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Michael Elliott, CrossFit L1 Coach/Personal Trainer

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Learn about how I can help you change your diet, improve your health, lose weight and most importantly feel great!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mashed Tater Soup Recipe

I had a craving for potato soup so I just made this up! (Although I am positive some variation of it already exists). It came out pretty darned good if I may say so! Now I have lunch for the new few days. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! -Andrea


2 cups chicken stock
6 or 7 red or white potatoes, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1.5 oz cheddar cheese (or 1/4 cup) - cubed or grated
1/3 cup cream or milk
1 chive, chopped
salt & pepper

In a medium saucepan, cook potatoes in chicken stock until tender

While potatoes are cooking, cut bacon slices into small pieces, slice onion and garlic and saute in pan all together until brown.

When potatoes are tender, drain chicken stock into separate pan or jar for later.

Put potatoes in blender or food processor, along with cheese, butter and cream/milk. Blend until desired texture - the lumpier you want the soup, the less time you blend.

Use a spatula to dump potato mixture into a pan (I used the same pan I cooked the potatoes in).

While pan is on low heat, mix chicken stock in with newly-blended potato mixture.

Mix in the bacon, onion and garlic.

Gently stir over low heat until stock and potatoes are all mixed together.

Add dashes of Salt and pepper to taste.

Top with some chopped chives and parsley

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The real reason for the obesity epidemic - A must watch!

"Sugar should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol"... "Tobacco and alcohol are toxic and addictive... Sugar meets the same criteria..."

Friday, August 2, 2013

For those of you still eating a Low Fat Diet...

It amazes me people still believe dietary fat is bad for them.  People think eating fat will make them fat.  That consuming fat will lead to heart disease and diabetes. 

For those of you that are uninformed on the subject; Fat is not the enemy!

My wife showed me the following news story, and it brought a smile to my face.  Finally, the media is catching on.

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Must Read... This May Save Your Life...

What is the true cause of heart disease?  Is it Cholesterol and Fat consumption?

What is the best way to prevent heart disease?  Taking a statin and reducing fat consumption?

Or are the above actually causing a greater problem?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day "Murph"

1 mile run
100 pull-ups
200 push-ups
300 squats
1 mile run

At CrossFit Syracuse our athletes work their butts off every day in the gym and eat a clean diet so they can live the American dream.  They want long, energy filled, lives.  They want to come home from work and play with their kids.  They want to grow old to see their kids have kids.  They want to posses the ability to handle whatever life throws at them.

The men and women who lost their lives serving in our armed services fought so we could live the American dream.  Today is about recognizing these individuals for what they have given us.

"Murph" is about gutting through something that seems grueling and somewhat impossible.  But what we suffer through in this workout is nothing compared to the sacrifice the men and women we are remembering today gave.

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