Sea Scallops & Spinach Sautรฉ

One of the best things about living in Maine for this foodie is the availability of fresh seafood. One of my absolute favorite things to pick up from our local fish market are Sea Scallops.  This week I am sharing a simple Sea Scallops over Spinach Sautรฉ Recipe. The recipe may be easy, but if prepared carefully, it is quite delicious and tastes like something you would have in a fine restaurant. 

Penne Pasta and Chicken Sausage with Veggies

I LOVE Summer and try to soak up every minute as the warm weather is only here for a short time in Maine. For week night meals, I try to make quick and easy recipes that are also a good left-over dish. This week I am sharing my Penne Pasta with Chicken Sausage recipe. I received some samples of Al Fresco Sweet & Smokey BBQ Chicken Sausage to try, which was perfect for this dish! The sausage can be prepared on the barbecue grill, then sliced or tossed in with the other veggies. 

Nothing New on Race Day...IMMT 70.3: The Bike

I was off to T1, which is quite a distance from the swim exit, but I made it. First, I put on my helmet, then shoes, grabbed my bike and I was out of there! I ran with my bike a bit past the mount line for an open spot. I got on my bike and within 2 miles, I knew something was not right. I could hear screeching from my back tire and all I could think was "What the hell, I can't believe this!!!".

Nothing New on Race Day... IMMT 70.3: Pre-Race & The Swim

Flash forward to 2016, countless triathlons, including a full Ironman race later, and I have been steadfast to this rule... until last week, at Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3. I signed up for the race within a week of completing the full Ironman there last August (2015). I had worked my tail off for months upon months before the 140.6, only to have a bad accident 7 weeks before, which I sustained several injuries including a broken arm. Fortunately, I was able to rally and make it to the start line with a goal to finish. The day went sour when my shifter broke on my bike; however, I was able to get through the course and cross the finish line well before midnight.

Garden Fresh Minestrone & Quesadillas

Today I am sharing a family favorite: Garden Fresh Minestrone & Quesadillas. I love using fresh vegetables from our garden in this quick and easy recipe. It is perfect for busy weeknights or rainy, cool evenings. I serve it with quesadillas on the side, which makes a hearty, delicious, and nutritious complete meal. It is also a great dinner to serve up if you participate in "Meatless Monday's" as it can be vegetarian.

Triple Berry Shortcake

Happy 4th of July and Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! In honor of Independence Day, I am sharing a colorful, patriotic dessert recipe: Triple Berry Shortcake, complete with "Red" Strawberries, "White" Cool Whip, and "Blue" Blueberries & Blackberries.

Five Protein Packed Smoothies!

This week, I am sharing five of my favorite Protein Packed Smoothie recipes. First, I would like to share why protein is so important for our bodies. Proteins are essential molecules that are made up of strings of amino acids. These amino acids are considered the "building blocks" of life. Here are 5 reasons for all the "Protein Hype" & why we benefit from eating protein:

Spring Mix with Berries & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spring Mix with Berries and Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect Summer Salad! I love using our local farm stand or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for fresh, organic Blueberries, Blackberries, & Raspberries. I often find some fabulous goat cheese there as well. Happy Summer!! 

Not Your Nanna's Brussels Sprouts

A quick and easy recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts that is a perfect vegetable side dish. They have a nutty flavor, caramelized texture, and are delicious with a little butter & lemon juice. I love using Coconut oil in this dish as an alternative to olive oil. Check it out!

Gluten Free Pasta Primavera

Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! This week I am sharing a recipe for Gluten Free Pasta Primavera.  "Primavera" which means "Spring" is a traditional Italian dish. The entire family loves this fresh & colorful main course.