Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This recipe is based on something I saw on Food Network from Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa.  It is delicious. Ingredients 1 1/2 heads Garlic (about 40 cloves) 5 Pounds Chicken Thighs (bone-in, skin-on) Kosher salt Black pepper 1 tablespoons Olive oil 1 tablespoons Cognac (optional) 1.5 cups white wine 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 tablespoons … [Read more…]

Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal

In the spirit of “fall” (even though it’s 90 degrees outside today), I decided to make something new for my post-workout lunch.  I’m generally aiming for high carbs and protein on workout days.  I love oatmeal.  I love pumpkin pie (actually, just pie in general).  I need protein to retain my muscle while I continue … [Read more…]

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

This is a great summer smoothie when the seedless watermelons start appearing in stores.  It’s only 105 calories and very addicting. Ingredients 1 cup diced seedless watermelon (here are instructions on how to cut it up) 1/4 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt (Chobani is the best) 1/8 tsp almond extract (optional but worth it) 3/4 … [Read more…]

Baba ghanoush, a healthy and delicious snack

Here’s another recipe that’s low calorie and high in fiber and most importantly, tastes good.  It’s made primarily from roasted eggplants.  If you think you don’t like eggplant, think again.  Something magic happens after you roast them and they just taste like mmm mmm good. Baba Ganoush is a very popular Middle Eastern dish made … [Read more…]