Rice Crusted Catfish

After competing in 6 Crossfit competitions over the past year – my gym bestie and I finally got ourselves a podium! We placed 2nd in the Scaled division of the 859 Summer Showdown this past weekend and I could not be more thrilled for both of us! We both PR’d in our designated lifts –…

Lemon Shrimp and Scallop Salad

It’s been a hot summer, so much of my meal prep has been quick and cool salads packed full of tasty protein, fruits and lots of leafy greens. This salad is no exception – grilled shrimp and scallops add a sweetness that mixes well with the slight acidity of the citrus, crunchiness of the granola,…

BLT Chicken Salad

When your garden is thriving with tomatoes, you gotta improvise on some classics to make use of them without getting bored. This comes together quickly and is perfect for those light summer lunches. Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed 1 cup of bacon crumbles 1 packet Ranch seasoning 1/4 cup no fat Greek Yogurt…

Broiled Flank Steak + Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes

This is one of those “looks fancy” but is stupid easy kind of recipes. You know, for when you’re too busy, but still want something of substance. I always prefer a grilled steak to a skillet seared or broiled steak – but when it’s raining outside, you have to use a plan B. All of…

The Perfect Steak

The summer weather has been pretty ideal these past few days. The sun is shining. The breeze is just right. And the grill is always fired up come dinner time. Everyone has their own method of cooking “the perfect steak”. This is my own. It’s flawless. It’s flavorful. It’s a #treatyoself kind of steak. Trim…

Enmoladas

This past week, we were in Destin, Florida taking our first family vacation. The little gal loved the beach and it was so sweet to see her eyes light up as she experienced something new. I made sure to take advantage of the beach view and managed to do a quick workout in the sand…

Crab Cake with Avocado Vinaigrette and Mango

I competed in Kentuckiana’s Fittest Novice and Masters this past Saturday. I ended up 18th out of 36 total competitors in my division. It was such a fun experience and I ended up beating all of my practice runs leading up to the competition. Now to find the next one. Ingredients: 1 lb. lump crab…

Balsamic Chicken + Zucchini + Bruschetta

I wrapped up my first RP cut a few weeks ago, as well as the Winter Challenge at the gym this past weekend. I ended up losing 7.4 lbs, and while most wouldn’t think that was a lot over the course of a 12 week period – looking at my before and after pictures prove…

Chicken + Apple + Basic Vinaigrette

And just like that, the Open is over. I managed to RX all five – yes, ALL FIVE – workouts this year when my goal was simply just one. It’s amazing to see yourself progress in this sport. It’s a constant battle of weaknesses and strengths – the ever changing list of “goats”. It’s what…

Fried Rice Nachos

17.4 (aka 16.4 repeat) was the kind of workout that is perfect for achieving redemption. I scaled 16.4, and this year, I knew I’d be putting in work to RX 17.4. I achieved 155 reps – 7 less than my scaled version of the previous year. Redemption achieved. As much as I wanted to get…

Korean Chicken Wings

17.3 reintroduced the barbell to the Open and I couldn’t have been more thrilled – the dumbbells were getting brutal! I made it through my first round of 7 C2B right at the 8 minute mark, and it was really as far as I could have gotten – not sure that I would have been…

Shredded Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Open workout 17.2 – makes two total RX’d workouts! As much as I wanted muscle up glory – just wasn’t going to happen. I was just happy that I even made it to the muscle ups round in 7:37. Plenty of time to seek that “Open magic”, but just didn’t happen. And I’m fine with…