S'More Poutine

S’More Poutine

This really needs no intro. Who needs to explain dessert porn? Many of you have heard of poutine.  It basically french fries with gravy.  Well... I've always found it to be a bit overwhelming.  I don't love white potatoes or gravy.  I do love sweet potatoes and almost anything sweet. This is going to sound really strange... but I hand-on-the-Bible swear it's good. I kept it simple by using sweet potato crinkle fries from the frozen section at Fresh Market. While they baked, I whipped up a quick peanut butter sauce.  If you haven't had sweet potatoes with nut butter... well, you're missing out on a truly amazing #strangebutgood combo.  Top all that with marshmallows and pop in under the broiler to achieve that crunchy s'more char. Make … [Read More...]

Oatmeal Protein Cookie Balls

Oatmeal Protein Cookie Balls

My inner fat kid loves baked goods.   So does my outer fat kid. I really could eat baked goods all day long.  Keep your Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids, I'll take the homemade oatmeal cookies. Sadly, cookies aren't exactly on my training plan.  Until now.  I strange'd it up in a … [Read More...]

3-Ingredient Lemon Baked Shrimp

3-Ingredient Lemon Baked Shrimp + WIAW

Shrimp is a relatively new love.   Not to be confused with being shrimpy. I refused to eat fish until a couple of years ago.  Then I had a bite of swordfish (the steak of the sea - seriously) and it was all over.  It took  me still longer to move beyond fish and eat crab, shrimp, … [Read More...]

Want it more than fear it

It’s Growing Season

Growing can be fun.   It can also be scary.   Some days I feel powerful.  I go to the gym, lift heavy stuff... decide to be a ninja. … [Read More...]

Chickpea Protein Pancakes

Chickpea Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are sort of socca.   Or socca is sort of pancakes? Either way, it's a strange but delicious thing to have for breakfast!  I actually used to make these all the time, but I couldn't find chickpea flour for a while at the farmer's market and kind of forgot about 'em.  On a … [Read More...]

mountain goat

No Room For the Blues + WIAW

Coming home is hard.   Some might say it's downright depressing... I fell in love with Colorado last week.  I will move there one day.  Atlanta is getting older by the minute.  I love my city - we have gorgeous parks, amazing food, and my friend and family are here.  But I was born … [Read More...]

Colorado River Duckies

#MoveHappy in the Mountains

Being in the mountains mandates some #MoveHappy action.   It's downright chilly in places! This week of #MoveHappy I joined forces with Heather!  Literally - I spent the entire week in Colorado.  Here's just a quick showing of what we did: … [Read More...]

Miso Glazed Sea Bass

The Best Sea Bass Ever

Sea Bass is a pork belly of the sea.   Who wants chicken when you can have pork?! It especially appropriate that Heather, Kirk and I had pork belly of the sea together rather than the chicken.  Heather hates chicken.  All poultry, really.  But I digress. First, a strange wine.  This … [Read More...]

Wild Sunflowers

Colorado Livin’ + WIAW

Colorado is stunning.   Whether it be a WBFF fitness show or a sunset... I've been enjoying some incredible views in Colorado! ________________________________________________________________________________________ This WIAW I'm in Colorado camping out at … [Read More...]