All posts in 'Recipes'

30 Jan. 18

Chicken Nachos ~ Slow Cooker Recipe!

chicken nachos

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs 3/4 cup salsa verde (choose mild, medium or spicy, depending upon your heat preference—I used medium) 1 small poblano pepper, seeded and diced (optional for extra heat) 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chipotle..

24 Jan. 18

Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

4 slices thick-cut bacon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, peels on 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2..

11 Jan. 18

Is stress making you fat?

Does this stress make me look fat? Cortisol and belly fat are linked but what does that mean, and what does it mean to you? Science has established that stress can lead to cardiovascular disease, but did you know..

11 Jan. 18

Immune-Boosting Pomegranate Spinach Smoothie

1 ½ cups pomegranate juice 1½ cups spinach or kale 1½ cups mixed berries 1 tablespoon red beet powder 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 scoop protein powder Combine all the ingredients in the blender, purée until blended. Enjoy!

10 Jan. 18

Banana Chai Oatmeal Pancakes

2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites 1 medium/large ripe banana 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon cardamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon salt..

15 Dec. 17

Inflammation Could Be The Reason You Can’t Lose Weight

Inflammation

Is this YOU?  You’ve reduced your calorie intake and you’re working out at the gym on a regular basis. So why is it that you still can’t get rid of that spare tire hanging around your tummy? Your body might be fighting..

13 Dec. 17

CrockPot Beef Stew

beef stew

Beef Stew 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds stew meat, beef chuck or sirloin, cut into bite size pieces 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4-5 medium red potatoes, chopped (about 1 pound) 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced..

13 Dec. 17

Salted Caramel Truffles

salted caramel

8 ounces pitted Medjool dates (about 3/4 cup tightly packed) 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING: 3.5 ounces dark chocolate (I used 70%),..

29 Nov. 17

Black Bean, Poblano and Quinoa Enchiladas

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 poblano peppers, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 jalapeños, seeded, plus diced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper 1 cup quinoa 3 cups..

27 Nov. 17

Minestrone Soup with Butternut Squash, Kale and White Beans

4 ounces bacon, ½-inch-diced (4-5 slices) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cups (½-inch) diced peeled butternut squash (about 1 pound) 2 cups (½-inch) diced carrots (4 carrots) 2 cups (½-inch) diced celery (3 stalks) 1 and 1/2 cups..