Spiced Roasted Black Soy Beans

I thought life would slow down a bit after my fitness competition.

I was wrong.

It’s only gotten busier! I don’t even know where all my time goes- but it’s been so hard to find the time to blog!

My workout routine has changed a little bit- now I’m going to the gym everyday. There used to be days where I would be only doing cardio, so I didn’t need to go to the gym- but now actually I’m there everyday.

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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Yeast Bread

Hello out there! I’m super excited to get back to recipe making and blogging! I’ve been trying not to go too crazy but there are just so many things I want to try!! applebread (22 of 27)

One thing I really miss is yeasty bread. Make it crusty, seedy, yeasty bread and you really got me! Alas, this isn’t your typical yeast bread, but you know what- it does taste delicious! I got the idea after seeing some recipes over on Foodie Fiasco– Kelly has some awesome stuff. But I’ve changed it up to make it single serving, and more suited to my macros. Continue reading

Post Contest

Hello everyone!

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Ms Bikini lineup

The big day has come and gone and now I can get back into blogging and recipe sharing! Last Saturday, April 27th, I competed in the Universe Perfection Korea World Body Classic. Wow long name! When I registered for the show, it was actually a Musclemania competition, but there was some sort of falling out with the organizers so the name changed. Doesn’t really matter to me- when I return to Canada and compete there, I won’t be entering that federation anyways. There are many aspects of the competition that I don’t really like- namely the costume and posing. Also, maybe just because it was in Korea, but many of the women did not look like athletes- just skinny and surgically altered. Not saying that women are not skinny or surgically altered back home- but it just seemed really pronounced here. I want to compete in the CBBF- Canadian Bodybuilding Federation, which is what I did when I competed in Fitness back in 2011. What I like about the CBBF is that you start in the Amateur comps and work your way up to the National levels. Then you can qualify to compete internationally and become an IFBB (International Continue reading

The Not So Best Chicken in The World+ An Update

This post was supposed to be about chicken. My plan was to make the best pre-contest competitor chicken recipe that I would love and love and love and be more than happy to share- but it isn’t. Or wasn’t. I mean I did make chicken this weekend, and I took photos and everything- but the recipe was in no ways amazing. No ways. So I’m not sharing it. I didn’t start a blog just to post any recipe that I used, just for the sake of posting.

So I’m writing this post to share an update.  Continue reading

Salty Citrus-y Mackerel

I have to say that this recipe is AWESOME!

Really!

And that’s not to say that the other recipes that I post aren’t. They’re good too. But this recipe is seriously fantastic. Unless you don’t like fish. orangemackerel (29 of 31)

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Sweet Kabocha Puree

Last week I promised the recipe for the dip you saw with the Low Carb Protein Stick recipe, so here it is!

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As you know, I LOVE kabocha. Love Love Love Love Love Love Love kabocha!!! Actually now, I get a discount at my local “Angel Home Mart”- just a random Korean grocery store on danhobak  단호박, as it’s called here. I told them it is my favourite, and because they like me, they say “special discount, only for you” 🙂 Continue reading

Low Carb Protein Sticks

This week I’m breaking the post into two parts. This post will be the protein part. Next week will be the carb part. Together, these recipes have been my post workout meal of choice recently. IMG_1426-25So what is a protein stick? Um well basically it’s just a protein pancake that has been cut into stick form. Exciting right? Continue reading

What is a healthy diet?

This is such a challenging subject it seems. And yet it isn’t. But what makes a healthy diet is still such an area of confusion to so many people. And even when you follow your version of a healthy diet- is it really that?

I thought I would share my thoughts on diet. As a person who has been very food focused for many years, I’ve definitely read a great deal, experimented a lot, and am still finding myself frustrated and confused.

However, right now, and since I hired my coach, I feel better than I have all year. Do I look better? Well I still don’t feel as lean as I like to, but my show is still 6 weeks away and slowly but surely I am getting there. Before I go into what I’m doing now, I’ll share some of the things I’ve tried. And keep in mind, that although these things have worked for weight loss, they haven’t been very good for health or performance. Continue reading

Curried Chicken with Creamy Veggie Puree

I sort of have a love hate relationship with chicken.

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It’s one of those foods that is usually safe to get when you eat out, and is pretty readily available, both positives. Also, it fits into my meal plan on both rest days and training days, so its easy for me too cook a big batch and be able to eat it every day of the week. However- whenever you end up eating something over and over and over… you can get pretty sick of it. Continue reading