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Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System is low in fat and high in protein thanks to Jovial Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni pasta. 0

Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System

My new recipe, Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System, is a little special. Not just because it’s delicious and it’s another recipe for the 3-in-1. It’s special because it’s made with a new kind of pasta that I’m really excited about. I made this chicken parm dish using Jovial 100% Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni. I’m excited about this pasta is because it’s made using a true ancient grain. Einkorn wheat is still the grain nature always intended. It hasn’t been hybridized to contain more gluten for fluffy baked goods. There’s a picture right on the box showing the size of...

This recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos from Dish-y.com is a spicy, tasty twist on a Tex Mex favorite. Add this quick and healthy dish to your lineup. 0

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

It all started when I used up the last of my stash of homemade taco seasoning. Although it’s pretty easy to throw together, I had some chipotle peppers on hand that I needed to use up and I thought I’d try something a little different. This is how the recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos was born. Taking the lead from a go-to Biggest Loser recipe for “Sexy Joes,” I decided to switch out the typical ground beef for ground chicken for a lower fat version of the taco. And since I wanted to incorporate more healthfu ingredients in my new Chipotle...

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon from Dish-y.com is a quick and easy seafood main dish that's perfect when cooking for two. Sweet, spicy and delicious! 0

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon

The hubs and I try to incorporate fish (or seafood) at least once per week. I love cooking fish because it’s usually easy to prepare and cooks up quick. Salmon is a frequent choice because we love it and the healthy omega-3’s for the nutritional value. My go-to seasoning for easy salmon is dill and paprika, but it was time for something different. That’s why I developed this recipe for Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon. The combination of flavors on this crusted salmon recipe would definitely be categorized as Asian fusion. These are some of my favorite tastes. Coconut and...

These quick and easy chicken fajita lettuce wraps are full of flavor, high on nutrition and protein, and perfect for low carb meal plans. 0

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

For the better part of the last month, I’ve been following a fairly low carb meal plan as part of the Metabolic Aftershock exercise program (more on that to come). Since I’ve not really ever followed a low carb diet much, I’ve been trying to think up creative recipes and ways to do low carb. I’ve always loved the gingery chicken lettuce wraps that are common in Asian restaurants, but wanted to try something a little different. Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps is the direction I went, and it’s definitely a keeper recipe! We love doing “Taco Tuesday” (even if it’s...

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late, but may never have learned had it not been for those of you I’ve left on bad terms. 0

A Letter To Those I’ve Left On Bad Terms

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late. I run on high emotion, and I’m an expressive personality. These are often very positive attributes, but there have been times in my life when emotion collided with disagreement, miscommunication, and frustration. A handful of times, this unfortunately led to anger, fear, and pain. In the perfect storms, those were the bad terms on which we parted ways. One lesson I learned a little too late is self-control in circumstances when these common negative emotions bubble to the surface. Now, I’ll wholeheartedly admit that I’ve been squarely in the wrong at times...

Do You Believe in Signs? Today is the fourth anniversary of my dad's suicide, and this cardinal just showed up in my back porch. 0

Do You Believe In Signs? I Do. Here’s Why.

I’m sitting here this morning trying not to let my mind dwell on the fact that it’s been 4 years since the day that my dad took his own life. Even though through the grace of God I’ve found some semblance of peace with not having my dad around anymore, the anniversary date is always difficult, as is the day before since that was my parents’ wedding anniversary. So that’s where I’m at this morning. As Cooper, Veda and I are hanging around in the kitchen, finishing up breakfast and getting Cooper ready to go off to preschool this morning,...

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  Meatballs. Balls.of.meat. Who doesn’t love them? I’ve been kind of obsessing over them since trying a new local restaurant called Mimi Blue Meatballs. Their concept is pretty simple. Pick a type of ground meat made into a meatball and then pick a topping sauce. I tried their buffalo chicken meatballs the last time I was there and thought I could try to re-create them at home. Here is what I came up with for dinner last night. Bon appetit! Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Print Recipe Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Cool Bleu Cheese Crumbles CourseMain Dish CuisineSpicy Servings 4 meatballs...

This recipe for Mixed Greens with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette from Dish-y.com is a light and refreshing way to use up fresh greens from the garden. 0

Mixed Greens With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Gardening season is here. That means I’m about to have more lettuce than I know how to use up. I’ve been building my collection of recipes using spring greens all winter long. And this recipe for Mixed Greens with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette is one of the more delicious ways I’ve come up with to use the bounty of fresh spring greens coming my way. In the last few years, I’ve become pretty accustomed to making salads as side or main dishes anywhere from 1-4 times per week. They’re so easy, and I love having the salad ingredients on hand for quick...

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Women Being Well Facebook Group

Overrun. Overextended. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. These are words that have described my life at times. Sound familiar? We all get caught up in the daily grind of things, trying to forge some sort of routine to make life a little easier. Inevitably, self-care tends to go by the wayside pretty often in my life. If you’re anything like me, maybe you used to do a good job taking care of yourself. Spending time on a regular basis to feed your soul, rest and rejuvenate your tired mind, and pamper your body. And maybe now you’ve got a bigger family to attend...

Zoodles take the spotlight in this Chicken with Zucchini Lo Mein recipe developed for the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Chicken with Zucchini Lo Mein

I’ve had my spiralizer for quite some time now, and I’m not sure why it took me so long to come up with a great idea like zucchini lo mein. Lo mein is one of my absolute favorite Asian foods. It might be because I’ve got a baby, a 5 year old, a hungry husband, a blog, a freelance job (down from 2 gigs), a small group, volunteer and family commitments, and a few neglected hobbies. It doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for flexing my creative muscles in the kitchen. Well, I’m just glad that it finally hit...