Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

January 19, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

If you’re like me, you may love to eat drupes and not even know it.  There’s a new one, right?  Drupes are actually just “fruits” that have a pit or a stone at their core, surrounded by a fleshy, edible portion.  They include foods such as the mango, cherry, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, and...
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

January 12, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

It’s a lean, mean, green, cancer-, cholesterol-, allergy-, oxidative-stress- and inflammation-fighting-machine.  And, you’re in luck because it’s likely sitting in your refrigerator right now. With over 300 studies to support its whole-food, nutrition power-house goodness, broccoli is a sure-fire way to improve your health. Specifically, it fights 3 cellular problem areas that can contribute...
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Loving the BITE: Quinoa-Black Bean Burgers Recipe

January 5, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Quinoa-Black Bean Burgers Recipe

It was once known by Incan warriors for stamina and power.  Today, Loving the Bike cyclists can reap the same benefits.  Quinoa.  If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, you soon will.  Don’t know how to pronounce it?  No problem, we’ll get to that too. For starters, it’s a grain-like seed that’s...
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

December 29, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

Not long ago, at the beginning of all the Holiday-feasting, we gave you a green detox super smoothie recipe.  Our purpose was to offer a chance to take a whole-food smoothie-cleansing break from the extra foods, the extra sweets, and any extra alcohol drinking that can accompany the Holiday Season.  Our super smoothie was...
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

December 22, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

Sometimes the Holiday season feels like nothing more than a blur of hustle and bustle.  And while we try to savor the moments, it can be tough to stop and enjoy it in the midst of a long to-do list. To make it a little easier on you this year, we’ve scoured the web...
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Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

December 15, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas carols?  Is it children singing?  Hay rides? Sleigh bells? For me, it’s figgy pudding.  And, although I’ve never actually had it, figs intrigue me.  One of my favorite pizzas boosts a healthy serving of figs.  This week, we’ll keep it simple and serve up a...
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

December 8, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

Sometimes big things come in little packages.  This is certainly the case with this week’s key ingredient.  Big-time nourishment comes from a tiny sesame seed.  Nourishment that can help cyclists with stamina, achy joints and migraines associated with electrolyte depletion.  They’ve certainly stood the test of time, dating back to as early as 1600...
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

December 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Green, yellow, orange, or red?  This is the question when picking out a bell pepper.  In terms of nutrition, it does make a difference.   As cyclists, we want all the antioxidants, phytochemicals, and health-promoting whole food components we can get.  Choose the wrong one and you’ll get a lot of awesome nutrients.  Choose...
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Super Smoothie

November 24, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Super Smoothie

So, your Thanksgiving menu’s set.  But what about the day after? We suggest our after-Thanksgiving-back-on-track Green Detox Super Smoothie.  Why?  Simply because most people don’t wake up feeling super great the day after Thanksgiving.  Even though they had good intentions for healthy Thanksgiving eating, and they actually feel like they did pretty well (this...
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

November 22, 2011
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

What happens when a 125 pound cyclist takes on the challenge of eating a 3 pound veggie monster burger?  A better question may be…why would someone even want to? As I’ve mentioned before, one of our sponsors over here at Loving the Bike is Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Austin.  On their menu is what...
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

November 17, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

When’s the last time you ate a pomegranate?  I mean, really, bought the fruit, cut into it, and ate it.   For most people, it’s not anytime recently, and maybe never.  So much easier to buy the juice in a bottle, right?  Is any fruit really worth all that mess? Oh yeah it is....
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

November 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

Baby, it’s cold outside.  Only one thing to do: Break out the slow cooker and whip up some delicious, satisfying, and ultra-healthy chili.  Specifically, chili that features our super-nutritive key ingredient: Dark Red Kidney Beans.  Could there be anything better to come home to after a long workday and after-work ride?  I think not....
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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