Wednesday, December 04, 2013


So I was asked on  'Daily Challenge'  to share my favorite hot healthy drink. While working towards sobriety I needed something to take the bad feelings away when coming down from a night out. Hang overs can be the hardest to get through and the guilt can be overwhelming, when you just wanna do the right thing and end up doing the wrong thing over and over. Well, Tension Tamer Tea got me through all of that. It not only soothed my upset stomacch it also stopped the headaches which come along with overindulging..I also have issues with anxiety and panic attacks so Tension Tamer has been a life saver, I don't leave home without a mug of it.. I brew a hot cup of tea every morning!
To spruce it up I sometimes add cranberry or apple juice to my tea. A sprig of cinnamon is really good. Drop some chopped candy canes in and let them melt to get in the Christmas Spirit. Gonna make me a cup right now!! If you want a pick me up add a couple tablespoons of instant coffee, any flavor!

Why it matters
Liquid calories can add up fast when we're downing a cup of our favorite toasty beverage. Luckily, there are so many options out there that are healthy, tasty, and satisfying! By sharing your favorite, you may introduce someone to a new drink - and you may get some new ideas yourself
To check out more Celestial Seasonings Teas click on pic..
This comforting blend begins with eleuthero, an Asian herb popular for centuries because of the sense of calm and well being it imparts. We've added cooling peppermint, spicy ginger and tangy lemons to create a remarkably uplifting herbal blend. Bring harmony to your hectic day with a cup of this flavorful and restorative tea."
—Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Easy Brownie in a Mug

1/4 cupsugar
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 pinchsalt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used coconuti oil)
  • 5 tablespoonswater
  • Directions:

    1. Add all of dry ingredients to mug.
    2. Mix well with a fork or small whisk until blended.
    3. Add oil and water.
    4. Mix well (add mix-ins if using).
    5. Put in the microwave and cook on high heat for 1 minute 40 seconds - 2 minutes.
    6. Add toppings or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!


    I use Whole Wheat Pastry flour to make it a bit nutritious.
    Mounds: add 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips and a sprinkling of sweetened flaked coconut on top of cooked brownie.

    Peanut Butter Swirl: add 1-2 tbsp creamy peanut butter into mix before microwaving, or add 1 tablespoons on top of brownie after its cooked.(I use chunky. Smooth peanut butter doesn't have has much fiber in it compared to chunky)
    I tried Nutella till I noticed
    Berry Jam: top cooked brownie with 1-2 tablespoons melted berry jam (strawberry, raspberry or blackberry is best. Just heat in microwave until melted then pour over brownie).
    S'mores: top cooked brownie with mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs

    Thursday, August 08, 2013

    Strawberry Oatmeal Bars



    • 1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cup oats
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
    Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.
    Per serving: Calories: 177; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Total carbohydrates: 28 grams; Sugar: 18 gram; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 18 milligrams; Sodium: 72 milligrams


    Raw Strawberry Oat Bars
    Makes 6
    • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
    • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
    • Pinch sea salt
    • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
    • Pulse dates, nuts, oats, and salt in a food processor until combined.
    • Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
    • Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Slice into rectangles

    Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Rasberry Oatmeal Bar

    Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch panChange Servings


    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, cake mix, and melted margarine so that it makes nice clumps and there is no dry mix left. Press 1/2 of the oats mixture evenly into the bottom the prepared pan. In a separate bowl, mix jam with water, and spread over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 23 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool before cutting into bars.

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    Cereal Squares


    Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch casserole dish
    1. Combine oat cereal, corn flake cereal, and peanuts together in a large bowl.
    2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture; stir to coat. Press coated cereal mixture into a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

    Friday, March 08, 2013

    Cold Roasted Moroccan Spiced Salmon

    Gotta try this this weekend. but i'll make it my way and make it mine.


    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

    2 teaspoons white sugar

    2 pounds (1-inch thick) boneless, skin-on center-cut salmon fillets

    1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


    In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, cumin, salt, ginger, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, allspice, and sugar; set aside.

    Line a baking sheet with foil, then spray with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse the salmon with cold water and pat dry. Lightly sprinkle the skin with the spice mix, then place the salmon skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining spice mix evenly over the salmon. Allow the salmon to come to room temperature, 30 to 40 minutes.

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

    Sprinkle the salmon with lime juice and roast in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. The salmon will still be rare when removed from the oven, but will continue to cook as it rests. After 15 minutes, wrap the fish tightly with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

    Nutrition per serving Calories 225 Total Fat 10 g Saturated Fat 2 g Cholesterol 84 mg Sodium 261 mg Total Carbohydrates 2 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Protein 30 g