As a culinary health resource, my clear-cut objective is to help you eat better....yes, YOU! Through my clean eating recipes, tips, study/research, experiences, apparel, seasoning, etc., I am certain you will find something that will inspire you to get started and keep going on your journey to a healthful eating!
Now, about the vision. This New Year has presented itself with an anticipation that is igniting many of us to literally live our best live! I mean seriously, how can you not get a bit geeked about the year, 20-FREAKIN'-20!! It's in the year, this IS the year! The year of perfect and complete vision. We have been blessed with the gift and permission to get it right this time!
As if a covering has been placed over us to see intently and guide us in:
The obvious common core of healthful eating is being sure to incorporate fruits and veggies each time you eat. Now, how these fruits and veggies are prepared and what accompanies them is where things start getting a bit foggy, lol! No fear, AC here to help you battle just that.
So here's a few basic tips:
So get this year started by not contemplating so much of what to leave behind, but more so of what you can incorporate to kick-start your healthful eating journey with perfect vision!
Allow yourself grace on this journey, Rome wasn't built in a day!
Listen to your body and understand certain things work for certain people, and you my dear, are a masterpiece of couture- only custom for you!
Embrace your imperfections and love you like no one else can. Your body will thank you and be healthier for it!
Great Eats & Healthy Living!
Baybaaay, when I tell you!!!!! The Dr. Praeger's Perfect Burger is out here giving The Beyond Burgera WHOLE marathon-run for their money!! Let the Plant Based Burger Battle begin!
I stumbled across this amazing find while perusing the aisles of my local Costco. Now, one of my best girlfriends hipped me to Dr. Praeger's Spinach Cakes while in Cincinnati a few years ago and they were delicious by themselves as a side, but not on a bun. See, I don't particularly care for veggie patties that are of a bean and/or potato consistency. It feels too heavy on me like carb-on-carb. So the mimic of an animal-like texture protein patty, say that of a Beyond, Impossible, or my new discovery, Dr. Praeger's, is ideal!
But I digress.
When perfectly seared by adding a bit of Abstract Spice on both sides to pefectly season and create a delicious crust, this 'burger' surpasses the Beyond Burger HANDS DOWN!! To my Beyond lovers, you know that greasy residue and strange scent that comes from the purchased frozen Beyond Burger patty once thawed? Well those two things tend to discourage some of the healthful eaters out here attempting to eliminate animal protein from their diet. Fortunately, the Dr. Praeger's burger is free of these unfortunate characteristics. No greasy residue, and no strange odor. This burger patty is similar in color and frozen when purchased, but is individually wrapped, unlike the 2-patty packaged Beyond. Both are similar in how they cook up, but the Dr. Praeger's patty has a texture SO much more similar to that of an animal protein burger, my hubby had to keep double checking to make sure he wasn't eating the turkey burgers by mistake!
What's more, the price for an 8-pack of these delicious soy and gluten free, 20g of pure protein packed, individually wrapped 'burgers' is approximately $12 a box! That's a good $1 cheaper per patty than that of The Beyond Burger!
So if you're any where near a Costco, be sure to pick up a box of these AMAZING Dr. Praeger's Perfect Burger patties. Deliciously sensible, certified, kosher, sustainable, and vegan!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLANT BASED BURGER?
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
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Sandwich this delicious filling between your favorite choice of bun. My family typically raves over a potato roll. However, we have also ventured out to the Hawaiian, brioche, artisan rolls, and of course for my keto-diet-friendly foodies, a nice firm leaf of romaine a scrumptious substitute!
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This one-pot wonder is such a velvety taste of wonder that you will not believe how super easy it is to make! Each ingredient is sautéed in one pot, melding together a delicious symphony of vegetables, natural sweetness, and healing spices that welcome the cooler weather approaching.
Warm healing spice notes from the turmeric, cumin, and nutmeg in this recipe make this Maple Butternut Squash Soup actually a Super Food Soup! Oh, and did I mention this rich delicious bowl of goodness and mercy is VEGAN! *Insert warm and fuzzies here*
Try this recipe and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to post pics to the comments below!
