Tasty Tuesday

 

Hi Everyone! I thought I would drop in and share a yummy and easy recipe with all of you today. We had this for dinner last night and it’s honestly SO easy! I love a a good crock-pot recipe and this has been a favorite in my house through Winter. I will admit my husband put this together yesterday and so we only have one picture but it’s too good now to share!

 

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Ingredients

  • 2-4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 4-6 red potatoes (wash and cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 bag of baby carrots (or a different veggie of your choice, we sometimes use green beans instead)
  • 16 ounce bottle of Italian Dressing ( I like to use Drew’s)
  • Tsp olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Optional – parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Use olive oil to grease crock-pot.
  2. Pour a quarter of the Italian dressing on the bottom of the crock-pot.
  3. Place carrots in the crock-pot.
  4. Place potatoes on top of carrots.
  5. Pour half the jar of Italian dressing on top of potatoes and carrots.
  6. Sprinkle in a dash of Italian seasoning and a little parmesan cheese (if using).
  7. Place chicken on top of veggies and potatoes.
  8. Pour remaining Italian dressing on top of the chicken.
  9. Top with sprinkle of Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese (if using).
  10. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

Enjoy!!!

Share your favorite crock-pot recipe in the comments below!

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Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying Spring! While it may officially be Spring, it sure doesn’t feel like it here in New England! It’s feeling very much like Winter with high temperatures expected only in the low 20’s where I live today. As much as I would love to start eating salads and warm weather feeling foods, I’m still craving the comfort foods that go along with cold weather. This Shepherd’s Pie has been a favorite this season.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes. Peel and cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini (I chop them very into very small pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of milk ( I use almond milk or chicken broth)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Black pepper as desired

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook sweet potatoes , covered in lightly salted boiling water for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Mash potatoes with a masher or in a mixer on low speed. Gradually add milk or broth and a little salt, mashing until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and keep potatoes warm.
  4. In a large skillet cook turkey, garlic and onion over medium heat until meat is brown. Drain turkey if needed. Stir in zucchini, carrots, corn and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer, covered until vegetables are tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper to the turkey mixture and heat through.
  6. Spoon turkey mixture into a 1 1/2 quart dish, spreading evenly. Spoon mashed sweet potato on top of the turkey mixture.
  7. Bake, uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

This version makes about 4-6 servings. A great option is to double it and freeze half of the turkey mixture for a later date.

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Enjoy!

Friday Favorite #3

I’ve recently started doing a LOT of personal development reading and listening and am almost through the book Do Cool Shi*t by Miki Agrawal.

 

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Call it a quarter life crisis, identity crisis, whatever you will but over the last year or so I’ve found myself wondering what I want to do with the rest of my life.  Realistically, I have another 35 years to work (that’s more years than I’ve been alive!) at minimum before I can think about retiring. In 2013 I received my health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and felt I found my passion but I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to make that work into my life. With two small children and student loan debt that feels like it will never go away,  I’m certainly not at a place in my life where I can just start over. But I’ve been searching for a way to blend a hobby career of my passion for health and fitness into my current life.   I’ve thought, and talked,  about how to do it it but had not actually done anything with it.  Then in October 2014, while  at an HR conference, I listened to a speaker who reaffirmed for me that  I need to be pursuing my passion. 

You’ve probably guessed it by now but that speaker was Miki Agrawal!  She is a real person, around my age,  who set some high goals and has reached them! She was an investment banker on Wall Street, a professional soccer player, founder of a gluten free, farm to table pizza restaurant in NYC, and is a partner in the company THINX.   The inspiration behind THINX will blow you away, I strongly encourage you to check out the website www.shethinx.com to properly understand the concept of the brand.  It’s a way to change periods for all women!

Miki has figured out what she is good at, what she is not good at, how to set goals and how to get things done. Oh and the best part – she is just a cool person, definitely someone I could see myself being friends with…obvi! Through this book she walks you through exercises to figure out the same things about yourself. It’s insightful and realistic to what you need to do to make it in business. She doesn’t know it but listening to her speak truly ignited something in me and I’ve been evaluating every aspect of my life every day since. Thanks Miki!

 

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If you have any desire to do what truly inspires you and gets you out of bed every.single.day. read this book! I promise you will not be disappointed!

 

Question of the day:

What personal development book do you love?!

Acts of Kindness

 

Has someone ever done something kind for you for no reason? How good does that make you feel?!  When I saw this post  on Instagram it made me think of how doing one kind thing for someone can change their day, and yours! I try to be kind every day, but like anyone, have some bad days of my own where I could use some kindness. The items on this list are simple and doable for everyone:

 

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A few things I always do are, give up my seat, hold the door, and give compliments. I always hear of people pay for the next person in line at Dunkin Donuts, and while it’s never happened to me, I have done that for the person behind me hoping it will create a ripple effect throughout the day or at least brighten someone else’s day.  Today I challenge you to act kindly! Happy Wednesday!

