• The beets and Dijon mustard blend together to coat the greens in a delicious pink dressing.

    Sweet Dijon Roasted Beet Salad

      About a week ago, I received an abundance of beets. By abundance, I mean 10 lbs worth. Perhaps 20 lbs. It was A LOT! So I’ve been finding clever ways to add beets to just about everything I eat.   Have a chicken wrap? Top it with roasted beets! Make some cupcakes? Add some [...]

  • Only 3 ingredients!

    Sweet Dijon Dressing

      I make my own version of honey mustard dressing because the store-bought variety comes made with soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup. I’ve got beef with both of those ingredients, plus I like to avoid sugar whenever possible. So I make my own with just three ingredients: mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and stevia [or [...]

  • Tropical fruit - papaya, mango, and pineapple - flavored cake.

    Mug Cake, Tropical Fruit Edition

      Now that I’ve discovered the magic of mug cake, I’ve been experimenting.  As I mentioned in a previous post, Mug Cake is the most amazing invention EVER! I won’t belabor the point further.   I had previously mentioned one single hiccup that made mixing ingredients a slight annoyance, but I have since discovered a [...]

  • Planning for Goal Achievement.

    Goal Setting and Planning

    This post provides guidelines on how to set goals in a manner that provides a plan of action to go along with your goals. The first half of the post explains the inspiration and genesis of the guide, while the second half is a bullet-point styled guide. The introductory portion of the post provides an [...]

  • Mango, Papaya, and Pineapple goodness mixed with a hint of flaxmilk.

    Tropical Fruit Gelatin “Cheesecake”

          A bizarre combination, based on sifting through a thousand different recipes to devise a dessert I could make with ingredients already in my fridge.  Oh, and it had to have decent macros.   I started with a single premise: I wanted to create a low-kalorie dessert with gelatin.  The CONCEPT of gelatin [...]

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360° Plank

October 28, 2010 - One Comment

Use 10-20lb dumbbells. Start in standing position. Lunge forward with right leg.  Perform a row with right arm. Place dumbbell back on the ground and extend right leg back into plank position. Bring left leg forward into lunge position.  Perform a row with the left arm. Lunge backward into upright standing position.

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The Master Cleanse, a review

January 18, 2009 - One Comment

The Master Cleanse A liquid diet, in which you consume a mixture composed entirely of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper, for a minimum of 10 days. It was first proposed in the 1940s to treat ulcers and detoxify the body, and was recently made popular as a method for quick weight loss. There [...]

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