June 10, 2013 Comments Off
It’s salad season and I couldn’t be happier! This salad is crunchy with a little spice from the radish and cool and refreshing from the basil (even better if it’s from your garden!) This is a great side, or add some diced chicken for a meal.
June 4, 2013 Comments Off
I know, kale is getting a little over done. But, this one is yummy! Have you ever eaten at True Food? We have one here in Denver and I love their kale salad. This salad is possibly as good . . . .
I was alone this weekend (heaven) and I notice when I’m alone, it’s hard to get psyched about making dinner for myself. I often buy sushi on my nights alone, but last night I was craving greens. I found this recipe on one of my fave blogs called Cup of JO – and had to try it.
I decided to add a chicken breast — so I sauteed it in olive oil with s & p. Meanwhile, I rinsed the kale and tore it into bite-size pieces. Then I made dressing with fresh garlic (because I didn’t read the recipe in time, which calls for baked garlic), olive oil, lemon, white wine vinegar, lemon, capers, mustard & agave. The sweet is important to cut the tartness of the lemon & vinegar.
On the salad, I put the grilled chicken (sliced) and drizzled the dressing on top. I also sprinkled crushed red pepper, parmesan cheese and a few croutons – I couldn’t resist.
What a great dinner for one – very satisfying, easy to make and healthy. Perfect!
Original recipe (adapted by Teddi)
May 22, 2013 Comments Off
I love a good salad and this one fits the bill. I haven’t tried it yet, but I know you can’t go wrong with this combination. I would probably add edamame for a little more protein punch (even though quinoa is already a complete protein) and a ton of lemon. This is the kind of salad my daughter will actually eat because it has strawberries!
February 20, 2013 Comments Off
I made this shrimp dish the other night — delicious! And, I actually enjoyed the shaved zucchini. Something about the shaving part that actually made it taste different. You could add a brown rice or a quinoa salad — but I didn’t, I just added a bottle of red wine. Perfect! Recipe.
December 27, 2012 Comments Off
Thank God the holidays are almost over! As my coasters say: “Happy Alcoholidays” . . . I have literally
had at least one drink had a bottle of wine every day since December 1st (or something of the like). It’s just festive — and I’m not one of those crazy trainers who eats dry chicken with steamed veggies every night either. Life is too short not to enjoy food and drink during the holidays.
But, now it’s time to start thinking ahead and get back on the healthy train. The soup above is what I made last night — after all the candy and yummy treats, I knew my kids could use a solid vegetable soup. This one takes 30 minutes and is super delicious.
Looking ahead to the New Year, I’ll be sharing my New Year’s cleanse – Get Ready!
December 4, 2012 Comments Off
It’s that time of year when I really only crave chocolate, candy and yummy cocktails. I think it’s because it’s the holidays! And, those are the things that definitely make everything seem very merry to me. So, I counteract with healthy dinners. Last night I wanted something light but still had some protein (and I had a huge request NOT to make a vegetarian meal again for awhile . . . this one is close, but I win on a technicality (fish). The video you will see is a dinner for one — I made about 6 filets and I used 3/4 C of water, about a pint of tomatoes, an entire clam-shell of arugula & spinach, a whole lemon, 3 T of butter and 3 T of capers.
I didn’t have one of those fish spatulas, so my fish completely fell apart. I put it all on a white platter and it actually looked really delicious Make this, it’s nice and light and super fast.
November 29, 2012 Comments Off
My son is wrestling now, and the first thing he said after his weigh in was: “mom, no more quinoa — I can’t lose any weight!”. But, last night, I did it anyway. I think it is really important to give your body a break from meat every single day. And, this meal (and others like it) are delicious, light and I don’t have a super full tummy when I go to bed.
This is the time of year to definitely incorporate a meal like this into your routine! BTW, I did quinoa instead of couscous . . . . even though I’m not strictly gluten free, I prefer it. And def don’t skimp on the lemon as it makes this recipe.
November 12, 2012 Comments Off
Delicious, nutritious, easy, fast . . . . What more could you want?
Recipe from my fav ex-con, Martha.
I have been illin’ — and seriously out of the loop. I’m all hopped up on Prednisone — I went to an urgent care place Saturday and that is what the Doc. gave me. I couldn’t figure out why I was suddenly organizing drawers and closets, until I looked it up. Side effects: Manic behavior, insomnia . . . PERFECT! Sadly I’m only supposed to take it for 5 days. In the meantime, I’m planning to tackle the basement.
Happy Monday. Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?
October 9, 2012 Comments Off
Well, if you live close to the studio, chances are you eat at Vert Kitchen. Vert is an amaze organic fresh and delicious lunch spot — owned by wonderful Noah Stevens . . . if you live in Denver, you HAVE to come check it out. But, avoid on the weekends, the line is ridic.
For those of you who need to eat from home, or bring a lunch to work, what do you eat? In general, eating a healthy, satisfying lunch is pretty difficult unless you plan for it. When I go to Whole Foods on Sundays, I make sure I have lunch ideas on my list. I say ideas because sometimes when I get there, I’m inspired by things that are in season or may be featured in the store that day (this is their job after all). P.S. Have I told you how much I love WF? It is my happy place. I know everyone who works there and if there is anything you want to try, all you have to do is ask. They will sample just about anything for you.
Things to have on hand at home for a good lunch:
- Salad Materials (i.e.; lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, celery, olives, peppers, and the like)
- hummus (or learn how to make it – great Martha recipe)
- eggs (not just for breakfast anymore)
- deli meat
What’s great is if you can have all of these things washed and at the ready so you can just toss into a bowl.
RULE #1: Don’t eat standing up in the kitchen. This leads to overeating and just grabbing foods at the random which leads to consuming too many calories and a stomach ache. Make yourself a plate, fill a water glass, and sit down: much more civilized and will actually satiate you.
Here is a great recipe I ran across this weekend — use this as inspiration and add the things you like.
September 27, 2012 Comments Off
We all need chocolate from time to time. My time is now. You know what I mean — there’s nothing that can stop you when you body calls for chocolate. These brownies are delish, AND they are gluten free. Calories? Yep, there’s plenty of those. So, just have one or two. Yummmm!