Food Prep Friday: Homemade Mayo

By Coach Dean / December 31, 2015

Food Prep Friday: Homemade Mayo Author: Coach Dean This is one of my favorite recipes to make; it’s almost like a science experiment! As long as you follow the directions (room temperature is crucial) you should end up with the tastiest and healthiest mayo you have ever had. One note of caution – “real” mayonnaise […]


Just One Thing

By Coach Dean / December 30, 2015

At our training gym earlier this week we were talking about who set New Year’s resolutions and if so how well did they do sticking to them. There were very few who set resolutions and even fewer (1 or 2) who had any success keeping them. What is a resolution anyway? I would describe it […]


Veggie Chicken Pad Thai

By Eat This. It's Good! / December 29, 2015

Veggie Chicken Pad Thai Recipe Type: Main Dishes Author: Coach Nancy Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoons coconut aminos 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or bottled lime juice) ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 12-ounce package of broccoli slaw 4 medium carrots shredded or cut into small strips 2 pounds […]


Thankful Tuesday: Christmas to New Years Edition

By Coach Dean / December 28, 2015

I still have that “Christmas Feeling” deep down inside – maybe it is because snow is on the way? Anyway I hope y’all had a great week last week and are looking forward to making this one great as well. This week I am thankful for: Second chances/fresh starts The kids enthusiasm Nancy’s drive and […]


Old But Not Obsolete

By Coach Dean / December 27, 2015

You might recognize that line from the sci-fi flick “Terminator 52” (or something like that). I actually love that line. “Old, but not obsolete” We get so caught up in trying to look young, feel young, and even act young that we miss the fact that with age comes other things – perspective, grace, wisdom. […]


Merry Christmas from The Grateful Plate

By Coach Dean / December 25, 2015

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11


Thank-You and You’re Welcome

By Coach Dean / December 23, 2015

Most people seem to be able to say “Thank-You” easier than they say “You’re Welcome”. I was reared to say “Please” and “Thank-You” and “You’re Welcome”, and I still think it matters. When someone says “Thank-You” they are recognizing the value that you added to their lives. Could be the barista at the coffee shop, […]


Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

By Eat This. It's Good! / December 22, 2015

Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Recipe Type: Main Dishes Author: Coach Nancy Ingredients 1 large acorn squash 1 pound ground sausage 1 onion 1 apple, any variety 6 slices bacon 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary) 2 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon ground sage 1 teaspoon black pepper […]


Thankful Tuesday: Christmas Edition

By Coach Dean / December 21, 2015

Nancy and I had a great time taking the kids up to Santa’s Village on Saturday. We saw our first snow of the season and it makes us happy to see the kids having a great time. There is so much more than Santa at Christmas though. It was pretty easy to come up with […]