight to the blender: – *little* bitContinue reading “Oh Yum! Delicious Coffee Smoothie”