Lifestyle: Eating Healthy – Beef Satay and Peanut Sauce

  In kicking off week three of my efforts to cut out carbs and sugar, I am finding more recipes to keep me inspired to stay on track.  Like this easy recipe, which technically is a pretty solid alternative for the entire family (less folks with peanut allergies) and with a bowl of sticky rice, […]

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Food: No Carb, No Sugar Avocado Smoothie

I’ve been on this plan since April 2nd and I have to say, I am proud of myself for not falling off the wagon. Meaning, ordering chili fries and beer, or the need to munch through a large bag of skittles just because it is forbidden on this healthy eating plan. I can actually look […]

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Food: Healthy Nachos Alternative

Two weeks into this healthy eating plan – no sugar, no carbs – I find myself having a withdrawals here and there, or maybe its my mind playing tricks on me. But today I woke up craving Nachos, knowing very well the typical tortilla chips included in the recipe is not a smart idea when […]

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Food: Gluten-Free Poppy Seed Buns

Always looking for interesting variations to baking – and this gluten-free poppy seed bun recipe is one I am adding to my list of what to prepare while visiting a friend over the course of next week. Gluten-free Poppy Seed Buns Ingredients for 11-15 Poppy Seed Buns Gluten-free yeast dough 300ml rice milk 80g butter […]

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Lifestyle: No Carb, No Sugar Plan

April fools day, I began a lifestyle change – in terms of eating better. Meaning, I don’t want to diet, or order a meal plan to follow. I simply decided to cut out carbs and sugar as much as possible from my daily meals. I have to tell you, it is day 9 and I […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Pesto, Asparagus, ricotta, prosciutto pasta on the spicy side

Love a spicy kick to my meals and this pasta is going to be made for dinner tonight – with a bottle of my favorite chilled white Merlot wine. INGREDIENTS 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 1 pound long cut pasta 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and chopped 1 cup basil pesto, homemade or store bought 1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired, and chopped 3/4 cup whole milk […]

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Food: Cupcakes for All Special Occasions

Easter, bridal showers, mother’s day, baby showers, mother’s day and even a graduation celebration for anyone with a whimsical style – these cupcakes are the coolest. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup canola oil 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs […]

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Food: Easter Cake or Any Occasion

There’s always a reason for a home-baked cake, even if its simply a Saturday afternoon project you’ve set yourself to accomplish, cake is in. And considering the upcoming Easter festivities, I can’t imagine a better suited cake then this recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 cup canola oil 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 3 large eggs 2 cups […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Roasted Cauliflower and Halloumi Cheese Tacos

Last March I visited a friend in England and she introduced me to Halloumi cheese dish served in a Mediterranean restaurant in London. Since then I have included this amazing cheese in salads, and simply served fried with a bit of tomato sauce for dipping – kind of like mozzarella sticks in a restaurant without […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Ah the simple pleasures of chicken and potato and although the chicken Coq au Riesling recipe I found here is a meal in itself, I felt the need to make a roasted potato side dish. What? I need comfort food with the lingering wintery weather. So here it goes: Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skin on, bone in […]

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