Its that time of year again, middle of the summer and backyard cookouts are on everyone’s calendar. I personally love cookouts, any opportunity to have friends over and grill out and just relax I am down! I have come up with a couple recipes to mimic those you may be familiar with from your childhood but with a healthy twist. First course is a Grilled Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Toasted Almonds, I don’t know whose idea it was to grill romaine lettuce but it adds a really great smoky flavor to the salad, the almonds replace the croutons and be sure to get some good quality Parmesan Cheese (the block kind not the kind that comes in the green can). And the star of any cookout, Hamburgers but I’ve added a Paleo twist the typical vehicle in which to eat your burger, Sweet Potato Bun. Read More
Here is a really wonderful, nutritious salad that is good anytime of year. I pair it with a bratwurst and sauerkraut with some spicy brown mustard for lunch but this salad could be paired with any meal even breakfast. It makes a ton so bring it to your next Potluck or Backyard BBQ! Read More
Here’s a really easy coffee recipe to up its health benefits and flavor big time! I mean its like a flavor bomb went off in your coffee. Taking my first sip reminded me of the first time I tried Moonshine. It was 2008, my brother brought over to my apartment some Apple Brandy, aka moonshine. I took a swig and the flavor was like a shot to the gut at first I wasn’t sure if I like it, a couple minutes later I was ready for another, yep this stuff was good!
Hello Peeps! Announcements: Some of you may have seen my post on FB about my graduation from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I have mentioned taking online classes from there a few posts ago but now it’s official, I am a certified Health Coach! I am so excited to start this new journey, following my passion of healthy living and helping others, its quite possibly the best job IN THE WORLD! FB Business page should be up and running soon shortly followed by my website. If you just can’t wait and you’ve got to reach out to me sooner email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep your eyes peeled (what does that even mean anyway) for links for my stuff soon! I am going to give you the bonus first because I am that kind of awesome! Where do cows come from? Well my cow comes from this amazing little farm in Carnesville, GA called Indian Creek Angus. I have ordered from them twice now and their meat is legit! The are Certified Naturally Grown, a member of Georgia Organics and Eat Wild, and Animal Welfare approved, basically they are happy cows. They do not have the USDA Organic certification because not only are they hella expensive but also the government makes these small farms jump through crazy hoops to get it and takes a long time. These nice folks encourage everyone to take a trip to the farm and see for yourself the environment and treatment of their animals. Besides after everything we know about our government’s involvement with the food industry can we even trust their labels? But that is a whole other can of worms! Check them out, their meat is awesome they have lots of options for you to choose from, get together with you friends and buy in bulk it will save you money in the long run! It took my husband and I about 6 months to eat our quarter of cow. And the moment you’ve all been waiting for, on to the recipe…..