June 23, 2015

Balsamic Grilled Veggies

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Balsamic Grilled Veggies

No-brainer recipes are my specialty. Some days I can go into the kitchen with FoodNetwork abilities, other days, I want to get in and out then get my ass on the couch. Last week was all about no-brainers for me. I went on a grilling bender and pretty much grilled every meal making life pretty damn easy. Yay for easy clean up! I wanted to spice up my normal grilled veggies and ended up creating one of the most delicious sides of veggies my lazy ass has ever grilled: Balsamic Grilled Veggies. Holy mother of vegetables were these suckers delicious. The tang…

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June 16, 2015

{Slow Cooking} Quinoa Chili

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{Slow Cooking} Quinoa Chili

Take a guess as to what’s in the slow cooker… It’s Quinoa Chili! (Did the title give it away?? ) I could eat chili at least once a week. I’d put that shit on everything – hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, veggies, ice cream & salad. OK, OK, maybe not salad…. Experimenting with different ingredients on some of my fave dishes has become a fun past time for me. If my family and friends are reading this, they are most likely scratching their heads in confusion & thinking, “I thought her favorite past time was drinking??!” Yes, it still is but…

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June 9, 2015

30-Minute Turkey Meatballs

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30-Minute Turkey Meatballs

I know what you are thinking – this Italian broad is going to try and get me to believe that you can make meatballs in 3o minutes that are TURKEY!? You betcha. Contrary to popular belief, it is not an Italian sac-relig to use turkey meat when making meatballs, in fact, I find them pretty damn delicious. My kids gobble them up and well, that is reason alone to whip them up. Thanks to the lovely folks at Jennie-O for sending me a pack of ground turkey meat, I thought I would share this freakin’ easy peasy lemon squeasy Turkey…

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June 2, 2015

Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

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Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

BBQ season is officially upon us and what summer wouldn’t be complete without a great new recipe to try out on your friends and family. Every BBQ my family has had while growing up was over the top. I mean, tons of food from steaks, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage – you name it, it was probably grilled and served up! Not only did we stuff our selves beyond content, it usually rained. But it never stopped the fun or the flow of alcohol! My mom has a few staples that she makes that give our BBQs an edge, like these Spicy…

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May 22, 2015

Chili Nation: HORMEL Chili Empanadas

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Chili Nation: HORMEL Chili Empanadas

Down here in Florida, we are a melting pot of influences from Latin American, Cuba and the Caribbean. You can walk into any Publix and find deliciously fresh empanadas, croquettas and fresh Cuban bread. Empanadas are one of my all time faves so when the opportunity came from Hormel to represent Florida cuisine, this was a no brainer! Being only 90 miles away from Cuba and a couple hour boat ride to the Bahamas & Caribbean, South Florida is jammed packed with authentic, Latin flavor. Empanadas are typically filled with meats, cheeses, guava or a mix of both cheese and guava….

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May 5, 2015

Healthy Burrito Bowl

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Healthy Burrito Bowl

With Cinco de Mayo upon us, I had to represent with something yummy and 21 Day Fix approved. Don’t roll your eyes! You will be surprised how much food you will get with this Healthy Burrito Bowl and it won’t feel like you need to rolled out of you kitchen after eating it. You might be thinking I am completely insane to sit here and give you a Mexican-inspired recipe and not give you the chips, tortillas and sour cream. Believe me, as much as I love me some delicious carbs, I can promise that you will not even miss them! By simply swapping out…

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April 21, 2015

Avocado Turkey Burgers {21 Day Fix Approved}

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Avocado Turkey Burgers {21 Day Fix Approved}

Have you ever been stuck in a rut and didn’t know if you could find a way out? Yep, that has been me. Totally exhausted, hating everything about myself, you know, the “self-loathing-whoa-is-me” whole nine yards. With suggestion and motivation from my blogging friend Mandi (check out her blog here, she rocks!), I decided to try 21 Day Fix. If you are seriously looking to change the way you think and look at food and exercise – this is the program for you! Already into my second round, and I feel like a whole different person. Since my life revolves…

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April 14, 2015

Brussel Sprout Salad

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Brussel Sprout Salad

If you like crunchy, crispy, chopped salad then you will absolutely love this Brussel Sprout Salad. I didn’t feel like screwing up the gorgeous bag of brussel sprouts I bought a few weeks ago (I tend to burn the crap out of them!) and I thought about a salad I had a brunch when visiting my girlfriends in Atlanta. It was so incredibly delicious and tasted like coleslaw – minus the fatty fat mayo-based dressing! I chopped up that bag, tossed in some fresh veggies, a killer dressing and have not stopped eating it since. We have literally had it…

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March 31, 2015

Baked Zoodles

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Baked Zoodles

If you would have told me I’d be making a dish containing Zoodles (zucchini noodles=zoodles) a year ago, I most likely would have laughed in your face! This was one of the veggies I didn’t care for much, but it has been growing on me. So much so that I actually made zoodles! If you don’t have a spirilizer, it could be quite the feat making this. I took my mandoline out from storage (the one I so needed on my wedding registry), dusted that guy off after 5 years and then had to watch a freakin’ YouTube video on how…

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March 24, 2015

Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans

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Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans

The Anti Mom Blog is goin’ healthy, bitches! I have taken the next steps in making the family a bit more healthier and started a whole new lifestyle change…aka 21 Day Fix. It’s brutal, I’m starving but it’s all for the better of my family and myself. So I am embracing it every container at a time. It ain’t easy and come nighttime, I turn into a particular ‘Gap Girl’. It’s all for a better me, right? OK, with that being said, my brain has been scrambling to make some fresher, filling meals that I could use going forward. That’s…

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