Entire blocks of fresh feta came atop every Greek Salad.

Eating My Way Through Greece

I am back in the US. Reluctantly. Every time I go to Europe I cringe at the thought of coming home... not just because re-entering this country is a case study in an operations fail.  2 hours to get through customs to a connecting flight.  Really?! That said, Vegas and I are back in the States.  We managed to eat our way through Greece first though!  Some of it was a bit strange.  Some meals were better than others.  Overall, the experience and trying new things with Vegas (who still thinks I eat some weird shizz) was better than good. … [Read More...]

Kabocha Bacon Drop Biscuits

Kabocha Bacon Drop Biscuits [Recipe]

Kabocha and bacon are two of my favorite things. Vegas and chocolate are also on that list. Speaking of Vegas, these were Vegas-approved!  I always consider that an accomplishment - my pasta-loving lady gives me the side-eye if I try to get *too* healthy on her.  However, She can always be won … [Read More...]

Cauliflower Crust Tempeh Pizza

Personal Training and Pizza [WIAW]

My idea of heaven is getting paid to workout. And to eat... errrr... cook. Several months ago I earned personal training certificates through the International Association of Fitness Sciences (IAFS) in Functional Training, Bodybuilding, and Sports Nutrition.  This is 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney's … [Read More...]

Grand Vanilla French Toast

Grand Vanilla French Toast [Recipe]

Life is grand. Yes, I know... I'm cheesy. Really though.  In the past few days there's been so much good. I took Vegas for her first ever (?!) mani-pedi: … [Read More...]

Asian Shrimp and Noodle Salad

Asian Shrimp and Noodle Salad [Recipe]

Asian food is addicting. Even without the MSG. I am a sucker for Italian food.  And Mexican.  I could eat them every day.  Asian food... I don't crave it daily but when I want it, I need my fix NOW. When I got Skinny Noodles' new kale shirataki noodles in the mail, I knew they called for a … [Read More...]

Spaghetti dinner

Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Dinner

You may have noticed I didn't post anything Monday. Or you may not have noticed... This weekend we were in Arizona playing in a softball tournament.  By the time we got home Sunday night, we went straight to bed! We didn't win... but everyone played hard!  And we brought the basics: … [Read More...]

Sweet Corn Protein Shake

Spring into Strange (But Good)

I always look forward to spring. Except the pollen.  Who knew San Diego had pollen?! Spring food is the best.  Don't get me wrong, I love a roasted winter squash and the orange glow that comes with it.  The lighter, fresh spring fare has my heart though. Today's #strangebutgood is a round … [Read More...]

Basil Veggie Frittata

Basil Veggie Frittata [Recipe] + WIAW

Breaking in a new oven is the best. Not to be confused with breaking... or burning... a oven. We're back in business this week with a new oven installed.  No thanks to GE or Home Depot.  You don't realize how much not having an oven can cramp your style! Our new oven is gorgeous.  It's even … [Read More...]

Grand Marnier Cranberry Cookies

Grand Marnier Cranberry Cookies [Recipe]

One of my favorite parts about living in California is the food. My inner fat kid is in heaven. Aside from all of the restaurants we've been trying, I've also loved all the produce.  Citrus is amazing here!  These protein lemon squares didn't last long in my kitchen... but the cookies I'm … [Read More...]