• Product Reviews

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="alignright" width="280"] The Tru Glass Top Waffle Maker[/caption] The Tru Glass Top Waffle Maker was a true steal of a deal for me.  As some of you may know Karen and I sold our house and downsized into a town house (which by the way was the best decision ever made - other than marrying her) and with any move comes trips to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Home Depot if we have enough time. As luck would have it we were in Bed, Bath and Beyond looking for new containers for our Magic Bullet and I can't help...

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Protein, Paleo, Cheat Meals......these are just a few of the descriptions I saw on Instagram this morning and I could feel the rage burning inside me.  It started as a smolder but it quickly grew into a dumbfounded look on my face.  My expression was detailing my thoughts which were:  really?  Is this what food has become?  Are we describing food in the same way that we define ourselves by political party?  Are we so swept up in the description of the food being in the paleo, vegan corner or if it doesn't have the word protein in it we di...

  • Lunch Recipes

Vegan buffalo wings were one of the first things I needed to figure out how to make when I decided to go plant-based.  For me the smell of the hot sauce accompanied by the creamy cooling effect of the bleu cheese dressing was going to be the one item I missed the most and so it was imperative that I be able to make vegan buffalo wings and make them fast.  The first time I made them I was in heaven.  They had the aroma and flavor but what surprised me the most of this vegan version was the texture.  I used tempeh along w...

  • Breakfast Recipes

Soup is something we associate with winter or cold dreary rainy days.  You turn to soup for comfort and to warm you up.  You see that bowl of soup and the steam coming off the top and immediately you are transferred to a different time.  A time when you were a kid and maybe that soup was tomato soup accompanied by a grilled cheese. Never has hot soup been associated with summer.  Who wants to slurp on soup when it is 100* out with 100% humidity?  Just thinking about it is making me sweat but lucky for you soup doesn&rs...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_8610" align="alignright" width="283"] Staying Flexible During Ironman Training Will Help Mentally And Physically.Source: Work Place Flexibility[/caption] Flexibility is not a word that many, if any, would use to describe me.  I got to yoga and it has helped with my swimming, but that isn't what I am talking about.  When it comes to flexibility I am talking about training overall.  I am OCD and Type A (surprise, surprise!) and when there is a box to check on training I want to check that box and I want to check it o...

  • Lunch Recipes

Vegan risotto is not something you typically get excited about but while trolling through the multiple communities on Google Plus that I belong to I found a conversation regarding risotto and another regarding butternut squash.  I thought to myself that would be a great combination as the soft creamy texture of the butternut squash would go perfectly against the al dente texture of the risotto.  Along the way I saw crimini mushrooms in my refrigerator and the light bulb went off.  Why not add some crispy crimini mushrooms to add ...

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Homemade beet root tortillas.....who comes up with these ideas?  I do and usually when I am out riding my bike for 4 to 5 hours.  Most of the time I don't remember anything I think of but this time the idea stuck and to make sure it stuck I repeated the phrase: Homemade Beet Root Tortillas every 15 minutes. Oh, I'm sorry I haven't introduced myself.  My name is Jason Bahamundi and I blog over at Cook Train Eat Race and am beyond honored that the Great MissZ has asked me to guest post for her while she is away enjoying some time away from...

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[caption id="attachment_8572" align="alignright" width="300"] Jim Valvano Running Around After Winning 1983 National Championship[/caption] Cancer sucks.  I can't think of a more eloquent or more appropriate word than sucks to describe cancer.  I am a huge sports fan and this week on Mike & Mike and The Herd on ESPN Radio they have been talking about Jim Valvano and the V Foundation.  If you don't know who Jim Valvano is allow me to explain a bit about who he is. Jim Valvano was the head basketball coach of NC State and won the NC...

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[caption id="attachment_8563" align="alignright" width="322"] Talent Comes From Other Items And Improves Your Tools EfficiencySource: Amidzic Consulting[/caption] Talent is something that you cannot buy.  Talent is something that you work at.  Talent can never be taken away.  Talent shows up when stuff fails and stuff will fail.  In the past twenty-four hours I have had two Twitter conversations and one talk with my step-son about stuff being less than talent.  The conversations started with a contest I posted on the CTER Facebook page ...

  • Breakfast Recipes

Paleo pancake…..where do I even begin?  I am not a person who you would say is well versed in paleo cuisine other than to say I know it typically involves bacon or at least that is what the pictures I see onInstagram would leave me to believe.  So when I saw a pancake challenge I was all over it and then I saw the categories.  First up Paleo Pancake and my mind began to think if I could use tempeh bacon in my meal.  Then I thought that Paleo has to be more than just bacon so I did what any self-respecting home co...

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