Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

There are lots of ways to eat healthy. You can eat boiled chicken and broccoli, or you can get creative and make some of your favorite dishes with better ingredients. I¬†took Shepherd’s Pie and gave it a twist: sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Now, white potatoes aren’t inherently bad for you, but sweet potatoes […]

One-Pan Enchilada Casserole

Have you ever made a recipe that was so easy, so good, and so filling that you made it every single week for the next month, or is that just me? This recipe is THAT good. It is super simple, and really easy to change up. You can use ground beef, chicken, pork or steak. […]

Crustless Pizza

Meat-za (Crustless Pizza)

I’ve talked a little bit about why I think athletes can benefit from going gluten-free before. And now, well, I’m walking the walk. In an effort to get rid of some excess inflammation, I’ve decided to cut gluten out of my diet completely for the next few months and see if that makes a difference […]

Pasta Sauce for Meat Lovers

The recipe I’m sharing with you today has been in the works for over 100 years. No, seriously. I married an Italian girl, who learned this recipe from her mother, who learned it from her mother, who learned it from her mother, etc. Through the generations, the recipe has been tweaked to accommodate living in […]

beef, chinese, asian, hot, crockpot, slow cooker

Spicy Asian Beef

I love easy food. The quicker, the better. The fewer ingredients, the more it finds a way into my heart (and my stomach!). I had just grabbed some takeout and had a few of those spicy mustard packets hanging around, as well as some soy sauce packets. I mixed those with some sriracha and garlic, […]

Chili for Breakfast

Breakfast Chili

Contrary to the title, this chili isn’t only for breakfast. Instead, it just refers to amping up your usual bowl by adding 1-3 eggs to your bowl. For lunch or dinner, the added protein helps prep or recover after a workout. As a breakfast, the beans in the chili, along with the eggs and beef, […]

Chipotle Beef Kebabs with Avocado Dipping Sauce

There is a really big place in my heart for spicy beef. I love everything from chili to jambalaya to barbacoa beef, all with lots of heat and spicy flavor. This beef follows a similar trend: spicy, flavorful, and it cooks quickly. The beef is supremely tasty, but the crowning glory here is the avocado […]

Thai-style Beef Stir Fry

If you haven’t noticed a theme with the meals I post here, this is it: simple. While my wife loves to cook and could spend hours in the kitchen on one meal, she doesn’t want to do that every day. And as for me? Well, scrambled eggs tests my patience. So we try to find […]

Beef and bacon baked beans

Loaded Baked Beans

Baked beans are a staple at most barbecues, and one of my favorites. But even with tons of beans, I knew I could up the ante by loading it with bacon, ground beef, and a few other flavors. This recipe is really simple, and once you cook the beef, bacon, pepper and onion, you could […]

Jalapeno chimichurri with grilled steak

Roasted Jalapeno Chimichurri with Grilled Steak

Generally I’m all about simple meals. I train long and hard, and when I get home I don’t want to stand at the stove for 45 minutes. I’m a huge fan of the crockpot for this reason. But sometimes a recipe comes along that is so good I don’t mind doing a bit of extra […]