Dark Chocolate Hummus

I once held a farmer’s market stand selling only desserts made from beans. Every Saturday I bribed my husband with donuts and fancy coffee and he loaded up his truck with a tent, table, and a tub full of baked goods I had worked on until 1 a.m. the night before. It was like the [...]

By |2019-10-25T09:53:26-05:00November 14th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Chocolate Cherry Oat Bars

With pregnancy, we refer to the newborn adjustment period as the 4th trimester. With marathon training, there is the 17th week of training.    You live and train for 16 weeks preparing for one single day. You develop mentally and physically for an event that inevitably ends within hours.    The 17th week then yields [...]

By |2019-10-18T09:24:44-05:00November 7th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Salmon Sushi Bowl

My husband and I went to a colleague's house for dinner this week. She prepared a beautiful, decadent, and delicious spread of a make-your-own sushi bowl. Because I am a glutton for food spreads I must share the minute details. Think a 6-qt dutch oven full of white sticky rice, crab meat, smoked salmon, fresh [...]

By |2019-10-09T12:38:08-05:00October 24th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

I am now two weeks out from my marathon and as all runners feel compelled to say at this point, “the hay is in the barn.”    I have overcome a two-week injury set back. I have trained around a full-time work schedule. I have ran in the heat, wind, and rain. I’ve done the [...]

By |2019-10-04T09:08:07-05:00October 17th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Unstuffed Egg Rolls

This weekend, I raced a local half marathon in preparation for my upcoming full. I had a 20-mile long run on the schedule, so it made sense to suffer part of it with 150 of my fellow running comrades. Since I have recently been nursing an injury, this race was a big deciding factor if [...]

By |2019-09-20T08:38:11-05:00October 10th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Buddha Bowl

I like big bowls of food.    Whenever I’m counseling athletes, my opening line is usually, “let’s figure out how you can have the most food on your plate and also perform your best.”   I didn’t learn that one in dietitian school, but it sure has worked on getting people’s attention!   Hokey as [...]

By |2019-09-11T07:27:10-05:00September 26th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Greek Bruschetta

I live in a small town with a big family and it is not at all uncommon for a 3 pm text to come through planning out a 5 pm potluck dinner. Since the square miles of the town barely outnumbers the number of family members, it is easy for everyone to get together at [...]

By |2019-08-30T09:53:09-05:00September 19th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Apple Butterscotch Oat Bars

I get physically exhausted when food writers babble on about how food is love and cooking is this grand sentiment. But here is the fact: there are some things you create in the kitchen that hits people right in the heart. Bring a bubbling dish to a grieving family. Pack a freezer meal for new [...]

By |2019-08-23T08:47:36-05:00September 12th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments