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Fish Tacos

After both of us being gone this last week, it was time to make a home-made lunch.  I was in Canada on a field trip and Randy was in Arizona consulting a coffee shop.  They were fun trips, but the one thing they seemed to lack, vegetables.  We both eat way more vegg than the average person, and so we were feelin’ it by the end of the week.

Today we hit the market and stocked up.  And made Fish TacosImage

  • 4 cabbage leaves or iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 2-3 white fish fillets, I used Swai
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1 carrot’s worth of ribbons (use the peeler to create ribbons)
  • 1 tsp chopped jalapano
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp jam, I used marionberry
  1. Cook fillets on the stove or on the barbecue, sprinkled with chipotle seasoning.
  2. Chop up fish into bit size pieces and combine with remaining ingredients  (except for cabbage leaves).
  3. Fill each cabbage leave with a quarter of the fish mix.
  4. Enjoy with a crisp cerveza.  

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I made my own Mayonnaise!!!

I made my own Mayonnaise!!!

Oh my gosh, I made my own Mayo!!
I’ve always wondered how restaurants who have the fancifully labeled “Aioli” on their menus did it. And now I know.
We recently got a Vitamix blender. One of the best Valentines Day gifts – my husband sure knows how to show me love, through kitchen appliances. And I’m not being sarcastic!!! I love all things kitchen.
My first attempt at making the mayo, I didn’t actually read the instructions. I usually don’t! And so I poured in all the ingredients before starting the blender. Apparently, you need to add the oil slowly, or it doesn’t emulsify. So I ended up with a yellow oil spill in my tupperware.
Ok, try #2. Turned out beautifully. I was so delighted to see semi-solid sauce in my blender when I was done. I went straight-away to make a burger so I could use it!
I got the recipe from my Vitamix cookbook, but its also available online. Click here to see the full recipe

Imagine and make your reality

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Randy and I went to Dallas, TX last week for GoGlobal Health Coach training.  It was an incredible event!  We learned so much, on how to be better coaches for our clients and how to help our teams support more people better also.

Its so cool to be at an event like this, surrounded by 1000+ like-minded people who ARE getting America healthy.

Dr. Wayne Andersen – cofounder of Take Shape For Life, is releasing a new book the first of June about the power of our mind in getting healthy.  I am so thankful he is coming out with this book.  We now know what we need to do to get our bodies healthy, but without the mind we either wont get there, or wont stay there.  Our mind can make or break us.

I struggle with my mind.  I think that I know what I want in life, but I allow so many doubts to take control of me.  I believe it, but not really.  I want it, but don’t really think it can happen.


The past year and a half have not only been a transformation of my body, but my mind also.  I never believed that having a healthy body was going to be possible.  Thankfully I didn’t have to believe it while I was shrinking, but in order to keep it I have to believe it.  I have to realize that this CAN happen, that I AM the healthy person I want to be.  I will do what it takes to keep myself healthy.

I am declaring to myself and asking my clients to declare to themselves that I am going to be HEALTHY, that I am the ROLE MODEL I want to be for others, that I will be the HEALTH COACH my clients and my coaches deserve.

I got to hear Kim Fiske speak at the training in Dallas on our minds.  She is such an incredible woman and has a passion for seeing people grow.  Listen to her video, get inspired and believe in yourself!


African Peanut Soup

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Sorry its been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe.  Its been a busy busy whirl-wind.  I mean, I have to wake up, brush my teeth, drink coffee and its just soooo much to do.  Ok, I really do have more to do than that.  But I don’t really have an excuse.

What I do have though is a new recipe.  I got this one from a former coworker at my bridal shower…. 3 years ago! Its crazy to think I’ve been married to my best friend for nearly 3 years!

This is a great vegetarian soup, and apparently, it has a complete protein with the sweet potato and the peanuts and beans.  (That’s what someone told me, so correct me in the comments if I’m wrong – I haven’t checked)

African Peanut Soup

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 3 cups salsa
  • 3 cups garbanzo beans
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter

Saute onions, garlic and potatoes in the olive oil.  Add chicken broth, cumin and rice.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until rice is soft.  Add salsa, beans and peanut butter and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

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