Broccoli Power-Salad

Broccoli Power-Salad

'Tis the season for family gatherings and good food!  Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also the season for sniffley noses and baggy eyes… Precisely the time for a bit of a nutritional pick-me-up.

I’ve personally been noting the seasonal transition by the number of people around me with colds and the increasing difficulty of getting out of bed at a “reasonable” time.  It doesn’t help that I’m overcompensating with caffeine to the point that I can’t sleep properly at night, simultaneously exacerbating my problems with getting stuff done and avoiding the plague that the masses keep bringing around.

My schedule also just hit the fan.  I just picked up a brand new job, a 100-mile (two hour) long drive from my other one…

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Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

We live in a world of opinions.  Because we have freedom of choice, disagreements among people have been flying around making things difficult since, basically, the beginning of time.   

Still, while the world may not agree on many things, we do ALL agree on one thing.  Cake is delicious.  Everybody likes cake.  Right?  Even more than that, as one wise donkey said…

You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait."? Parfaits are delicious! 

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Best Ever Chicken Breast Recipe

Best Ever Chicken Breast Recipe

I would like to take a moment to thank chicken.

I know I love a lot of types of foods.  I know I aim to eat a mostly plant-based diet.  But chicken – chicken has really helped me get through some tough times.  I don’t know how I would have made it without you, chicken.

Why chicken?  Well, in the recent past, as you may know, I participated in my first bikini competition.  I shared a lot about my preparation, thoughts, and experience with it in a series of posts, but what I ultimately took away from the whole shebang was a new personal perspective on diet and exercise.

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12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

Don’t forget to check out this week’s most excellent giveaway – Quest Nutrition products galore!

When you think of spring, what comes to mind?  Flowers?  Bunnies?  (Allergies?)  I think of flavors.  Like, fresh, fruity, zesty flavors. 

Yes, I know.  My world kinda revolves around food.  I’m okay with that.

Anyway, there really isn’t just one particular flavor that comes to mind – it’s like a whole basket of flavors.  An Easter-basket of flavors – if Easter baskets were full of actual fruit and healthier things that the jelly beans try to taste like.

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