So are they bagels or english muffins?Read More
Never have you found such a versatile food like cheese. So many types, flavors, textures, smells, price points, and uses for cheese. It is also very polarizing. There are those that embrace it all, stinky, salty, sweet, and are obsessed with cheese; and those that would happily do without. But there is that other subgroup of cheese enthusiasts, much like myself, that prefer a handful of varieties and maybe skip the blues.
I love a good brie and a salty pecorino. I also love [low-brow] Kraft singles in a grilled cheese sandwich, and a nice shmear of the ambiguous cream cheese on a bagel. I am an odd duck, I know, but I like what I like. Plus, I have a really hard time jumping the mental hurdle of willingly eating mold. "But all cheese is mold!" Ok, smarty-pants, but it's not all visibly marbled blue!
In any case, no matter the taste in cheese (food pun?), this month's recipes are sure to please them all! There are savory pastries, sweet desserts, and some in-betweeners. Here are the items on May's menu:
Strawberry Brie Tart
Cheddar Jalapeno Hush Puppies
Bees Knees Grilled Cheese
Not New York CheesecakeRead More
Before you give out, I know we are in May (barely), and I know this is a very late post. I'm soooorrryyy, okay? My training messed me up and I got thrown off and I forgot what day it was and then there was Easter weekend and, and, and...
Enough with the excuses. I beat myself when I do that as I justify skipping a workout so Belly Laughs should be no different. In any case, these brownies are delicious. AND they are pretty good for you! Gluten-free, low(ish) in sugar, high in fiber, and a decent amount of protein to boot. A perfect treat when you are training or just trying to get on track with your nutrition.
Sorry for the lack of story, but I am tired and will be back in full swing after my race next weekend. I think you all will forgive me when you see what May's theme is!!
Happy Eating!Read More
Sometimes I just really don't want to get up and go to the gym... let's be honest, that's most mornings for me. However, if I can visualize all of the good food I plan to stuff my face with after I burn all dem calories, I can usually get a little motivation pumping through the veins. Before I start a long workout though, I def need some fuel. This granola recipe uses a generous scoop of instant espresso powder to shake some sleep from your body and get the legs moving in the direction of the gym.Read More
First and foremost, this recipe is only 3 ingredients, requires no bake time, and is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and healthy fats. It's the perfect motivation to get out of bed in the morning to workout. Now for another motivational story of my extreme competitiveness...Read More