Thursday, January 22, 2015

How To Make Cauliflower Rice!

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Hey Gorgeous!

Oh my goodness! I am so grateful, for so many reasons!
But I'll just share 3 reasons here.

1. Sunsets. Desert Sunsets are so beautiful, I'd say, equally as beautiful as beach sunsets. Check this out..and yes, there is #nofilter ��

Oh my goodness! Stuff like this, just makes me exceedingly happy! Haha

2. I'm so grateful you're reading this! I'm so sorry, I couldn't film before I left and my computer, doesn't like me right now! haha! I will get back to filming soon and am seriously debating filming some of my cooking from my Extended Stay.

3. I'm sooo grateful for Extended Stays! Haha! They are the same price as a regular hotel, except they have a kitchen, fridge and room cleaning amenities. It makes eating, the way that is best for my body, so much easier and much more possible!

This is my Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli chunks from one of the meals, I cooked, while in my hotel, here in Mesa, AZ.

It's very simple and quick to make and quite delicious!

Warning! Cauliflower is a part of the cruciferous family of vegetables. It's a complex carb, that takes more effort for our bodies to digest and may initially cause gassing and bloating, until your body acclimates. 

But your body, will adjust and it is in turn an excellent and delicious source of soluble fiber.

Ingrediants: 
-1 and 1/4 cup Cauliflower Florets
-1 tablespoon Olive Oil
-1 Yellow Onion chopped
-2 cloves Garlic
-1/4 cup Water

Directions: 
Place cauliflower in blender or food processor and pulse until broken up, into little rice size looking pieces. 

Take a large sauté pan, place in 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, spread along the bottom of pan, add chopped Yellow Onion, let onion summer for 3 mins, til their color is a darker yellow.
Then place in the 2 freshly minced pieces of Garlic.

Let simmer together another 30 seconds to a minute and then add the pulsed Cauliflower to the pan. Stir everything together. 
Let simmer 2 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup water and a pinch of Salt and Pepper. Stir and Cover.

Let steam for 5-7 minutes. And Wa La! You're done and it's ready to serve!

You can turn this into a stir fry or just serve with chicken, veggies and the Zucchini-Tahini hummus, that I shared with you a few days ago and like I had for dinner the other night ☺️
It was Sooo YuM!!

Nutritional Value for the Cauliflower Rice:
(Servings 1)
Calories/ Energy: 170 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Healthy Fat: 14 grams 
Fiber: 5 grams (daily recommended amount of fiber is 25-30 grams---while drinking, at least 2 liters of water. Daily)

Enjoy! Feel Good! Have Energy! 

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Xoxox Shanelle









Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Zucchini - Tahini Hummus


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Hey Gorgeous!

I am writing this blog, currently from my phone, in a hotel in Mesa, Arizona.

I took a last minute business trip and was not able to film before I left, as I did before my trip to Colombia, or New York or any other travels.

However, before this trip, I commited to myself that I would stay clear of High Glycemic Foods, aka, foods that cause a raise in my blood sugar levels, such as crackers, candies, certain fruit, breads, potatoes, as my body was having an adverse reaction to the high glycemic foods. My kidneys and liver were in bad shape. Despite me living a general "healthy" lifestyle.
So basically no sugar and I am 14 days strong!

So with that being said, I have had to cook even more than usual. Which I am ecstatic about! I am learning so much and experimenting so much with the Foods and spices that are low glycemic, and are basically Straight Up Medicine Food. 
I'm elated to share all as I learn.

So needless to say, even while traveling you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. It just takes a little more effort. Which all good things come with a little effort :)

I'll make an effort to film a vid, while I am here. I am in the market for a new computer, cuz mine isn't doin so well. He's an old man, and about up for retirement and I didn't bring my filming materials but an iPhone should do just fine. :) haha I'll do my best.

As my favorite personal development mentor says "It's never a lack of resources only a lack of 
resource-fullness"

Ok now for this yumminess!!

This is so simple to make and so very delicious.

Ingredients
-1 large Zucchini cut into chunks or two small Zucchini cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup Tahini (I have the Woodstock brand that is unsalted and Literally has one ingrediant in the jar, which is "dry roasted hulled sesame seeds"
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Salt

Instructions:

Toss everything in food processor / blender.
Put into a bowl and eat!
I like mine with red and orange bell peppers, celery and/or cucumbers ��


Nutritional Value: (Serves 4)
Calories: 256.6
Carbs: 5.5
Protein: 6.6
Fiber : 4.5
Healthy Fat : 24.15 

I'm addicted to this stuff! And it's so easy to make! 

When you make this too! I wanna see!
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Thanks for reading! 
Xoxox Shanelle








Tuesday, January 13, 2015

How To Make a Frittata

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Hi Gorgeous! I have been on a food cleanse for the past 5 days. I am working on detoxing my body of caffeine and sugar! Woo! It's hard work for this caffeine and sugar fiend, like me!

