Cold Italian Pasta Salad {Paleo, Grain Free} | Leverage Ambition

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If your grandparents were also from the old country {Italy, dur} AND Italian Pasta Salad is your absolute favorite, then you will absolutely love our Italian Pasta Salad. This stellar recipe is paleo and grain free friendly for all those on these specialty diets. My grandfather was specifically living in Northern Italy, in a little … Continue reading Cold Italian Pasta Salad {Paleo, Grain Free} | Leverage Ambition

Get Creatively Inspired + Consciously Full at Venice’s Own, Verbena Marketplace | Leverage Ambition

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Those of you that know me, and know me well, know VERY WELL that I absolutely HATE going to the grocery store. The crowds, the lines, the rude peeps, yada, yada, yada, you know the drill. It's absolute torture and anxiety provoking for me, but luckily I have a bold and brave partner in crime … Continue reading Get Creatively Inspired + Consciously Full at Venice’s Own, Verbena Marketplace | Leverage Ambition

Our Special Fortune Cookie Quotes | Leverage Ambition

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Nothing ends a good Chinese food meal like a good fortune cookie. It's the happy ending you always dreamed of, right before they hand over that big bill you need to pay. What a nice gesture to end your meal with a good fortune and wise knowledge, so you can bring that knowledge to your … Continue reading Our Special Fortune Cookie Quotes | Leverage Ambition

What To Eat on Your Period | Leverage Ambition

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Support your body by eating the right things! The better you eat, the better you feel, and this is especially right before that time of the month. A slight segway, as I age I find that the regular foods I used to eat (candy, rice, milk, pasta, bread, butter) were all making me fat and … Continue reading What To Eat on Your Period | Leverage Ambition

Quick July Fourth Meals + Easy American Treats | Leverage Ambition

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We are here, FINALLY! This past year felt like a slow moving turtle crossing the road, but here we are! Halfway through the year and READY TO CELEBRATE! Quick July Fourth Meals make easy American treats that you and your friends and family will absolutely LOVE! I am all about quick meals fast, and when … Continue reading Quick July Fourth Meals + Easy American Treats | Leverage Ambition

7 Healthy Sugar Substitutes to Use Instead of Regular Sugar | Leverage Ambition

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Sugar is a beast. You only really understand how bad sugar is for you when you decide to remove it from your diet. When I stopped eating sugar, I found out how much sugar is in our food. Walking down the aisles of the supermarkets was overwhelming and tough to navigate. Most all processed foods … Continue reading 7 Healthy Sugar Substitutes to Use Instead of Regular Sugar | Leverage Ambition

Healthy Oatmeal Apple Pie Power Cookies | Leverage Ambition

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This is a super easy recipe for chewy and delicious oatmeal apple pie cookies! This delectable fruit and spiced cookies have no refined flour or sugar, making it a healthy option for a quick snack or breakfast. INGREDIENTS 1 cup of quick cooking oats 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of baking podwer … Continue reading Healthy Oatmeal Apple Pie Power Cookies | Leverage Ambition

15 Robust + Healing Comforts of Ginger | Leverage Ambition

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Ginger has been my best friend recently! Not only have we been loving Ginger Tea, we have also been chopping ginger in our chicken stew and it adds a little zest to it. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Little did I know that ginger has a ton of health benefits. Here are some ways ginger … Continue reading 15 Robust + Healing Comforts of Ginger | Leverage Ambition

Dark Chocolate Pie (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

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Are you a mega chocolate lover like me? I am the chocolate monster, especially around the holidays! I can't get enough. As much as I love chocolate, I know I need to spoil myself sometimes but it makes it easier for me when the chocolate is paleo friendly! Here is our recipe for Dark Chocolate … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Pie (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

Key Lime Pie Bars (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

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My best friend grew up in the Florida Keys, on an island called Islamorada. Key West is no short of Key Limes and they use these limes in all aspects of cooking and drinking. From drinking lime based margaritas or using the lime juice on fish, key lime trees are all over the place and … Continue reading Key Lime Pie Bars (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

Lemon Blueberry Cookies (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

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I love the idea of mixing berries and cookies, so here we are! Paleo is a great diet to kick start your withdrawal from refined sugar and grains. These Lemon Blueberry Cookies are a true hit when it comes to your sweet cravings. They really hit the spot! Photo by Marta Dzedyshko on Pexels.com Here … Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Cookies (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

12 Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits | Leverage Ambition

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I love tea in the afternoon and evening! A spot of tea helps me feel relaxed and is the happy ending to all of my meals. Many teas have specific benefits which come from the leaves of the specific teas out there. Photo by Marko Klaric on Pexels.com Here are 12 types of tea and … Continue reading 12 Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits | Leverage Ambition

