Showing posts from February, 2019

Arroz Caldo Soup

2 tablespoons avocado oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 bone-in chicken thighs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small onion, minced One 1-inch piece of ginger, minced 3/4 cup jasmine rice  4 cups low-sodium chicken broth   Pinch of saffron, plus saffron threads saved for garnish or achoite 1 bay leaf, torn 2 tablespoons fish sauce, plus more for serving Juice of 1 lime, plus 1 lime cut into wedges, for serving 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallion greens

Cactuses in the Home

One plant that has plenty of aesthetic appeal is the cactus, a member of the succulent family. You will find so many decorating ideas with cactuses on Instagram, Pinterest and there is even a magazine, Cactus Magazine.  (I need to get me one again!)

When NASA needed a cheap and easy way to filter the air on space stations, they chose the most common houseplants at the time to test (snake plant, English ivy, pothos, etc. When they shared their findings, reporters wrote about the study but misinterpreted it as 'these are the only plants that filter the air' instead of 'all plants filter the air, but these are the only plants NASA had the time and budget to test.

 Just by the very nature of being alive, houseplants are going to help filter your air. Now that that's cleared up, let's take a moment to go over how to care for your cactus friends.


Cactuses are super-low-maintenance, and they can thrive just about anywhere. Since they're native …

Vegan Jjajangmyeon

Ingredients For the Shiitake Mushroom Broth 1 cup hot water5 dried shiitake mushrooms For the Veggies 1½ Tbsp chopped garlic (approximately 4 to 5 cloves)1 Tbsp hopped fresh ginger¼ cup chopped green onions (approximately 2 to 4 green onions)1 large onion, cut into large chunks (approximately 10 oz)¼ of green cabbage, cut into large chunks (approximately 8 oz)1 large zucchini, cut into cubes (approximately 12 oz)4 to 5 baby portobello mushrooms (approximately 4 oz) For Stir Fry 2 Tbsp cooking oil⅓ cup black bean paste, Chunjang (you can substitute to white or red miso if you prefer.)1 Tbsp unrefined raw sugar2 Tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce1 Tbsp cornstarchBlack or white pepper to taste To Serve

Make it Count HIIT by 12 Minute Athlete

Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Candlestick jump ups
2. Shoulder touch push ups
3. Speed skater lunges
4. Plank pike jumps
5. 180° switch jumps
6. Plank hip dips
Bonus: 40 Split leg v ups / leg Remember to click on the exercise highlight to direct you how to do the exercise! Go 12'ers!! ~Tiffany💗

Beef & Veggie Porridge

Ingredients (Serves 4)1 cup white short grain rice, washed, soaked in cold water at least 30 minutes1 tablespoon sesame oil½ pound of lean beef, ground4 garlic cloves, minced⅓ cup chopped onion⅓ cup chopped carrot½ cup chopped red bell pepper½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper1½ cup broccoli, chopped into small pieces2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soup soy sauce, or salt, to taste)4 sheets of gim (dried seaweed paper), toasted and crushed in a plastic bag (optional)4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional) DirectionsHeat up a heavy pot or sauce pan and add 2 teaspoons sesame oil and the beef. Cook over medium high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon for about 2 to 3 minutes until the beef is no longer pink.Add the garlic and onion, stirring for a few minutes until the onion turns a little translucent.Strain the rice and add to the pot. Stir for about 3 to 4 minutes until the rice looks a little translucent and sticky.Add all the chopped colorful vegetables and keep stirring for a minute.

4 Great Products to Help Winter Skin Issues (Whole Foods)

The cold temperatures of the winter months can wreak havoc on our skin leading to dryness, sensitivity, redness, and even acne. When skin issues arise it's often our first reaction to over-cleanse, but according to our skin experts, we should be focused on gentle exfoliation, hydrating ingredients, and facial oils. I have rounded up our favorite products from Whole Body (Foods) to help get you and your skin through the cold. With Whole Body the products do not include these more than 100 potentially harmful chemicals, so feel good knowing you're infusing your skin with high-quality ingredients that care for your health and the environment.

While hot showers in the winter can be comforting, they can leave the skin feeling dehydrated and tight. EO Products French lavender shower gel does just the opposite. Its coconut cleanser and blend of organic extracts like chamomile, white tea, and fig, soothe and moisturize irritated skin. A staple of the EO products, the shower gel featur…

Caldo de Gallina (old hen soup)

Ingredients 2lb[0.91 kg] boiled chicken quarters cut up, save broth from this1teaspoonof oregano1 1/2teaspoonof sea salt(or more, to taste)2tablespoonof olive oil1quart[1 lt] of water2clovesof garlic, sliced1quart[1 lt] of chicken bone broth1cupof potatoes cut into small cubes1celery stalk, sliced1sprig of parsley, chopped
Than top it with chopped cilantro and a mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes and lime, and hot sauce.
Instructions Remove skin, bone, and chop the chicken into spoon-sized pieces. Discard the excess fat and skin.  Season the chicken with oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat, add the chicken and brown. Pour in water and garlic and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until chicken or hen is very tender, add water when it becomes necessary to maintain the same level of liquid. Stir in the potatoes, celery.

Motivated 12-Minute Medicine Ball Workout

Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 Minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Burpee Medicine Ball Slams
2. Shoulder touch push ups
3. Side lunges
4. Rotational wall slams
5. Medicine ball slams
6. Medicine jackknives Bonus: 75 Medicine ball twists


So for all of you spicy food lovers out there like me, give this easy hot chicken recipe a try! You won’t regret it!

SERVES 3 A fantastic Whole30 + Paleo approved rendition on the classic soul food "Nashville Hot Chicken"
INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. Tabasco1 tsp. white vinegar2 tbsp. ghee2 cloves minced garlic1/2 tsp. cayenne1/2 tsp. chili powder1/2 tsp. paprika1 tsp. coconut aminos6 bone-in skin on chicken thighskosher salt, to tasteblack pepper, to taste2 tbsp. avocado oil INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 475 degrees.Pat dry chicken thighs. Season them all over generously with kosher salt and pepper.Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When pan is hot (but not smoking), place chicken, skin side down, and sear, occasionally rearranging chicken thighs and rotating pan to evenly distribute heat, until fat renders and skin is golden brown, about 8 minutes.Transfer skillet to oven (chicken should still be skin side down) and cook 10 more m