For the past 6 months, I have been working as a prep cook at a country club. Learning new knife skills in a fast-paced environment keeps me on my toes. It helps me improve my cooking speed and technique to be more of a professional chef. Honestly, since starting to cook for someone else, I lost a lot of my inspiration to cook for myself. I go out to eat more and it is greatly affecting my gut health. I am now taking responsibility for my health because the food you eat really does affect your mood.
Welcome to Chicago! Where the seasons don’t matter and mother nature is permanently on holiday. While we are in the midst of our second winter, I have been stirring up some delicious soups. All I want to do is stay warm and not go outside. I feel antsy if I don’t move around for too long, so I need something grounding to keep me relaxed throughout the cold months. Being all stirred up in my head can make it difficult to think at times. This soup recipe can be whipped up without a recipe.
What a beautiful day to try some delicious veggies from my local CSA. I'm so excited that every share is packed with fresh grown veggies from a local farm that taste way better than conventional. I think I'm hooked on these veggies! You can go to localharvest.org to find a local farm near you to get started on these! Today's delicious recipe is tuna lettuce wraps using veggies from the farm. This quick, easy meal is great for those days when you feel like you have a million things to do, but want to have a quick and healthy meal.
Sometimes, we have those days where we are like "Oh shit! I don't know what to make for dinner!" 🙈
Who does this resonate with? ✋✋
For a lot of people that means going out to eat, but as a cook, I tend to keep more than enough food in the house.
If you are like that too and have had enough takeout food, take the time to see what ingredients lay around the kitchen.
You might find some yummy food laying around your freezer or a bunch of random ingredients in the fridge.
This is a great opportunity to experiment and use your creative side to make a spontaneous, impromptu meal. 😋
Do you wake up in the morning with little time to spare?
You're super hungry, but don't want to go out to eat.
What can possibly be done in under 10 minutes with enough time to eat and make it out the door?
We've all had those mornings before.
While it might not be your typical routine, we end up running half our day with nothing in our systems but caffeine while feeling hangry.
After having enough of those days, I discovered this idea that's much better than having a granola bar from the store.
You get to have a breakfast without all of the additives that gives you the energy you need to power through your morning.
Feel energized with my delicious protein power energy bites!
How many of you have felt like they have fallen in a rut with your eating habits? It happens to all of us from time to time. I’ve been doing a lot more cooking lately. I realized before I started the Clean, Burn, Shape Challenge that I was going out to eat a lot more than I thought. My bank account confirmed that for me. I felt that I was losing connection to my purpose. My stomach was feeling upset from all the heavy food I was eating. But that’s okay. We all fall off the wagon sometimes, and it’s in our control whether or not to get back on.