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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
I’m super excited to tell you that today, I’m leaving on a one-week cruise in the Caribbean! What better way could you think of spending Valentine’s Day and my third year anniversary of dating Sean than that? What’s also awesome about this is that for an entire week I’ll have little to no Internet or cell phone access, so I’ll be truly, completely off the grid.
But fear not, I’ll be back before you know it and making you totally jealous with pictures of beaches and blue water and warm weather. First though, a unique twist on an old classic: slow cooker beef chili with sweet potatoes.
I don’t think there’s anything much more perfect than steak. As much as I love steak though, sometimes I just don’t feel up to tackling a big, burly strip steak or porterhouse by myself – it puts me into a food coma. However, I’ve found a much lighter way to have my steak and not fall asleep immediately afterwards too. A little less steak, the addition of a tortilla wrap, some good greens and you’ve got yourself a perfect recipe. Rib eye steak wraps, coming right up!
Hey everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the weekend as much as I am!
Even though I’ve been on a health kick lately, that’s no reason to sacrifice taste. All it means is that I need to get more creative with the ingredients I’m using in the kitchen and turn to other countries for some spice inspiration. My next dish is a new twist on the classic Moroccan tagine dishes cooked in earthenware pots and full of delicious spices and curries. But don’t fear if you don’t have an actual tagine – my recipe makes good use of a crock pot instead. Continue reading →
Today’s post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, just like the recipe itself. This is one of those recipes you can throw together when you’re short on time, ingredients and the will power to put much effort into dinner. Another bonus is that it’s pretty light and won’t leave you feeling lethargic afterwards. Winning all around. Try my new shrimp wraps recipe the next time you need a quick go-to lunch or dinner.
Hey everyone! Happy Sunday and happy Superbowl (if you’re a fan of that). I don’t know the first thing about football, but I love getting together with my friends, eating some good food and watching the commercials.
Today’s blog post is actually sparked by a company called ALOHA – a place to say hello to good health and happiness. They inspired me to share some tips I have for staying healthy during the winter time months, and especially with all the cold and flu bugs going around, I was more than happy to list some of my favorite ways to incorporate more super foods into my diet to stay strong and healthy year round. So I’m sharing a super healthy version of the classic meatloaf guaranteed to warm you up and keeping you going strong. Continue reading →
I hope your week’s going better than mine. I’m not trying to be a downer, but a series of unfortunate events beginning yesterday afternoon when I left work, really threw a wrench into my mood. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m having a tough day, I need a pick me up, usually in the form of chocolate or some other comfort food. Lucky for me, the recipe below is chocolate cake that can be whipped up in under three minutes. How sweet is that?