Summer Corn with Bacon

I know, I know, summer is over. And while my wife is stamping her foot that I’m posting this now, I had to share it with you. When she put this on the table, I rolled my eyes. Here’s a secret: I hate tomatoes. But darn that woman, she cooks with them anyway. The rule […]

Kale, Sausage & Potato Soup

This soup is surprisingly hearty and flavorful, and will probably be made once a week during the winter at our house. If you’ve noticed a recurring theme with out recipes, it’s this: they’re fairly quick, they taste good, and they’re packed with protein and/or vegetables, with a little bit of a good carb or starch. […]

How to Stock an Athlete’s Fridge, Part 2

In the first part of this, we talked about some essentials you need to have in your fridge if you want to be a well-fed athlete. Nutrition fuels recovery, recovery fuels performance. While veggies and fruit are great, protein is the single most important part of your diet. When I say protein, I almost exclusively […]

Popeye Omelettes: Spinach, Bacon & Garlic

Want to make the best omelettes you’ve ever had? There’s a secret ingredient you’re probably missing. It sounds crazy, but it will make your taste buds dance. Ready for it? Garlic. I know what you’re thinking. Actually, I don’t. But what you should be thinking is, “That’s genius.”  Because it is. As far as omelettes […]

The Strength Agenda’s Inaugural Chili Cook-Off

It’s Fall, which means football season. And football season = chili. At least in our house. Cincinatti-style, Texas-style, Bean, No-bean, beef, turkey, chicken, veggie…I’ve had it all and loved it all. But I want more. (I ALWAYS want more chili.) This means one thing: A chili cook-off. Send in your best recipe. The wife and […]

Supreme Pizza Soup

I hope I’m not sounding like a broken record here, but this soup was amazing. I mean, I wouldn’t share any recipes with you if they were crap, so you have to believe me when I say they’re all great. But this…I had thirds and fourths of this soup. A few of my teammates were […]

The Importance of Omega 3s

Image Source In my experience it seems that as you transition from a beginner into a more seasoned athlete, their awareness of nutrition, supplementation and the needs that should be met, is increased. This is a good thing, as generally speaking experienced weight training athletes will benefit from an inclusion of certain supplements into their diet. […]

Hearty Beef Stew

It finally feels like Fall is creeping into South Carolina, which means more 80 degree temperatures and less 90 degrees or above. While it’s still not soup weather, it will be soon, and this beef stew just seemed to be a perfect choice. Full of veggies, potatoes and big chunks of meat, you get protein […]

Parmesan Pork, Brazilian Steakhouse Style

Recently the wife and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. (I know, I know, I’ll make the joke for you: I don’t know how she puts up with me, either.) There are a million reasons why I love this woman, but none more than this: Wife: “I made dinner reservations for our anniversary. It’s supposed […]