Tasty Tuesday: [reblog] King Cake Cocktails

Happy Fat Tuesday, everybody! I know this comes a bit late, but come on, make a quick run to the liquor store on your way home from work, and whip up this tasty dessert cocktail this evening. (Hurry, before you give up sweets for Lent!). Enjoy and laissez bon temps rouler!

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? And even more so if it reminds you of one of your favorite treats without the waiting that comes from making one yourself or the hassle of even leaving home to head to the bakery! After a long day or a long week, sometimes there’s nothing better than the chill […]

via King Cake Cocktails Anyone? — Amour NOLA

Music Monday: Still Loving the Speed/Resistance Split Ride


I have been LOVING these speed/resistance split rides lately, y’all! I love the exhilaration on the front end with the speed and then the power that comes out of the heavy resistance on the back end.  So, this mix is going to look a little similar to last weeks, but hope you all like it!

  1. Warm Up
  2. Standing Flat to a  Mini-Climb (About a 4-5), flush it out last minute
  3. Seated Climb– focusing a bit more on speed. Resistance at a 6-7.
  4. Jumps–at the chorus 8×8 for 2, 4×4 for 4. During the verses, unload the resistance and speed legs up.
  5. Standing Climb– again focusing a little more on leg speed, resistance at a 7.
  6. Sprints– 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.
  7. Seated or Standing flat.
  8. HEAVY consistent climb (about an 8 or 9). Change position half way through
  9. Jumps–at the chorus 4×4 for 4, then 2×2 for 4. Keep resistance on the whole time!
  10. Progressive climb– this goes through to the next song. Start at a 5, add every minute or so, and go up to your max resistance at the last minute.
  11. (see last song)
  12. Resistance negative splits. 20 seconds medium resistance, 20 seconds high resistance, 20 seconds off. Keep leg speed the same


Tasty Tuesday: Shrimp and Grits

This is a staple in our house. I often buy pre-cooked, pre-seasoned shrimp from the grocery store, taking out that step entirely. You know me, I love a good short cut.

Makes 4


  • 1 cup of grits
  • 4 cups of water
  • Old Bay Seasoning (to taste)
  • two tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of cheese– I used parmesan, but use what you like!
  • Small green pepper — diced
  • 4 green onions — diced
  • 1 lb of cooked and seasoned shrimp

Place water on stove top on medium high heat. Once boiling, stir in the grits and then reduce to a simmer. Let grits start to cook. When half of the water has been absorbed, stir in the Old Bay, butter, and cheese. Finally, right before the grits are done, stir in the green onion and green pepper.  Lay the shrimp on the top of the cooked grits for about a minute to let them heat up just a bit. Serve piping hot.

Music Monday: Love (Related) Mix

Happy (day before) Valentines Day, everyone! Thought I’d pass along my LOVE (related) ride and playlist! Smooches!

  1. Warm Up
  2. Standing Flat
  3. Seated Climb, about a 6 or so
  4. Jumps– at the drop 8×8 for 2, 4×4 for 4
  5. Standing Climb, about a 7
  6. Sprints–4 of em! 30 on, 30 off.
  7. Seated flat, +1/8th of a turn
  8. Consistent, seated to standing climb, about an 8
  9. Resistance Negative Splits– keep you leg speed the same. 20 seconds medium high resistance, 20 seconds high resistance, 20 seconds recover. 3 times total, change up your position each time.
  10.  (goes through to number 11) Progressive climb, seated to standing. Every 2 minutes, add resistance. Max out at the last 2 minutes of the climb. (A little over 8 minutes total)
  11. Follow through from last song


[reblog] Foodie Friday– Chocolate Covered Strawberries..with a twist!

Valentine’s Day is coming up next Tuesday, so I wanted to post something holiday appropriate. With that said, my fiancé and I are traveling for the next couple of days, and without a kitchen, I couldn’t come up with anything good on my own. But I scoured the blogosphere and thought that this recipe was such a great take on a classic treat. bisous!

Hey guys! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Treat your significant other to this delicious dessert. These mouth watering chocolate covered strawberries infused with Grand Marnier are so incredible it will make your S.O. fall in love with you all over again. The best part is it won’t take you long to make! Hope […]

via •Chocolate Covered Strawberries Infused with Grand Marnier• Valentine’s Day Dessert — Kristine Hill

Tasty Tuesday: Crab Pot Pie

I made this for New Years Day dinner, with that hopping john salad I posted. Such comfort food, and semi-homemade, therefore super easy!