Last weekend I decided to bring the retro 'dinner party' term to life in 2018. What started off as a make-up for a missed birthday event for a friend, turned into a beautiful opportunity to celebrate a good friend, along with good food!
My initial dried fruit of choice was cranberries. However, right next to the package was an equally tasty looking bag of dried cherries! Needless to say, either one would work magically, but my love for cherries during the summertime spoke a little louder given that I could bring them to life in the Fall. Not to mention the awesome health benefits cherries have such as melatonin(sleep aid), cardiovascular health, anti-aging properties, as well as having the power to lower hypertension.
For the cheese spread, cream cheese is added to create a more smooth consistency when spreading as opposed to the goat cheese alone having the tendency to crumble when applied. But no worries, the tangy goat cheese flavor still reigns supreme!
The baguette in this assembly presents a heartier vehicle for this delicious foodie topping combo that brings its own delicious identity when drizzled with fresh extra virgin olive oil. The sprinkle is simply added flavor. Remember, in cooking you must season each layer for maximum flavor!
What's your favorite dinner appetizer go to? Post it below in the comments and let me try it too!
*happy NATIONAL TACO DAY*
Even though the shell has been replaced with a cool and refreshing crisp lettuce leaf, the warm vibrant and rustic flavors of the curry spice balance this one-handed masterpiece perfectly. With Abstract Spice as the all natural seasoning base for flavor, the added rich fall spices of curry and paprika are heightened for a more distinguished tasting taco. Taking this flavor to an additional level is the arugula. Usually I have fresh cilantro as a garnish for my tacos that packs bright flavor, however, the 'peppery' bite of arugula deepens the warm spice tones to pair even more harmoniously with these tacos. Finishing with a squeeze of lime adding delicious zing to the layers of flavor and freshness, these tacos are a force to be reckoned with!
Like with many of my newer recipes, my Green Goodness Curry Taco Boats also include simple ingredients and preparation making it an ideal recipe to prepare during the week. You can even prepare the curry seasoned filling ahead of time and just heat and serve when you like. These are also super convenient for packing for lunch!
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR TACOS? LET ME KNOW AND MAYBE I'LL FEATURE YOUR RECIPE IN A POST!
Hey hon! Because salmon is not always in season I try at all times to get it wild, obviously even when it IS in season. However, if it's out of season I try to purchase it at @costco where they have a sticker on the package of their fresh salmon when it's out of season that states it's antibiotic free/responsibly raised. Try to go to a fish market if possible though. You know our ❤30349❤ connect 'Fulton Bay Fish Market' on Roosevelt is a trusted neighborhood spot- but remember they're closed Sun-Tues😉. And if you want a larger selection, you can't beat @yourdekalbfarmersmarket - open err'day from 9am-9pm! (except for Christmas and Thanksgiving). As far as the types of fish that I ADORE, and of course good for you😜, are trout(my fav right now❤), good ol' whitting is awesome as well. Cod is also an excellent thicker meaty fish compared to these others I mentioned. Hope this helps babe!! Let me know!!
What are your reservations about fish? What is your favorite way to prepare it? Let me Know inthe comments below and maybe I'll try it out and feature you in my next fish post!
These bars are perfectly convenient to grab-go-and-toss in your lunch or workout bag. I enjoy a bar 30 minutes prior to my workout to get the fuel needed to power through my workout with a 'boosted' calorie burn weapon!
The sweet-tart juicy burst from the dried cherries combined with the creamy chocolate goodness of the chips is like a symphony of flavors backed with the satisfying crunch of the walnuts. While I would not recommend these bars as a dessert treat since their sweetness is mainly derived from the cherries and dark chocolate alone, this dense bar is a super delicious treat that motivates me to live my best workout!
*NOTE: To make this more of a sweeter treat, add 1/2 cup brown sugar to the mix.
Check the numbers below!
Calories: 240 Cholesterol 0mg Total Carbohydrate 29.4g Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 11g Protein 10.1g
what's your go-to pre workout boost? let me know in the comments below!
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