Lacy Hansen is a fellow contributor at Diets In Review. She’s also a fantastic mama and running fiend who spends her spare time training for marathons and encouraging other runners, especially those newbies who want to quit after the first mile. Recently, she suggested that I contact Jason Bahamundi from, Cook Train Eat Race. The blog is more than a collection of recipes, it’s a site that focuses on helping athletes improve their performance.
We asked Jason to tell us more about his multi-purpose blog and his waffle addiction –
Why did you start your food blog? My blog started out as a training log and I thought at one point: What will I blog about once this race is done? I needed to re-brand it. At that point I spoke with a web developer and out of that conversation came my passion for eating a whole foods diet while training and racing endurance events. One conversation sparked the Cook Train Eat Race brand and that is my blog today.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? My approach is rather simple. As a matter of fact my motto is, Keep It Simple. Keep It Tasty. Keep It Clean. The fewer ingredients I have in a dish, the better tasting it is for me. Instead of adding sauces and oils I allow the food to speak for itself.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? My interest in healthy food started when I realized how much I truly enjoy endurance sports and that eating junk food was not going to help my performance. I took that one step further a couple of years ago and began a plant-based lifestyle.
What is your favorite (or a few of your favorites) food/ingredient to use in the kitchen? I am a HUGE Brussels Sprouts fan. I also enjoy using tempeh, which is a fermented soy product. Last, but certainly not least are eggs. I consume approximately 1.5 dozen eggs per week.
Has blogging changed the way you view food? Blogging has changed the way I view food, but not from the standpoint of making sure that I write to my audience about it, it’s more surrounded around the fact that I was blogging about my endurance sports experiences and how food played a role in that. From there my taste buds have changed and my view of food as more of a fuel than just food grew. That’s something I do my best to let the readers of my blog know about.
Favorite recipe to date? I am a fan of waffles and will make them sweet or savory, for breakfast or dinner. I have a firm belief that any food can be made into a waffle. Just take a look at my Instagram account and you will see French Onion Soup waffles.
What 3 recipes would you like to share with our readers:
Jason is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy blogger in our midst.
October 13th, 2013