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.

70.3 Training: Wrapping it Up

It's been a few weeks since I have had the time to sit down and write about my training. I am still struggling to fit everything in, but with less than a month before Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3, I need to make every workout count. I started off strong last Saturday with my very first Trail Run, but ended the very busy week, still missing a few workouts. 

Rainier Cherry Crumble

Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! This week I am sharing a simple, but delicious seasonal dessert recipe: Rainier Cherry Crumble. Rainier cherries are large sweet cherries from the Pacific Northwest. These cherries have a distinctive color and are sweeter than Bing cherries. They have a very short season from June through mid July, so if you see them in the store, grab a pound to try! They are wonderful in any dessert dish, but are also perfect to snack on. One thing to note is that they are a bit more expensive than regular cherries, but definitely worth it!

The Friday 5: Essentials for the Long Run

Welcome to the Friday Five! This week I am sharing my 5 essentials for the Long Run. I think of a long run as any distance where I will need to take in extra fuel. This number of miles or amount of time can vary for people. In general, I like to have the items listed below when I will be pounding the pavement for 75 minutes or greater.

Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up: Caesar Potato Salad

Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! This week I am sharing a Caesar Potato Salad recipe, which is a tasty alternative to traditional potato salad.  The recipe serves approximately 12 people & it is quick & easy to make.  It's a perfect side salad to take to your Memorial Day Celebration or next Summer Party.

Tri Talk Tuesday: Going Aero without Going Broke

"Going aero" in terms of cycling can also be thought of as "free speed".  In other words, the more aerodynamic you are on the bike, the more efficient you will be, enabling you to go faster without increasing your effort.  Who wouldn't want to go faster without increasing their work? It sounds great and certainly can be, but for the recreational cyclist or triathlete, a minute time savings on your bike split can cost a small fortune! Of course, the greater the distance the bike segment (i.e. Sprint Tri vs. Ironman Distance), the bigger the time savings will be.

Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up: Smoothie Recipes

Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! The snow has finally melted and the tulips are blooming, which means Summer is not too far away. One of my favorite things to make every day during the warmer season is Smoothies. I love packing lots of healthy ingredients into the blender and then drinking it as I head to work or recover after a long training day. The other thing I love about Smoothies is that you can add Protein to them to turn them into a nutritional powerhouse!