What I Eat to Gain Muscle

As my aunt recently commented, “I don’t see how you have time to do anything but train… and EAT!”  And after seeing everything I eat in a day, you’ll probably agree!!

Breakfast: zucchini oats with almond butter and pineapple, protein smoothie with spinach & frozen mixed berries

Breakfast: zucchini oats with almond butter and pineapple, protein smoothie with spinach & frozen mixed berries

I’ve always had a ridiculously easy time gaining weight… until I started trying to gain muscle. (Let’s be clear… no one tries to gain fat, it just happens… right??)  In the 12 weeks of my training program thus far, I’ve gained…

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Homemade Peanut Butter

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a big deal in our house.  Like, we buy it in giant 2-lb jars… or, I should qualify… we ask Mark to buy it in giant 2-lb jars whenever he goes to Guam (because our summer supply has long run out)… bubble wrap it… and use 8 lbs of his luggage allowance…

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Broccoli Cheez Soup

Broccoli Cheez Soup

The only thing Sara loves more than marshmallows is this vegan broccoli cheez soup. Kidding!!  She doesn’t love it that much!  But to even put it in the same category as marshmallows is saying a lot, if you know how much Sara loves those sticky white puff-balls. But check out Sara’s list of “Dinner Ideas”… at…

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Apple Banana Bread with Chocolate Almond Butter Sauce

Apple Banana Bread with Chocolate Almond Butter Sauce

This vegan banana bread was a long time coming, folks.  Starting from a recipe that called for a cup of white sugar, a cup of vegetable oil, and 3 cups of white flour, I have to admit I swung a little far to the extreme of healthy on my first few tries to “healthify” it….

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Jump Rope HIIT

20-Minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

So what’s all the hype about “HIIT” (high intensity interval training)?  Is it really better than say, going for a 45-minute  steady-pace run, or stepping it out at Level 5 on the StairMaster?  And if so, then why? I’ll just get right to it… HIIT training has lots of benefits that steady-state training doesn’t.  First…

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Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

One of the beautiful things about writing an international blog is being able to post this refreshing Strawberry Papaya Smoothie in the dead of January, and no one will bat an eye.  Because it’s not winter everywhere! While North American bloggers are wrapped in fleece blankets, posting warming lentil soups, hearty potato stews, & filling lasagnas, here…

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Food prep 101

Meal Planning 101

I’m always looking for ideas to help make meal planning easier… anyone relate?? If you say NO, I’m packing up my family and coming to your house for dinner every night next week!  I mean, really… We normal folk who’re responsible for putting meals on the table day in, day out need a little inspiration now…

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