Cast Iron Chicken Breasts

Hello from Norway!  I arrived in the land of brown cheese (which actually isn’t cheese but the byproduct of making cheese–whey–boiled down and caramelized into a naturally sweet spread) and snow a week ago, and have so far been enjoying everything. Well, almost everything.  I like to pride myself in my grocery shopping skills, but…

Savory Fall Oatmeal

While doughnuts will be my perennial breakfast of choice, I normally don’t crave something sweet in the morning.  Sure I’ll have a drizzle of maple syrup or some honey spread on toast, but typically savory dominates my morning meal.  My go-to breakfast is some rendition of eggs and toast.  I’ll add avocado, swap in some…

Healthy (ish) Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In a never ending quest to match my love of high quality baked goods with my love/need for top notch nutrition, I’ve done a lot of research and trial and error to figure out ways to lessen the amount of sugar I mix into a batch of anything.  The problem is often replicating the same…

Tahini Zoodles

When training starts to consume more and more of the day (whether that be an increase in hours spent actually training, or the corresponding increase in sleeping hours required), I am all about finding some go-to sauces that pair with most any base.  Be it drizzled on top of avocado toast (yes, I fully embrace this…

Strawberry Spelt Doughnuts

It seems like there is a national holiday for quite literally everything.  So normally I just skip most of the food related holidays, because you’d find yourself fairly limited in what you could eat each and every day.  The days range from National Chicken Cacciatore Day (October 15th) to National Artichoke Hearts Day (March 16th) to…

Cabbage Salad

Ah, Memorial Day- the unofficial kick off to the summer potluck season.  I love potlucks, but sometimes THEY ARE STRESSFUL.  I’m always nervous that my dish is going to be a flop.  Or that I won’t make enough of it.  Or it is going to give everyone food poisoning.  And because I often frequent potlucks…

Earth Day Chilled Pea Soup

As someone who loves adventuring- in both the outdoors and the kitchen- I really have a thing for mother earth.  Most of my best memories involve playing in the natural playground and admiring both the grandest and simplest wonders.  And as a firm believer in the real and whole foods vision, I’ve really come to rely…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  Most people I know who live truly healthy and balanced lives do not buy into the calorie counting phenomenon.  Instead of focusing on calories, they instead seek out real and whole foods that are minimally processed with ingredients they can pronounce.  And while balance in life necessitates the occasional anti-real food (I for example am…