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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Partly because salads in a bag is an easy meal for me to throw together since I’m not super mobile. And since the amount of activity I can do has dropped drastically, I’ve got to watch my calorie intake. While my mom is here helping me out, she, of course, wants to make everything from scratch. And I don’t mind at all. We came up with this Asian Cabbage Salad with a warm spicy peanut dressing after being inspired by one of the bag salads I’ve been eating and my mom’s love to combine fruit with salad. Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing Spicy Peanut Dressing 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter3 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil2 tsp sriracha sauce3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos1 1/2 tbsp honey, preferably local2 tbsp fresh lime juice1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced1-2 cloves…

3 Ways to Reset Your Body for Spring

The winter months make most people feel more tired than they’re used to feeling. The cold winter season tends to make the days seem shorter, making people feel lethargic. With the arrival of spring, most people notice that their energy becomes to change as it begins to be restored. And once Spring hits, many of us regret the lack of activity we did during the colder amounts the copious amount of comfort food we indulged in and how it has impacted our physical body. Sound familiar? Weight gain in the colder months is incredibly common. Fortunately, there are several ways to give the body a good reset for spring. Salt Water Flush A salt water flush is an excellent way to give the body a good startup if you notice that your body is not functioning at its optimal potential. This could be because the body isn’t ridding of waste…

Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Funny fact about me, I would never volunteer to make anyone breakfast, especially the basics like eggs and pancakes. Simple breakfast foods just aren’t my expertise. But if you’re looking for a quiche, Red velvet waffles or a hearty breakfast casserole, then I’m your girl. I love a good french toast casserole, but savory breakfast casseroles are also something I enjoy making and eating. This savory breakfast casserole is flavorful and great to make ahead for breakfast with friends or family. Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage 1 small red onion, diced1 large russet or Idaho potato, diced2 large eggs3 tbsp whole milk2 cup fresh broccoli, diced3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided2 tbsp fresh chives, finely choppedNon-stick cooking spraySea salt and black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.Set a…

4 Tips to Improving Your Mental Health in the Spring

Winter can be a difficult season for people with mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are often worse during winter months because you are stuck inside in bad weather and unable to do things that would help you feel better. Now that spring is approaching, you can use the improving weather to take steps that will help improve your mental health. Here are some ways you can improve your mental health this spring. Spend More Time Outside Many people suffer from seasonal depression during the winter months when the days are shorter. So sunshine (vitamin D) is a good way to help improve your mood and overall mental health.  As the year moves into spring weather, the days will be longer and warmer. You can improve your mental health by taking advantage of the improving weather. Even spending fifteen minutes outside in the sun every day can help your mental health.…

I’m Going Off the Grid

This week has been one crazy week and I am happy that we are nearing the end of it. I am also ending my streak of all black clothing. I’ll be back to full-color outfits very soon and hopefully, Spring won’t be too far behind. To end my all black streak, I choose I pattern that I am very fond of. It’s the grid pattern that Shein does so well in white and black or black in white. You may remember I own a white jacket and a black skirt that I wore here with the same pattern. I saw this Tie Neck Grid Print dress on Shein’s site and instantly added it to my cart. I don’t know what it is about this print, but I want everything Shein sells in it. The grid is a classic print that can easily be paired with solids or other prints. In this…