10 Last Minute Party Recipes

Hello everyone! In honor of halloween, I’ve compiled a list of 10 last minute party ideas. I tried to find unique ideas and not your standard “crostini” or “marinated olives”. We often dread planning a party. We want it to be fun and creative, but don’t have time to spend on elaborate appetizers. I hope these ideas inspire you to be creative in your party planning endeavors!

LAST-MINUTE MEDITERRANEAN

FETA CHEESE DIP

The Mediterranean Dish

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP PARMESAN CUPS

Diethood.com

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS MUFFIN BITES

Diyjoy.com

GRILLED CORN AND POBLANO TACOS

Love and Lemons

TEXAS CAVIAR

Southern Living

SWEET CORN CRAB PUFFS

Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

SWEET POTATO BITES

Delish.com

GERMAN BEER CHEESE SPREAD

Taste of Home

MUFFIN PAN DEEP DISH PIZZAS

TheKitchn.com

CARMEL APPLE CHEESECAKE DIP

Delish

Closing thoughts

I hope these ideas inspire you to think outside the box. Parties and get togethers don’t have to be difficult or boring, just a little ingenuity and creativity!

Until next time…namaste my friends

Tamara

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Middle-Age Wisdom Recipes: 10 Protein Packed Recipes to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

You’re trying to eat healthy, and build some all important muscle. You’re tired of plain grilled chicken or salmon, which makes it difficult to stay on a healthy meal plan. Today, I searched the internet for some healthy, yet tasty main meals to inspire your meal planning adventures.

On Tuesday, I published the first article in my new series titled “Middle-age Wisdom“. The highlight of the article was Ernestine Shepherd. At the age of 83 years, this wonderful and inspiring woman is the current record holder for the oldest female body builder. Her diet is low carb and low fat, but high protein, which inspired today’s recipes list! I hope you enjoy!

Lemon-Thyme Roast Chicken

Muscle and Strength

Low Carb Chicken Carbonara

Muscle and Strength

Chicken Carbonara Recipe
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Quick and Spicy Cajun Salmon with Garlicky Veg

My Protein

Teriyaki Beef Zoodles

My Protein

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Spinach Tomato Feta Cheese

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bodybuilding.com

Spinach Tomato Feta Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
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Bean and Quinoa Chili (Vegan, slow-cooker)

Muscle and Fitness

Bean and Quinoa Chili
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ONE POT Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowls

Cotter Crunch

Tinola

(Filipino Ginger-Garlic Chicken Soup

Eating Well

Green Goddess Quinoa Bowls with

Arugula & Shrimp

Eating Well

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

Skinny Taste

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Closing thoughts…

As I always say, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! I hope these recipes inspire you to add some healthy, body building protein into your daily diet.

Until next time…namaste my friends

Tamara

Brain Talks ~ Recipes: 10 Recipes using The Best Brain Foods

Everyone wants a healthy brain right? On Tuesday, I published an article, on Purple Almond Wellness, discussing the basics of Alzheimer’s disease. You can find that article HERE.

Well, you’re never too young to take good care of your brain and that begins with the right foods. There are a lot of brain healthy foods, but today I’m focusing on 5 of them. See below:

5 Best Foods for Brain Health (Infographic)

Today, I have searched the internet for interesting recipes using these 5 foods. I have two recipes for each food, totaling 10 recipes in all. I hope you enjoy looking at them and maybe even trying them. Let me know if you do!

Black Bean and Salmon Tostada

Eating Well

Wild Salmon Cakes with Quinoa Salad

Good Housekeeping

Blueberry Salsa

Myrecipes.com

Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Clean Green Simple

Pumpkin Seed Spread

Chef John~ Allrecipes.com

Pumpkin Hemp Pesto

Raw Food Recipes

Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado

Laylita’s Recipes

Plantain Cups with Avocado and Shrimp

Simple by Clara~Dominicancooking.com

Double Chocolate Paleo Banana Bread Bars

Ambitious Kitchen

No Bake Omega-3 Brownie Bites

Ambitious Kitchen

(Note: This recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder.
For added nutrition, use RAW CACAO instead.)

20 Small but Mighty Ginger Shot Recipes

Shots of ginger juice…why would anyone want to do that? Ginger is incredibly healthy, with many health benefits.

  • boosts immune system
  • soothes upset stomach
  • aids digestion
  • fights infection
  • speeds metabolism
  • aids post-workout recovery
  • regulates blood sugar
  • anti-inflammatory

Still not convinced? Here’s Dr. Axe with benefits of ginger:

Now that you know why ginger is so good for you, I have a great way to include this super root in your daily diet. Below, I’ve searched the internet and discovered 20 different ginger shot recipes, to add to your wellness recipe repertoire!

