Garlic-ginger Tuna Steak with lime and EVOO

I am so sorry for not posting a recipe in a very LONG time. In short, I just graduated college, went backpacking in Europe and then I have been working two jobs so life has been a little crazy lately. With that said, this recipe is super fast, convenient and full of nutrients to help power me through my days.… Continue reading Garlic-ginger Tuna Steak with lime and EVOO

Chili Cheese Popcorn


Add some zest to ordinary popcorn by creating this chili cheese popcorn. A great summer party popcorn bursting with so much flavor there will not be room for a dull moment.

Chili Cheese Popcorn

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels (popped)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Zest of two limes

TOTAL YIELD: 4.5 ounces, (About 16 cups of popcorn)




  1. In a medium size saucepan on medium high heat add the oil along with 2 or 3 popcorn kernels and cover the pan. When the kernels pop, add the ½ cup of popcorn kernels and put the lid on. Once the popcorn begins popping, gently shake the pan and once the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Pour the popcorn into a bowl and sprinkle with parmesan cheese, chili powder and cayenne pepper and toss. Zest 2 limes onto the popcorn. Enjoy immediately for the freshest popcorn.

Enjoy! This is my new favorite way to prepare popcorn. Do you have any popcorn ‘secrets’ or fun recipes? I would love to her how you enjoy this wonderful WHOLE GRAIN!

Overnight Power Oats

Crazy to think it is already March but that means it is National Nutrition Month!  To start off your morning with these easy, no-cook, nutrient packed oats, will power you through your morning feeling wonderful. I often make it in mason jars because it makes it perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast after hitting the gym… Continue reading Overnight Power Oats

Curry-Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

With about 20 minutes of hands-on time, this recipe is simple, fun and tasty. The presentation is beautiful and the dish was perfect for a fun little dinner party I had this past weekend. Enjoy!  Ingredients:  4 Medium size sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed 3 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic 2 Tbsp Curry… Continue reading Curry-Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Beets ‘n’ Sweet Potatoes

With it being so cold outside, I needed some roasted vegetables to warm up with. These beets and sweet potatoes were so tasty and colorful, it brightened my day by just eating them! Enjoy the recipe: Ingredients:  6 colorful beets, peeled and cut into chunks 2 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1… Continue reading Roasted Beets ‘n’ Sweet Potatoes

Curry Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup

Not only is this recipe quick easy to make but it stores in the fridge and is great for lunches during the week. Since I have been working long hours lately, I have to have a serious cooking day to plan out my meals and make food for the week. This weekend I got crafty… Continue reading Curry Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup

Boston Marathon: Becky Vander Sluis

Such an honor to have this awesome writer of this article in Costa Rica and to be able to have this article written about my Boston experience!

EC Reporter

This year’s Boston Marathon took place on April 20.

Long before that rainy morning, Becky Vander Sluis was preparing to run the Boston Marathon. Following a weekly training schedule and being attentive to the need for proper nutrition, Vander Sluis trained for a year while attending Central Michigan University full time and working two jobs.

Vander Sluis was a three sport athlete in high school, and she was on her way to having an athletic scholarship to college when she broke her foot and was unable to compete in sports. It was at this point that she decided to run the Boston Marathon one day, knowing that it would not be mentally or physically easy to qualify for the world’s most prestigious marathon. A resident of Michigan, Vander Sluis ran the Grand Rapids Marathon in order to qualify for Boston, and last week she traveled to the city to make…

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EXO Protein Bar Review

When I first heard that EXO protein bars are made with cricket flour as a protein source I had to double check if I had read it right. Sure enough, EXO came out with a line of protein bars that are Complete, Sustainable, and Delicious. After trying the PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY bar, I would rank… Continue reading EXO Protein Bar Review