Plant Based Triathlete

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

Cleaning up the Eating-Plant Based Style

The power of food is tremendous. It’s pretty amazing that what you eat has a direct effect on your productivity, mood, sleep, health, etc.  When I’m eating well, I clear my inbox; my workouts go splendidly; I have a ton of mental clarity; some not-so-great life situations and annoyances […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fun Foodie Finds August 17th-23rd

Shiitake Mushroom Jerky from Far West Fungi My love affair for All Things Shiitake continues. Two weeks ago, Farm Fresh To You featured this Jerky as an additional add-on. Since then, this toothsome, salty/slightly sweet hasn’t been available through them, but I’m sure that you can order some directly […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weekly Round up-Fun Foodie (et al) Finds August 9th-August 15th

Figs Figs Figs Late summer in SoCal means the beginning of delicious fig season. While some of my friends are gutting it out on long Ironman training rides in the 107 degree heat, I’m instead riding short coastal and having time to clean my office. And the garage. And […]

By |August 16th, 2015|Food Info, Product, Vegan|0 Comments

Eating (pretty) well and Oceanside 70.3 Race Report

I know that I’ve said this before, but when life deals you lemons, make lemonade. Which is what happened over the last year.  Last season, I was sidelined from most racing by a chronic Achilles injury (lemons).  It took me 9 months and almost every conceivable kind of therapy […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Food Info, Race Reports|4 Comments

How to kick a cold; what’s fun in the plant-based world and a little triathlon

I’m a little slow to catch up with everything after the holidays.  I meant to finish this post a few days ago.  I’m just doing a quick recap of some of the cool things that I have either had or discovered over the last couple of weeks.

Oregano Oil and Black Elderberry Flower Syrup  After getting slammed with the stomach flu mid-December, followed by the juggling of holiday antics and schedules, I was feeling pretty run down just before New Year’s.  Scott, the Health and Wellness guru over at the Whole Foods in Del Mar, turned me on to Oregano Oil and Black Elderberry Flower Syrup.  I took 3 drops of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the Syrup four times a day and it was like “Cold Be Gone” magic.  Oregano Oil has been touted for being antiviral and anti fungal.  It is also a natural insect repellent (makes sense, because this is some heady stuff!).  Elderberry flower has been used for centuries in treating respiratory  health.   Wiki stuff aside, all that I can tell you is from a keep-the-cold-at-bay standpoint; this combo WORKED!

The best Vegan, GF Pizza in North County is at Urban Pi  I don’t think that any other establishment can hold a candle to the “best, GF; Vegan lunch outside a salad that you can get for eight bucks” at Urban Pi (Across from Flower Hill; behind the icky McDonalds on Via de la Valle),  This actually fed me two meals. Gluten Free crust, oregano-y tomato sauce (wasn’t just the taste in my mouth from aforementioned cold remedy), shaved Brussel Sprouts, Snap Peas, Daiya Cheese (okay, it’s technically a “cheese FOOD”), Jalapeños, Basil Leaves and shaved Zucchini…….Nirvana and it tasted particularly good after a kick-A$$ master’s swim courtesy of Hux in Encinitas.  Doesn’t everyone crave savory over sweet after a hard swim workout?


By |January 9th, 2014|Food Info|0 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

Dukkah, Tempo’s Post Op and Three Runs in…..

Please note how I didn’t start this post with “”… let me tell you about NOT RUNNING”.

Food first  The other day, I discovered this nut and spice blend at Trader Joe’s.  “Dukkah” or “Duqqa” is a condiment whose roots lie in Eygpt. Typically made with ground, roasted pistachios, hazelnuts […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Exercise, Product|0 Comments

Leucadia Farmers’ Market, Bitchin’ Products and Weekly Training Summary

In the worlds of triathlon and running, Sunday is usually the designated Long Run Day.  Since it’s the off season and I’m not going to be doing any long running today, I hit the Leucadia Farmer’s Market instead.   I don’t think that I’d been since February.  I really enjoy the connection that people seem to have with community and food at farmers’ markets.  For that reason, conceptually, I love them.  However, I do feel that some of them have morphed into more of a street fair atmosphere, chock full of prepared foods and crafts, than an actual market of collective farms where things that are raised and grown on a farm are sold.  Case in point was the farmers’ market that I visited in Las Vegas:  There were jewelery vendors, Tupperware hawkers, a Kettle Korn popper and one lone produce stall all the way from Bakersfield.  Weird.


By |October 6th, 2013|Food Info, News|0 Comments