Monthly Archives: March 2015

open faced breakfast sandwiches

Healthier Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwiches

Hey everybody,

If you’re anything like me, you may really enjoy a leisurely, more indulgent breakfast on the weekends. I’m a big fan of pancakes, French toast or an omelette. One thing I’m not such a fan of: the amount of fat and calories that tend to come along with these delicacies. Eggs Benedict is great, until after you’ve scooped up the last bit of hollandaise and the food coma begins to set in.

To avoid this feeling, my fiance, Sean came up with a much better solution to the indulgent, yet still healthier breakfast we crave on the weekends: the healthier open-faced breakfast sandwich. Continue reading

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high protein maple muffin

High Protein Maple Muffins

March 25, 2015

Hey friends,

As you may have already guessed by some of the posts I’ve written in the past, I’m concerned with eating healthy and exercising in addition to the occasional brownie cookie or chocolate cake mug. Recently, I began working with a personal trainer online: I’ve put on some love weight since I began dating my fiance, and now that we’re getting married (no date set yet), its extra incentive to get into the best shape of my life.

Long story short, my trainer advised me to start eating a solid mix of carbs and protein in the morning before my workout (which I’ve been doing on an empty stomach for years), but the problem is, I’m not a fan of protein shakes. I just can’t stomach a sweet chocolate or vanilla protein shake that early in the morning, so I had to come up with another easy, fast way to get some good nutrition in before lifting, and I came up with my first high protein maple muffin, and it’s awesome. Trust me on this. Continue reading

sausage and tortelloni pasta with meat sauce in bowls

Sausage Tortelloni with Meat Sauce

March 18, 2015

Hey everybody,

Have you ever noticed how many things in the kitchen you take for granted until you don’t have them? This happened to me just recently. But, like most of you who’ve experienced this, I didn’t give in, I just got a little more creative in getting around the problem and getting my sausage tortelloni with meat sauce recipe made.  Curious how? Read on.

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Chicken, artichoke and curry casserole

Chicken, Artichoke and Curry Casserole

March 11, 2015

Hey everyone!

Time to get back to normal, so to speak (or as normal as you can feel while trying to start wedding planning, it’s overwhelming, believe me). Are you ready for some new recipes after my fantastic cruise to the Caribbean? Me too.

So I’ll start you off with an old favorite of mine. It doesn’t take much time to make, it’s a one pot meal and it’s perfect to make ahead and store in the refrigerator or even freeze, plus the yellow curry adds a nice kick. It’s my chicken, artichoke and curry casserole.  Continue reading

Cozumel, Mexico Beach

A Cruise Wouldn’t Be Complete Without Seasickness

March 8, 2015

Hey friends,

All I can say, is that those last few days of our Carnival Cruise, I was so thankful I don’t get seasick easily. It wasn’t the smoothest ride ever, that’s for sure. Not as bad as the boat ride to Tobago by any means, but not a cakewalk either. You’ll see…

Cruise ship in Cozumel

It doesn’t look like it but the boats were rocking quite a bit.

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Ziplining with Iguanas and Snorkeling with Tiny Jellyfish

March 4, 2015

Hi everyone!

Are you ready to get this cruise vacation started for real? If you read my last post, I didn’t even make it off the boat, yet! Haha – but never fear, not only did we make it to dry land, we soared over it, laid on it andsnorkeled around it. Don’t miss my latest excursions on our Caribbean Carnival cruise.  

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How can this not intrigue you?

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