Run hard. Eat well.

Month: October 2016

Parmesan Herb Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Parmesan Herb Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Every year I look forward to carving pumpkins with the kids.  Now, I’m going to be completely honest here-my excitement has got nothing to do with the pumpkins.  Its all about the pumpkin seeds! Sure, you can buy pumpkin seeds from the store.  But there […]




Quinoa Egg Bowls

Quinoa Egg Bowls

Chances are, if I’m making Quinoa Egg Bowls in my house, it means a hard workout is about to go down.  A lot of people ask me what I eat before long runs and/or races.  This is it, folks, right here!  No smoothies for this […]




Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1

Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1

Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1 With my second femoral neck stress fracture finally on the mend, its time to get back into shape!  This week, I am easing back into it with short (3-5 mile) runs, and cross training workouts every other day.  I cannot […]




Chicken Tortilla Soup with Roasted Tomatoes and Anaheims

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Roasted Tomatoes and Anaheims

I woke up this morning to pouring rain and a very cold house.  Now, in my house, there are two ways to heat up the house, either by wood fire, or cooking in the kitchen (on those really cold days, its both!).  So, since I love […]




Mushroom Kale Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese

Mushroom Kale Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese

I have to say, Macaroni and Cheese has been one of my favorite comfort foods ever since I was a little kid.  This particular recipe was created one afternoon after running a hard 20 miler. Long runs are always depleting on the system, and it is no surprise that […]




Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is one of those recipes I hold dear to my heart.  First of all, you can’t go wrong with eggs, bacon, and a flaky crust.  That combination is absolutely heavenly, especially on a dreary day like today (the rain is coming down in sheets […]




Big Riv’s Big Beautiful Chicken

Big Riv’s Big Beautiful Chicken

Fall is in the air.  And for my family, that means it is time to make Big Riv’s Big Beautiful Chicken!  The kids have been asking for this one for a while now.  With the cooler temps, I decided, why not fire up the oven and […]




Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Without a doubt, mashed potatoes are one of the world’s ultimate comfort foods!  They make the perfect side to any meat dish, and can warm you up on a cold day.  So, it is no surprise that as soon as the weather begins to get cold […]




Basil Almond Pesto with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

Basil Almond Pesto with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

Basil Almond Pesto with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes was just what I needed this Friday.  You see, the most amazing thing happened–I ran 3 miles!  Now, for a marathoner, this seems like a rather trivial feat, but this was no ordinary 3 miles.  This was 3 […]




Wild Rice Stuffed Zucchini

Wild Rice Stuffed Zucchini

  I am pleased to announce that we finally got through the entire box of zucchini that was given to me at my son’s practice last month!  It wasn’t easy, and it took a little creativity, but we managed to use up every single zucchini!!  […]