Not that I eat a whole bunch of refined sugar, because I don't.
But come to find out, my body was having adverse effects even from things like Honey, Cashews, Bananas.
So, I am forced to do a reset and then slowly add in foods, to see what is triggering the allergies, which from mine understanding, is probably Sugar and high glucose foods.

Anyway, I will keep you posted on all that I learn, as well as on the new recipes, I have to create, because of it. Because, you see, lady, I LOVE food, I am such a foodie! I so much enjoy Favors and the whole experience of enjoying food with friends and family. 
I just really really enjoy it all.

So, even if my body isn't going to let me enjoy, regularly, foods that I enjoyed so much, I will make the necessary adjustments and make Yummy food with different ingredients.
I have already started experimenting and bought books, to help me get there.
In addition to some classes I will be taking soon.

So lucky for you. You will learn all that I do! While I continue to Optimal Health!

My health journey is for another entry!
As for now! I hope you enjoy this Veggie Rich Fritatta!

It's been a Pleasure to eat this all week, during the first stage of my food detox.
I hope you my enjoy it too, just as a YUMMY HEALTHY Breakfast Food - For The Whole Family To  Enjoy!




Ingredients: 
10 Organic Eggs (whichever your preference) 
2 Teaspoons (or more of Turmeric)
3 Bell Peppers ( for optimal flavor, I recommend red, yellow and orange)
1 Large Garlic Clove (or 2 small cloves)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4-6 Stalks Asparagus
2 Tablespoons Water
1/2 Yellow Onion

Calorie/ Nutritional Content :
(Serves 4)
Calories (energy) - 290 
Protein - 17 grams
Carbs - 3 grams
Fat - 26 grams
Fiber - 3 grams 

I hope you enjoy this recipe!!!

How To Naturally Clean Produce:

 


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With Loads and Loads of LOVE!
-Shanelle

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fabletics Review

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Fabletics Work Out Gear. Have you heard of it?!
I feel like Kate Hudson's new line is everywhere, I look, so I had to give it a try and this is my review  from the sizing, my opinion on the pants, the sports bra, sweater and quality of material for all of the above!


Enjoy- Share!

(Fashion Section is still in it's baby stages) xoxo

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Healthy Christmas Treats - Peppermint Bark - All Natural

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5 Ingredient, All Natural, Peppermint Bark!
This stuff is YUM!

I also experimented with adding one more ingredient to the recipe, but did not have time to film, before my trip to Colombia.

But Here's the 5 ingredient process and after I'll share with you how to spruce up this recipe even more!

Enjoy:

Okay! Now the extra step you can take, if you are a super chocolate lover like me! and want your Peppermint Bark to look more like this:

 It's simple! Just take the "double broiler"...unless you have a real double broiler, than please disregard the quotation marks ;)
and melt, 200 grams of 70% cocoa dark chocolate
and place that as the bottom layer of your pan. Let chill in freezer for 30minutes - One Hour and after the 30 minutes or so, when the "white chocolate" is ready, place that on top.

SOOO Delicious!
It's a tad more calories- but very YUM!

32 Servings (with just the "white chocolate"): 100 Calories 
Protein : .5 grams
Natural Sugars: 8 Grams
Fiber: 2 Grams
Fat: 4.7 Grams

Ingredients: 
8 ounces of Cocoa Butter, only $10 on Amazon


3/4 Cup Honey
4 Tablespoons / 12 Pieces of wrapped candy striped mints
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Cup Raw Cashews
&
200 Grams of 70%cocoa Dark Chocolate (optional)

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Be sure to share the love, by sharing this video! 
And when you make them! I wanna see!!
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With Loads and Loads of LOVE!

-Shanelle

Friday, December 19, 2014

Healthy Muddy Buddies

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YUM YUM YUM!!!
Someone make these and then send some to Colombia for me!!

I can not wait to make these again when I get home!

Not only are they tasty, but they have nice amount of protein for such a delicious holiday treat!

10 Servings: 190.3 Calories each serving
Protein : 12.3 grams
Natural Sugars: 10.1 Grams
Fiber: 3.2 Grams



Ingredients: 
3oz of 80% Dark Chocolate
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Cups Chex Mix
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 Vanilla Protein (I use Truestar)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Be sure to share the love, by sharing this video! 
And when you make them! I wanna see!!
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With Loads and Loads of LOVE!
-Shanelle

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chocolate Coconut Truffles #EasyHealthyRecipes

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Oh I love this time of year!!!

So this Chocolate Coconut Truffle recipe, is small, it will make about 10 truffles. If you are making these to share with friends and family and keep a few for yourself, feel free to double or triple the recipe!
These are soo rich! 

Please Enjoy!: 

(Servings 1 - Makes 10)
Calories - 80 grams
Sugar - 4 grams
Protein - 1 gram
Fiber - 1.3 grams
Ingredients: 
100 Grams 70% Dark Chocolate
1.5 Teaspoons Coconut Oil
A Small Bag of Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
5 Tablespoons Coconut Milk (look for the kind with no preservatives)
A Pinch of Salt

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Be sure to share the love, by sharing this video! 
And when you make them! I wanna see!!
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With Loads and Loads of LOVE!
-Shanelle