I picked up The Knot Winter 2013 Ideas Issue about a month ago, and though I’m only halfway through, I’ve already found so much valuable inspiration and could not help but share some of the … Continue reading →
First Starbucks red cups and now the big reveal of Oprah’s annual Favorite Things list-the holidays are among us! Typically I am 100% on board with the big O and her collection of ‘hand picked’ goodies for the holiday season, … Continue reading →
You always hear the seasoned Army wives talk about how once the deployment beings, that’s when the ‘you know what’ hits the fan. I’ve always considered myself a pretty tough cookie so I was never too concerned (and to be … Continue reading →
I always love the Kate Spade Surprise Sale, but this one seems to be especially fabulous. Enjoy some of my favorites 1) GRAMERCY PARK CALISTA 2)BERRY STREET LACEY 3) LICORICE PATENT HEEL 4) COBBLE HILL LACEY 5) GROVE COURT THEA … Continue reading →
Apparently I missed the memo where we skipped right over fall and dove head first into winter. With temperatures here in Tennessee reaching into the 20′s at night, I very bitterly brought out my winter coats yesterday and decided to face the music. Now, I should note that the weather says we’re looking towards temps in the low 70′s for this coming week, but for now it’s cold and I’m bringing out the crock pot.
This recipe is another super easy, prep, set, and forget number. On top of that, it is packed with goodness that will make your body happy
I should have known when I saw wine on the ingredients list that I was going to love this recipe. As I’ve said about a million times, the last thing I want to do when I get home after a hellacious day is spend the night cooking, especially during a deployment while I’m cooking for one. This was super easy to prepare and though it took an hour to cook, I was able to use that time to shower, unload (then re-load) the dishwasher, and attempt to mentally decompress from this day/week (Pinterest, anyone?). As with all of the recipes I post, there are things you can change to customize this dish to tickle your fancy (mushrooms instead of asparagus, add rice, parmesan cheese topping, etc. etc.). If you find alternatives to what I’ve done here, let me know!
So yesterday was an overall crappy day and I DID NOT want to cook when I came home from work. I picked this recipe because it seemed quick, and it involved oranges (I rationalized the Vitamin C in said oranges would improve my foul mood ;)). Whether or not it truly affected my mood, it turned out amazing, super quick and super yummy. This recipe is Paleo for the most part, however I served it over Basmati rice. I also adapted the recipe and used two-chicken breasts, and ate half for dinner, and took half for lunch today (and it was just as tasty this afternoon!).
Ok, so I’m kind of obsessed with this chicken curry recipe. This is such a quick and easy dish to whip together after a long day at work and what I love is that there’s always more than enough left over to bring in for lunch the following day. I have had this recipe since I first hit the kitchen in high school and it’s been a fabulous in-a-pinch dish ever since. As noted on the recipe card, I typically use a store bought ready-to-go rotisserie chicken and the Uncle Ben’s Basmati Ready Rice purely based on ease, but it’s totally up to you.
After officially kicking off my new lease on fitness by dragging myself through a half-marathon yesterday, I was ready to jump head first into cleaning up my eating habits by creating a menu of healthy and easy to prepare meals. First up was a Paleo Turkey Meatloaf dish that proved to be equally, if not more satisfying than it’s high-calorie counterparts. As I am not going completely paleo, I did choose to add some panko breadcrumbs to the mix, but I have heard the recipe binds just as well without. Either way, don’t forget a ketchup topping (paleo or otherwise)!
Whether or not you’re choosing to go paleo, this dish will make a fabulous addition to your healthy recipe repertoire!
To my dismay, I leave far too much to be desired when it comes to culinary competence. Although I consider myself to have great taste, I truly lack creativity in the kitchen and often find myself lost without a recipe. This has become more and more of an issue as of late, since my resident personal chef/fiancé deployed leaving me to fend for myself in the scary world of ‘what’s for dinner?’. After a long day at work and a one-hour commute home, slaving over a stove/oven/grill is the furthest thing down my to-do list, and cooking for one? Yeah, I’ll pass. This behavior has led me down the road of take out sushi, snacks instead of real food, and skipping dinner all together. When you mix this with my lack of motivation to exercise in the last few weeks, you can see that I’m headed for disaster. With that being said, as the deployment’s end is creeping upon me it is time to make some changes in my house, and what better way to start than with cleaner and more organized eating habits. So if you’re looking to eat a bit healthier or just find some new recipes, feel free to pop in and see what I’m up to. I’ll be doing my best to post on this topic weekly and update on recent progress in the kitchen, so be sure to follow along and share your favorite tips and recipes for a healthy lifestyle!
After the miserable excuse for a red carpet that was the MTV Video Music Awards, my faith in the fashion sense of Hollywood took a steep nose dive. Tonight’s Emmy’s restored said faith, and I could barely contain my ‘Ooohs’ … Continue reading →
I must say, I am loving Nordstrom right now. Their no-minimum free shipping/free returns program is super enticing, and right now during their free gift with purchase promotion you can score some pretty sweet little items. From the Kate Spade Live Colorfully Bangle to the DG Black Sapphire Compact Mirror, these goodies are far better than the branded chachkies of the past. Bonus–Nordstrom Fashion Rewards members will earn triple rewards points on purchases through September 22nd.