Welcome to my creative outlet

I believe that every person needs some form of creative outlet. This is mine, my personal recipe's, small projects and ramblings from life's lessons.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: 4 Month Progress Update

Our Journey Starts Here: 4 Month Progress Update: The 3rd of July marked 4 months on the Slenderiiz program for us. Karl met and beat his original goal and is now shooting to lose 10 lbs o...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper Halves

Our Journey Starts Here: Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper Halves: There are so many nights where I need to make dinner FAST and when it would be easy to give in to temptation. I have a few recipes that I...

Our Journey Starts Here: Vegan Faux Alfredo Pesto

Our Journey Starts Here: Vegan Faux Alfredo Pesto: I've used Cashews for creaminess in desserts and this evening I trimmed back my basil plant so voila it was time to make a pesto sauc...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

9 Reasons Why I Say NO to Soy

Our Journey Starts Here: 9 Reasons Why I Say NO to Soy: Since I am allergic to cows (including leather, beef, dairy, all cow by products) nearly every meal I make is dairy free. My kids have som...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Chicken Fajita Salad (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free)

Our Journey Starts Here: Chicken Fajita Salad (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sug...: Last night I made some homemade pico de gallo as I prepped for our lunches this week. This afternoon I stared in to the fridge and thoug...

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Our Journey Starts Here: Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo: We use a lot salsa in our home. Its a great salad dressing, garnish and marinade. Here is a Easy Pico de Gallo, no fuss,  recipe. 4 large...

German Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free)

Our Journey Starts Here: German Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Su...: Being sugar free doesn't mean you can't occasionally indulge on baked goods like this German chocolate cake. The chocolate cake ba...

Carrot Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free)

Our Journey Starts Here: Carrot Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, ...: Note before you get started: This cake base DOES NOT RISE so make sure you fill the cake dish 85% of the way full.  Cake base Things...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Our Journey Starts Here: Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo: We use a lot salsa in our home. Its a great salad dressing, garnish and marinade. Here is a Easy Pico de Gallo, no fuss,  recipe. 4 large t...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Hidden sugars!

Our Journey Starts Here: Hidden sugars!: I thought we were doing so good with our new lifestyle of Dairy free, Gluten Free, Sugar free and no prefab or processed foods and then we h...

Our Journey Starts Here: Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Brownies

Our Journey Starts Here: Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Brownies: Craving for sweets? How about a guilt free brownie? Things you need: 3/4 cup of Bob's Redmill All purpose gluten free flour...

Our Journey Starts Here: Lettuce Wrapped Bison Burgers

Our Journey Starts Here: Lettuce Wrapped Bison Burgers: We love Bison for it's lean qualities and flavor, and burgers were are go to staple for at least 2 meals a week...only before our life...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Jeff's progress is amazing!

Our Journey Starts Here: Jeff's progress is amazing!: Remember our friend Jeff ?! We are so proud of him and excited for the results he's seeing! Jeff is down 26 lbs in 30 days! How incre...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: 2 Weeks and Going Strong!

Our Journey Starts Here: 2 Weeks and Going Strong!: 2 weeks on a 1250 calorie diet, with the addition of our Slenderiiz homeopathic drops . We are really starting to see some great results...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Celebrating a week of progress!

Our Journey Starts Here: Celebrating a week of progress!: Hello dear friends and followers! Sunday marked our first 7 days of lifestyle change eating and exercise combined with our "liquid di...

Our Journey Starts Here: Bison versus Beef

Our Journey Starts Here: Bison versus Beef: A couple days ago I posted about eating Lean meats to stay full and full of energy , since we've covered fish let's explore another ...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Progress Update

Our Journey Starts Here: Progress Update: We have several friends who are on this healthier lifestyle change journey which is very exciting! Hopefully as the month progresses we will...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Push!

Our Journey Starts Here: Push!: Today I had an epiphany! Let me start from the beginning... As one of the life style changes I've made this week, instead of drivi...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Flavor is better than fat

Our Journey Starts Here: Flavor is better than fat: As a self proclaimed foodie I love all food that is delicious and typically I associate that with starving myself through breakfast and lunc...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our Journey Starts Here: Join us in our journey

Our Journey Starts Here: Join us in our journey: Where we started 10 years ago and 120 lbs lighter than we currently are Karl and I (Danielle) were blissfully dating and engaged. The...