Snackin’…

I have to give credit to my dear cousin Brita for this one; a lady who knows her way around the kitchen.  I really love chickpeas–they have such a great buttery flavor and they are a wonderful source of fiber, zinc, folate, and protein. Did you know that chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans? So…

Bruschetta Chicken, Umm Yes…

So I did a bit of recipe experimentation today. I had Bruschetta at a resturant recently and was reminded of how yummy it was.  I also loves me some grilled chicken, so I wanted to try putting those two together.  In the end I was pretty happy with the results.  Pull out your grill and checkered…

Pico with peppers…

Make your own salsa!!  Sharpen your knife skills (pun intended) and do some chopping with this recipe. Pico de Gallo (pronounced peeko day guy-o)  salsa is a nice, fresh treat in the summer months.  Again, it has that cilantro/lime combo that I love so much. Go ahead, give it a try.  You know you want…

Why I get adjusted…

Do I get adjusted for backaches, headaches, neck pain/tension, knee pain, or all those other little twinges I feel with day to day life?  Sure.  Keeping the spine in alignment and moving is great for helping the body work efficiently as a mechanical unit.  But does chiropractic care do more than that?? Yes, much more!…

Sitting, sitting, sitting…

Here’s one for all you daytime desk commandos out there.  We are a society of sitters.  Many of us sit all day long. We wake up and maybe sit down at the table to eat our breakfast, then we sit as we drive to work.  We get to work, take a seat at our desk and maybe…

Gotta love the slow cooker…

The health goal here is really just to be cooking actual food.  This would be a great dinner option to get us away from the packaged meals or fast food. SLOW COOKER ASIAN BEEF -Beef chuck roast -1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce -1/2 tsp ground allspice -1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes -2 Tbsp brown…

No Fear…

In the spirit of being present in the moment, our yoga class theme this week will be letting go of the fears and worries that occupy our thoughts.  Too often are our minds running with worries, fears, insecurities, self-doubt, and uncertainty.  We carry these things around with us on a daily basis and this only…

Salad made simple…

Well it is summer, which means it is time for veggies and fresh summer salads!  I have several salad dressing recipes I’ll most likely share with you here, but since we’re getting into the busy mid-week I’ll share this one that just couldn’t be simpler. The thing about most of the store-bought, bottled salad dressings…

I Heart Cilantro

You’ll probably notice that a lot of my recipes over the summer involve cilantro and lime flavors.  What can I say, there is just something about this combo in the summer months…it just tastes right. I learned this recipe from my aunt who is great in the kitchen.  I modified it a bit.  She makes…

Homemade Energy

Make your own energy drink with chia seeds! Yes, that’s chia seeds as in the chia pets with the crazy plant hair.  In the realm of nutrition these little seeds pack quite a large punch.  Chia was valued by the Aztecs as a “superfood.”  The seeds contain protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids—including high amounts…