Archive of Sporty Girl Cuisine

16Oct2012
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Wine With Your Football?

I was at a San Francisco Giants game a few years back, and some friends heckled me for having a glass of wine at the game. "Beer is for sports games," was their response to my "odd" purchase. But more and more the "art of tailgating" and cuisine served at sports venues has evolved and is including everything from gourmet burgers, microbrews and fancy cocktail concoctions. Wine with your baseball

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04Oct2012
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Tailgate Recipes with a Whiskey Twist

We often tell people tailgating is a marathon, not a sprint, a long day of eating delicious food and indulging in adult beverages. Below are a couple great recipes that bring some whiskey to the tailgatin' table! What it is: Crown Wings What’s in it: 1/3          cup Crown Royal Canadian Whisky® 1/3          cup honey, SueBee® 1/4          cup soy sauce,

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11Feb2012
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Scallops & Citrus Avo Salsa – WINNING!

Want a healthy meal that isn't shy on flavor? Pan-Seared Scallops with Citrus-Avocado Salsa - Sporty Girl Nation's meal of the week for half-marathon training! Makes: 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 1 seedless tangerine 1 red grapefruit 1 cup diced Hass avocado (1 avo) 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon lime zest 2

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04Feb2012
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Super Bowl Preview and Party Recipe

OK, I'll admit it. I am being a bad fiancé and have barely been excited for my man that his team is in the Super Bowl. The NY Giants had to stomp through my Green Bay Packers to get there, so pardon me if I'm not stoked for "The Rematch." I also wasn't excited in 2007 during the inaugural bout between the undefeated New England Patriots and the Giants that saw "The Catch" and basically the

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19Jan2012

Tailgate Tip – Cholula Chili Lime for Hot Wings Marinade

Tailgating season doesn't have to end just because football is nearing its conclusion. As a good friend said while eating some tasty grub during the football games last weekend, "I'll happily eat sugar cookies shaped like basketballs." While the tailgating continues on, we have more tips and recipes to share. Sporty Girl Nation received a multi-pack of hot sauce from Cholula to test out with

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05Oct2011
Latest Tailgate Recipe Find – Tomatillo Pulled Chicken Sanwiches Thumbnail

Latest Tailgate Recipe Find – Tomatillo Pulled Chicken Sanwiches

We're basically smack in the middle of prime tailgating season. The weather is still just getting crisp in the Northern parts of the country, and all is definitely good in my 'hood of San Diego, where the fall is really some of the nicest weather of the year. Baseball postseason is in full swing, hockey is just hitting the ice, and football, well it has us completely enthralled as bowl bids start

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14Sep2011
What to Eat After Your Workout? Shrimp & Shitake Risotto – Yum! Thumbnail

What to Eat After Your Workout? Shrimp & Shitake Risotto – Yum!

I'm always looking for recipes that shake up some of my favorites (seafood and risotto), but also keep the dish fairly light AND filling. The ever constant qualm of someone who loves to work out, is always hungry, but wants to eat health-consciously - oh, the conundrum! Ingredients • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter • 1/2 cup finely

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19Aug2011
Healthy Tailgating; An Oxymoron Recipe to Kickoff Football Season Thumbnail

Healthy Tailgating; An Oxymoron Recipe to Kickoff Football Season

Tailgating doesn't have to be ALL bad for you, uber-heavy, stick to your ribs food. Check out this lower-cal version of sausage and pepper skewers - easy and tasty! Ingredients * 1 cup couscous * 2 bell peppers (red and yellow), cut into chunks * 1 (12-ounce) package chicken sausage (preferably garlic-flavored), cut into 1-inch pieces * 1 large red onion, cut into chunks * 1 cup cherry

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16Jun2011
Sporty Girl Cuisine: Healthy Bread with Good Fats, Fun Flavor Combo Thumbnail

Sporty Girl Cuisine: Healthy Bread with Good Fats, Fun Flavor Combo

I am a huge fan of banana bread and have a wonderful go-to recipe, but it is definitely not the healthiest of foods to bring to a brunch. This recipe from my mom (she rocks, and as a runner like myself, keeps up with healthy, sustaining recipes), is easy, good for you and tasty, so no one should feel guilty grabbing a slice, or two! Avocado Banana Bread 350F 2 cups whole wheat

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03Jun2011

Sporty Girl Cuisine: Healthy Appetizer w/ Zesty Flavor

This appetizer is great for entertaining because you're offering a healthy alternative to a fan favorite - chips + dip! Ingredients Serves: Prep:  7min | Cook: 8min | Total: 30min •    3 6-inch whole-wheat pitas •    2 tsp canola oil •    cumin •    chili powder •    kosher salt •    2 cups chopped avocado (about 2) •    1 cup nonfat Greek

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