Tax Season is Over!

*Takes a long, deep breath and lets it out slowly…*  I am finally done with tax season!  I believe most of you know that I am an accountant but just in case you didn’t… I’m an accountant so January-April is my busiest time of the year.  I spend about 12-14 weeks in overtime trying to…

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

To be honest, this isn’t a super ground-breaking recipe – LOL!  I was just CRAVING some Spanish rice recently and tried making it with riced cauliflower since I don’t eat regular rice now.  This is one of the foods that I gave up after doing my first Whole30.  Especially white rice since it really doesn’t…

Transformation Thursday

Left Photo Statistics: Taken September 2016 – cousin’s wedding 11 Months Post-Partum 159 lbs. Body Fat %: 35.6% Avg. Mile could run: 1.5 miles at 13 to 14 min pace Longest distance run: 2 miles Avg. workout time: 20 minutes Jean size: 10 Dress size: 10 Size: Large Right Photo Statistics: Taken February 2018 –…

Resolution: Half Marathon – Check!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted – Gotta love how busy life can get sometimes!  Before I knew it, it was tax season again and my workload instantly went way up.  I’m working overtime plus balancing family life, church activities, blogging, etc. Talk about having to spend quite a bit of time organizing…

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Dip

It is NOT the Super Bowl if buffalo chicken dip is not made… It’s just not because that would be Un-American! I pretty much love anything that is caked in buffalo sauce.  Buffalo sauce on wings, on a burger, on chicken, you name it. I’ve made buffalo dip every year for the Super Bowl that…

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite dips is ranch dip.  Who doesn’t love ranch?  I used to LOVE to get some sour cream and add a Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning package to it and go to town on that dip with some chips or veggies.  It’s making me hungry just writing…

Sautéed Spinach and Peppers w/Garlic & Shallots

For some odd reason, I’ve been in the mood for sautéed spinach lately.  I honestly have no idea where that craving came from!  Maybe because I love spinach on a fresh salad… Who knows!  I noticed I had some bell peppers in my refrigerator last night along with some spinach and figured I’d try my…

Tuna Salad w/Mustard Vinaigrette

This is one of the most flavorful and healthy lunches I’ve made recently.  I cannot express in words how yummy this meal is!  Bonus… it’s also quick and easy to make! I typically use Albacore canned tuna from Costco but you can get at any grocery store.  I like Albacore best because it’s not as…

New Year Resolutions

Here we are… year 2018.  Where did 2017 go?  I swear I blinked and the entire year went by.  Let’s talk about New Year resolutions. Do you have one yet?  Are you going to make one?  I’m sure we’ve all had some experience with making a “New Year resolution” before.  Maybe we’ve failed one, maybe…

Paleo/Whole30 Grilled Balsamic Onion Burgers

To quote my husband tonight when he took a bite of these burgers, “Oh… Home Run Baby!”  These burgers were BEYOND the best burgers I’ve ever made.  They were definitely a home run… not only with my husband and myself but our daughter as well!  Our two-year-old ate a burger and a half herself. I’ve…

Whole30 Mustard Roasted White Sweet Potatoes

These are one of my favorite side dishes for dinner and they are simple and full of flavor!  It’s as simple as chopping up some sweet potatoes, throwing the marinade on the potatoes and popping them in the oven. These potatoes are paleo and also *bonus* they’re Whole30 compliant!!  WOO WOO! Personally, I love white…

Another Whole30…

That’s right, my husband and I are doing the January Whole30!  We’ve decided that doing it twice a year really will be good to help us keep our eating habits in line. Holy guacamole, did we have some fun this Christmas!  The pictures above are from the few weeks leading up to Christmas and on…