11 Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes (Paleo, Whole30) | Leverage Ambition

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Shamrock Fried Eggs Start your lucky day on the right foot and fry your eggs right inside a green pepper ring. It’s easy, it’s seasonal, and it’s adorable! Recipe: Zestous | Shamrock Fried Eggs Healthy Shamrock Shake What’s St. Patrick’s Day without the shake? Replace those sugary, calorie-laden shakes with this easy drink made with only … Continue reading 11 Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes (Paleo, Whole30) | Leverage Ambition

5 Healthy + Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Activities | Leverage Ambition

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Saint Patrick's Day is upon us! I love dressing up in green and eating corned beef and cabbage. There are many recipes that were handed down in my family, and I am happy to share them with you. Since we have kids we do like to keep it healthy, so we've come up with some … Continue reading 5 Healthy + Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Activities | Leverage Ambition

Waking Up Tired + My To Do List | Leverage Ambition

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This morning I woke up early, and I woke up tired. I ended up going back to sleep as it has been colder in the mornings, and it is hard to get motivated to wake up when the room is cold. I have been having very vivid dreams lately for some reason too. Not sure … Continue reading Waking Up Tired + My To Do List | Leverage Ambition

8 Paleo Sweet Treat Dessert Recipes | Leverage Ambition

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I have been craving sweets lately! Not sure if it is the colder weather or that time of month, but girl, I need some chocolate and banana creme pie over here! Here are 8 paleo sweet treat recipes to munch on this week. Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/flourless-peanut-butter-chickpea-muffins/ Baked Apple Chips https://www.jessicagavin.com/baked-cinnamon-apple-chips/ Salted … Continue reading 8 Paleo Sweet Treat Dessert Recipes | Leverage Ambition

10 Food To Avoid to Support Weight Loss | Leverage Ambition

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Weight loss can be tough, and it can be unnerving to diet and not lose way. It is hard to know where to start and exercise is only a small amount of the equation. Here are 10 foods to avoid to support weight loss. French Fries + Potato Chips. They are high in calories and … Continue reading 10 Food To Avoid to Support Weight Loss | Leverage Ambition

7 Healthy Paleo Hot Dog Recipes to Boot in your Mouth | Leverage Ambition

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I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Paleo diet! I have been doing it (with a few cheat days here and there) since March of last year and have had WILD results. I've literally lost over 33 pounds and counting, and I don't have the sugar or carbohydrate highs and lows that I used to have … Continue reading 7 Healthy Paleo Hot Dog Recipes to Boot in your Mouth | Leverage Ambition

Quick Getting Started Paleo Cheat Sheet – Leverage Ambition

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I don't know about you, but I have always had trouble wondering what to eat to feel good and keep a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI). When I was younger I had no problem keeping thin. I was an athlete, doing gymnastics over 35 hours a week, actively cheerleading, and having a great time. Once … Continue reading Quick Getting Started Paleo Cheat Sheet – Leverage Ambition

Common Cures with Common Fruits + Veggies – Leverage Ambition

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The flu virus season is in full effect and we need to be as healthy as possible. Even if we do our due diligence however, it always seems like we don't wash our hands once and all of a sudden a day later we have a cold. There are many preventative measures we can take … Continue reading Common Cures with Common Fruits + Veggies – Leverage Ambition

Christmas Appetizers – Baked Clams

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Nothing says it's Christmas more than enjoying our Baked Clams! Surprisingly, you don't necessarily need to get fresh chopped clams at the Seafood store either. Your local supermarket should have a seafood section and may be able to deshell and pull out the clams from the shell himself. He can then chop up about a … Continue reading Christmas Appetizers – Baked Clams

Christmas Appetizers – Spinach Dip with Bagel Crisps and Chopped Veggies

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Christmas is finally here, and I am excited to say that we are spending it with just the four of us. Our immediate family has 4 members and it is a joyous time. Our government and health officials say it is safer health wise to connect with only immediate family members rather than gather in … Continue reading Christmas Appetizers – Spinach Dip with Bagel Crisps and Chopped Veggies

Himalayan Cuisine the Right Way –  A Glimpse into Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan Fusion Food + Culture

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Namaste and Tashi Delek from the Himalayas! We are on a mission to discover every different cuisine in California that inspires culinary excellence and unique spices that are delicious and nutritious worldwide! It is our pleasure to share our culinary adventures with you as we travel and today we learned about Himalayan cuisine at the … Continue reading Himalayan Cuisine the Right Way –  A Glimpse into Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan Fusion Food + Culture

Thanksgiving Appetizers to Get Your Paleo Party Started!

