Saturday, December 26, 2015

Inspired by a post on FB.......

Click the link:  Kale, potatoes and tomatoes

I put a twist on it and added onions, tomatoe sauce, cumin, curry, sea salt, pepper and rice.


Thank for sharing FB family.

Share your twist.



Thursday, December 24, 2015

Is this simple or what....

Bananas and hemp seeds. Next time I'll throw in some berries. 



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chilly Ride Deserves.....

a post ride throw down! Fried potatoes with onions, salad and buffalo(tofu) wings. 

Ok now time to work some apples and tomatoes in the hydrater. 

Have a wonderful day. 


Friday, December 11, 2015

Kale and Spanish Rice

Happened to be scrolling through Facebook and ran across a picture of kale and grilled acorn squash. Well I worked with what I had and came up with this.  

Kale, onions, mushrooms and spanish rice.



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bok Choy!

Yep. My neighbor gave me some to eat and plant along with some fresh basil and onions. I put the bok choy to use right away with some brown rice. So as I sit in the sun I am enjoying.......


Monday, November 23, 2015

The Dates Have Arrived!

My first time ordering fresh dates. Oh my!

Yes I was excited and rushed to the door when I herd the doorbell. They came right on time as promised.

Couldn't wait to try them. 

No it's not missing a cart. I've already started on them. Nothing like "Fresh" dates.  The Date People are on it. Give them a try if like date and taste the difference. 

Facebook: The Date People

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rainy Ride.....

.....and pasta. What a great day for a ride. Started out with clouds and then came the rain. Once the road grime was washed off it was time for some pasta. 

Cat you tell we're having a blast. The down pour came minute after this photo op. #RideOn #BikeLife #TBL #Peace 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Coconut Hut!

Just happened to be walking around a strip mall and at the end was paridise! Organic Vegan gem. 

I'll meet you there. Holla!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fresh Corn, Cactus, Beet and Blue Corn Tortillas

Stopped by the market picked up a fresh batch of tortillas and the rest is history. Grape seed oil, bok choy, mushrooms, carrots, almond cheese and sauce and seasonings of your liking.  Enjoy

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cuc's on sale....

.....that means cucumber salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, red onions, lime, olive oil, basil, hemp seeds, and a pinch of sea salt. Tasty!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pizza on the Raw....somewhat

You got it. Once a week I have one of these. I change up on the ingredients but the result is the same. Delicious!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A great 24 hrs....beans are the theme

Live the moment. I started the day yesterday morning with kamut mixed with pumpkin seeds, raisins, goji berries and rice honey. Then out the door to ride with #TBL(The Biginners Lane).

My post ride meal consisted of some bean soup I had in the crockpot from the night before. Good stuff.

Sometime during the afternoon I was not super hungry but I knew we were going have a night ride and for quick net gain grub the fruit smoothie fit the bill. 

We had a great night ride. The Beginners Lane group was having big fun. Can't you tell. 

Post ride was mashed potatoes with bean soup gravy, corn and a nice green salad(not pictured). I ate it all before thinking about a pic. 

So this morning I was thinking how creative and simple can I be. You tell me and by the way this was way better than just good. Give it a try. Refried beans  with sautéed onions and mushrooms topped with tomatoes, basil, vinegarette and vegan cheese on top of some vegan multigrain toast. Of course I had to top  each price of toast with red pepper sauce and one with chipotle sauce. Ummmm.  

Have healthy and great day!  #Peace 

*Stay hydrated my friends. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Vegan Cyclist.....

Found some kool info that is basically nothing new.  Just eat clean and reap the benefits.

Cyclist's Guide to Going Vegan

You can give up meat without sacrificing performance. Here’s how.

Whether you want to lose weight, are concerned with your health, or just want to ride faster, consider adopting a plant-based diet all or some of the time. It’s entirely possible to fuel your body for riding without meat or dairy—provided you eat whole, unprocessed foods, and not empty calories like chips and soda. Try these smart swaps and check out some of my favorite vegan recipes below.
PROTEINMeat, dairy productsLegumes, nuts, and seeds
IRONMollusks, liver, and beefSquash, pumpkin seeds, nuts, beans, and dark leafy greens
CALCIUMMilk (lower-fat varieties have more calcium) and cheeseDark leafy greens, soy products, almonds
VITAMIN DCod liver oil, fish, oysters, fortified dairy productsFortified cereals­ and soy products,­ mushrooms
VITAMIN B12Clams, oysters, liver, fish, beef, eggsFortified almond or rice milk, ­soy products, breakfast

Preride Breakfasts
Oatmeal: Cook ¼ cup raw oats with ½ cup almond milk or water. Steelcut oats are best but takes a while to cook; unsweetened Quaker instantoats prepared in the microwave work in a pinch. Top with raw, unsalted sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, fresh berries, a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and almond milk. Add more fresh fruit for additional calories. 

