February is almost over and it was a month of mindfulness. At home, at work and at the gym I challenged myself to be fully immersed in what I was doing by focusing on being present in the moment. That lead to some pretty cathartic workouts with explosive heart rate! I am on track to … More February Week 4 Meal Plan : Fierce Energy of Now!
This is the French equivalent of Shepherd’s Pie with a delicious, spicy filling. An amazing recipe from Jody Williams’ Buvette cookbook. Serve with a simple green salad. Serving Size Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 10 allspice berries 1 1/2 teaspoons of whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds 2 tablespoons of … More Hachis Parmentier
Josee Di Stasio first published this recipe in her 2004 cookbook A la di Stasio. I have been making it faithfully since then. The only modification I made is using chicken breast instead of thighs but that is only a personal preference. SERVING SIZE Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 Chicken Breasts 2 teaspoons of crushed fennel … More Pancetta Chicken
Broccoli is front and center in this delicious pasta dish from chef Stefano Faita. SERVING SIZE Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 lb of spicy chicken sausages Olive oil to taste 2 lbs of broccoli crowns 1 lb of orichette (or another small shaped pasta) 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers 4 tablespoons … More Broccoli and Sausage Orichettes
We are having an exceptionally sunny February in San Francisco this year. Days are getting longer and I am holding strong to my five times a week gym regimen! For this week, I curated an eclectic mix of recipes with the intention of bringing more flavor, heat and color to February. LUNCHES I dialed back … More February Week 3 Meal Plan : Mix it Up!
I am holding strong to my February goals of closing my Apple Watch rings everyday and cycling over 50 miles over 4 spin classes. I integrated Saturday morning Cycle Beats to my fitness regimen and I am soaring this month! I love walking in the spin studio and let the beats carry me away! The … More February Week 2 Meal Plan : Follow the Beat!
I know, the name doesn’t sound sexy. But these muffins are my favorite. They are low sugar, low fat and pack a hefty amount of fiber that will make you feel full all morning. Pair with yogurt and fruit and get to ready to soar through your day! The original recipe is from Trish Magwood … More Essential Bran Muffins
Farewell January! February is here and I am ready for it: new month, new intentions. I like to kick off a new month by making a list of short term goals I want to achieve. It helps me get the most out of each day and gives me a renewed sense of purpose. For this … More February Week 1 Meal Plan : New Month, New Intentions.
The end of January is finally in sight. I feel finally 100% back in the saddle between healthier eating and updating my fitness regimen. Even though I did not accomplish all of the health goals I had set for myself this month, I reset a good healthy foundation that should help me soar into February. … More January Week 4 Meal Plan : Reset, Recharge, Recommit.
SERVING SIZE 18 muffins INGREDIENTS 3 cups of quick oats 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp of baking soda 1/2 tsp of baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup of milk 1 cup of ripe mashed bananas 1/2 cup of maple syrup 3 tbsp of vegetable oil 1 tsp of vanilla … More Gluten Free Banana Nuts Muffins