Wisconsin Residents: tune in TODAY to see me featured on The Better Half talking all things fall fashion and cooking up my favorite healthy dish. Check your local listings:)
Stir fry is my go to meal because it's quick and healthy! This dish is filled with protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Use any vegetables or protein you like. If you're vegetarian Tofu or tempeh are great substitutes. I always make a double batch because it's great to pack the next day for lunch:)
Trader Joes Original Soyaki Sauce
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
1 chicken breast
vegetables-you can use whatever vegetables you want, I usually use mushrooms, onion, red or yellow bell peppers, edamame beans (I buy the frozen pack and put about ¼ cup into the mix), and broccoli.
Place quinoa and chicken stock into a saucepan over high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil cover and let simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Slice all veggies to desired size. Slice Chicken and cook in a medium frying pan with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Take a large frying pan, drizzle mushrooms and onions with olive oil and cook over medium high heat for 4 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and all the rest of the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables are done, about 5 more minutes. Once both chicken and vegetables are ready, add the chicken to the large frying pan with the vegetables. Turn heat down to low. Pour desired amount of Soyaki sauce over chicken and vegetables. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Plate the quinoa and add the chicken and veggies on top.
Serves 2, but can be easily doubled
Seasons are changing and that means so are our wardrobes. Time to pack away summer silhouettes and resurrect fall favorites. One of the best things about swapping in seasonal pieces is unpacking a box of old clothes and feeling like they're new again. I try to recycle as many pieces as I can from season to season but as trends continue to change there's always an excuse to go shopping.
First on my shopping list- Tunics. For those who don't know, tunics are longer length shirts. What's great about tunics is they're long enough to sport over leggings meaning we don't have to transition to structured pants just yet! Another plus, if you're self conscious about the backside this top will cover without hiding.
Next is one of the most timeless trends, statement jewelry. I've got a pretty fabulous collection of statement necklaces thanks to Lizzibeth. Her assortment proves it's just as important to update your accessories as it is your clothing.
Last on the list-- you've heard me reference it before, the flip skirt. This is hands down my favorite trend for fall. If you don't own a skirt in the flip body it's time to make the purchase. This body is flattering on all figures and achieves a flirty and polished look.
Shop the Trends:
Tunics and Legging
THE BESTAssets by Spanx shaping legging
It's hard to believe that in less than a month I'll be saying "I do" to the love of my life! Over the past few weeks I've been given the most lovely bridal showers. I'm speechless at how beautiful each shower was and am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life! Feeling extremely blessed to have such amazing godparents, co-workers, soon to be sisters-in-law and mother-in-law, friends, sister/MOH and mother! Here's a glimpse into my bridal showers AND bachelorette party!
Next step- the alter!
My best friend showed me this Korean Taco recipe and I can't get enough! We made them last week and I've already made them for a second time since. These tacos are spicy and fresh, I highly recommend making them!
2 chicken breasts
2 long carrots, shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp siracha
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Juice from 1 lime
Cut up chicken breast into small pieces and cook over medium heat with cooking spray. Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside. Once chicken is done cooking add sauce to the chicken and let simmer until sauce thickens, about 4 minutes. Warm up tortilla shells and spoon chicken mixture into shells. Serve with carrots, diced onion and tomato and cilantro.
Grilled romaine salad- a new favorite! Perfect as a healthy side dish for summer BBQ's. You can make this for under $10 and in under 20 minutes. Enjoy!
-2 heads romaine
-3 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 garlic clove, minced
Cut the bottoms off of the romaine heads and then slice the stalks in half lengthwise. Mix together all dressing ingredients and then brush the dressing on the romaine wedges. Set the grill temperature on high heat and place the romaine directly on the grill. Let the romaine sit for about 3-4 minutes, or until browned. Rotate the romaine so you get all sides evenly. The stalks may separate so don't panic if they don't stick together! Remove the romaine from the grill and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Let the cheese melt for a minute and then it's ready to serve.