Italian

Baked Pasta on Steroids

Lasagna is, hands down, one of my favorite meals. When given the choice for my weekly “epic” cheat meal, or a birthday dinner, I usually ask my wife to make it. But lasagna is apparently hard work…and thus, pasta on ‘roids as we’ve nicknamed it, was born. It’s the best of everything Italian (according to […]

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 […]

Chicken Parmigiana in the Crockpot

Traditional chicken parmigiana, like your momma made it, or like your favorite Italian restaurant, is usually breaded and fried, then topped with cheese and sauce. But I’ll be honest, I’m far too lazy to spend the extra time at the stove frying chicken, especially when the fried portion won’t do anything to increase my performance […]

Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

For me, food has to meet a few different criterion to make my plate. It either must be really nutritious, or taste really good. Luckily for me, Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs is both. Because I tend to steer away from white flour, you won’t find me eating pasta with this meal. If you want to, go […]