Questions of the day:

Has anyone ever done something kind for you that has made your day?

Muffin Pan Eggs

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying a nice weekend, mine has been jam packed with activities. Yesterday we attended a birthday party to celebrate my amazing Goddaughters 4th birthday and last night Micah and I went bowling to celebrate the birthday of one of our closest friends! In between the two birthday celebrations I also attended a beautiful baby shower, and snuck in a quick visit with my brother and his girlfriend. It was a fun filled and busy day!

 

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Because I’ve been so busy this weekend I haven’t had a ton of time to think about meal prepping for the week but do know one thing that I will be making this morning: Muffin Pan Eggs.  I love this because it is quick and easy, something everyone in my family eats, and can be eaten for  breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  There are many variations of Muffin Pan Eggs on Pinterest and in my house we have one child who likes ham and one who doesn’t so I make mine half with ham and half without.

 

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I also like adding a spinach leaf or two to mine. To add spinach I simply use a fork to push the spinach into the yolk

 

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I took all of these pictures from the eggs I made last weekend and forgot to take one showing what they look like out of the pan but below is what they look like cooked:

 

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Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Eggs
  • Optional – ham, spinach, cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Use olive oil to coat the muffin pan so the eggs do not stick.
  3. If using ham – put a piece of ham into each muffin spot.
  4. Crack an egg into each muffin spot. You can also mix the eggs first and then pour into each, similar to a mini quiche.
  5. If using spinach, use a fork to push the spinach into the yolk.
  6. If using cheese, sprinkle a pinch on each egg.
  7. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, and enjoy!

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13811455/?claim=h9ej6estp23">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>Friday Favorite #2

 

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Please ignore the glitch above…I am playing around trying to get this to show up on Bloglovin and this happened! Growing pains I guess 😉

 

When I arrived home Wednesday there was a delivery from The Honest Company on my doorstep.  If you haven’t heard about The Honest Company yet, let me tell you about it 🙂  It was founded by someone you may be familiar with, mom, actress and businesswoman; Jessica Alba in partnership with a dad, author, and businessman; Christopher Gavigan. Together Jessica and Christopher began a company focused on eco-friendly, non-toxic diapers and baby products and have continued to increase their product offerings into bath and body products and more.

 

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My Wednesday order: 3 bathroom cleaner, 3 dish soap, 3 multi-surface cleaner, 3 Mandarin scented hand soap

The Honest Company began with diapers, wipes, healing balm, lotion, shampoo and body wash, and hand soap. Today they have over 100 products! When I first heard about the company I was impressed that they offered a free trial of their products before I made a full purchase and all I had to do was pay shipping and handling. The items are good quality, affordable, and adorable!  Because I am now out of the baby phase (I’m not sure if I feel like sighing or jumping for joy with that), I  primarily use the cleaning, and bath and body  products and love them!  My girls are big fans of the kid’s toothpaste.

 

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If you are interested in trying a few different products from The Honest Company you have the option to purchase a bundle  in which you can pick 5 items to be shipped to you monthly  at a discounted price. You can change the products from month to month and it’s a great way to try different products. Some items are now sold in store at Target as well!!  I could go on and on about how much I admire this company and their products but today I’ll leave you with a picture I love from their Instagram account, and if you haven’t followed them yet, you should! They release new product details on Instagram and have some really funny quotes that we can all relate to such as this:

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Happy Friday!

 

Have you tried any Honest Company Products?

What is a favorite thing of yours this week? Please comment below!

Be Stubborn….and Flexible

Hello friends! I want to start today by saying a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your support of my Facebook page. I am overwhelmed, thank YOU!

The birth of Organish Living took years of creating before it took on a life of it’s own. I started down a health and fitness path and just knew it was my passion and what truly set my soul on fire but didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  I stumbled on the below quote somewhere on Pinterest this week and the timing could not be more perfect:

 

Goals and Methods

When I started my health and fitness journey I knew that someday I would have a blog and maybe a health coaching business but I was always met with some sort of road block. I KNEW what I wanted but my method to get there just wasn’t working at the time. I never gave up on those goals and instead chose different ways to get there.  Organish Living wasn’t even where this all began, I had a different name, website, business cards and all! If you have goals you want to reach, do NOT give up, sometimes you just have to adjust the game plan. I’ve finally made it to the starting line, I’m not finished, I’m just beginning. Thank you for joining me 🙂

Aimee – Xo