Explorations in Food, Fitness and Fun

Month: October 2017

AirBnB and Kearsage North – Trip to Northern NH Part 2

AirBnB and Kearsage North – Trip to Northern NH Part 2

Dinner and AirBnB Picking up from Part 1, the excitement continued on our second leg of the trip.  After checking in to our beautiful AirBnB within walking distance to North Conway, the two of us thought we would stroll through the town.  We walked past […]

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tinga

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tinga

This is one of my favorite dishes when we go out for Mexican food, though I normally order it in the pork variety. Either one one would work for this recipe. It’s super easy and comes together quickly with the Instant Pot, and as with […]

Red Hill and Tuckerman’s – Trip to Northern NH Part 1

Red Hill and Tuckerman’s – Trip to Northern NH Part 1

It was the last weekend in September which rolled over into October and we were headed up to Northern New Hampshire to have some fun.  You might expect to see lots of red, orange and yellow leaves consistent with Autumn in New England.  That is […]

Instant Pot Beef Stew in Acorn Squash Bowls

Instant Pot Beef Stew in Acorn Squash Bowls

We got an Instant Pot a couple months ago, and to be honest I haven’t used it all that much. I know some people really love their Instant Pots, even buying more than one to have in the kitchen. I want to love mine too, and […]

12 Essential Stretches You Need to Do after Working Out

12 Essential Stretches You Need to Do after Working Out

Stretching is muy importante and should not be skipped after working out.  Briefly described in the legs/lower back, chest/abs and back/shoulders posts, a quick few minutes doing some stretching will help you out in the long run.  Let’s talk about why that is then get […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping

It’s just about mid-October and we are in the throes of pumpkin spice season, not to mention getting excited for Halloween. I know some people are annoyed by the inundation of pumpkin flavored everything, but I like it! Luckily this muffin recipe isn’t over the […]

13 Spooky Reasons Why Halloween is the Best Holiday

13 Spooky Reasons Why Halloween is the Best Holiday

With its roots from Ireland, Halloween, All-Hallows Eve or Sawhain comes, unfortunately, only once per year.  It has its origins in ancient Celtic traditions, but over the years, it has changed.  It is it frightening and fun. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 3 – Back and Shoulders

Strength Training HIIT – Part 3 – Back and Shoulders

How to Gain Muscle While Doing Cardio 30 Minutes of HIIT Part III: Back (Lats) & Shoulders Introduction This workout may very well be my favorite.  It is often omitted.  For some reason, people tend to focus on machines, rather than body weight or dumbell/barbell […]

Cantaloupe & Cardamom Bread

Cantaloupe & Cardamom Bread

This bread is delicious. As with most of our recipes of late, I had extra food from our CSA that was getting too ripe, this week it was a cantaloupe that was going south. It was still edible, but a little too mushy eat raw, […]