Recently I spent 5 days in Cali, Colombia for a mini-food tour and to do some food demos as part of this massive fitness expo called FeriaFit. While I was there I got to eat in one of my favorites restaurants, Pica, by a chef I’ve been following for about a year now – Chef Alex
If you commit to skipping the fast food lunch for a week, I guarantee you’ll see a few extra dollars in your pocket. Here’s one of my go-to recipes, a shrimp (or chicken/beef/tofu) chipotle bowl, for those who want to ball-on-a-budget AND eat well at the same time! And just to show you how EASY
I’ve come to realize – for quite some time now – that I’m not an “absolutist.” I don’t plan on solely subscribing to a particular diet for the rest of my life. Instead, I enjoy picking and choosing elements from the various diets (and foods) and making it work for me nutritionally. Here’s a peak
Here’s a quick and easy white fish recipe for meal prep. When the budget allows, I enjoy incorporating fresh halibut into my diet. It’s less fishy, very fleshy, succulent and satisfying. It does not dry out quickly like other white fish such as cod. Pair this with a complex carbohydrate like sweet potato or yam,
Fire up the grill for the sweet and spicy flavors of the southwest in omega-3 packed bites – sweet chipotle salmon! One of the best things about the summer is how the grill becomes the center of parties, conversations and lasting memories. In fact, the grill can make or break a party. It may even
Ok, this is Texas! This salad has all of the things I love about my state all loaded into one delicious, decadent salad! What makes this so Texan? Chili shrimp – chili is a state dish Ruby Red grapefruit – guarantee it’s the sweetest grapefruit you’ll ever taste, none of that bitter flavor that people
Cutting carbohydrates does not mean the absence of flavorful; instead, it creates an opportunity to be creative with more calorie and nutrient dense foods to create meals that are as appetizing as they are nourishing. They also shouldn’t take forever to make. Here’s a quickie cod recipe that can be eaten hot or cold that
Being on a low-carb diet, like keto, doesn’t necessarily mean the absence of some of your favorite foods. Just make a few easy swaps and you can recreate those comfort foods in a much more calorie conscious, and even more nutritious, way!
A food that I’ve really come to love in recent years is poke. For me, it’s just like sushi but “spoken in my language” – a bowl. A random tidbit about me: I eat the majority of my meals standing up at the kitchen counter and like to eat out of bowl so I can
A minimal ingredient and easy recipe to make a favorite – firecracker pineapple shrimp! And if you’re not a fan of seafood, you can swap out the shrimp for chicken, lean cut of beef and even firm tofu or tempeh!
If you’re in a pinch of time and money, reach for quick and flavorful canned good recipes. This salmon and chickpea salad is a meal all by itself with quality protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Just add the salad to whole wheat sandwich or pita bread, or even Romaine lettuce for a lower-carbohydrate option,
Growing up one of my favorite foods, and still today, is shrimp & grits or fried fish and grits. It’s traditionally served with a blackened or Cajun shrimp, or fried catfish, then enjoyed with savory and buttery grits that are even creamier with a whole bunch of cheese. Love at first bite! While its very
Today we are making one of my favorite budget-friendly recipes, stuffed red potatoes with tuna. What I love about this meal, besides that you get to keep money in your pocket, is how versatile these things are. These darn tasty stuffed potatoes are so good you can even enjoy them as hardy snacks in between
Even though I keep my diet interesting, I never get rid of simple food favorites like this easy smoked salmon bowl. It’s packed with heart healthy energy to either help me conquer the day first thing in the morning, or help me recover from an immensely busy day and/or grueling workout. Heart Healthy Abundance =
The February is all about hearth month and this week we are kicking off the week of love. Today’s recipe we have a meal that can do both – serve as a perfect meal for a date night and double as a filling calorie-conscious date night. Did you know – salmon is for lovers? It’s
If you’re not familiar with grain bowls, these are arguably one of my favorite meals! A friend used to call them “man bowls” because she said it’s typically of how we like to eat our food – put everything into a bowl and mix it up. Pretty much! But, it’s actually more than that –
Combining two things I love – nachos + poke. Even if you’re not a fan of sushi, there’s no guarantee you’ll dislike poké. In fact, I find more people enjoy it over sushi. It’s much easier to customize the flavors of poke than a sushi roll so you can easily make it enjoyable for you.
Smoked trout is one of my favorite proteins for meal prep. I usually smoke it on the grill or bake it in the oven. Tonight, I made it tens times better by adding a lemon butter caper sauce, perfect to compliment my lower carbohydrate (keto) diet.
The cold fall and winter weather is all about warming recipes and nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious bowl of hot soup. Today, I’m combining two of my favorites into one delicious mash-up recipe – meatball soup, usually in a tomato based broth with vegetables + pho inspired vermicelli soup. What I love