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1010, 2017

Outside the gym: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, and Oreos

By |October 10th, 2017|Fitness Tips, Kristy's Kitchen, Random Thoughts|0 Comments

My husband and I love to go camping. We both crave the seclusion of the mountains. Getting into nature and away from this insane world recharges our batteries. Over the past three weeks we have taken two separate trips. The first was a two day camping/hiking trip just the two of us and the other […]

1010, 2017

Sweet Potato & Andouille Sausage Hash – Cast Iron Skillet Cooking!

By |October 10th, 2017|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

This recipe was thrown together on a camping trip with my husband so you may have to play around with seasoning and amounts.

2 or 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
7 or 8 heirloom white and purple potatoes (because I think they’re cute)
1 green bell pepper (chopped)
1 sweet onion (chopped)
Coconut Oil (2 to 4 tablespoons….will […]

1010, 2017

Garbonzo Bean/Veggie Hash – Cast Iron Skillet Cooking!

By |October 10th, 2017|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

This recipe was thrown together on a camping trip with my husband so you may have to play around with seasoning and amounts.

2 cans of Garbonzo Beans (I prefer fresh but cans are easier to store on trips)
1 zucchini (sliced or chopped)
2 red bell peppers (chopped)
1 green bell pepper (chopped)
Coconut Oil (2 or 3 […]

2904, 2016

Kristy’s Kitchen: Fried Plantains

By |April 29th, 2016|Kristy's Kitchen|1 Comment

The first time I ate a plantain I was 10 years old…..living aboard Moon Dragon…..the prettiest sailboat in the Caribbean. Plantains became a favorite staple source of carbs for me and my family and we ate them in a variety of ways. To this day, plantains are still one of my favorite carb sources and […]

1502, 2015

Kristy’s Kitchen: Plantain Tortillas

By |February 15th, 2015|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

Are you looking for a healthy way to get carbs in your diet? Need a healthy substitute for bread? This plantain tortilla recipe is one of my favorites so give them a try!
Plantains are a great source of dietary fiber, B complex vitamins, iron, magnesium AND they have more Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium […]

1102, 2014

Chicken Fajitas!

By |February 11th, 2014|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

Ever had one of those days where you run out of ideas and food for dinner? Yeah me too. So one day when all I had was chicken, some bell peppers that needed to be cooked soon or they would go bad, onion, kale, avocado (also needing to be eaten soon) and some lime & […]

505, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

By |May 5th, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

I love this recipe – got it from a friend and it has turned into one of my favorites. I no longer eat cheese; however, I like this meal as a “treat” for me when I am craving it. Great alternative for me when I want to order a pizza……you get the cheese cravings satisfied […]

2202, 2013

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

By |February 22nd, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

3 1/4 cup almond meal (Trader Joe’s has best prices)

1 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla extract

1/2 cup of raw/local honey (don’t use commercial)

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 1/2 cup of cacao chips (pure dark chocolate chips and vegan chocolate chips work too)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine […]

302, 2013

Mashed Faux-tatoes

By |February 3rd, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

1 head of cauliflower (about 4 cups)

4 tablespoons of coconut oil (or real butter made with olive oil)

Sea Salt

Black pepper

Chop cauliflower into roughly 2-3 inch pieces. Steam the cauliflower until it is fork-tender and place in a food processor. Add the oil or butter, sea salt, and black pepper.

Puree until smooth and creamy. If you […]

1001, 2013

Simple Baked Kale Chips

By |January 10th, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|0 Comments

2 bunches of kale

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Rinse kale leaves and pat dry with a towel. Pull leaves from the stalk.

Roughly chop the kale into large pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Top kale with melted coconut oil and massage […]