All posts tagged: food blog

Harvesting the Flavors of Fall

You know what’s exciting?  When you start to build confidence in the kitchen.  It feels so good to practice new recipes in the kitchen and then actually start to create your own concoctions based on what you learn from others. Thanks to experimenting with different recipes, and learning from all sorts of resources (Pinterest, cooking magazines, books and TV shows) I’m starting to go off book and make my own recipes.  After all that’s how my grandma and mother always cooked.  Whenever I would ask my abuela for recipes, she couldn’t exactly tell me how she created her magical arroz con pollo dishes.  She just put it together based on years of trying things out in the kitchen and following her instincts. These days I’m always looking for ways to make healthy whole food dishes that can also be used for lunch or snacks the next day. Sheet pan cooking may be one of my favorite ways to whip up delicious meals in a pinch, and also blend tons of flavors together.  Throw in your …

How This Fitness Pro Eats on Vaca

Do I have an actual vacation plan when dining out?  No, not really.  But I’ll tell you this, I do think about how I want to eat while on holiday and how I want to feel.  One things for sure, I want to enjoy myself, and that means experiencing the local food wherever we go.  I also know that I want to feel good, and not like I can barely get up from a dinner table because I’m in a food coma. I haven’t always been at a place where I’m in tune with my eating the way I am now.  It’s taken years, and it’s a big plus that I’m in an industry that helps me prioritize my health! Truth is when I’m eating lots of veggies and whole foods I just feel so much better, more energized, I sleep better, and my skin looks healthier.  So I choose to indulge, but I also spend time seeking out healthy markets and restaurants when I’m away. I stick with an 80/20 style of eating when …