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I don't know about you, but Thanksgiving appetizers really set the mood for the entire Thanksgiving! I love hot appetizers, especially when it is cold out. Cold dips are cool too especially sitting by the hot fireplace. I spent many years testing fad diets and the best diet that worked for me was the Paleo … Continue reading Thanksgiving Appetizers to Get Your Paleo Party Started!

‘Spice Up Your Life’ Fall Paleo Chicken Stew Inspired by The Spice Girls

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People of the world! Every boy, every girl! Spice up your life with this stellar spicy chicken stew inspired by The Spice Girls. It is so spicy, you'll be playing Survivor by Destiny's Child shortly after your last bite! Seriously though we came upon this recipe by accident, but we have to give major credit … Continue reading ‘Spice Up Your Life’ Fall Paleo Chicken Stew Inspired by The Spice Girls

8 Feed-the-Fans Game Time Football Crowd with our Party Munchies

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Honey Sriracha Wings Jumbo wings with honey and sriracha soaked and then either baked or fried. Add carrots and celery with ranch dressing on the time as the ringer. Genoa Pesto Hummus Pita bread, Mediterranean hummus, olives, sliced cucumbers, dried apricots, celery, carrots, and grapes on a platter. Jumbo Onion Rings Cut and dry your … Continue reading 8 Feed-the-Fans Game Time Football Crowd with our Party Munchies

Mandarin Monday

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We stopped into a Mandarin lunch spot randomly and we were presently surprised. The owner had owned the restaurant since 1985, and he was happy to have new customers. We ordered the seafood fried rice and the chicken fried rice with vegetables. It was delicious and came with soy sauce and fortune cookies. Here were … Continue reading Mandarin Monday

10 Vegetables To Plant in October

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Fat + Tired? Time for Whole30

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Here's a grocery shopping list to kick start your Whole30 diet. It's filling, and you can eat as much as you want as long as you have the right groceries at hand. Let's get started! PROTEIN Wild Caught Salmon 100% Grass Fed Beef Organic Eggs Tunafish Almond Nut Butter (no added sugar) Uncured sugar free … Continue reading Fat + Tired? Time for Whole30

Freshwater Lobsters? WTF

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Okay so basically, we had our minds blown recently. We were minding our own business in a freshwater lake, and all of a sudden we came across a baby freshwater lobster. Then we thought, wait a dang minute. Do freshwater lobsters really exist? We did our due diligence, and asked around town. Freshwater lobsters are … Continue reading Freshwater Lobsters? WTF

Whole30 R5, Energizer Bunny Sugar Detox

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Just got back from a much needed vacation in Lake Arrowhead this week, and I fell off the wagon. The sugar wagon that is! I had a slice of pizza and a spicy watermelon margarita, AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS! Back home now and back to reality where I am writing and getting back into the … Continue reading Whole30 R5, Energizer Bunny Sugar Detox

Whole30 Meal Ideas

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Hey all!  So excited to share some additional recipes with you that are Whole30 friendly today! As a reminder, on the Whole30 diet, you CANNOT eat the following: Dairy.  This means cheese, cow milk, cream, yogurt, half and half, butter.  Substitute these cravings with sugar free almond and coconut milk! Grains.  No corn, wheat, rye, … Continue reading Whole30 Meal Ideas

I Lost 10 Pounds! * Day 15-20 on the Whole30

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I lost 10 pounds so far!  Yippee!  So excited and feeling much more energetic and hopeful in comparison to 20 days ago before I started this Whole30 diet. I ended up getting my period this week, plus it was Thanksgiving yesterday, so it has been a tough week.  Apologies for not posting sooner.  Thankfully my … Continue reading I Lost 10 Pounds! * Day 15-20 on the Whole30

Day 10 & 11 Whole30 Diets – More meals & deals

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The Whole30 blog was right, Day 11 is much easier than Days 9 and 10.  For some reason many folks on the diet have a rough time those two days and I did as well.  I think my body was getting rid of the final bad carbs, sugar and dairy that I have been eating … Continue reading Day 10 & 11 Whole30 Diets – More meals & deals

Day 9 & 10 on the Whole30 Diet – More Meals and Drinks

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Feeling so much better tonight!  I was withdrawing from sugar pretty bad over the last few days, so my mood swings were intense however I stayed with the course and meal prepped the night before to keep me on track! YOU CAN DO IT! Breakfast this AM was 3 scrambled eggs, ghee on the pan, … Continue reading Day 9 & 10 on the Whole30 Diet – More Meals and Drinks