Did you know that I am a trained Barista? Indeed I am.
It’s been years since I’ve worked at a certain famous coffee chain found in airports, supermarkets, and street corners across the globe, but I’m quite thankful for what I learned about coffee while I worked there. Like how much I love dark, roasty coffee. And those yummy, icy caramel frappes which go by a certain trademarked name that rhymes with “cappuccino”. (more…)
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Hot weather leaves you wanting something cold to eat with minimal effort, right?
You sure don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove when satan’s armpit is hovering over your area. Easy, cold salads are hot summer weather necessities! If you get tired of egg salads, tuna salads, chicken salads, or ham salads there’s probably a couple of reasons why. (more…)
Ever take a bite of something and find yourself instantly transported back in time?
To a moment in time? To an era long left behind? Some food you forgot about, maybe? Or maybe you never knew the recipe because your friend’s mom made it and you never asked her for it.
Because when you’re 10 you don’t really think about stuff like recipes. You just know that you can go across the street to your friend’s house and her awesome German mom will have that yummy stuff in the fridge. (more…)
Independence Day usually means BBQs and fireworks here in America.
And celebrating our nation’s hard-earned freedom also means a veritable minefield of off-plan food choices for the Trim Healthy Mama follower. Potato salad, chips, buns for grilled meats as well as sugar-laden desserts can make sticking to our healthy eating plan difficult.
If you’re hosting a party or bringing food to a family cookout, one solution is to make on plan foods that everyone will enjoy. These low-fat BBQ baked beans fit with the Trim Healthy Mama E style meal guidelines without leaving out the flavor everyone else will expect. (more…)
One of my favorite things is blessing others!
That’s just one reason why I love being a part of the THM Blogger Test Kitchen (Unofficial) group on Facebook. We’re a group of veteran bloggers dedicated to providing THM friendly recipes to all the Trim Healthy Mamas and their families out there. And we LOVE blessing mamas with some of the tools that make it easy and fun to stay on plan. Last month, we gave away an ice cream maker bundle! This month, it’s a Ninja Mega Kitchen System! (more…)
Sometimes, you just want something rich, creamy and decadent, right?
It’s even better when it comes together in less than five minutes. And it’s sugar free. This super easy Decadent Salted Caramel Whip is just that.
It’s also wonderful for breakfast (just make sure you have some protein!). And if you can wait long enough to freeze it a bit, it would probably be absolutely divine half frozen.
I don’t see that happening in my kitchen, to be honest. (more…)
It’s pretty trendy these days to make your own cleaners, and for good reason.
Many people are waking up to the fact that we are practically assaulted by chemicals every day. Reducing the amount of chemical exposure your family receives can mean better health in the long run. This all purpose soft scrub cleanser is a great way to green your cleaning supplies. It’s so easy to make and you can use it anywhere in your home, from the bathroom shower to scrubbing out your pots and pans and crock pots in the kitchen, without worrying about harmful chemicals. (more…)
Ever hear the term “Creme Anglaise” [krem an-glaze] thrown around on those Food Network cooking competition shows?
You know…”today chef I have prepared for you Durian Profiteroles with Creme Anglaise” …as if a fancy sauce can really mask durian, probably the world’s strangest (and odiferous – it’s banned in many public places in Southeast Asia) fruits.
Sounds like one of those difficult, technical things taught in fancy culinary schools, doesn’t it? Well, I’ve got a secret for you – it’s really an easy thing to make. And it’s known by common folk as (more…)
Trim Healthy Mama isn’t some exclusive club for mothers only, did you know that?
Men can and DO benefit from this healthy lifestyle. Just check out Jen’s (from A Home With Purpose) husband Shan’s progress after just one week! Be sure to follow along to watch his progress, too.
Even kids can benefit from this slimming and healthful way of eating. No food groups are excluded (except JUNK foods, of course) so you don’t have to worry about them not getting the proper nutrients.
Trim Healthy Mama is not just salads, either. There’s plenty of manly foods on the menu! (more…)
It just hit me today that it’s the first Monday of the month.
That means it’s Reality Check Monday time again. And it also hit me that I didn’t post one for LAST month. Yikes…how does an entire month just get away from me?
Time is like that for me. I can go into a store, feel like it’s just been ten or fifteen minutes, only to discover I’ve been in there for an hour and a half. Or, I can actually pop in and out of a store in like five minutes, and not be able to remember where I parked the car.
I aggravate myself on a daily basis.
Why is the apocalypse near?
Have you ever found yourself wanting to do something you swore you’d NEVER, ever do? And even more shockingly, find yourself actually doing it? (more…)