Healthy Kitchen Must-Haves

Just in time for Christmas, Eat This, Not That! put out a list of 40 Things Healthy Cooks Always Have in Their Kitchen.  Although I’m now adding an Oil Spritzer to my Amazon Wish List, I’m pretty impressed at how well equipped my kitchen is by these standards.  How did yours measure up? P.S. You…

Easy Breakfast: Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

The slow cooker is one of my favorite and most-used kitchen items, but typically I use it for meats or soups–it never really occurred to me to leave it on overnight to make breakfast.  This oatmeal recipe from Stacey Homemaker is perfect to test it out with. I didn’t get the organic protein shakes she…

21 Days Later

So I’ve made it through 21 days of “clean” Paleo-ish Crossfit-eating!  Yay!  I’ve lost 13 lbs since my weigh-in on day 1.  I also measure about 2 inches less around my waist and 2 inches around my buttocks.  I feel great and I’m so glad I did it. I had a few cheat meals and definitely…

“Stupid Simple Salsa Chicken”

It truly is “Stupid Simple”  (from: Canada Girl Eats Paleo) Prep time: 5 min. | Cook time: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours 5 min. Ingredients: 1 cup prepared salsa 4 chicken breasts 1 TBSP chili powder 1 onion, chopped (possible additions: 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 TBSP cayenne pepper, and/or 2 TBSP Adobo) Directions: Place all ingredients…

Getting Into Fitness: 10 Tips

Today is a day for turning over a new leaf; like so many Americans, I struggle to maintain a heathy weight.  While exercise is super-important, nutrition is the key to making an impact and living healthfully, so for the next 21 days I’m going to make some drastic changes to the way I eat.  Coupled…

Seared Pork Chops with Shiitake Mushrooms

Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, sliced & stemmed 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped salt & pepper, to taste 4 boneless pork chops (4oz ea., ¼ inch thick) 2 tsp Dijon mustard ½ cup dry white wine Directions: Heat 1 TBSP olive oil…