How to Lose Weight :: Part 1

You are the magic bullet in this weight loss project. Not a pill, potion, shake, or a diet. No “Fat free” no “gluten free” (unless you actually have celiac disease), no high protein, no carb-free no fads, just real advice to a healthier and happier you. There are many reasons our country has monumental percentages […]

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The Grubby Gourmet :: Tantalizing Tuna

It’s lunch time, and you haven’t any time. Rather than grabbing junk food to go, spend 5 minutes preparing a delicious an infinitely healthier meal. Most likely, there is a can of tuna in your pantry.  You likely also look at that can often, moving on to look at something more tempting. Canned tuna will […]

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In the Kitchen with mtbchick :: fish tacos and more

While pizza is still a mtbchick mainstay, I have been experimenting in the kitchen quite a bit of late. As the weather warms, it almost makes sense to have tomatoes. The incredible flavors of heirloom tomatoes come to us from local farmer’s markets as well as Trader Joe’s. Tomatoes are actually more valuable to us […]

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In the Kitchen with mtbchick

Here is a look at what’s been happening in the mtbchick kitchen for the past week or so. Indulge! Underneath the crepe-paper shell of the tomatillo is a sticky green tomato. Rinse in hot water to remove the sticky film and slice or quarter for sauteeing. The bitter and tart tomatillo transforms into a sweet […]

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How (not) to cook with IPA :: Beer in the Kitchen

I am fairly adventurous in the kitchen. But I typically know how to avert the ultimate disaster which happens to be inedible food. Most of my mistakes in the kitchen revolve around things like garlic: too much garlic is a good example. I must say, however much garlic goes in to a dish, it is […]

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Personal Rituals :: New Year’s Resolutions

For many, the all important Personal Ritual of New Year’s Resolutions has become a trite game of whispering white lies in our own ear.  This is in simple form, Procrastination.  The reason Resolutions are truly an amalgamation of our procrastination is because these are things we have put off, and put off and put off […]

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Post Ride Meal :: Pecans Done Right

Each year for Christmas, my Grandmother sends me a Gallon sized Ziploc bag stuffed with fresh Pecans from her Oklahoma Papershell and Native trees-Pecans which she has carefully cleaned from the shells. There is nothing on this planet as good as fresh Pecans, and as such, I seek out the best way to enjoy this […]

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Nutrition Tip :: Be Adaptable, Holiday Eating Habits

Adaptability is one of the major keys to success in training and racing- and any weight management or exercise plan.  Everything looks great on paper, but when life happens, we have to adapt, quickly and sometimes creatively. For many, a hitch in the plan causes chaos and the subsequent “quit”. When the Holidays arrive, and […]

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Post Ride Lunch :: Cranberry Stir Fry

Good Healthy Food does NOT have to be strange and difficult to prepare! One of the most important things to remember when preparing your meals is seasonality. Now, canned tuna is never really in season, so I would suggest something more natural like farm raised chicken or turkey.  Here is a quick stir fry recipe […]

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