One of my favorite healthy food and cooking websites is Johnny Vaccaro's Running the Kitchen . Johnny's own words best describe the website's purpose, "I believe in eating healthy and staying active. My goal is to keep you motivated and perform your best in the kitchen, on your runs and workouts, and in all other aspects of your life." Johnny's culinary creations are healthy, innovative, full of good stuff and fun to make.
I contacted Johnny a little while ago to see if he'd "cook-up" something special for the RunnerDude's Blog. He was awesome and said yes. Johnny asked me what ingredients I'd like for him to use and I suggested something with Quinoa. It's a great source of protein and it's really easy to fix, but so few people know about it. I also wanted the dish to be a great pre-run fuel source or post-run refueling source. Johnny came up with a great creation he calls Warm Cinnamon Pecan Quinoa. Check it out below.