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Low Country Boil

Low country boil is a great weekday recipe because it is very quick and easy.  My sister and her husband lived in Savannah, Georgia for a while where I first had this.  She brought in a big container of spices she bought at a farmers market and after a great meal on newspaper I was hooked. It’s become a family staple and when the kids find out we’re having low country boil they get excited.  Always a good thing! I’ve used...

Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric Tonic

Follow Me! Turmeric is everywhere these days. For good reason ya’ll!  This tonic is like a medicine for the body and so good!  You just need a good juicer to start, turmeric, carrots, apple and lemon. The 2 biggest benefits of this tonic are: it’s a powerful antioxidant as well as a strong anti-inflammatory. 1. Antioxidants Turmeric has powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in our bodies. So, all these years while we’ve been pretending to know what antioxidants do (we know they’re...

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Follow Me! Every time I see a picture of sweet potato hash my mouth waters.  So, this morning, after the family slept in super late, it felt like a brunch day. I found a couple of sweet potatoes, a purple onion, some eggs and yes! We have a meal. Now, for your delicious brunch… Turn your oven to 450 degrees.  Dice your purple onion and 2 sweet potatoes.  Keep the peel on the potatoes and dice to about 1/2 inch cubes. Toss...

Crunchy Chopped Salad

Crunchy Chopped Salad

Follow Me! Free time.  It’s one thing we all crave as busy moms.  One way I try to make my life easier is by doing work on the front end, so I can relax on the back end.  The beginning of the week is busy for me.  Grocery store, workout, cleaning and food prep. I’m pretty much the opposite of a procrastinator.  As a result, my Fridays and weekends are more relaxing! This salad is another example of something you can...

Banana Kale Smoothie

Banana Kale Smoothie

Follow Me! Banana kale smoothies have become a staple at our house.  Kale has been the it green for the last few years and for good reason.  It packs twice the vitamin-C as spinach. The problem?  Most people just can’t stomach it.  It’s kinda bitter right?  The best and easiest way to get our leafy greens is in a smoothie.  And we can hide the bitter flavor with other things like bananas. This is my go-to smoothie more than anything else....

Chia Pudding

Follow Me! Chia pudding.  MMMMM.  That sounds delicious doesn’t it! Actually, it’s pretty good.  And I wouldn’t eat it if it tastes bad. This recipe is basically 2 ingredients and the rest is up to you. It’s detox friendly and super easy and quick.  It also fills you up in the morning. Chia seeds are a wonderful thing to keep stocked in your pantry.  They’re packed with fiber, protein, calcium and low in calories.  So, per calorie, they’re one of the...

Lavender Coffee Creamer

Follow Me! We were on a trip recently when I tried lavender creamer in my coffee.  I was hooked.  So, I came home and played around with some ingredients and came up with my own recipe! All you need for one weeks worth of luscious creamer for your coffee is 1 can of Coconut Milk, 1 Tablespoon of Lavender and 2 Tablespoons of Maple syrup. Pour your can of coconut milk in a small saucepan.  The coconut milk separates so it’s...

Clean Nutty Granola

clean nutty granola

So, I stumbled onto a recipe of homemade nutty granola and it was fantastic.  As I’ve made it over the past year, I have changed the recipe to my liking.  My version is filled with as many nuts as I can find in my pantry!  So here goes… Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. If you don’t have pecans, use walnuts!  If you don’t have pumpkin seeds, use something else.  Get my drift?  This recipe is hard to screw up....