Yum, PattyPan

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PattyPan

Have your seen a Patty Pan before?

Have you ever tried Pattypan? It was completely foreign to me until a week ago; I received PattyPan in my Produce Co-Op, and it’s vibrant colors and cute bell-shaped immediately appealed to me. I did my usual Pinterest Research and found some recipes, but when it came down to it, I ended up mixing some things in the kitchen and coming up with a yummy dinner option. Pattypan has a lot of aliases: known as the flying saucer, cymling, scalloped, custard, or sunburst squash. It comes in a variety of colors too such as white, green and yellow. It size ranges in diameter but it typically about the size of your palm. The smaller Pattypans are more tender than, the larger, and its flavor is described as butter or olive oil like flavor...

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So Much More

FaithFueled Friday

Honoring Your Temple is Not Just about Weight Loss

In my opinion honoring your temple is not just about weight loss, eating right and exercise. It is about taking care of the body God gave you spiritually, mentally and physically. It has come to my attention that I have been misrepresenting myself. I have showcased the physical worship of God and not the mental and spiritual. Partially because I’ve been on a weight loss journey; I am passionate about healthy, and fitness, and I have been sharing my journey on social media and through this blog. I have not been so public about the personal journey that I have been on in the last few years...

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Finding My People-Idea World BlogFest Recap

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Idea World Blogfest 2016

I attended Idea World Blogfest with Sweat Pink

Last week, I went to a magical place, far far away called Los Angeles, and I entered into the world known as IDEA.  It was such an amazing experience, and I was blessed to been able to attend it.  I went to the IdeaWorld BlogFest Convention welcomed with open arms.  I got to hang, learn and be around my people. Over 14,000 Fitness Professionals from 54 Countries attended and the entire week was buzzing with health, nutrition, fitness and wellness. It was everything that I expected!

Exactly what I didn’t expect

I expected to be educated about blogging. Suspected that I would meet a few women that I connected with and were nice.  Intended on eating every day I was there...

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Protein Nice Cream Sandwiches

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ProteinNice CreamSandwiches

National Ice Cream Day Tease

Yesterday was National Ice Cream day which was bittersweet! Oh, how I would love to indulge in a Butter Pecan IceCream Sundae with Wet Walnuts, and Caramel Syrup.  (Imagine me Homer Simpson drooling) But that is no longer the case for me.  After many years suffering from digestive issues I have found the culprits are Dairy Products and Wheat Products through the process of elimination and an prick allergy test. Can I tell you how much that STINKS?  I love dairy things cheese especially but all inclusive to yogurt and of course ice cream.  I could do without a glass of milk which my mom used to make me drink every morning before school, and I would complain because I told her it made me feel stick to my stomach...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge

FaithFueled Friday

Challenged Again

Here we are again; it’s been eight months since you made that resolution to lose weight. Or, did you start and you may need a little boost to get yours through the rest of the year? Bring it to God and take it to prayer here is an opportunity to do things differently.

I have been on a weight loss journey for one year now, and I have seen great success.

Prayer has helped me intentionally honor my temple. In September of 2015 and January 2016; I prayed for 30 days to help me with motivation and self-control to make lifestyle changes to help me honor my temple. Here I am one year later still on the same journey, but I found that month of prayer strengthened my bond with the Lord...

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Black Bean Brownies (Kid and Husband Approved)

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BlackBeanBrownies

Trying something new!

YES! They are gluten-free YES! They are moist and YES! They are yummy, kid tested and approved. Have you ever wanted to try something different just to see what the hype is all about? Not all the time but sometimes I just want to see what all the fuss is about.  That’s what happened with these brownies I made them to see, “Can Black Beans really turn into brownies?” Not only can they but they really do taste very good.  Of course like most things I had to put my own spin on the ingredients and how to make them but they wouldn’t be my recipe if I didn’t.

blackbeanbrownies.

Kid and Hubby Approved

The girls were very skeptical we usually eat our beans on tacos and in salads not for a sweet treat...

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What About Me (time)?

FaithFueled Friday

1 Timothy 4:8
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

As a Mom of three little diva’s (Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Anointed). I find that daily “Me” time with the Lord is essential to raising them, but short little momcation is a bonus. I used to fill every aspect of the day to managing my household. My only break would be a few necessary bathroom breaks, a quick shower or maybe five hours of sleep that I would get each night. That would leave me spent, stressed, resentful and often a “not nice” mommy often.

Mommy time

My middle daughter often says “What-about-me;” it’s one word for her...

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Get Brycked Up!

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I must get B.R.Y.C.K.E.D again!

I got B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Up, and I want to do it again and again. Two weeks ago, I was able to participate in something so fun, intense and different.  It was an hour and 20 minutes of pure sweat, laughs, smiles and hardcore non-stop workout.  I got B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Up, and I am now hooked.  I was invited by a friend to try a new workout; Of course, I was gamed!  When I got there, it was instantly enticing.  It was like stepping into a club there were Black Light, Strobe, Disco Ball, Carribean, Latin, Hip Hop music and sensory overload!  After the 2 minute warm up I was drenched in sweat and Tru Adams, the creator of Brycked Fitness was like, “Now let’s get started.” It was on an popping from that point forward.

B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Class

What is B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Fitness?

In my opinion,...

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Eat Your Rind

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Watermelon Rind

Happy Independence Day!  Are you planning on attending a Barbecue today? Will there probably be Watermelon served? Have you been told that if you eat the Watermelon Rind, it will make you sick? Well, I am a living testament that is a myth. People toss the watermelon when it gets to the crunchy white part of the watermelon, but this is probably the most nutritious part of the fruit. The entire watermelon from flesh to seed is edible and delicious. I prefer the rind over the pink flesh, but I am not your typical person.

Seeded Wateremelon

Watermelon Rind has so many great nutrients in it, a very mild flavor and an excellent way to save on waste. If those reasons don’t persuade you there are also these four:

  1. Chlorophyll
    Helps with blood building contains more of the amino acid; Citrulline than the pink fl...
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My Journey of Faith and Fitness

FaithFueled Friday

Feeling Lost

Since I accepted Jesus, I have been intentionally on a faith journey. A year ago in my devotion, a common theme came up; a map. Continually finding references to maps and guided paths. Looking back, I now know this journey had begun years before I was saved; without my knowledge. What makes the map so significant is last year this exact time I was lost. I would continually journal and pray for God to show me a plan; seeking guidance on my next steps. I would ask for God to give me a map or compass to guide me.

I felt like I was just wandering aimlessly with no purpose and feelings of discontentment. I used to tell people, “I feel like I am just throwing noodles on the wall and seeing what sticks.” I ate those feelings and replaced the discontent with guilt and disgust...

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