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Meditation Practice for Beginners

meditation practice

When I was at my worst with my battle with anxiety and panic attacks, I had no idea what an impact meditation would have on my life. In hindsight, starting a meditation practice was the best thing I ever did, but it sure wasn’t the easiest. Your mind is already racing at the speed of light, now your asking me to sit in a quiet, dark room for thirty minutes a day and calm my mind? yeah okay. When my...

Paleo Cheesecake

paleo cheesecake

Happy Fourth of July! I can’t believe we’ve already reached the midpoint of 2017. We are smack dab in the middle of summertime, and that means fireworks, bad sunburns and food! This paleo cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any celebration, and its so easy to make. Cheesecake has always been a go to cheat meal of mine. I mean those Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes were a must for any celebration. Many years later I found out how much sugar and...

Stuffed BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

stuffed bbq chicken sweet potatoes

Happy July everyone! July is smack dab in the middle of those summertime festivities, and nothing says summer more than barbecue. These stuffed bbq chicken sweet potatoes are the perfect mix of everything that I love in this world, but are also sure to be a hit at any Fourth of July bash. I remember when I was younger I used to love conventional baked potatoes loaded with butter, sour cream and any other goodies I could find. It’s funny...

Coconut Water Pineapple Mint Lime Mojito

coconut water pineapple mint lime mojito

Ah summertime; a time full of picnics, vacations, long days and of course sweltering California heat. I mean it can get ridiculously hot. I was looking for a drink that is not only perfect to serve at any summertime event, but also for something you can make any day the temperature decides to get stupid. This coconut water mint lime mojito combines all my favorite flavors of a tropical getaway without, you know, the price tag. I use Harvest Bay...

Meal Prep Madness

meal prep

I’m sure every Sunday you see all those #mealprepsunday Instagram posts with elaborate meals that seem to take hours and costs hundreds to make. Well meal prep doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll walk you through how I navigate the store ads and save money on the products I need, and how to put together a variety of foods to make different meals that will keep your family going all week long! What Shall I Prep? I find it...

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

breakfast smoothie bowl

This breakfast smoothie bowl is almost like eating dessert for breakfast, but without the unhealthy sugars and other junk. I mean having a smoothie for breakfast is one thing, but when you place it in a bowl and top it off with some of the most beautiful healthy toppings you have yourself a delicious masterpiece. I’ve always loved smoothies, I mean I frequented a Jamba Juice a plenty in my days. My go-to was always the strawberry and banana smoothies....

Paleo Dill Sauce

paleo dill sauce

There are so many ways to make salmon tasty, but hands down this paleo dill sauce brings it up to a whole new level. With just a few ingredients, this paleo dill sauce is a must for the next time your trying to figure out how to dress up your salmon. As you may have noticed, I’m down for salmon anything. Not only is this the only fish I can eat without gagging, it’s also full of the good stuff...

Matcha Latte with Almond Milk

matche latte with almond milk

Matcha is so hot right now. It’s everywhere you look from trendy shops to desserts and everything in between. I’ve been wanting to see what all the fuss is about, but was a little nervous because of the caffeine. I have quite the sensitivity to caffeine (it sends my anxiety in to overdrive) so I tend to stay away from it. But after doing a little research on matcha, I also came across one of its mighty benefits in L-Theanine....

Pan Roasted Adobo Chicken

pan roasted adobo chicken

Happy June everyone! Crazy to think this year has already reached the midpoint, seriously where has the time gone? We are getting to the part of the year where beach, tans and grilling are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. While this may not be cooked on the BBQ, this pan roasted adobo chicken is sure to be a favorite at any gathering. I used Primal Palate’s Adobo Seasoning, and I’m telling you it’s so good you’ll find yourself wanting...

Paleo Coleslaw

paleo coleslaw

Coleslaw is one of those sides I’m always bummed out I have to skip at restaurants. There’s such a feeling of nostalgia with coleslaw, going to family picnics on a warm summer day chowing down on watermelon and coleslaw running around with no shoes and not a care in the world. When I switched over to a dairy free lifestyle, coleslaw was one of those things that had to go. Until now 🙂 Enter in Sir Kensington’s mayo to the...