Lean Cuisine Supreme Pizza review

You know, I’m not seeing a lot of folks reviewing microwave meals these days, so I thought I’d try my hand at that. A year or a bit long ago I became acquainted with a group of folks known as The Indiana Pizza Club, and I’ve got to say, I’ve REALLY enjoyed getting to know them. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. and if you enjoy pizza with a healthy side of humor and sports, give them a follow! I’ll ALWAYS go for a local pizza place. Sometimes, though, I don’t want to go out for lunch, … Continue reading Lean Cuisine Supreme Pizza review

Clausthaler Grapefruit non alcoholic beer

I had not intended to do two NA Beer reviews back to back, but we’d been doing a little yard work this afternoon, in preparation for a snowstorm headed our way, had this in the fridge, and it seemed like a good time to relax and try something new. Clausthaler is a German brewery that seems to brew exclusively non alcoholic beer. Certainly a niche market, Their website says they are the “most awarded taste in non alcoholic, so they’re obviously doing something right. This is my first time trying any fruity flavored beer. As a matter of fact, I’ve … Continue reading Clausthaler Grapefruit non alcoholic beer

Buckler Non Alcoholic Beer Review

I’ve been exploring the world of non alcoholic beers lately. It’s a new world to me. I was aware of O’Doul’s, of course, but didn’t realize there were so many other varities out there. The question I get is “Why would you drink non alcoholic beer?” and the BEST answer is “Is it any of your business?”, but I really do try to avoid being a smark aleck (usually). There are many reasons, actually. Maybe you’re pregnant (I’m not, BTW) or maybe you’re taking a medication that doesn’t interact well with alcohol. Maybe you know you’re gonna be driving, or … Continue reading Buckler Non Alcoholic Beer Review

Circle K Brisket Burnt Ends Bites (food review)

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for gas station food. Whether it’s hot dogs off the roller or something a bit more adventurous, I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Our local Circle K store has introduced a whole line of microwaveable meals and snacks. From BBQ to egg rolls to burgers and more, they’re all they’re, convenient to grab and take home with you. Maybe a little TOO convenient, if you catch my drift. I LOVE BBQ. For a while, Holly and I were actual certified BBQ judges but the Kansas City BBQ Society. We’ve since … Continue reading Circle K Brisket Burnt Ends Bites (food review)

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Last week, my lovely wife, Holly, made bacon cheddar cornbread and it was amazing! I shared the above picture on twitter and a few folks asked for the recipe. First, let me say this isn’t an original recipe. We’ve learned about Mason Woodruff, who specializes in healthy eating and cooking, and that’s where we got the recipe. You can find his website at http://www.masonfit.com So, without further ado, here’s the recipe. Ingredients 8 slices Center Cut Bacon, cut into thin strips 1 C (116g) Masa Harina or Corn Flour 1/2 C (56g) Almond Flour 1/2 C (56g) Cheddar Powder 1 … Continue reading Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Rize Restaurant Review

Located in the Ironworks Hotel complex on the north side of Indy, Rize has become our go to breakfast spot on Saturday mornings. Rize is part of the Cunningham family of restaurants, and we’ve always had a great experience at any of their restaurants. Decorated in a largely industrial theme, we really like the decor. There’s ample inside seating, and a very nice outside patio for outside dining. Because of the current COVID-19 situation, we are confining ourselves to outside dining for the time being. Rize is a breakfast and lunch only restaurant, and takes pride on using locally/regionally sourced … Continue reading Rize Restaurant Review

Asa Bales—an inspiration to me

Up in the town of Westfield, there’s Asa Bales park. We’ve visited there several times, to get a Geocache and just take in nature. I’ve always thought it was an odd name for a park, but only recently learned it was named for a person—Asa Bales. Asa was born in North Carolina in 1795, Met his wife Suzanna, and they moved to Indiana in 1822. They spent a few years in Mooresville, which had a congregation of the Friends (Quaker) Church, and moved to Westfield in 1832. I’ll admit that I don’t know too much and the Friends society, also … Continue reading Asa Bales—an inspiration to me

Great Cycle Challenge 2020 Final Ride!!

This year, I elected to participate in the Great Cycle Challenge. This challenge challenges cyclists to ride a mileage goal of their choosing, raising funds for research and treatments for pediatric cancers. I’ve not done much serious riding over the past few years, and have really felt the need to get back on my bike, and thought this might be a good way to do it, and to raise funds for a worthy goal. My goal for the month was 150 miles for the month of September. As I approached my goal, I decided I wanted to hit my goal … Continue reading Great Cycle Challenge 2020 Final Ride!!

Big Mac Salad, a healthy eating recipe

Last night, Holly made Big Mac salad for dinner, and several folks on twitter were asking for the recipe. It’s become one of our favorite meals, and weighs in at only 260 calories per serving, as opposed to roughly 570 for a traditional Big Mac. And, to us, the flavor is there! It satisfies the craving without being “heavy”. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe. 2 T. diced onion 5 oz. 95-97% lean ground beef 2 T. Reduced calorie thousand island dressing. 1/8 t. white vinegar1/8 t. onion powder 3 c. shredded romaine lettuce 2 T. reduced fat shredded … Continue reading Big Mac Salad, a healthy eating recipe

Restaurant Review: Kona Grill, Carmel, IN

Kona Grill is a smaller chain of restaurants with location scattered around a dozen or so states, including one in Carmel, Indiana. From their website: Kona Grill has a passion for fresh.  Fresh ingredients.  Fresh ideas.  Fresh experiences.  Every innovative dish is crafted using carefully sourced and hand-selected fish, meats and produce.  Our hand-crafted cocktails, more than 40 sauces, and our tempting desserts are all made in-house from scratch every day.  It’s an approach we call Kona Crafted.  Every detail matters. Since opening our doors in 1998 in Scottsdale, Arizona, we have strived to make every experience exceptional. I had never … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Kona Grill, Carmel, IN