Everything’s Better with Soup and Salad: Part Two, Read On to Win My Newest Book

My most popular book to date, Everything’s Better with Soup and Salad, now has a part soup and salad covertwo, and it’s coming out this month!

Officially, it’ll be released on September 17th. But you could win a free copy of it as early as Friday, September 7th. That’s this Friday!

This book has new favorites like Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup and Bacon Cheeseburger Salad. Or how about Meat Eater Salad and Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup? These recipes are amazing and will wow everyone!

So, if you want a chance to win it, you need to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. (It comes straight to your email every Wednesday and is filled with health tips, delicious recipes, and is all about wellness.)

Whenever I release a new book, you will hear all about it, get a chance to win it before it even comes out, and will have full access to all of the preorder bonuses and extras just for being subscribed!Capture

To sign up, visit my homepage at iwantwellness.co and add your email to the subscription box on the right hand side. (Enter your email under where it says, ‘follow blog via email.’) That’s it, you’re in!

Remember, you can win it this Friday, as long as your subscribed, so make sure to get your email in right away! I can’t wait for you to enjoy this cookbook, it’s definitely my new favorite=)

XOXO

Be Happier Today with These Five Things

Everyone wants to be happy. Want to get happy from the inside out? It isn’t about fancy dinners, expensive trips, and stuff.

But instead about true human connection, love, and exploring the splendors of the world. This life on earth is our only one.

Rough day, rough week? No fear. These ideas will get you on track to feeling better. And never forget to fake it ’til you make it!

1. Smile. Seriously. Smile and see what happens. No matter your emotion, literally e7ab0efd45f9779322d14b4cf0da7d35--smile-word-be-smileturning up your lips in a smile creates the illusion of happiness and you can trick yourself into a better mood. Because, when you are in a good mood, you smile. So, do it on purpose and see what happens.
2. Think of something you’re thankful for. All of us have something to be thankful for. Most of us have so many things to be thankful for. Thinking about the good things in life is the best way to be happy. And really, we could all stand to be more thankful in this life.
3. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Life can be stressful. Work, errands, family, and even friends can make it so busy. But you know what you can do, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing? You can take a minute to yourself. You can literally walk away from the madness, or at least block it out. Take the time to close your eyes, and take a deep breath…    Ok, carry on.
4. Oils. I’m sorry if you didn’t see it coming, but if you’ve read my stuff before, I’m sureroller-balls you did. Look. Essential oils changed.my.life. I cannot say enough good about them. And whatever you need, I’m telling you, “There’s an oil for that!” So whether you swipe some on, diffuse it into the air you breathe or sniff it straight out of the bottle, oils will make you happier today. If you haven’t already, you must try them.
5. Laugh. Google a joke or better yet, ask the person next to you/person in the same room/Alexa, to tell you one. Laughing literally renews the spirit. It helps rid the body of depression. It brings you to a place of innocence, and it just feels so good.
I love these tips and I try to do them everyday, sometimes even several times a day. And the more “not happy” I feel, the more I try to do them. Because, self care.

Happy Thursday XOXO

Check out my wellness book for more on how to feel best everyday and if you want to know more about oils, leave a comment.

Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest, and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family. 

My Newest Book is Out and Free to View Tomorrow (June 23rd) and All Weekend!

Here it is, my second book!

Everything’s Better With Soup and Salad is so perfect for this season. I have always loved soup and salad for meals and this collection is too good.

It’s also gluten free, full of vegetables, and full of flavor. Everyone needs more vegetables in their lives and these recipes are so good, you’ll forget how healthy they are.

Everything’s Better with Soup and Salad is FREE to readers all day tomorrow, June 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2017. Here’s the link:

Thanks for supporting my site. Enjoy these favorites from the book below and check out my the free promo in the coming days!

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  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 small onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic
  • 30-40 oz beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Dry Sherry

In a medium to large stock pot, add butter, olive oil and chopped onions to the pan on medium high heat. You want to caramelize them, so stir often and heat until they began to turn brown or about 20 minutes. Add the roasted garlic, 30-40 ounces of beef stock, the thyme and sherry. Cook an additional 20 minutes on medium.

For restaurant style soup, break up pieces of bread onto the top of the soup along with 2 tablespoons of Italian cheeses (Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, Romano) and broil on high until the cheese begins to brown and is bubbling. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Saladbuff chick

  • 1 cup salad, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 hardboiled egg, quartered
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and sliced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped, cooked, and cooled

Enjoy with Garlic Blue Cheese Dressing

For buffalo chicken, cook the chicken in this sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons water

Make sure to check out my book and enjoy all the recipes! XOXO

Want my first book too? Here it is: