Monthly Archives: March 2012

German Potato Salad


My office had a rib cook off Sunday night. I was asked to bring potato salad. Only catch is my office mate hates mayonnaise, so I was asked to bring German potato salad. I found and altered a recipe listed below. This was really easy and can be done the night before an event. I would also like to point out the importance of using natural smoked bacon. Never eat bacon that has sodium nitrate as a preservative. When cooked Sodium Nitrate turns into a carcinogen. Blah Blah Blah, just eat natural smoked bacon. It’s better for you!

Also to make this Paleo, just replace the sugar with Honey or Maple Syrup.

German Potato Salad

3 pounds red potatoes

12 oz thick-cut natural smoked bacon

1 large onion finely chopped

2/3 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons minced chives, for garnish

•Place the potatoes in a medium-size pot and cover them with water, salt the water and bring to boil over medium-high heat • Continue cooking until potatoes fork tender• Drain and cube potatoes into medium size cubes • Meanwhiel chop raw bacon and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat • After bacon has browned remove bacon from the skillet leaving the bacon grease in the pan • Turn the heat to medium and add the onion, cook until translucent and just beginning to brown • Once the onion has browned whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt and stir until thick and bubbly • Add the potatoes, onion mixture, and bacon into large mixing bowl and toss until well incorporated• Top with the minced chives • Serve warm and Enjoy!

♥ Tyler!


Black Forest Cupcakes


Last year I was the lucky one in my office that found the baby in the king cake. Thanks to my sweet tooth, I had good odds of finding him!  The person that finds the baby has to bring a king cake the next year,  but Mardi Gras was during my nutrition challenge so I refused to make something I couldn’t eat. My tradeoff offer to the office was cupcakes of their choice after the challenge was over. They chose Black Forest Cupcakes. Here is my version with some instructions. These cupcakes were AMAZING! Please try them out, you won’t be disappointed!

Black Forest Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes

16 oz frozen dark sweet cherries

1/2 cup fine granulated sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon vanilla vodka

1 defrosted whip cream tub

1 cream cheese block softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup confectioners sugar

Melted dark chocolate

•Prepare cupcakes of your choice and let cool • For cherry filling: In a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat, place frozen cherries, lemon juice, and vodka. Cook until cherries start releasing their juice.. Add sugar and cornstarch and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the cherrie mixture looks about like pie filling • For frosting: Beat cream cheese and vanilla extract until smooth. Add sugar and continue to beat. Then add whip cream and beat until well incorporated • After cupcakes are cooled use a paring knife to cut a medium size cone out of the cupcake top. To do that just place the knife at an angle about 1/4 inch from cupcake edge and make a circle around the cupcake. Remove the cone top, fill the cupcakes with the cherry filling, Then put the cone back on to the cupcake like a little hat. Top with frosting and drizzle melted chocolate over the top • Enjoy!

Games Open Update


Burpee's at 6 inch target

Workout 12.1

Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:

This workout begins from the standing position. The Athlete will move from flat on the ground to touching an object with both hands that is 6 inches above their max reach. Score is total reps completed.

My Result 12.1: 87 Burpees


Workout 12.2

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:

30 Snatch (M 75 / F 45 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 135 / F 75 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 165 / F 100 lbs)
Max Rep Snatch (M 210 / F 120 lbs)

This workout begins from the standing position. The athlete will complete all reps at the first weight before advancing to the next weight. Score is total reps completed in 10min.

My Result 12.2: 63 Snatches