Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quinoa Stuffed Plantains #HolidayDetox

A vegetarian take on the Latin favorite stuffed plantains, no meat? No problem! This is just as good as the original with just the right amount of spice. Perfect for an appetizer or a meal.

I promised I wouldn't just feed you a bunch of Greek food, right? I made good on this promise. I am bringing you a some Latin flava! Arrrrrrrrriba! ( I never could master the tongue roll though)

What is not to love about Latin culture- the food, the spices, the comfort, the music and plantains!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Discovering Yoga & Debunking the Myths #Fitgasm

There are so many misconceptions about Yoga. So I am getting my personal yoga guru Katie to debunk the myths of yoga since it made a real difference in my quality of life.

Yoga- what do you envision? Some dude doing a head stand, being twisted like a pretzel, using the words "ommmmmm"?? Yeah lots of people think about this. I first got into power yoga a while back when I first started on my weight loss journey. It was crazy hard and I totally felt like I did not belong. Everyone else was so much more flexible and I didn't felt like I belonged.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Greek Chopped Salad #HolidayDetox

This fabulous Greek Chopped Salad comes together in minutes with very few ingredients. Transport your taste buds to Greece and keep your body fit and fabulous while you do it.

I am realizing I have been hitting you with all my Greek food moves lately. I guess I am just feeling my Greek half more lately, but I got more for you soon. In my last post I mentioned different cultures- like Cuban and Moroccan. Obsessed with the flavors they got going on.

#SorryNotSorry but the Mediterraneans got the lockdown on healthy and delicious.  I realize it is the dead of winter and all of you are curling up with strews and soups and I am here all like... salad is cold and delicious. But I know you got your resolutions so this salad will help you keep them.

But anyways this salad is soooo super easy- chop up some veggies, add in some EVOO and Red Wine Vinegar- DONE!

Even an owl can do it...

This cracked me up so hard I had to add it. 

So if you wanna get your healthy on and you're short on time- problem solved!!

Plus it is the DEAD of winter- boo winter. But I can totally feel like it is warm out with this kick ass salad.

The briney flavor of beautiful fresh feta with crisp fresh veggies with some dill and a light dressing- it really is the fucking simple things sometimes.
Does this mean I am getting food mature- nah never! This is just freaking delicious and you forget your being all healthy and responsible and shit.

But it is sooooo good! Ohhhhh yeah! See my very own foodgasm below. Don't worry it's not too explicit.

Greek Chopped Salad

by Sophia Del Gigante
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Keywords: raw salad entree snack healthy nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegetarian Greek summer winter spring fall

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 1/2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, dice8 oz. feta, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • OPTIONAL: freshly ground black pepper
1- Dice up all your veggies.
2- Add in dill and combine well.
3- Drizzle in your extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.
4- Mix well and add pepper if desired.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Goals: To do and not do in 2015!

Resolutions are really just goals in my mind, Like Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." Here is what I want to accomplish and to not do in 2015!

Like Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." I am a BIG believer in this. Work hard, play hard, all that jazz. It works for me. I have done well with my goals from last year. I shared in a previous post I accomplished ALL my goals from last year. ALL! But I didn't completely finish one. Either way this writing shit down makes it REAL!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Easy Quinoa Spanakopita Roll Ups

Spanokopita aka Greek Spinach Pie is delicious, but can be quite labor intensive, so I made it easier and put an extra healthy spin on it by adding quinoa! This Mediterranean delight is light on calories and high in flavor!

I am half Greek guys, in case you didn't know. I throw a while lots Mediterranean mayhem and recipes your way. Ever heard of the Mediterranean diet? Well these people live healthy and eat healthy naturally. So I thought I would send some Greek action your way.  It's a good thing too because after the holidays- it's time for some holiday detox bitches... I know you been bad. I sure know I was. Yeah I was a bad bad girl! I must have gone through like 4 pounds of butter from all the baking over the holidays!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Top Ten Posts and Recipes of 2014

This is my top ten recipes from 2014. From Indian Spiced Kabobs to Hops and Nuts Ice Cream, there is something for everyone and guaranteed you will LOVE it!

Hey guys I know it's the day after new years, but I wanted to recap my top 10 posts and recipes of 2014.

I think I've learned and accomplished A LOT this year! Here are some of my personal goals achieved!
  • I made and edited my first ever video
  • I learned to shoot manual
  • Ran my first obstacle race (also sustained my first sports injury)
  • Wrote for a new publication
  • Brewed and collaborated on my first beer
  • Attended my first beer shows
  • Ran Girl's Pint Out for a little while
  • Started Writing about Beer and Fitness on my blog
  • Stated the wheels turning on the redesign of NY Foodgasm

2015 will be even MORE awesome! I wanted to thank you all who read loyally and follow me! Your support, kindness and just the fact you read makes me feel amazing and is the fuel that keeps me going! +XOXO+

Without Further Adieu here are:

The Top Ten Posts and Recipes of 2014

Moroccan Chicken Gyros

Indian Spiced Kabobs

Brown Butter Bacon Ice Cream

Mexican Breakfast Skillet

Samoa Energy Truffles

 10 myths about dark beer

Gyro Sliders with Creamy Dill Sauce

Hops and Nuts Ice Cream

Bangers & Mash- Featuring Long Ireland Celtic Ale

Chocolate Brown Ale Pound Cake with a Brown Ale Glaze

Monday, December 29, 2014

Easy Bacon and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Pizza #lazygirlnye

This is the easiest and most delicious appetizer you can make! All you need is a sheet of puff pastry, onions, olive oil and bacon. You may want to make two since everyone will want seconds (and maybe thirds)!

Being that Christmas (aka: the baking and cooking Olympic Winter Games) just passed, you may want a break from all labor intensive cooking and baking. Like really, the day after Christmas I was legit sore from cooking and baking for days. SORE from cooking!! Like this is now a thing...