Carrot Soup with Crispy Chickpeas and Chicken Sausage

The cross country ski season takes up most of the soup loving months (October through March), and due to my intense travel and racing schedule I unfortunately miss this soup prime time.  Luckily April brings with it the occasional cool and rainy day, and I get to utilize my favorite (and most feared due to a…

Elixir of Life (Curried Carrot Ginger Soup)

It’s almost a guarantee that I’ll get sick at some point in the season.  Despite my best efforts (washing my hands to the point they feel like lizard skin, drinking more tea than I thought possible, sleeping 9+ hours a night and generally being that annoying person who sanitizes everything), I went to bed Saturday…

Butternut Squash Three Ways

I am all about efficiency.  When I look at most of my summer and fall days, I have five distinct blocks of time.  There’s before training- which is a blur of coffee and scanning the day’s headlines and training plan.  Then there is morning training, followed by the “between hours.”  After the between hours I…

Pumpkin and Spice and Everything Nice

I am a total fall junkie.  I love the crisp mornings paired with crisp apples (…also apple crisp).  I fall head over boots for anything flannel.  And, like every other food-oriented person, seriously can’t get enough of pumpkin.  Even though pumpkin is actually available year round, it seems wrong to have pumpkin spice anything before the…