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Rosemary Honey Dijon Chicken

I really love the flavors of rosemary honey dijon chicken and I meal prepped this for easy proteins throughout the week! I’m alllll about some meal prep. Saves me time. Saves me money. Reduces stress. I’m never scrambling to figure out what to eat throughout the week, I never stress about what to pack in my four year-old’s school lunch. My meal prep menu this week included: this rosemary honey dijon chicken (if that was not obvious)steamed broccoliroasted balsamic brussels sprouts (toss in olive oil and balsamic glaze, roast on 415 for 15-20)buttered carrots (peel, chop, boil, drain, toss in butter) sweet potato rounds (peel, slice, boil) chimichurri (one bunch of parsley, one bunch of garlic, a bunch of green onions, lots of olive oil and some red wine vinegar – blend until smooth) Tips: I grilled this recipe, which is SO quick and easy and requires next to no…

Breast Fat Transfer – One Year Update + Lump

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I recently found a lump in my breast. If you’re new, you may be wondering what the hell I’m talking about. So let’s back up real quick. After nursing my kids, my boobs were wrecked. Like, seriously sad grandma boobs. I knew I couldn’t live with them forever because but I also didn’t want breast implant due to the serious complications that accompany them. You can read why I got the breast fat transfer, the process and who I chose here. You can see how it looked a month after surgery here. And five months after surgery here. Now, it’s been nearly a year. 11 months. Whatever I’m a few weeks short but close enough. Finding a lump. A few weeks ago we found a lump in my right breast. I say we because to be perfectly honest, my…

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

This paleo huevos rancheros recipe is surprisingly easy, quick, healthy, gluten-free, keto and low fodmap! I love food. It’s as simple as that. I saw a popular Instagrammer post a plain salad with chicken and talk about how she just loves boring meals (no shame, good for her) and while that’s cool – it ain’t me. I don’t like boring food. I want variety, I want flavor, I want spices and depth and deliciousness. And I want it to be healthy. That’s how I came up with this huevos rancheros recipe! It’s not a traditional recipe and I’m sure any native Central American would make a better version, this is how I made it. And honestly, it was pretty damn good. Health benefits of paleo huevos rancheros: 20 grams of protein, mostly from the eggsrich in choline from the egg yolksloaded with antioxidants from the tomatoes, bell pepper and avocadorich…

Mexican Breakfast Hash (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free)

This Mexican breakfast hash is paleo, whole30, gluten-free and SO delicious and filling. It’s packed with protein and veggies too. Unlike my husband, I need some variety with my breakfasts. I don’t want the same thing every morning. My favorite thing is to actually look up breakfast and brunch menus at cool restaurants and recreate the recipes at home. This recipe was born mostly out of boredom with scrambled eggs. And craving tacos for breakfast. But I don’t love egg tacos, so here ya go. Health benefits of this Mexican Breakfast Hash: it’s Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and keto if you omit the potoatocontains six different veggies, which is great for beneficial gut bacteriacontains roughly 25g proteinrich in healthy fatscontains b12, iron, zinc, choline, selenium, biotin and a variety of b vitaminsrich in antioxidants from plant foodsgrass-fed ground beef is high in omega-3s and great for the earth Tips: feel free…

Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

It’s soup season ya’ll! And this Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup is perfect for these colder months and darker days! I get very into soup when cold weather rolls in. I mean, to be fair, I now live in Charleston, SC where “cold” weather is like, 55 degrees. Which works out very well for me, since I hate being cold. But I still love to snuggle up to a dining room table with my family and just chat while our Christmas tree sparkles in the background – while eating soup. It’s so damn homey. Health benefits of this Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup: packed with protein from the chickenmade with homemade bone broth (recipe HERE), this soup is very healing for the gutboosts the immune system via the broth, veggies, adequate protein, fiber and garlic (all of which also benefit gut health)rich in antioxidants from the…

Cranberry Christmas Margarita

I will not let my love of margaritas be limited to Cinco de Mayo, taco nights and summertime. Margaritas are a year-round treat, people! And this crazy good cranberry Christmas margarita is proof of that! There are only two types of alcohol I drink: wine and tequila. I love my wine, particularly with a delicious meal. Or better yet, oysters. A crisp glass of sauvignon blanc with a delicious oyster is one of my favorite treats ever. But a margarita is so fun, so festive. And while most people think a margarita is more appropriate for tacos, for summertime and/or Cinco de Mayo – margaritas are actually super versatile. Plus, they don’t give you a hangover like beer or wine and certainly not like brown liquor would. So back to this margarita. I made it and sat by my tree and sipped it while my sons and husband played. It…

The BEST Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

These are absolutely the BEST gluten-free cinnamon rolls! I’ve been making cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning for ten years and this is by far the best recipe I’ve tried! I feel like there is nothing I can say that will accurately do this recipe justice. But I still have so much to say about this recipe. First, I am not a sweets person. 10 out of 10 times, I’ll order a glass of wine instead of dessert. I’ll take chicken liver over chocolate any day. But cinnamon rolls are one of my weaknesses. I have always loved them – the gooeyness in particular. The gooey frosting, the gooey cinnamon center, the gooey dough. I now realize gooey is a gross word so I’m going to stop using it now. But do you SEE the gooey cinnamon caramel on the bottom? Something about the combo of butter, coconut sugar and cinnamon…

Gluten-Free Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

This gluten-free leftover turkey and wild rice soup is the perfect way to use up the bones and leftover meat from your Thanksgiving turkey! Every Thanksgiving I buy a huge turkey. In years past it’s because I often invite people last minute – people I find don’t have anywhere to go, a last minute guest showing up, and because I want to make sure everyone has enough AND I have leftovers. God I love leftovers. This year is different. This year there is a pandemic and like the experts warned, winter is surging. So it’s just my immediate family and my mother in law. We drove home to DC from Charleston and are having a lil’ Thanksgiving, just three adults and two toddlers. So why the hell did I buy a 17lb turkey? It’s my nature. I feed people even when there aren’t people to feed. And now I have…

Why I Started Therapy

I always want to be transparent with my readers and I want to tell you guys that I started therapy. I’m actually in a really good place. Anxiety is minimal, intrusive thoughts (almost all stemming from past trauma) are infrequent and I’m really happy. I thought it was the perfect time to start therapy. Here’s why. For those of you who don’t know, I had a less than conventional childhood. My mother was a physically, verbally and mentally abusive drug addict. In my first therapy session, when the doctor was asking basic questions about my life, I found myself recounting some of the following: everyone in my immediate family is/was a drug addictI often went hungry as a childI was neglected, abused and shown next to no loveI overdosed twice as a teen on pills my mother gave meshe started kicking me out of the house at 14, then calling…

Asian Chicken Wings (Gluten-Free, Keto)

These Asian chicken wings are only five ingredients plus they’re gluten-free, keto, paleo and super healthy! Ya’ll. I hate Buffalo sauce. Like it is just NOT good. It’s sour, there is no real depth of flavor, there’s no garlic or onion flavor. And to be honest I’d eat garlic in my pancakes I love it so much. I know everyone loves Buffalo sauce. But I’m not on the Buffalo sauce train. Especially after making these super easy Asian chicken wings, which are SO GOOD. See how beautiful they are? I served this up with some jasmine rice and a side of sautéed bok choy and shiitake mushrooms. Tons of veggies and the whole meal was packed with delicious Asian flavor. I love trying to come up with Asian dishes. They’re just so damn healthy if you use the right ingredients. Health Benefits: This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, low-carb, paleo,…