Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cinnamon

I love yams, or what I believe are more appropriately called sweet potatoes. I know I eat a lot of stereotypical bro foods, but come on–there’s good reasons to eat oats, brown rice, broccoli and chicken! They’re delicious, satiating and full of nutrients. So, call me a bro if you want to. (Please, I’d beContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cinnamon”

Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf

I don’t know if I get to call this Mediterranean-style or if that is culinary cultural appropriation, except that the flavors were inspired by some of my favorite dishes from a local Lebanese restaurant, and it has chickpeas in it. For a tasty, and maybe more legit variation, you can substitute a couple tablespoons ofContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf”

Weekend Food Prep–Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust

This has become my go-to preparation for fresh white fish. It comes out crunchy and flavorful, and you can easily vary it to suit the rest of the meal. Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust one. Cut 2 1/2-3 pounds fish filets, cod or other firm, white fish, into six servings of 7-8Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust”

Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast

French Toast is a special treat breakfast for me, but when it’s what I want, nothing else will do. This week I found a few slices of homemade baguette in the freezer, and I decided the best way to use them up was to enjoy a French Toast breakfast! I balanced the meal with aContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast”

Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats

I eat oatmeal at least 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. Here one of my favorite ways to prepare it in advance. I make it a complete meal with coffee, eggs (like this broccoli egg bake), some plain Greek yogurt and fruit, if there isn’t some added to the oats already. Easiest AppleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats”

Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes

Sticky caramel, crunchy walnuts and cake, it seems difficult to go wrong with upside down cake. Even still, it is often a boring, stodgy affair, soggy from bland canned fruit. I’ve updated the recipe with flavorful marmalade and turned it into single-serve sizes so I can enjoy a rich dessert without having it sit onContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes”

Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies

I don’t love microwaving eggs for breakfast even to reheat them, so when I can, I prefer to cook them fresh each morning. I recognize this goes into the “basic skills” category of cooking, but like cooking boatloads of chicken, I think it’s essential to start with these easier food prep habits before building toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies”

Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have oats and eggs for breakfast probably 6 breakfasts out of 7 each week. Having slight variations available for each is enough for me to not get bored and to keep enjoying a satisfying and nutritious breakfast over and over again. When I get tired of basic old-fashioned oats, these are my next go-to.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal”

What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?

CW: Talk of fat loss and weight loss The most recent episode of Stronger by Science was all about evidence-based practices to create goals and to establish new, healthy habits. I thought it might be worthwhile and interesting to provide my own examples of these, not from a place of expertise but from a placeContinue reading “What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard

Resolved to get more protein in your diet or to begin prepping breakfast? This recipe (like my pumpkin spice eggs) could count as dessert or breakfast, depending on your personal preferences. This is a delicious, creamy custard, and to emphasize that creamy texture, I went with the added step of baking it in a BainContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard”