Niña’s Kitchen because her food helped me reach my goal


It’s simple really – Niña is my wife, my personal chef, and her food is the reason I workout!  I cannot stress the last point enough – one of the main reasons I workout is to eat my wife’s food!

From the way she butters bread, to the way she cooks her Thanksgiving Day turkey, Niña knows how to cook.  And I am not talking only holiday delicious butter-filled meals, but everything – including her delicious low-fat meals to help lose weight and get this whole party started.

Niña has become an expert over the years in cooking delicious foods for all meal plans and personal goals.  I’ve gone from a number of extreme weight-loss plans, to a number of weight-gain plans, to maintenance schedules and every plan has eventually worked because of Niña’s help, support, and devotion to making every meal I have delicious…no matter the targeted calorie or fat content.

So, be sure to check out the recipes that apply to your goals and, no matter which intake plan you’re on, there’s no way you’ll ever be left unsatisfied.

Remember, we’re not dieting, we are changing our lifestyles and making sure it’s one worth changing to.



KETO EGG DIET RECIPE CUBAN EGG DROP SOUP (A Keto Egg Diet Recipe) If you’re thinking about starting the keto egg diet (aka ketogenic egg fast) but can’t think of a unique way to eat them eggs…here’s one way that is hearty, tasty, and doesn’t use…

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KETOGENIC KICKOFF GROCERY LIST – 2018 Staple Ketogenic Grocery List Thought I’d share my KETO-grocery-shopping list for my 2018 health and fitness approach. Yes, this video shares our staple ketogenic food list, but there’s a lot more here than just the food we buy when…

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SOMETHINGS DO TASTE BETTER THAN SKINNY FEELS   I CALL BS! I am fairly certain we all have heard, in an attempt to motivate us towards losing weight or gaining an overall healthier lifestyle, something along the lines of “Nothing tastes better than feeling skinny feels,” or…

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10 Things That Have Changed My Life

10 THINGS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE Presented in no particular order.   1. DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB  There aren’t that many companies out there that do it right…but when you find one, you’re a customer for life…assuming they keep on doing it right…for life. One of those…

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Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe  I know you guys know I love NIÑA’S KITCHEN so, in honor of tomorrow, I thought I’d share the recipe for…. ….THE BEST SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE EVER…. Okay, in the interest of being a bit more politically correct (just for good measure), lets…

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Ropa Vieja Recipe – Old Clothes Deliciousness

Cuban Ropa Vieja Recipe Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes” in Spanish.  The name simply comes from the fact that the beef is shredded.  This dish is traditionally served over white rice with plantains (platanos maduros or tostones) on the side.  Flank steak is a…

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Alejandro’s Favorite Chicken

So, here is the easiest (and most loved) weeknight meal at our house.  Our son Alejandro is a pretty picky eater, but he sure loves pasta, chicken, and bread.  His favorite restaurant is Carrabba’s because of its pasta, chicken, and bread! The boy would be…

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Cuban Picadillo

This recipe is a staple dish in Cuban cuisine – Picadillo.  It only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook.  I have adapted this version from the classic Nitza Villapol Cuban recipe collection.  My Mom has always used this recipe and her copy of…

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‘Tis The Season

So, had dinner last night at Mr. R’s house and it was delicious. Most of the family will be in Cuba this year for Christmas so we had Christmas Dinner last night and it was well worth the 24 hour fast. Recipes and more pics…

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So, who is Niña…

It’s simple really – Niña is my wife, my personal chef, and her food is the reason I workout!  I cannot stress the last point enough – one of the main reasons I workout is to eat my wife’s food! From the way she butters bread,…

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