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In Recipe on
May 4, 2018

Cinco De Mayo Guacamole

Cinco De Mayo Guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

It’s Cinco De Mayo and I’ve got Guacamole! How lovely Cinco De Mayo landed on a Saturday this year.

Did you know that Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s victory over the French all the way dating back to 1862? Modern day Cinco De Mayo in America also usually celebrates Mexican/American culture. I think as Albertan’s we are great at celebrating all cultures, so fiesta on!

This is actually a pretty basic guacamole recipe, I think having a good basic recipe is a great start and then you can add your own flare from there! (I sometimes add curry powder!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Let’s make guacamole:

  1. Cut open, pit and scoop out two avocados. Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth.
  2. Finely chop the red onion and tomato. I actually use a Tupperware chopper like this. It helps it get finely chopped up.
  3. Squeeze in juice of the lime. I like mine very lime-y so maybe start at half a lime first.
  4. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper to your taste.
  5. Enjoy and FIESTA!

The Bitchin' Housewife

P.S Check out my matching Super Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe .

In Health, Recipe on
November 30, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Healthy Holiday Recipe Roundup

Holidays are the time of year we get together. Usually getting together with friends and family over feasts and parties.

For me I struggle with the fact that every time I go to one of these parties and potluck there is often a lot of heavy food. Delicious but heavy. Which of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves.

I just like to have a few lighter or healthier options to have in addition to my heavy, rich or sugar filled foods! Being a vegetarian personally I’ve struggled a bit because often the only things there are for me to eat are some sad veggies in a plastic container and sweets. So, I’m often the one bringing an alternative or healthier option (because then I get to eat it!)

Here is a round up of some of my favourite Healthy Holiday Recipes.

  1. Eat Yourself Skinny’s Winter Kale and Quinoa Salad. The beautiful pomegranate seeds and kale make a festive color scheme!
  2. Well Plated’s Stuffed Butternut Squash. This is a great dinner time dish. with lots of warming goodness.             

3. Spend With Pennies Cranberry Feta Pinwheels would be a great potluck party recipe!

4. My own Rosemary Goat Cheese Quiche! I realize I may be partial here but it’s really good…….

5. Healthy Seasonal Recipe’s Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads. Oh man I love cranberry and goat cheese.

6. A simple meat and cheese board. Add veggies like tomatoes and healthy dips like hummus and you are all set!

healthy holiday board

Board from IronHideWoodworks.com

 

Happy Holidays!!!!

The Bitchin' Housewife

Jen is a yoga teacher, fitness enthusiast and health blogger over at www.BitchinHousewife.com

In Health, Parenting on
November 2, 2017

Boost Your Immunity Naturally

The cold weather and the snow are here to stay. Boost your immunity with my favourite natural products!

Before I get to my go- to products let’s talk about a few ways you can boost your immunity without needing to purchase anything.

 

  1. Get rest. Our bodies require a little more rest in the cold and dark evenings of the late fall/winter months. When you body gets enough rest it can work on the bacteria/virus that’s attacking your system better.
  2. Exercise. Move throughout your day, without overdoing it. According to Medline Plus exercise can help flush out bacteria from the lungs and airways.
  3. Eat Well. This one seems obvious of course, but try to eat balanced meals with nutrients to keep your body running at optimal.

Still feel an itchy throat coming on? Try our my favourite natural immune boosters.

Natural Immunity Boosters

Immune Boosters

  1. A probiotic. These are full of good gut bacteria. Studies are starting to show that a lot of our immunity is in our gut flora and if it’s not running at top notch, it compromises our immune systems. I actually tend to switch my brands often on this one. I like switching up the brands and the potency. I recommend getting one from your health food store that needs to be stored in the fridge. The shelf ones don’t work as well. *My opinion*. These refrigerated ones can cost between $40-$70.
  2. Feel Good Syrup. Locally made in Alberta, this elderberry syrup is a great immune booster. And tastes really good too. 1 tbsp 3/4 times a week to maintain immunity and I use it daily when I feel a little run down to get that extra boost. One bottle is about $20.
  3. Traditional Medicinals Teas. I like the sampler pack myself but you can buy just the one for sore throats or colds etc. Cost per box is about $9-$16.
  4. St. Francis Deep Immunity. A very powerful immune boosting product, recommended to me by my Naturopathic Doctor last year when I was in a series of being sick after sick for four straight months. I was better within days!

 

Last week one of the Alberta Mamas had the flu and two days later I got the same flu. I took all of these four and I never ended up with the fever, extreme chills or any vomiting! Of course everyone reacts differently and make sure to check with your health are provider to see if these may interact with anything you are taking.

 

Take care and be well!

The Bitchin' Housewife

Jen is a yoga teacher, fitness enthusiast and health blogger over at www.BitchinHousewife.com

In Lifestyle, Recipe on
August 17, 2017

Sesame Green Bean Recipe

The summer harvest is beginning. Our gardens are lush with things like peas, tomatoes and beans. I love being able to pick from the garden and make something right away with it. This green bean recipe is super simple to make and has yummy healthy fats. The sesame oil adds a bit of nutty flavour, but if you don’t have any, olive oil works just perfectly. The way I cook the beans is all in one pan, since I don’t like doing any more dishes then I need to.

Ingredients:

  • Green beans
  • 0.5-1 tbsp of sesame oil. Olive oil can be a substitute is you don’t have any!
  • 1-2 tsp of sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Heat pan to medium heat.
  2. Add beans and water to the pan. This is my version of steaming them, saving a whole other pot that would need washing!
  3. Once the water has steamed/boiled out, add the sesame oil to the pan and cook until you see a bit of browning.
  4. Toss in sesame seeds and salt to taste and serve while still warm.

An easy side dish for dinner or in my case here lunch!

 

The Bitchin' Housewife

About the Author

Jen is a yoga teacher, fitness enthusiast and health blogger over at www.BitchinHousewife.com