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Yummmm #Peppers!

You need some peppers in your life.  My co-worker brought in a bunch of these delicious and beautiful peppers from her church’s garden.  See how wonderful God is?  If you are good to people, they will be good to you right back!  I love fresh produce.  Check it out and let me know if you can tell what types of peppers I have in my stash!

Happy Friday and stay blessed, healthy and fit!

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with Quinoa

I was browsing through Trader Joe’s today looking for some tricolor quinoa and stumbled across the regular organic kind.  Looked on the back of the box and saw this recipe.  Since my husband’s doctor told him to cut back on the rice and starchy foods I have been challenged to find some tasty alternatives.

I FOUND IT!  This tastes like HEAVEN!  Try it – guarantee you like it or your money back?  Well not from me…. :-).

Recipe – just see the back of the box.


Cooked quinoa


Cooked chicken, onions and peppers


Combined quinoa with chicken and veggies (including garlic).



Chef Ahki’s Mayan Pizza (My Attempt)

I follow Chef Ahki and her blog as she always puts out very informative information around nutrition, her detox tonic and wellness in general.  She recently posted her Mayan Pizza recipe and I just had to try it as it looked like a delicious alternative to the dairy and wheat version (my son is allergic to both).  Since he is such a picky eater I had to make and try it first.  Here is my version.

To get the original recipe please go to Chef Ahki’s website at Ahkimail.com, subscribe and download the recipe!


Pizza dough:

1 cup amaranth flour

1/2 cup ground golden flax seeds

3/4 cup water

1 tsp dried herbs

1 tsp sea salt


Sliced zucchini

Sliced red onions

Sliced green bell pepper

Sliced orange bell pepper

Sea salt to taste

1 tsp Olive Oil

Instructions:  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Grease a cast iron skillet.  Assemble the pizza dough ingredients until it forms a ball.   If sticky add additional flour so you can shape it.  Put it in the skillet and flatten to desired thickness.  Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes each side.

To roast veggies, I simply sliced and drizzled olive oil on them and placed on a cookie sheet in a single layer.  Set the oven to 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes.

Assemble:  I poured tomato sauce on top of the crust and then layered with the roasted vegetables.  Voila lunch is served.  It is very tasty.

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Thanks Chef Ahki for this RECIPE!!!

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Healthy Turkey Chili

I’ll be able to eat on this for a few days.

Who can’t appreciate a delicious bowl of hearty chili?  Many moons ago I started making it with ground turkey and quite honestly – it tastes just like the original version.

This is my “quick” version.  ENJOY and share your favorite chili recipe – I love trying new recipes!


2 TB olive oil

2 cloves garlic (adjust to your taste)

1/2 red onion diced

1/4 green bell pepper diced

1 lb ground turkey

1 packet McCormick’s chili seasoning

2 8-oz cans of tomato sauce/1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes

1 8-oz can of corn

1 can of kidney beans

Cooking Instructions:  Heat olive oil in skillet add onions, bell pepper and garlic.  Sautee until onions are translucent be careful not to burn.  Add ground turkey and cook until cooked through.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.  Dinner is ready!

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FFFC Thai Red Curry Vegetables

I originally saw this recipe on EarthCandy’s youtube channel run by my friend Jamila Crawford.  We went to high school together and who knew so many moons later she would blow up like being a celebrity chef and all?  When I saw this recipe I just had to try it and it didn’t disappoint.

I did tweak it a little to my taste and I encourage you to do the same.  Enjoy the video and please leave a comment if you attempt this recipe and let me know what you think.


1.  Thai Kitchen Red Curry Sauce

2.  1 TB Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste

3.  2 packets Truvia

4.  2 TB Soy Sauce

5.  Sprinkle of crushed red pepper to taste

6.  1 TB sesame oil (you can use regular oil but it won’t taste the same)

7.  Package of stir fry vegetables (variety of veggies including mushrooms, snow peas, broccoli, onion, carrots, bell pepper, etc.)

8.  1 lb of protein of your choice (i.e. chicken, shrimp, etc.)

Special note:  My 10-year old daughter helped me film this and I think she did a pretty good job.

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