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. […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steaks with Easy Onion Gravy

Few things are better than a simply prepared steak. This is by far my favorite — salt & pepper, butter…and that’s it. Perfection. But this one with onion gravy is a close second. It’s hearty, tasty and filling — everything I need after a day with two training sessions. The gravy is great on the […]

Mongolian Beef

I’ve talked about my love for takeout here in this orange chicken recipe and here in this beef and broccoli recipe. Not only is this recipe absolutely awesome, the sauce is fantastic. It can be used as a marinade for beef, chicken, pork and fish. You can cook broccoli, green beans, or carrots and toss […]