Makes 4 pot pies


  • Store bought Pie Dough


  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of milk (Full disclosure: I used original non-flavored Almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of gravy flour
  • 1 large can of VegAll Large Cut Mixed Veggies
  • 16 oz of lump crab meat
  • Old Bay to taste

Line personal pie tins with crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On the stovetop, melt butter. Once butter has melted, add milk and gravy flour. Stir till combined. Add the next three ingredients and mix in until fully coated in the gravy. Fill pies and then top with top piece of crust. Score crust across the top so that they don’t burst!

Serve hot!

Music Monday: Speed/Resistance Split Ride

Paddington, feeling very apologetic. 

Oh my goodness y’all. Life has been happening and so EatSpinTalkRepeat has gotten the short end of the stick. So sorry blog-fam. Hoping to be better about it this month. Try this ride on for size. We used it this morning and got SUPER SWEATY. #killingit

  1. The Man– Warm Up
  2. Goodness Gracious– Standing Flat to small climb, then flush it out and finish up the warmup
  3. Shape of You– Seated Climb, about a 6 or 7. Keep your leg speed as fast as possible while doing this climb.
  4. Miss Movin’ On– Jumps– at the chorus 4×4
  5. I Can’t Stop Drinking about You– Standing climb, about a 7. Try to keep you leg speed up
  6. Feel So Close– Sprints, 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.
  7. Masterpiece– Seated flat
  8. Just Dance– Seated to Standing Climb, keep resistance at an 8-9 the whole time.
  9. Danzo Kuduro- Resistance negative splits
  10. I don’t want to live forever — progressive climb, seated to standing. Goes through to the next song
  11. Earned it
  12. Call me maybe jumps– at the chorus 4×4 for 2, 2×2 for 4
  13. RECOVER!


Music Monday: Ditch Day Ride


Hello hello! Hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday! I’ve been loving and love-hating this ride ever since Ditch Day last week. (Ditch Day is apparently the day in which most people quit their New Year’s Resolution. Who new!?) Keep up the good work, blog fam!

  1. Leave the Night On– Warm Up
  2. Ghost– Standing Flat to mini climb, finishing up the warm up
  3. Closer– Standing Climb, resistance at about a 6 or 7
  4. The Call– Jumps
  5. This is How We Do– Seated climb, resistance at about a 7 or 8
  6. Feel So Close– Sprints– traditional 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.
  7. Maps– Flat road– I’ve been doing this standing to work on our cores!
  8. I Don’t Want to Live Forever– Standing Climb, resistance about an 8+
  9. Danza Kuduro– Resistance Negative Splits– 20 seconds medium resistance, 20 seconds high resistance, 20 seconds recover. Keep the same leg speed the entire time.
  10. Drink You Away– Progressive climb, seated to standing– start at a 5 and add resistance every minute or so. Come out of the saddle when you need to!
  11. Shower– Jumps




Foodie Friday: Baked Chicken Salad


My mother loves this recipe. She  tries to get me to make this all the time. I finally caved and now I know why she keeps pushing me to make it. SO YUMMY! It’s got that crunch that you get with traditional chicken salad, but it is warm, so it’s perfect for these winter months.

Serves 6.


  • 2.5 cups of white meat chicken, diced. (Full disclosure– I bought a rotisserie chicken and used the breast meat.)
  • 1 8 oz can of sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 small jar of diced pimentos
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of diced celery
  • can of french fried onions

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all the ingredients except the onions in a bowl. Put mixture in a greased casserole dish. Top with french friend onions. Bake 30-40 minutes until bubbly. Serve hot!

Tasty Tuesday: New Mexican Roasted Vegetable and Pork Soup

Posted this early fall, but I just made this again, froze some for when I was out of town and my fiancé was stuck here on night float (be nice to the docs who take care of you at night 🙂 ), and I just thawed some for myself this evening. I must say the thawed-version might not be AS good as the original but still pretty tasty!

eat. spin. talk. repeat.

I told you guys I was loving soup right now. So here’s another one! This originated from a Paula Deen recipe, but alas I lost the recipe but had the general idea of what I wanted it to taste like. So, this weekend, I set out to recreate it and it was delicious.

Makes: 6-8 servings.


  • 3 hatch chiles
  • 6 tomatillos
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 packet of pork concentrate (I used this one.)
  • 16 oz of Mexican-style dark beer
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of Mexican-style seasoning– I really like Taste of Taos.

Broil the hatch chiles, tomatillos, and tomatoes for 15 minutes. While that is happening, sear tenderloin on all side. Once roasted, blend the veggies in the food processor/blender. Add tomatillo blend, pork concentrate, water, Mexican-style seasoning, and beer to the crockpot. Set heat up before adding the tenderloin. Cook on high for…

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