Triathlon Training

When your Iron (man) go south……..and Roasted Red Cabbage with Tahini Sauce

After stumbling through a foot issue late winter/early spring (initially thought to be a stress fracture but turned out to be autoimmune “AI” related), I turned my attention to training for Ironman Whistler in late July.   Throughout the training, I never felt quiet right. The day of Ironman Whistler, […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Side Dishes, Triathlon Training, Veggie Sides|0 Comments

Day in the Life of a Chef-Triathlete and Basic Quinoa Recipe

Note: This post was written last Friday–in the middle of a San Diego Rain Storm 

I’m sitting here in my recovery boots, listening to the gasp rain coming down. My San Diego friends’ social media feeds are peppered with comments such as #OMGITSRAINING!!!!!!! A Phenomenon???? as IF!!

From purely a mental standpoint, […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Basics, Grains, Triathlon Training|0 Comments

Chickpea-Cashew Butter Blondies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Chickpea-Cashew Butter Blondies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

40 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cup Cooked Chickpeas (about 1.5 cans, drained)
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Oat Flour (you can pulverize oats in food processor to make oat flour)
  • 1/4 Cup Real Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup Cup Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 9” x 9” or 10″ x 10″ pan with parchment and grease with a little coconut oil
  3. Measure out all ingredients (you stay way more organized if you do this with any recipe)
  4. In Food Processor, process the Chickpeas until smooth
  5. Add all remaining ingredients with the exception of the walnuts
  6. Pulse until combined; about 45 seconds
  7. Fold Walnuts into batter
  8. Pout into prepared pan
  9. Bake 40 minutes for 9” pan; 35 minutes for 10” pan
  10. Cool and serve
Cuisine: American |
6.6.15
http://foodsensenow.com/2016/03/chickpea-cashew-butter-blondies-vegan-and-gluten-free/

Reaction, Fracture or Gout……..and the BEST Falafel EVER

Q4 2015 was all about A LOT of travel. I don’t envy my husband, who not only travels for play, but for work as well. Trips to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Arizona and Mexico over late October and most of November were followed up by 3 days in Colorado visiting […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Injury, Restaurant Info, Triathlon Training|1 Comment

5K Turkey Trot in Mexico, EHDs and Tequila Fun

Late October, I fired off a tearful email to Coach Kurt which went something along the lines of “I don’t see this Achilles thing coming around, so let’s plan on me becoming an UBER Aqua-bike racer for 2016—my running is over sniff sniff waaaaaaa”.   As most of you […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Race Reports, Triathlon Training|2 Comments

#MBW by the numbers and Maca-Brazil Nut Energy Bites

#MBW (monster bike week)

400 Miles logged over seven days. For some of my uber biker friends, I know that is not super impressive; but I was certainly proud. Previous to this past week, the longest I had ever ridden in 7 days was 253 miles. Yay me!

7 Betty Designs […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chickpea Cashew Butter Blondies and #MBW

Day three of self-inflicted Monster Bike Week #MBW. Coming off of 4 days of R and R over at the Canyon Suites in Scottsdale (“R and R” is code for “barely no exercise, lounging, eating and wine”), I was gunning for some quality and quantity in training. It’s […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Baking, Exercise, Triathlon Training|0 Comments

5 Spiced Tempeh in Lettuce Cups and On the Mend

A little over 4 weeks ago, I wrote a fairly whiny, ticked-off, transparent post about my first big race of the season going south due to an achilles strain.  It took me awhile to mentally regroup but I’ve finally managed to shuffle thoughts of racing to the back half of […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Food Info, Main Course, Triathlon Training, Vegan|0 Comments

Dog food is my food…..rice, rice, baby.

About 3 months ago our Husky, Skye, was diagnosed with cancer. He’s undergone radiation and chemotherapy and seems to be doing well.  This particular kind of cancer, hemangiosarcoma (cancer of the blood vessels), is usually a kicker and the average life expectancy of a dog, once diagnosed, is about […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Food Info, Triathlon Training, Vegan|0 Comments

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Holiday Training

Brussels Sprouts are the “IT” vegetable.  10 years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of putting them on my restaurant menu.  I even reversed the norm this a.m. and had a bowl for breakfast. I assume that some of you are cooking them on Thanksgiving, so I thought that I […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Events, Triathlon Training, Vegan|0 Comments