Weekend Inspiration

Happy Weekend! We have finally had some cold weather in Utah, and it’s making me wish I was here. This was taken on the Namibian coast last summer (winter there) on a 95 degree day. We were driving south from our field site in the dry mountains of the Kunene region, and seeing so much…

Cherry Macadamia Quinoa Crunch Balls

A couple of weeks ago, I received a big bag of quinoa goodies. My favorite is a wonderful quinoa granola, and some quinoa-nut butter chocolate bars, but I haven’t been sure what to do with the big back of puffed quinoa (besides making more granola when I run out). I have a long list of…

Puppy’s First Snow

Hi from (finally) snowy Salt Lake City. I’m off for my first snow run since Christmas in Vermont! Hang in there- it’s almost the weekend!

Homemade Frozen Quinoa Waffles

Frozen waffles are one of the most convenient quick breakfasts out there. Unfortunately, most aren’t very healthy, and the the healthier, high protein and fiber versions are usually pretty expensive. For the last few weeks, I have been making a big batch of waffles for Sunday brunch, and freezing the leftovers. On early mornings, I…

Quick Asian Pickles

Here is a pickle recipe that you can prepare in the morning and enjoy for lunch. I love making quick pickles. They don’t require any boiling or canning, and because they are ready is such a short amount of time, you can play with flavors and make something to complement your evening meal. I made…

Porter Chocolate Party Cake with Coconut Cream and Cacao Nibs

If you need some dessert inspiration to get you through your Monday, here it is. I made this cake for a party over the weekend, and I’m really sad that it is already gone. Cakes baked with beer are simultaneously incredibly moist, and wonderfully light. Dark beers and chocolate are a natural pairing. If you’re…

Weekend Inspiration: Utah Mountains and Puppy Love

It’s the weekend! We are finally scheduled for some seasonally-appropriate weather here in Salt Lake City…it might even SNOW this morning! I am off for a long-ish run in the cold but beautiful SLC mountains… …and then heading home to play with this cutie! Enjoy your weekend.

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a great week. It was a busy one here, and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Here is a great weekend recipe. You can mix up the dough on Friday night, pop these in the oven after your long run, and have fresh cinnamon buns when you…

Quick Veggie Skillet with Eggs

Do you have a favorite lunch? Without a doubt, eggs are mine. My stomach won’t tolerate eggs before a morning run, so I rarely have them for breakfast. Unfortunately, I’m not usually near a stove at lunch time. When I was able to work from home on Tuesday, I decided to make one of my…

Life with a Puppy, and Tips for Tired Runners

I hope that everyone is having a good week. Mine has been great, although a bit less productive than usual. Between puppy sitting and working from home, I haven’t had much time to cook this week. Thankfully, I have had time (and energy) to get in some good runs. On Saturday I was scheduled to…