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Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

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These full-of-flavor vegan fajitas are on the table in 20 minutes. Keep ’em simple or load ’em up with your favorite toppings – either way, they’re super satisfying and tasty. INGREDIENTS:8 (8-inch) grain free or sprouted or organic corn tortillas2 medium portobello mushrooms (about 1/2 pound)1 large red, yellow, or orange bell pepper (or a combo of all three)1/2 large yellow or red onion, sliced1/4 cup olive oil, divided1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 medium ripe avocado, sliced1 fresh lime, cut into wedges DIRECTIONS:

Bodyweight Day 5

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How to Prevent Crows Feet

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Everyone tries to look their best. That’s why the cosmetic industry generates billions of dollars each year, helping people to look younger and more beautiful. One problem people everywhere struggle with is crow’s feet. These are the wrinkles around your eyes that can make your skin appear aged and unattractive.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the development of crow’s feet in order to keep your face looking fabulous. Keep reading to learn how to prevent crow’s feet with these great beauty tips.
Use Moisturizing Eye Cream When it comes to preventing wrinkles around your eyes, plumping, moisturizing eye cream should be your first line of defense.
This type of cream will fill in existing fine lines while helping to prevent new ones from forming. Apply it day and night, and it will plump up the skin cells around your eyes with hydration.
As the wrinkles begin to fade, you’ll notice that your face looks younger and healthier.
It’s a good idea to look for a moisturizi…

Bodyweight Day 4

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Heroin Wings

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Ingredients 4 lb chicken wings 1 c grated parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp dried parsley 1 Tbsp dried oregano 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 c butter, melted How to Make Heroin Wings Preheat oven to 350° Cut the wings into drumsticks
Combine the Parmesan cheese and the parsley, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl

Bodyweight Day 3

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Blue Cheese Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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FOR THE BLUE CHEESE DRESSING INGREDIENTS1/4 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup (about 3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese2 tablespoons sour cream1 teaspoon cream1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceKosher salt, to tasteBlack peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste TO ASSEMBLE INGREDIENTS11/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed3 tablespoons olive oilKosher salt, to tasteBlack peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives2 medium scallions, thinly sliced1 small jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced, deseeded if desired1 stalk celery, halved vertically and thinly sliced2 tablespoons buffalo sauce, we usedBlue cheese, crumbled, for garnish METHOD STEP 1 Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together until fully incorporated. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. STEP 2 Make the potatoes: Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large pot, cover potatoes with at least 3 inches of heavily salted, cold water. Bring to a boil and cook un…

Bodyweight Day 2

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Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry

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Ingredients Ingredient Checklist
4 cups boiling water2 cups dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)1 tablespoon arrowroot 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce⅝ teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons olive oil Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 oz Adds smooth flavor to your everyday cooking BUY NOW ADVERTISEMENT 2 cups sliced shallots (about 8 ounces)1 garlic clove, minced (about 1 teaspoon)1 cup dry sherry3 pounds assorted fresh mushrooms (such as cremini, portobello, shiitake, and button), sliced1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh thyme⅓ cup heavy cream DirectionsInstructions Checklist
Step 1 Pour 2 cups of the boiling water over the porcini mushrooms. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain the porcini mushrooms in a colander over a bowl, reserving the mushroom broth; set the mushrooms aside. Strain the mushroom broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander into a bowl; discard the solids. Stir in the cornstarch, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and remaining 2 cups boiling water into the …

Bodyweight Day 1

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Vegan Taco Bowl

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Serves: serves 4 Ingredients 3 corn tortillas, sliced into strips3 cups loose packed cauliflower florets2 large leeks, white and light green parts, rinsed well & sliced2 poblano peppers, stem, seeds and ribs removed, thinly sliced1 garlic clove, minced½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed2 ripe mangoes, cubed1 avocado, cubed½ cup chopped cilantro1 lime, sliced into wedgesextra-virgin olive oilsea salt and freshly ground black pepper Green Chile Cashew Cream: 1 cup cashews, soaked 3 to 4 hours, preferably overnight, drained and rinsed2 tablespoons canned mild green chiles, more if desired1 scallion, chopped

How To Choose Healthy Cosmetics

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We all like to look good, and companies all over the world are cashing in by selling us cosmetics. Unfortunately, a lot of these products are quietly harming our health. Parabens, phthalates and fragrances are just a few of the dangerous ingredients lurking in your daily beauty routine. Rather than sacrificing your rosy cheeks and flawless complexion, look for alternatives to the big-name commercial products for a solution. I myself have worked for some amazing global beauty companies. I learned soon after becoming a personal trainer and owning a health clinic the severity of skincare, cosmetics, supplements can cause to ones body and health.

Below is research I digged up to let you know what to try to stay away from or eliminate from your cosmetics. Or try to scale down. I am still a work in progress. I no longer use unhealthy spendy luxury products that are harmful to our health. The makeup. I till am working on using more vegan, organic and pure. Here are ingredients and informatio…

SCULPT AND STRENGTH SUPERSETS: Day 11

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Now grab some dumbbells or water bottles, a swiss ball and a band if you have one and let’s #stopdropandbettyrock our life together today! 
Sculpt and Strength Supersets Perform each superset for 3 rounds for the prescribed amount of reps and time. Rest as needed. A1: Reverse Lunges with Alternating Bicep Curl (10 each side) Start with your feet hip-width apart, core engagedStep your right foot back behind you, begin bending your back knee until your back knee nearly touches the ground in a 90 degree angle (as you descend, perform a right arm bicep curl)As you stand up, power through your front heel and come to standingRepeat with left legEnsure your knee is not shooting out over your toe and maintain an upright chestA2: Jumping Jacks (0:45) Start standing with feet together and arms by your sidesSimultaneously jump your feet out wide as you bring your arms out and above your headJump your feet back together and bring arms back down to your sides, returning to your starting position.MOD:…

Shea Butter for Your Face

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Shea butter is fat that’s been extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory-colored and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread on your skin. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa.
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.


Benefits of shea butter for your face Anti-inflammatory and healing properties Shea butter has been proven to have extensive anti-inflammatory properties. Redness and swelling on your face may be calmed by applying shea butter products.
Emollient properties The rich tree-nut oils in shea butter can soak into your skin, creating a smooth and soft barrier that seals in moisture. This moisturizing effect can last several hours.
Anti-aging properties Shea butter has also been reported to have anti-aging propert…

FULL BODY HIIT: Day 10

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This workout will deliver in less than 20 minutes, so grab your water bottle or a couple of light weights for resistance, and get ready to #stopdropandbettyrock with me!
Full Body HIITFormat: Perform 3 rounds for the prescribed amount of time. Rest as needed. Move 1: Slow Burpee Cross Cross (0:30) Stand with your feet hip distance apart, core engaged, standing nice and tall.Bend your knees and plant your hands on the floor or mat in front of you (hands stacked directly below shoulders) and step your feet back into a tall plank position.Step your feet back up, as you come back to standing position drive your right knee across your body to your left elbow and then repeat on the opposite side.Move 2: Sumo Split Squat Jump (0:30)  Begin with your feet positioned wider than hip distance in a sumo stance. Jump up, as you are in the air you will go right into a split squat jump.Make sure your front knee is in line with your front foot, and when you bend it stays at a 90-degree angle and the kn…