My favorite way to add a little green into my day is by eating roasted asparagus. Roasting is my favorite method for cooking many vegetables, it's quick, easy, and has so much more flavor than steaming.
I hope everyone’s excited for the Spring Vegetable Challenge. The first on my list was to cook an artichoke. Many of you have probably made artichoke dip before, but I thought roasting them sounded really good and would be something different.
Ahh… Spring should be here soon. The days are now getting
longer and the temperatures are rising, and we are all probably sick of eating
the same winter vegetables. Enter the bounty of Spring vegetables!
It might not look like spring around the Chicagoland area (we got 5 inches of snow this weekend). But I know it's coming and I'm ready for some spring cleaning. I'm planning on cleaning my house and cleansing my body with nutrient dense foods. This smoothie will help wake your body with raw, energizing foods and it's also delicious!
I have been traveling a lot lately so I thought I would share some of what I do to stay fit when I'm on the road. My latest trip was to New Orleans for the Rock n' Roll Half Marathon. I went down with the Winter Warrior group from Chicago Endurance Sports. I've been coaching with them all winter and it was awesome to see so many of the participants achieve their goal of running a half marathon.
Remember the Ch-ch-ch-chia pet in the 1980's? The furry sprouts are not only good for a Chia Pet, but they provide a number of beneficial nutrients to the human body. Chia seeds come from the chia plant, which belongs to the mint family. They are very small and can be found in black or white varieties.