Sweet Potato Tacos

I love the idea of icebreakers.  You know, conversation starters at parties, casual networking events, first day of law school group sessions (!!) that are pretty lighthearted but at the same time tell you something significant about a new person.  Being a lover of all things food related, I recently came up with my new…

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…

Savory Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve always loved toast.  I loved it WAY before it became a hip breakfast that restaurants now charge eight dollars for.  Occasionally growing up my brother and I would spend nights at my Grandma’s home if my parents were busy or out of town.  Aside from my love of the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups I’d…

Sweet Potato Brown Rice Savory Waffle

The carboload.  In high school, I basically used this as an excuse to go eat a lot of spaghetti with my friends the night before a running race.  In the morning I’d have one (or maybe two) bagels with peanut butter, and then again at lunch find some more pasta.  Finally, a cliff bar before…

Middle of the Ride Turmeric Milk

For the last eight days I have been dealing with a roller coaster ride of races, weather and emotions at US Nationals in Soldier Hollow, Utah (documented at great length here).  With all of this chaos, it is important to remember the distinct difference between variables you can control and ones you cannot.  I cannot…

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 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…

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…