Paleo Chicken & Vegetables with Ginger Garlic Sauce

Thursday nights are for my homemade take on Chinese! This chicken and vegetables with ginger garlic sauce is packed with green vegetables, onions and a sauce so good you’d swear it’s a new item on your favorite Chinese menu!

Paleo Chicken & Vegetables with Ginger Garlic Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oilIMG_20160629_194820
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups asparagus, diced
  • 2 cups chicken breast, diced
  • 4 tablespoons coconut aminos (soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, diced (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

Add the olive oil to a pan on medium low heat and then add in carrots and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the onions to the pan and cook an additional minute. Add in the asparagus and chicken and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken turns white.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook an additional 10 minutes. Top with sesame seeds, serve with your vegetable of choice and enjoy!




So Fresh And So Clean Clean

I spent years of my teenage life coveting long and beautiful nails and here they are! As much as I love to paint my nails and play around with different styles, there is something to be said about au naturel.


Want to know how I did it? Watch for future articles and tips!



You May Never Guess My Secret Ingredient

Cooking is my jam, but for quick, easy and healthy eats- protein shakes are my go to.  The flavor options are endless and create a nutritious start to your day or refueling for your workout.

My lemon berry blend is so refreshing and my husband says, “It tastes like really good ice cream!” The addition of lemon juice and Greek yogurt fill this drink with antioxidants and probiotics, making it even more beneficial.


Lemon Berry Ice Cream Shake

  • 1 cup frozen fruit (pineapple/mango/peach/strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup 100% juice (banana/strawberry/orange)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon (I actually used 2 drops lemon essential oil but whatever you have on hand is works!)
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt


Blend ingredients together and enjoy!





Five Reasons To Go Fishing Today

Fishing is fun

Feel your adrenaline spike with each tug on the line signaling a fish to be had! There is no better time than fishing time.

The weather is perfsearch

Summer is here and the states are warm and temperate (for the most part.) Sunshine and great temps make early summer the best time to get out into nature and catch some fish.

Today is National Go Fishing Day

It’s true, June 18th is National Go Fishing Day. As such, today is a day to set aside your weekly schedule and routine and find a place to throw in a hook.

searchFishing is healthy

Casting and reeling provide constant movement while you fish. Fishing is a low impact activity and a great way to keep active. Plus, fish is healthy to eat and therefore can be dinner!

Fishing is relaxing

Did you know that blue is a calming color? With all the fresh air and water all around you it is no wonder that fishing feels great.


Any reason is great to set aside some time and take yourself out to catch some fish! If for no other reason,  go fishing to celebrate National Go Fishing Day. Good Luck!


Cardio Legs (BW (bodyweight) workout)

Cardio isn’t my thing. In fact, unless I am walking or dancing, cardio is a sparse activity on my workout regimen. When toning workouts or lifting sessions take on cardio like qualities, this is my happy place.

Check out my body weight cardio leg workout. This is perfect for a beginner but a challenge too. Enjoy!


Lunges- 25 lunges per side x3 sets

Squats-25 squats per set x3 sets

Leg Ups- 25 per side x3 sets

Step Ups- 25 each side x3 sets

Wall Sit- For 30-60 seconds or for however long you can hold it!

**Tip: You can add reps or sets as needed to push yourself**

Lunges and Squats

Basic yet essential, these two moves are great for your butt and legs.



Leg Lifts

Leg lifts are a great hip openers and give shape and muscle to your butt.


Leg lifts


Step Ups

Love this leg move! Stepping up onto a bench is one of my favorite butt moves and definitely counts as cardio.



And if you aren’t at the gym..get creative!



Wall Sits

Loathed by most and denied by some, wall sits are a great ending to any leg workout.


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Hold this move as long as you can. Feel the burn


That wraps it up for my cardio leg BW workout. How do you feel? Make sure to stretch afterwards and drink plenty of water. Watch for future BW workouts to come, weights included!

Keep A Bowl Of Onion Peels On Your Counter

The story goes like this, centuries ago in Medieval times, people placed cut onions in the different rooms of their houses to ward off and protect their families from the black death. This story or myth as some say is dispelled, again and again, but this is what I know.

I always have a bowl with onions on my counter. I believe it to be a way to naturally purify the air.  Here’s why.

Onions, once sliced and diced, absorb toxins, chemicals and even smells. Onions soak up whatever is in the air around them,  which is why you should never store them,  uncovered, in the fridge.

Onions are a daily staple in my recipes and as such, not only do I always have them on hand but I am always cutting, peeling and using them.

I thought, if you can’t put a cut onion in the fridge because it soaks up everything, then why not leave them on the counter so they do the same?

Be it a wives tale, a rumor or simply one really knows. However, everywhere you look sources tell you to preserve and properly store cut onions, they absolutely must be kept in an airtight container.  Does an onion soak up all the nastiness in the air? Are pieces of onion placed on the counter a solution to sickness? Try it out for yourself, it won’t hurt and it may help!

How To: Take the cut off ends and the top peel of each side and place them into your onion bowl. Make sure that no one eats these peels, pets included!