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My version of the Whole30

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I decided that the as I get ready for Spring and for the cycling season, I really wanted to get as fit and as lean and clean as I possibly can so I’m doing my own version of the Whole 30, the 30 day re-boot that follows some simple guidelines. In broad strokes, it means cutting out alcohol, dairy, grains, sugars and most legumes for 30 days. Read More

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A sweet end that doesn’t wreck your health goals

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I’ll admit, as much as I focus on delicious, healthy food, I do get a hankering to end my meals periodically with something decadent. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with periodic indulgences, as long as they are just that, periodic! As an alternative to the super sweet, sugar-laden, carby desserts, with a little creative thinking, there are some really great alternatives to traditional sweets.

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The secret to perfect octopus

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If there is one dish that perplexes home cooks, it’s how to properly cook octopus. It seems overwhelmingly complicated and the thought of cooking it at home is daunting. Well…it’s not really that tough  if you do it properly (pun intended, sorry I couldn’t resist!) Read More

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The intersection of bikes and food

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The other day I had the opportunity to talk with my friends at Velocio Apparel about my experience with food and cycling and how the two have helped me reclaim my health. Velocio makes some of the highest quality, functional, professional cycling clothing with stylishly, understated design. Food and bikes are my two great loves and it’s really great to hook up with a company like Velocio that understands that nutrition, exercise and lifestyle are inseparable. Check out the full interview here.

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Cashews!!!!

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It’s no secret that I’m a total nut for nuts. There aren’t any nuts that I don’t totally love and I’m always looking for new and unique ways to cook with nuts and create dishes that illustrate the diversity of nuts. I happen to have a serious thing for cashews in particular and the other day….
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Summer Squash

Shaved Summer squash with line caught tuna

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This is one of my favorite simple dishes to make in the height of Summer when the gardens and stores are over flowing with Summer squash and zucchini. I tend to eat a lot of salads in the Summer and I usually make sure there’s a generous amount of vegetables in my salad and some sensible protein.

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Poached egg with spring vegetables, anchovy-ramp pesto and some cured ham

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This time of year, I really get excited about Spring vegetables. This Winter was a weird one in New York, not that cold, but then as soon as Spring was supposed to arrive, the weather turned really cold. It finally is feeling like we’ve turned the corner and that means the first Spring vegetables we see are the wild ones like ramps and fiddle-head ferns. Both are super nutrient dense and have a ton of flavor- ramps in a spicy sort of garlicky way and fiddle-heads are as bitter as can be and taste like the wild forest. I love them both! Read More