Sometimes we cook enough for dinner to have leftovers for the next day. Our kids are 14 and 11 at the moment, and of course they go to school. The cafeteria options are not great, nothing like what Layla and I could have when we were growing up. So, like many parents, we give them a lunch box that they take in their backpack. In this case, we did not have any leftover. A … [Read more...] about Cheese and guacamole sandwich
Nico's Recipes for Athletes on the Go
These pages contain a few recipes made with simplicity and speed in mind, for athletes on the go, and to discuss fitness and nutritional ideas.
My other recipes are available at Laylita.com, where I blog about food and wine with my wife Layla. She is an amazing cook and photographer and likes to take time to take mouthwatering photos of the dishes we make.
When I grew up in France, my family cooked every day. Both my mother and father did and they are good cooks. As I explain in Robustness, I spent several years living with one my grandmothers, who used to have a restaurant. She made lunches every day as my mother was working. I could walk from school to the apartment in less than 10 minutes. Lunch was always ready on time for me … [Read more...] about French lemon salad dressing
Layla went out with friends tonight, and I wanted to make something simple for the kids and I for dinner. A few hours ago I went to the Asian store in our neighborhood, Uwajimaya, to get a few things. I picked up soybean sprouts. These sprouts are typical of Asian salads. I thought it would change us from the traditional lettuce, tomatoes, kale and avocados that we eat on a … [Read more...] about Soybean sprout salad with French dressing
Our family is not vegan. But every now and then we like to minimize the amount of animal products and animal proteins that we eat. In practice that means fruit salads in the morning, in many cases. Some of the times I want some savory option. By savory I don't mean a lot of salt. In fact eating too much salt problem with the modern diets. This recipe uses zero salt and the only … [Read more...] about Vegan oatmeal with avocado and tomatoes
Our kids get up early. Very early. Our oldest son, Alex, takes his school bus at 6:45am each weekday. This means Layla or I get up at 5:30am every other day with Alex, and we drive him to the bus stop. He takes a nap when he gets home, to catch up a bit on sleep. Marc, on the other hand, leaves at more normal hours. So, today I asked him what he wanted for breakfast. We had … [Read more...] about Pineapple and berry oatmeal