Pesto is a condiment that I personally like to keep in fridge at all times. Much like Frank's hot sauce...and mayonnaise...and ketchup...and bacon grease...I could find a way to put that sh*t on everything. If you have a food processor, making pesto is so easy! Though it's traditionally made with pine nuts, my favorite variation of the good stuff is with walnuts. Give it a try and let me know what you think!Read More
HIIII!!!! Did you all have a merry Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or Kwanza? Or Christmukkah? I'm sure I'm missing a holiday and I'm sure I've offended someone by doing so. Throw a rock in the Serengeti and you're likely to hit a gazelle. Make a joke in 2016 and you're likely to insult 75% of the planet in some form or fashion. In fact, I'm sure there is a vegan somewhere out there who is drafting hate mail to send my way at this very moment..."WHAT? SHE THROWS ROCKS AT GAZELLES IN THE SERENGETI?!"
But for real...while making off color jokes is one of my favorite pastimes, these days you can barely make fun of yourself without someone else getting offended. Honestly, I'm so happy right now at this point in my life that I don't know if life is better, or if the number of f**ks I give is just slowly dwindling. So here's to 2017 being the year of giving few to zero f**ks...and being able to wish someone a "Merry Christmas" without said individual getting all huffy about your political insensitivity. Like relax homie...sincerest apologies, I didn't realize your best friend's cousin's brother-in-law was Jewish...please wish him a Happy Hanukkah for me. Now excuse me while I go dust these broken egg shells off the bottoms of my feet.
Ok, now that I've probably taken it too far, let's talk about food. If you are anything like me over the holidays, exercising self control is a challenge. And by that I mean taking down about 3 lbs of double chocolate cake with your sister in one sitting after a few too many cocktails is standard. SO, for me, coming off of Christmas and heading into 2017 means getting my sh*t together and not treating my body like a dump truck. I'm sure many of you have set forth a lengthy list of New Year's Resolutions - some of which may be dietary or fitness-related. Alternatively, many of you might simply be planning to kick off 2017 with a Whole 30 type reset. ORRRR you might just be on the hunt for some healthier, real food options to help counter all that double chocolate cake damage you may or may not have done........
To appease all of the above, I've created (yet another) meatball recipe that is Whole 30 approved, easy and delicious. So dust off that crock pot and get to cookin'!
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp sea salt, separated
- 3 tsp black pepper, separated
- 1 tbsp heat-stable cooking oil (coconut, ghee, avocado, etc.)
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 (5 oz) can tomato paste
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, eggs, almond flour, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Form meatballs with the mixture.
- In a large skillet on high heat, warm the oil. Add the meatballs to the hot skillet and brown them on each side for about 2 minutes.
- Transfer the meatballs to the slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
- Serve over your favorite noodles, zoodles or squoodles!
Are you sick of seeing homemade chocolate cup recipes? Hope not! I literally just posted a chocolate espresso cup recipe, but I suppose one can never have enough cup-shaped chocolate around the holidayz. This treat is v seasonal, so if you're feeling festive AF, go ahead and place these on your Christmas table - err'one will thank you.Read More
How are y’all? My name is Emily (most people call me ‘Em’) and I’m the founder and content creator over at emilyminer.com. I teach people how to feel good, look good and still have a life because living a life in which diet and exercise are a part is hugely different than one that is consumed by them. I am trying my best to create a life of the former, stay positive (and transparent) through the struggles and teach y’all a thing or two along the way. If this sounds good to you and we’re not yet connected on Instagram (@emilynminer), we should be!Read More
All hail chili season! It's about 40 degrees here in Charlotte, meaning the streets are filled with...no one. And the grocery stores are filled with everyone...because any temperature below 50 warrants apocalyptic shopping tendencies. "What? It's sweater weather? Guess I should go purchase 14 gallons of milk and all the wonder bread that Harris Teeter has in stock."Read More
I am a ginormous supporter of incorporating collagen into our daily diets. Collagen is the basic building block of our skin, nails, tendons, bones, and joints. It's basically everywhere in the human body. Collagen peptides are a fabulous dietary supplement, as they provide our bodies with the amino acids necessary to produce new collagen...which, at the risk of nerding out too hard on the subject, is basically important for most (if not all) day-to-day human functions.Read More
I truly hope that everyone's Thanksgiving celebration was full of family, relaxation, good food and ZERO GUILT! Even as a part time fitness coach and nutritionist, indulging in the Thanksgiving feast without restriction is important to me for a few reasons.Read More
Posting a no-bake pumpkin-inspired recipe two days before Thanksgiving might be about as basic as my "workout Khloe Kardashian" Halloween outfit, but whatever - 'tis the season. Taking a hot minute to transition off of my basic cranberry obsession to pay some much needed TLC to the holiday's veteran MVP flavor...the most basic of flavors. If this flavor were a person, it would be a 22 year old chick wearing an oversized sweater, infinity scarf, brown boots and holding a Starbucks skinny latte (in a RED cup, mind you...god forbid it's one of those "Starbucks hates Christmas" green cups)**.Read More
And here I present basic b holiday recipe #2...which, by no coincidence, uses basic b holiday recipe #1. While supplementing with a store bought dressing is fine, I'd really recommend making it yourself...the cranberry thyme dressing is what pulls this salad together perfectly. Also, let it be known that this "salad" is leafless...which makes me wonder - does this technically qualify as a salad? I didn't really know what else to call it, but I promise it's not your average boring pile of plant food.Read More