Goal Blockers!!

Goal Blockers!!
Tis the season to struggle with your weight loss goals! Oh nope it is not Thanksgiving yet at all.So what might actually be an issue so early into the New Year? You know to throw us off of our game of getting "summertime fine?" Glad you asked!It is our beloved nemesis......Girl Scout cookies!! (I'll be referencing girl scout cookie season as GSC.) via GIPHY GSC season has been an issue for your for yearsssssss, and you may not have realized h...

Stress…the horrid S word!

Stress…the horrid S word!
Today is National Stress Awareness Day, and I decided to share a little bit about how stress has affected me, and what I learned about the horrid S word! I have encountered stress often, but in my past when I didn't know much about managing it, it took me into a depressive state. A few years back, life got really chaotic. Like hard to put into words chaotic. Husband with an unpredictable work schedule, trying to find a new job that I like, toddler woe

Summer Fruity Oatmeal

Summer Fruity Oatmeal
I often find that I eat the same food items, just prepared in different ways. Oatmeal is definitely one of those items. This way of preparing oatmeal is perfect for summer, as you can mix in any fresh fruit that you enjoy in it!! Hope you enjoy this simple, tasty, healthy recipe!! In health, Shamere...

Eating for the Season—Fall is Here!

Eating for the Season—Fall is Here!
  Fall is officially here, and we are starting to see a shift in many things as it approaches. Weather, scenery, clothing, and foods are all shifting for the season change. While I personally do not care for the cold weather, I look forward to wearing oversized sweatshirts & leggings, drinking hot chocolate, and eating chili. :) While the seasons are shifting, now is the time for us to shift in our food purchases too. The main food purchases...

Crab over Jasmine Rice

Crab over Jasmine Rice
I love seafood without a doubt. Its a food eaten often in my hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina because it is something that we can get on our own. We learn to crab, shrimp, and fish at a young age, as well as prepare them. This time of year, I like to prepare crab and shrimp dishes because they are light and filling, and with the summertime heat, I don't care for very heavy foods. I recently prepared one of my favorite quick dishes on Periscope a...

Clean Eating Tips…without the Headache!

Clean Eating Tips…without the Headache!
With the craze in the health industry that many are taking to a level which makes my head hurt, I decided to ensure that there is an article out there to simplify clean eating. I did a Periscope on this as well, so if you rather listen than read, CLICK HERE . Otherwise read on :) So what clean eating really is, is incorporating the following tips to ensure that you are providing your body with the best nourishment possible. It does not mean that ...

Stuffed Chicken

Stuffed Chicken
So this dish only came about because my mother in law wanted chicken breast. The recipe she had was ok, but it needed some tweaking, so I tweaked it. The crazy thing is, I didn't even get to eat any of this dish. *insert eye roll* I did the work and did not taste a bit :( , but she and my father in law thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I will be making again soon for my family so that I can actually taste it...umm yes!! As with any recipe that I post, you c...

Blackbean Chili & Avocado Cream

Blackbean Chili & Avocado Cream
Being back in school for my Masters has proven to be very challenging at this point in my life, however; the one class that has really given me a good smile or two is my Cooking Lab class. I have come across several recipes that where a part of an assignment that I loved. So after slight modifications for my family, I share. This recipe is quick, simple, & tasty!! While it does not have any meat in it, it is still rich, hearty & healthy! If meat...

Couscous Quinoa w/ Mint & Tomatoes–Power Dish!

Couscous Quinoa w/ Mint & Tomatoes–Power Dish!
This dish is a quick and simple creation, that is full of protein and healthy carb energy. You can eat it warm or cold, & pair it with additional lean protein for a nice impact that your body will enjoy. You can also eat this as a snack for a nice energy boost. Enjoy & Share!     *Recipe is not an original of mine. This recipe came from Rebecca Katz's "One Bite at a Time"*...

Greens with Caramelized Onions & Carrots

Greens with Caramelized Onions & Carrots
Last week I tried a collard greens recipe that my professor gave for an assignment (yes I am back in school #prayers). In reading it, it didn't seem like one that I would like especially since it did not have any meat in it, but Boy oh Boy was I wrong! My husband and I throughly enjoyed the recipe, and I decided to make it again with a slight remix (already in recipe). I prepared this live on Periscope on Sweetheart's Day, and the viewers all wanted thi...