PB&J: Use 100-percent fruit spread and whole-grain bread. Whether you use peanut, almond, cashew, or hazelnut butter, choose one that’s 100 percent nuts, with no added fats and sugars. 

Buckwheat Pancakes: Combine 1 cup buckwheat mix (I like Hodgson Mills) with ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce, chopped nuts, a sliced banana, ¼ cup ground flaxseed, and 1½ cup almond, rice, or soymilk. Make 4-inch-diameter pancakes, then top with fresh berries or other fruits and pure maple syrup. I typically make at least a dozen of these to have as a snack during the day, on a ride, or for a quick preride meal. You can sandwich two together with honey, jelly, or peanut butter.

Midride Fuels
Energy bar: Choose one made with fruits, nuts, and whole grains, without added preservatives or sweeteners. Lara, Kind, and Bobo’s are good choices.

Dried fruit and nut mix: Combine your choice of nuts with raisins, Craisins, or other dried fruits.

Bananas or other fresh fruit

Dark chocolate: My favorite is from Belgium, but Endangered Species and Trader Joe’s make tasty, organic versions. Look for one that’s at least 70 percent cacao.


Postride Recovery Meals
Fruit and veggie smoothie: In a blender, combine crushed ice, fresh and/or frozen mix of berries (I like strawberries and blueberries), banana, kiwi, pineapple, ground flaxseed, and 100 percent pomegranate or other fruit juice to liquefy the mix. I’ve thrown in acai and goji juice and vegetables like baby carrots, kale, and spinach on occasion. You can get creative with these and come up with your own favorite mix. I’ll take a fresh fruit smoothie over a powdered recovery mix any day. 

Tortilla wrap: In a spelt or whole-grain tortilla, combine black or pinto beans, quinoa or wild rice, spinach, avocado, and salsa. 

Monster salad: In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, spinach, chopped tomato, cucumber, baby carrots, snap peas, shiitake mushrooms, olives, avocado, raw unsalted sunflower seeds, and nuts of your choice. Toss with a dash of balsamic dressing, or make your own (below).

Salad dressing: In a blender, combine dates, cashews, sunflower seeds, 100 percent fruit juice (I like Dole’s blend of orange, pineapple, and banana), balsamic vinegar, and brown rice vinegar. A heaping tablespoon of almond, cashew, or peanut butter tastes great in the mix as well. The dressing tastes like peanut sauce and provides filling protein thanks to the seeds and nuts. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kool Watermelon Slices...

I saw this on YouTube. Couldn't remember how it was done when my family came to visit. Well, here it is. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quinoa urge today...

Yep. Got up and had that morning glass of alkaline water to get the morning started. As I say, keep it simple. So I cooked a pot of quinoa and then my imagination got the best of me. I sautéed some carrots, red onion, garlic and red peppers. Now I'm like how about a simple salad. I grabbed a cucumber, zucchini, avocado and the spiralizer and went to work. As for the finished product....

For my islanders my after breakfast drink today was sorrel. Good stuff!  

Have a wonderful day. Peace. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Big thumbs up to the crew! We did it! Met at the park at 0500 and made it happen. 75 mile ride in the books. Afterwards a dip in the pool and a post ride salad. Thanks again to Ahmad, Karta'e and Nate for making it my best 75er to date.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A flat 1 mile from home.

No stress. Flats happen. We just don't want them happening to us. The good thing is it was at the end of a great ride with Nate. Anyway I was feeling good because I ate and drank well before the ride and had some sleep.

Folks had been telling me about co2 vs the pump.  Well co2 will be kept in the saddlebag for sure. 

No pop or bang I just noticed I was feeling to much in touch with the road. Pulled over sat outside Safeway and went to work. Now it's time to stock up on some tires. I usually carry one tube. I'm bumbing that to two. 

Now after the flat was fixed I thought about putting in a few more mile. Not! Murphy's Law has a way of show up anytime and anywhere. Another flat and no spare would not be good. 

All and all it was and is a wonderful day. Get your #RideOn #BikeLife #Peace

Until next time enjoy what life has to offer. Peace 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Post ride "grub"...

Keeping it simple just works. Grab a few things out of the frig, seasoning, olive oil, stainless steel and make it happen. This was a very tasty meal after a nice ride today. #RideOn #BikeLife #Peace

Friday, September 4, 2015

Can you say pizza?

I was watching a cooking show today and they were making pizza. Well you know what happened next. I was off to pick up my farm veggies and khorosan wheat pizza crust. Man this will become a regular event.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Green Tomatoes and Cinnamon Apples

Nice breakfast. I did the green tomatoes and the wife did the apples. The pictures say the rest. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Warm(Great) day for a salad.....

Put some time in the yard this morning and this was just what the Dr ordered. As you can tell I like my salads colorful. Hey, the more color the more nutrients. So with that said have a salad today.  Peace. 

This is some good dressing. 

Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, olives, dulse , crunchie hemp flakes and "Soul-Fu". 

Get your hands on this dressing and let me know what you think. 

Have a great and healthy day. Your body will love you for it.