Explorations in Food, Fitness and Fun

Month: November 2017

10 Alternative Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas

10 Alternative Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas

Does your house have more stuff than you can fit? Does holiday gift-giving sometimes seem more like an obligation rather than a gesture of gratitude?  This holiday season, why not get your loved one something a little different, while still putting a small on his […]

Thai Chicken Curry

Thai Chicken Curry

Curry, whether it be Thai, Indian or Nepalese or anything, seem to be growing in popularity-and for good reason!! This dish is relatively quick to make, healthier than many alternatives, is spiced with full flavor, and can be tailored to your preferences. This time around, […]

5 Useful Thanksgiving Tips for Rookie Turkey-day Hosts

5 Useful Thanksgiving Tips for Rookie Turkey-day Hosts

The Thanksgiving holiday has snuck up on us once again and maybe it’s your first time hosting the big meal. Now that we’re married and families are here and there, we tend to host to bring everyone all together. This can be an overwhelming task […]

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

Sundays are food prep days in our house, so this week I decided to make a batch of this Mexican Chicken Soup. Many call this tortilla soup, but I leave out the tortillas on top, of course you could add them if so inclined.  Now […]

Sauna vs. Steam Room – Health Benefits

Sauna vs. Steam Room – Health Benefits

My favorite part of the gym is relaxing at the end. After a tough workout, I like to keep that sweat going without having to do any work.  Fortunately, my gym, like many others across the country and world, have a sauna or steam room, […]

Curry Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese – Instant Pot

Curry Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese – Instant Pot

Curry, Tikka Masala, and Vindaloo.  I like all these Indian foods.  But I also like American comfort food.  Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and meatloaf are tasty too :). It’s a lot to ask to combine them.  Not to mention, trying to be mindful of […]

Top 5 Benefits of Incline Walking

Top 5 Benefits of Incline Walking

A few years ago, I was working with a trainer who was guiding me through the process of putting on more muscle. She was a physique competitor/body builder so I figured she could give me some helpful hints. In the few months that I worked […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

I went to a party last week and was asked to bring an appetizer. We’ve all been there, and thought “ok, what do I bring?” My friend already had cheese and crackers, chips and salsa and veggies and dip; all my favorite party foods. I […]