Around the house. 

Every time I’m in STL I stop by Trader Joe’s on my way home. Everytime I find some new things I love. Here are my new favorites. I actually saw the seasoning in my sisters kitchen first so thanks for the tip Am! It’s nothing fancy but let’s me be a lazier cook by adding more flavor without having to dig through my spices. I also like that it’s a grinder, so everything tastes fresh. The coconut oil isn’t perfectly paleo, but it’s close enough for me, and I love the convenience of a spray.  

And as promised here’s a peak at one of the updates we did, this room was beige and boring before. We have a lot of natural light in here so I went with an antique white and then made a stencil and painted a high gloss coat of the same color over the top. Easy one day project that brightened up our space. 🙂 



$50 grocery challenge + chicken marsala

Day 3 of the $50 challenge! For breakfast sweet Rob made us bacon and scrambled eggs. Lunch was left over stuffed peppers.

Dinner was one of my all time favorite dishes, Chicken Marsala.

This recipe has a lot of steps but none of them are hard!

First I melted a little butter in a skillet and added minced garlic, (the fat doesn’t matter thats just what I had olive oil or coconut oil would be fine too) To make the sauce I started with some Marsala table wine, some veggie broth and some red onions then let this reach a low boil and just let it roll, a lot of the liquid will cook out.

While that’s rolling I defrosted the chicken cubed it and browned it in another skillet, then I added the wine reduction as well as some diced baby Bella’s mushrooms, until they cooked down, then I tossed in a few handfuls of broccoli at the very end, to add a few extra nutrients. Voila yummy dinner!


$50 grocery challenge day 2

Day two
Rob made amazing omletts for breakfast,with eggs and pico de gallo he’s such a good cook!

For lunch I used a serving of chicken, topped with pepperoni, marinara sauce a few spoonfuls of tomato and onion and a few dashes if Italian seasoning, all heated together for an awesome easy and filling Italianish lunch.


For dinner I made stuffed peppers
For the filling I browned the turkey on the stove, and sautéed cauliflower onion, garlic, a few mushrooms, and a little bit of sliced pepperoni then mixed it with the meat and the leftover marinara from lunch. Filled the peppers and put it in a casserole dish in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Yum!