Tri Biking and Coconut-Cilantro Brown Rice

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2014. Today I was out riding with my friends, Julie and Monica, and Julie mentioned that she had a Nytro women’s team kick-off meeting tonight (read: super fast girl team in San Diego).   I told her that, four years ago, I was at […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Triathlon Training, Vegan|2 Comments

Hail….I mean “Kale” Caesar Salad

Another day, another kale salad recipe…..sigh me a happy face 🙂 I’ve made this vegan kale caesar salad a few times over the last couple of months and I’m really digging it!

Fun Fact:  Despite Caesar salad being a staple on Italian-American restaurant menus (and all TGI Friday/Chilis type foodservice […]

By |December 10th, 2013|Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

A Vegan Take on a Breakfast Burrito and Weekend Training

I’m one of those people who prefers savory to sweet for breakfast.  As much as I adore smoothies, I tend to drink them midday. In the a.m., I leave the oatmeal and muffins to others, and I enjoy baked sweet potatoes and the occasional kale salad (yeah, I know…weird, […]

By |November 10th, 2013|Breakfast, Exercise, Race Reports, Recipes, Triathlon Training, Vegan|0 Comments

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake


This concept has been brewing in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to keep the recipe RAW and VEGAN so the first ingredient I tossed out the window was canned pumpkin (not raw). I substituted carrot juice (finally a good use for carrot juice!).  I then assembled ingredients that are typically used in vegan cheesecake: cashews for the body; coconut oil and butter for the consistency; lemon for the acidic tang that you taste in cheesecake; agave and spices.  Yes, this dessert is raw. And yes, it is vegan. And yes, it is made with whole foods.  However, it is calorically dense and a little will go a long way. In the “plus” column for this dessert are the following:


By |October 27th, 2013|Raw Food, Vegan|2 Comments

Smoothie of The Week and a Second Run

I’ll be honest with you: this week’s smoothie was basically a “kitchen sink” concoction:  I had a very small amount of all of the fruit and coconut milk.  Sometimes when making a smoothie, I’ll use nuts + water in place of a milk, which I did here to compensate […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Exercise, Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Not Quite a Restaurant Review, First Run in Two Months and the Best Split Pea Soup EVEH!

I was going to write about a restaurant that recently opened to a lot of fanfare in Del Mar. We love their sister restaurant down in San Diego.  However 1) I forgot to take pictures of the food and 2) I was served a couple of wrong items including […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Easing back into it and Got Chocolate Milk?

Got Chocolate Milk?  Thankfully, no I don’t.   I can’t even fathom how Hines Ward is slugging down all of that mucus-y goop in preparation for his quest in Kona in a couple of weeks. Seriously, have you ever looked at the ingredients in some of these self-proclaimed health/recovery beverages? […]

By |September 28th, 2013|Raw Food, Vegan|2 Comments

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate “Fudgy Cookie Thingies and a Non-Structured Week of Triathlon Training

Garbanzo Beans. Yeah, that’s right.  These grain-free cookies are made with a can of garbanzo beans.  Beans in cookies……?????   Eeeewwww….Now before you dismiss such a strange sounding item, I’ll tell you up front that they were pretty good.  For some, they might lose points because they are soft […]

By |September 15th, 2013|Uncategorized, Vegan|1 Comment

Kale Enchiladas….YEEESSSS! And a wee bit of triathlon

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a lazy chef.  I eat a lot of salads (read, no cooking), have eschewed making most dressings (a little apple cider vinegar mashed with ½ an avocado in the same bowl where I’m going to build my salad will suffice) and I typically break pieces of tempeh off the big block and eat them cold as opposed to steaming them or baking the slab of said tempeh with some sort of tasty rub.  I’ve finally committed to making at least one intricate “dish” each week.  I mean, how many times can I blog about kale salads and smoothies?  Readers, are you bored yet?


By |September 10th, 2013|Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

“Breathe into Your Hamstrings” and Creamy Cumin-Spiced Coconut Tomato Soup

Woke up early this a.m. so that I could meet my friend, Leah, for 6:00 a.m. yoga class at CorePower.  Although a great class, and glad to have checked off an hour of exercise early in the day; the instructor, Josh, eerily reminded me of my (bad) ex in […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Exercise, Vegan|0 Comments