Crockpot Texas Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

crockpot texas pulled pork bbq sandwich

School is in full swing and if your kids have after school activities there’s a strong chance you’re playing taxi driver for the next 9 months.  Usually, the last thing you have time for is to cook dinner.  I’ve found myself cooking half of it early in the day and finishing it off when the kids get in.  Well, that’s one way.  The best way is to get out the crockpot. A lot of people think they have to have...

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Omelet

smoked salmon and asparagus omelet

When you see “smoked salmon and asparagus omelet,” many of you might have glazed over thinking it’s too gourmet to make quickly in the morning.  Welp, that isn’t true.  I wouldn’t do that to you!  And I don’t have the patience or time to make something overly involved. Let’s prep ingredients.  Once you’re cooking it goes really fast, so you need to have everything ready.  You’ll need a small non-stick pan, rubber spatula, 2 beaten eggs with a teaspoon of...

Health News This Week September 7

health news this week september 7

Fiber and Colorectal Cancer With low carb diets the thing right now, we have a problem.  People aren’t eating enough fiber.  Studies have now come out that fiber equals healthier colon and also decreases your chances of colorectal cancer.  Be wise with your low carb lifestyle and please try to get in your fiber. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319338.php   What Can Happen When There’s a Shortage of Specialty Doctors So, living in far west Texas 5 hours from any large city, sometimes we...

Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

peanut butter and banana overnight oats

We’re heading back to school and we all know what our kids need most to start the day off right.  A filling, protein-rich breakfast.  But, the tricky part is finding the time to do that. Well, I’ve got one here served up on a platter (or a jar) for you. The great thing about peanut butter and banana overnight oats is that of course it can be made the night before.  So, during the hustle and bustle of getting out...

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should You Care

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should We Care

In a nutshell, adaptogens are natural herbs that bring the body to a balanced state by reducing stress hormones.  Really they help the body’s ability to adapt to it’s environment, rather than fight it.  There are a few easy ways to add them to our daily diet, but first let’s touch on stress. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Survey estimates that mental disease, including stress-related disorders, will be the second leading cause of disability by the...

Paleo Chocolate Truffles with Golden Milk

paleo chocolate truffles with golden milk

If you haven’t heard of adaptogens, you will soon. They are the miracle herbs that not only relieve stress, but also increase energy and vitality as well as bring balance to our stress-ridden lives.  (Read my upcoming article that delves into adaptogens in more detail). Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful of the adaptogens.  Also known as “Indian ginseng” it’s in the tomato family.  It’s been used as a healing remedy for years, namely for stress, fatigue and the...

How Many Rest Days Do You Need Between Workouts?

how many rest days do you need between workouts

The kids are back in school and you can finally hit the gym as much as you want.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll usually hit it hard the first few weeks now that you have the freedom to do so.  But, is it good for the body?  And how many rest days should you have? Well, the answer involves many factors…. 1. The intensity of your exercise If you’re lifting weights, the heavier you lift, the more you max...

Nutty Chicken Salad with Grapes

People laugh at me because I find that stopping what I’m doing to eat lunch annoying.  While the kids are at school, I’m usually running errands, working out and of course blogging!  So, I definitely don’t want a time-consuming lunch to make. That’s why a quick meal like chicken salad is perfect.  Just scoop it onto a plate, add some crackers and you’re done.  It doesn’t interrupt your day. Chicken or tuna salad has been a family lunch since I...

Latest Health News-August 17

latest health articles

The latest health related news from the informative to the ridiculous! Transition from kid to teenager Having a son this age, I read this article twice. Such a tricky age I swear! http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/health/transition-to-middle-school/index.html Alcohol and weight gain Maybe this will sway college kids away from binge drinking! It may feel like a right of passage at the time, but what kid doesn’t know it’s bad for you! How about the fact that it makes you gain weight. That might work....

Tangy Garlic Potato Wedges

tangy garlic potato wedges

If you make these tangy garlic potato wedges, you’d better have the recipe handy, because people will be asking for it.  It goes great with just about any grilled meat and of course easy to make. Potato wedges of any kind have been a popular starch around here lately, because they’re so easy to make.  We went through a brown rice phase that lasted way too long so we needed a change. With the balance of sweet and savory along...

   
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