Wild Rice Salad

A slight adaptation of a recipe featured in one of my favorite restaurants-  The Birchwood Cafe- this is an amazing dish for the holiday season.  It is a welcome addition to any holiday brunch, and provides a lovely counterpart to the heavy foods normally associated with winter (RE: Dairy).  It also does a fantastic job…

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…

Molasses Granola

I am honestly not sure whether this is a memory I have of my childhood, a memory I have of my brother’s childhood that I’ve transposed onto my own, or if I’ve completely made it up.  But it’s a wonderful memory in any case.  Back in kindergarten, every kid’s parents would come in one day…

Maple Thyme Chicken

If you’ve ever read this blog carefully or talked to me personally, you know how much I loathe a dry, unseasoned, non-marinated chicken breast.  The same way I personally feel about yogurt- why would you go back to the zero percent fat once you’ve had the whole fat- once you’ve had really good roasted chicken,…

Gruyere-Olive Quick Bread

I’ve recently had my culinary world rocked.  After fighting some nasty patches on my hands all winter long (which I thought were just dry patches), I discovered this spring that in fact I have Atopic Dermatitis, which is an autoimmune condition that is for simplicity sake a fancy way of saying eczema.  After doing lots…

Butternut Squash Pizza

I’m not the only person who is (butter) nuts for butternut squash.  As my primary recovery activity between training sessions is perusing the internet for new recipe ideas, I’ve noticed that all my favorite food bloggers have prominently featured butternut squash.  The newest discovery is Smitten Kitchen’s butternut squash pancakes with browned butter and crispy…