We had an amazing time at the Mt Laurel Festival this past weekend. We meet some really cool people and it was a gorgeous day. It was actually a gorgeous weekend. Our hearts our full of appreciation and gratitude for all the support. Thank you. We sold out of some items and debuted our brown sugar chipotle walnuts, which were a hit. It was also really nice to be able to hang out with the Ginger for the day. We even went out to eat at an inexpensive restaurant. It was really nice and much needed as we have not had a lot of time together recently due to our work schedules. Spending quality time together is one of the key foundations of any relationship. [Read more…] about Easy Cheese Sauce
A pinched nerve in my neck. Yup, on the right side. It hurts from the side of my head, to the base of the skull and down into the right shoulder. Not sure how I did it, but I am recovering from the same. This week I have had a deep tissue/trigger point massage and a nice visit to the Chiropractor and ice, plenty of ice. Ice helps reduce swelling and inflammation. Plus it feels good.
When I was researching pinched nerves, I came across a few home remedies that made logical sense and I have incorporated some of these ideas. I thought I would share some of these remedies in case anyone else is experiencing this as well. [Read more…] about a pinched nerve
Spring has officially sprung! We had a fairly mild yet rainy winter, but if you are like me you are ready to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors. I know that I am a little stir crazy and so this week, that is what I did. I took a day and went to Oak Mountain State Park. I love this park. It has trails, a “beach”, archery, waterfalls, golf course (for those that golf) and more. I used to go here 3-4 days a week, but because life happens, it is hard to do that right now. It is by far my favorite place to disconnect, regroup and refocus and Tuesday was a perfect day to do it. It was a gorgeous day and it was perfect for a 4 mile trail run and then some reading and just soaking up the sun.
One of the joys of being married is being able to cook for the Ginger. Currently, he has been working two jobs to bring in some extra money. That means that I get to create him dishes for dinner. This one is totally for the Ginger. 🙂 But it is paleo friendly, gluten friendly and depending on the oil used – dairy free. He really enjoyed it and it made enough for multiple meals which is a plus. I did pair it with mashed cauliflower and peas.
Artichoke Mushroom Braised Chicken
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1 8 oz can of marinated artichokes drained
2 – 4oz cans of mushrooms drained
1 tablespoon of capers (optional)
1/2 medium onion diced
3/4 cup of chicken or vegetable broth
1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon coconut flour (or all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon honey or agave
6 tablespoons of ghee, vegan butter or sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2-3/4 teaspoon paprika (or more to taste) [Read more…] about Artichoke Mushroom Braised Chicken