Homemade Ginger & Lemon Shots

Christina Greve

Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes

Inspiredtaste.net

Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes including Lemon Ginger, Carrot Ginger and a Green Apple Ginger Shot
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How to make ginger shots and 10 favorite recipes

Juicebuff.com

10 Ginger Shot Benefits That Will Leave You Feeling Incredible
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3 Small Shots, Great Benefits

Probiotics Center

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots

Minimalist Baker

Two glasses of Turmeric Wellness Shots for an anti-inflammatory homemade juice
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Lemon Apple Ginger Shot Recipe

Aline Made

Keto lemon Ginger Green Juice Shots

The Keto Summit

Ginger Shot Recipe– strongerwellnessjourney

Why take a ginger shot each morning…especially during cold and flu season? Ginger has many health benefits including:

  • boosts immune system
  • soothes upset stomach
  • aids digestion
  • fights infection
  • speeds metabolism
  • aids post-workout recovery
  • regulates blood sugar

Here’s a great and simple ginger shot recipe from Stronger Wellness Journey…(Follow the link below)

Follow this link for the full recipe: Ginger shot – strongerwellnessjourney

The Wellness Mindset ~ Recipes: 10 Heart Healthy Fall Dinners

One of the first lessons I learned at Hawthorn was the benefits of eating locally grown, SEASONAL produce. It’s fresher and packed with more nutrients than produce shipped across the country. Don’t know what veggies are in season? Take a look below:

Seasonal Produce Guide - Printable Chart - The Dinner-Mom

Below, you’ll find 10 fall recipes, that are not only packed with flavor, they are packed with healthy fall produce. I hope you enjoy and let me know if you try any of the recipes. I know I plan on trying them ALL! (As always, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Roasted Chicken and Garlic Potatoes

with Red Pepper Relish

Woman’s Day

Fall Vegetable Fajitas

Better Homes & Gardens

Turkey-Vegetable Casserole

Better Homes & Gardens

Easy Butternut Squash Risotto

Health.com

Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

Eating Well

Apple, Fig & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Eating Well

SLOW COOKER WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SPLIT RED LENTILS

A Beautiful Plate

Acorn Squash with Brown Rice

and Turkey Sausage

Good Housekeeping

Supercarb Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Good Housekeeping

Make Ahead Meals - Supercarb Loaded Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Closing thoughts:

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. I hope, with the above recipes, I’ve inspired you to add some wonderful fall veggies into your diet.

Fall veggies are packed with color, and incredibly healthy. The yellow and orange squash are packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Cruciferous veggies, such as kale, cauliflower and brussel sprouts are incredibly healthy and an absolute must in any healthy diet. These healthy powerhouse veggies have many benefits, including:

  • anti-cancer
  • anti-depression
  • pain relief/anti-inflammatory
  • HEART PROTECTION
  • anti-oxidant
  • protection from toxins
  • enhance cognitive function

What’s your favorite fall vegetable? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Until next time, Namaste my friends.

Tamara

Cooking for two: 10 Crock-Pot Dinner Recipes

a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!)

Welcome to my new series! Since my youngest son went off to college in August, I’m a new empty nester. One of the hardest things to get used to, besides his absence, is trying to cook for only my husband and myself. For 20+ years, I’ve cooked for 3 boys. I typically made extra, because, well, growing boys eat a lot. Now, it’s just the two of us and cooking for two is a whole different ball of wax…thus this new series. You’ll be learning along with me.

This series will be published bi-monthly, on the first Thursday every other month. On the first Thursday, during the other months, will be my pioneer recipes series.

Typically, I’ll be using the “tried and true” method. I’ll experiment with a recipe and then share my experiences with all of you. This time, however, I’m publishing a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!) So, HERE WE GO!

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Damndelicious.net

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies - The easiest one pot recipe ever. Simply throw everything in and that's it! No cooking, no sauteeing. SO EASY!

Slow Cooker Easy Quiche

A Spicy Perspective

The Best - Slow Cooker Easy Quiche Recipe (Ham and Cheese Quiche with Veggies!) #slowcooker #crockpot

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze

The Recipe Rebel

pork tenderloin in crock pot sliced

Tomato Basil Steak

A Taste of Home

Tomato-Basil Steak

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

The Recipe Critic

slowcookerchickengyros2

Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs

Delish.com

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Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna

The Primavera Kitchen

Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna Primavera Kitchen Recipe

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

A Taste of Home

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Crock-Pot Carne Asada Nachos

How Sweet Eats

Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos I howsweeteats.com

Tuscan-Style Chicken

A Taste of Home

Tuscan-Style Chicken