The Resolution Files #2: Beer Glazed Green Beans with Chicken Sausage

January 23, 2015

Beer Glazed Green Beans with Chicken Sausage
Babe! Welcome to the second week of the Resolution Files! Have you been good? I’ve been trying, and really, that’s anything anyone can ask for, right? Without further ado….

I totally get excited about healthy meals that are, well, exciting! For me that means adding depth of flavor to already star-struck veggies. We’re eating so many green beans for this meal, that we don’t need carbs! Wanna know why? We’ve got Mango Habanero Chicken Sausage up in hurrrrr! I wanted to keep the recipes in this series light, but that still appeal to my carnivorous husband. Let’s face it, we both crave the meats and the carbs, but when you have a dish like this, really you don’t miss it. I’m super serious!

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The Resolution Files #1: Greek Wraps with Beer Marinated Chicken

January 16, 2015

Greek Wraps Beer Citrus Marinade
This past weekend, a friend asked me for some healthy recipes. Her doctor had told her that she had to lose weight. This really resonated with me.

A few years ago, during a routine checkup with my own doctor, I was told that my body mass index(BMI) was over 30%. He said that puts me in the obese category. What mortifying words to hear! Those words really stung, and hurt, however the scientist within me softened the blow. My body mass index was too high, and that simply put me in the obese category. The doctor wasn’t out to hurt my feelings, he was just giving me the cold, hard facts.

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Honey Chipotle Lime Chicken with Black Eyed Peas

January 10, 2015

Honey Chipotle Lime Chicken
The New Year is here, and with that comes new beginnings. We solidify resolutions for ourselves, and there is magic in the air!  Can you feel that, gorgeous? We wipe the slate clean, and get to start anew. What an awesome feeling! Making resolutions for the new year is a ritual in which most people partake. Eating better and exercising are always the favorites (they’re definitely on my list). Spending more time with family, managing time more efficiently, loving yourself more, and planning better are all noteworthy resolutions.

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The Posts You Loved Most – 2014 Edition!

December 31, 2014

Howdy, hey! Today is the last day of the year, ya dig? This year has been a crazy ride. Some things not so great, but there were some REALLY GREAT things that happened too! I was featured in my local paper. Shortly thereafter I appeared on the KCAA Morning Show! So rad! Then, a recipe of mine got featured in a magazine called Perk. Simply amazing. Keeping all this on the up and up can be tough at times, but hopefully I’ve inspired you in the kitchen! Most of these recipes are easy, some of them are indeed hard, but they are WORTH IT! Here are the posts you loved the most in 2014:

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Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs & Basil Hollandaise

December 17, 2014

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Basil Hollandaise

Hey good-lookin’, look at what I’ve got cookin’! The holidays are here and often that means decadence. I saw a version of this on Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It originally was a side, but what I’ve got for you is a perfect, decadent, healthy breakfast that is perfect for the holidays.  High five, bro!

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