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…

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…

Saturday Morning Sweet Potato Muffin

A couple years ago I was a muffin maniac.  I couldn’t get enough of the breakfast-but-could-also-be-dessert treat.  But last year after spending some time focusing in on nutrition and proper pre and post training meals, I decided that the standard muffin probably doesn’t do the trick.  Sure they are tasty, but most muffins don’t provide…

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…

Rapid City Granola

Being born and raised in Minnesota, going to college out in the East and settling down in Vermont as a part of my professional ski racing team, I never spent much time in the West. In fact, I used to sort of scoff at Westerners…you know, the people who can’t stand enclosed spaces, panic if…

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…