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My Mocktail Mule

My Mocktail Mule

Hello, my name is Pamela Montanez and I’m a recovering gingerale-aholic. I love the stuff. But guess what? Gingerale is jam packed with sugar, sugar, and more sugar.  I’ve genuinely and whole-heartedly given the stuff up after prioritizing health and weight loss over the magic […]

Mystery Box Pen Pals

Mystery Box Pen Pals

Join me, wont you? I’m looking for a little crew of bloggers awesome people who want to grow in community and have some fun at the same time. Once a month we will put together a small mystery box of food or food related items […]

2017 Liebster Award Nomination

2017 Liebster Award Nomination

I’m happy to announce I’ve been nominated by The Simple Chocolatier blog for the 2017 Liebster Award. What is this award you might ask? It’s just a little love given by other small bloggers welcoming you to the blogging community and giving you a little […]

Whole 30 Review – Week 4

Whole 30 Review – Week 4

Well, folks, 30 days have come and gone. I honestly can’t believe how fast the time has flown by! 30 days ago a few friends and I set out to eat healthier and take more care as to what we put in our bodies. I […]

Quick and Tasty Chicken Salad

Quick and Tasty Chicken Salad

Recently a friend asked me what my go-to lunches have been on Whole 30 and to be honest, I’m pretty awful at lunches.  Breakfast is simple and a joy (and always my favorite) and dinner is a therapeutic way for me to unwind. Lunch, however, […]

Feel Good Teriyaki Chicken

Feel Good Teriyaki Chicken

Let me describe this dish for you. Sweet, salty, fresh, comforting, juicy, and i-want-this-once-a-week-please-y. I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you Chinese food lovers who just aren’t sure how they’ll make it through the Whole 30.  Beyond the restraints of […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Whole30 Approved!)

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Whole30 Approved!)

Rule number 1 in speech giving… don’t undercut yourself in the first sentence. Well, we’re already into sentence two… and this is a blog post. So, let me apologize up front for the dark/bad photos. This recipe was birthed out of a late night dinner […]

Meatballs & Marinara

Meatballs & Marinara

We’ve had some very fall-like days here in Missouri that have made me look forward to those hearty and warm fall meals. Since I woke up today to a dark, rainy, and chilly morning I just had to make meatballs and marinara. Thankfully I also […]

Roasted Jalapeño Relish

Roasted Jalapeño Relish

You may have noticed in My Loft Windowsill Garden tour that I had a few jalapeños and tomatoes ready to be picked. Well, this morning they came inside and turned into a bright jalapeño relish. Aren’t these veggies just so pretty? I can’t believe a […]

Whole30 Review – Week 1

Whole30 Review – Week 1

This will be the first of 2 “Whole30 Review” posts to share with you my experience doing this temporary diet (though long term weight loss plan is to move into a Paleo-ish diet after this round of Whole30). I’ve been actively trying to lose weight […]