Today I was determined to make a new recipe. It’s always been something I’ve loved doing, but over the past year my experiments in the kitchen have dwindled. It seems like it’s hard to find the time these days or something else take precedence, but I really love creating and it’s something I plan to make more time for. Plus, recipes don’t have to be complicated or take hours and I think these 30 minute meals are probably more realistic and functional for most! So you can expect to see quick meals from me in the future.
We had a halloween party at our gym last weekend and I wanted to make something delicious but not too sweet. Because I knew there would be a lot of dessert and candy to go around. So I decided on a pumpkin muffin with a little bit of icing on top. They turned out PERFECT. Definitely the right amount of sweetness. You can eat a whole one without making yourself sick.
It’s the start of a new week and that means there’s a new Black Iron Nutrition ingredient challenge. And this week it’s the most basic fall ingredient of them all. Hello pumpkin! Pumpkin’s incredibly versatile and I urge you to explore with it this week. It’s great in sweet and savory dishes and it’s rich in vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. You can’t go wrong with this one.
I’m not one to turn down a baking challenge. Especially when it’s sponsored by Doughnuts and Deadlifts. As most of you know by now, I’m the director of Black Iron Nutrition, and we have an ingredient challenge each week. It’s a great opportunity for all of us (clients and coaches) to get creative, to think outside the box, and to work on our skills in the kitchen. This week there was a little twist, instead of a specific ingredient, we partnered up with Doughnuts and Deadlifts to offer some goodies to the person who could come up with the best donut recipe! And I’m not one to miss out on something as fun as that.
The ingredient challenge for Black Iron Nutrition this week was black beans so I decided to work on my baking skills. I’ve never been the best at baking with protein powder, and I gave up for some time because it gets quite expensive if you have to continually throw away batches and batches of food. But I decided it was time to experiment again.