A new take on Beef Stroganoff

So I am all alone the next few days. Brian is at a business conference out of state – so what’s a boy to do? Well, laundry, clean and of course, blog. It’s unusual that I have beef in the house, so I decided to use it. It was cab steak (bottom round) and I […]

But I’ve been doing everything right!?

I must preface that this post is a tad lengthy, and a good one to read – it’s about self-honesty, self respect and accountability. It’s fully inspired by people around me who are actively losing weight in our Club’s Biggest Loser Competition. In recent weeks there’s been discussion around “the scale being wrong,” and “how […]

Pad Thai Style Shirataki Noodles

A classic past-time dinner for Brian and I was pad thai. Now, in school I had an amazing chef teach me the traditional way…from soaking fresh tamarind pods to get pulp, using high quality palm sugar and fish sauce, down to the garnishes that adorn this awesome dish…considered one of the classic dishes from Thailand, […]

Balsamic & Mustard Glazed Tofu with Israeli Couscous & Vegetable Pilaf

Like most people’s nights after the standard, “Hey babe! How was your day?” “It was good…” yada yada is “What do you want for dinner?” Tonight, I beat Brian to that question. So he went online for inspiration and this is what we came up with. It may be the best thing ever to share […]

General Overview of Diet & Nutrition

I often take my degree for granted and I’ll be the first to admit it. I forget that I studied nutrition. However, what I’ve come to learn is that my students & clients “know what to do.” They just don’t want to do it. Therefore, I feel it’s important to have an overview of diet […]

Easy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Black Bean Burgers We served with Arnold Sandwich Thins (100 Calories, 5 grams Fiber). We added lettuce, some ketchup and raw red onion. Oh, we also had a bangin’ chopped salad on the side! Total dinner calories were just under 400!…that recipe will come up in another post, I’m sure:) Recipe by Jeffrey Brous […]

A tale to tell

I want to preface that this post may be hard for some to read: emotionally speaking. It was challenging for me to verbalize…and in the end, quite cathartic. I will try to be concise and to the point (that be the “tough-love” in me). This topic started as a post on Facebook a few weeks ago, and […]

Cumin spiced tofu with black beans, mango salsa steamed broccoli

So tonight’s dinner is Mexican inspired. Brian was searching recipes online and said one thing, which lead me to create this. I remember using a similar rub on pork tenderloin in the restaurants (also delicious…but it had other ingredients like ground coriander and ginger…nomnom). Here’s a note on cooking tofu. It’s important to let it […]