Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Our good friend Bill Thomas brought this dish to our last Beaches Runners Club Social. I thought I’d share here. It makes a great side dish to any main. Read more of this post


HEAL Nutrition

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Having instructed or co-instructed many clinics at the Running Room, I have had the opportunity to see several nutritionists tell their tale of right and wrong. There are many ways to look at nutrition when it comes to training to do your best. Tara Postnikoff of HEAL Nutrition (Healthy Eating Active Living) is sometimes seen as a tough cookie. But Tara tells it like it is. Eat as well as possible if you want to do your best. Slack off in any one area and you are not going to slim down, prepare for hard workouts, or recover from runs properly.

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Super Fantastic Quinoa Cakes

Are you nuts? Well, you are, if you don’t like these!

Quinoa Cakes

They’re a full well rounded meal in one cake. A great meal or snack, perfect to have on hand to consume after a workout on the go. They’re tasty cold but better hot, served with yogurt, citrus and green onion dip.

Anita made these last night and they were spectacular. Leftovers today, just as delicious!

The ingredients of spinach, plus some arugula that we added in as well make it a one item meal.
Try them, and let us know what you think!


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Restaurants Revisited

Toronto Restaurants on GoogleThis post is not actually about revisiting another post about restaurants. It is about actually re-visiting restaurants that we usually go to, only trying to order more conscientiously than ever.

Read on, and be sure to check out ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ on my ‘Aces on the Run’ Blog

Trying to become a healthier person and a better runner requires a lot of focus on nutrition and proper food intake.
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Davey’s Burrito Salad Bowl

daveys-burrito-bowlThis is one of my favourite lunches when I am trying to be reasonably good at work and out for lunch.

It is from Chipotle Mexican restaurant at Yonge and Dundas. Hold the rice, sour cream, partial cheese and no burrito shell /add extra veggies.


  • Grilled Chicken and OR Black Beans
  • Grilled Peppers and Onions – they give me extra when I say no rice
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Hot Tomatillo Salsa
  • Guacamole

$9.85 – Full of flavour, very filling and somewhat…er…cleansing.

I recommend it sênor!

Oh, and we usually order online then go pick it up. Saves time. Hence the ‘Davey’ on the bowl lid :)


Ace Your Health

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*** UPDATE – I will be blogging specifically for Theresa Albert on her site, not here, but I will intertwine the 2 and will be sure to post here a link to her site each time there are updates. ***

Last November, I heard of an opportunity I couldn’t resist. Theresa Albert announced the upcoming launch of her new book and accompanying website Ace Your Health “52 Ways to Stack Your Deck”. To support the book and website –, she was asking for bloggers who were willing to follow her year long foray into healthy living and write about it. Read more of this post