BBQ Chicken Flatbread

BBQ Chicken Flatbread | simplerootswellness.com

It happened, it really did, I washed a crayon. A purple crayon. Now you may be like me and think nothing of it when it fell on the floor as I was transferring the clothes from the washer to the drier. Initially I thought, oh great I washed a crayon and then I shrugged and thought whatever. Not thinking anything would ever come of the fully in-tact, a bit soggy, purple Crayola crayon. Well I guess when I say fully in-tact, the half of the crayon that fell out was fully in-tact.

Still not thinking anything in regards to the half a crayon as most of our crayons are broken anyways. The thought never crossed my mind that maybe the other half was still in the wet clothes and on its way to the very warm drier. –>COUGH<– And crayons are made out of wax. Wax, very meltable, sticky, wax. So you can imagine the horror when I began folding said laundry and realized that the other half of the crayon, well it made it to the dryer where it apparently melted all over the clothes.

–>SIGH<– Have I mentioned before how much I looooovvvvveeee, scratch that, loathe doing laundry? That little crayon, or half of one, did quite a bit of damage. I mean it isn’t anything crazy noticeable, it just looks like someone scribbled patches of purple on the clothes. Not an issue for the dark, black, pants and shirts but a big problem when they are grey and white. And possibly an even bigger problem when they are the hubs clothes…… Whoops!… 

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What is My Nutrition Philosophy?

Many people have inquired about my personal nutrition beliefs and philosophies. I wanted to fill you all in on how I focus my nutrition knowledge and ultimately work with clients. Below is an excerpt from my nutrition philosophy page. Nutrition is an ever evolving field with new studies and recommendations constantly coming out. Unfortunately many of… 

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BBQ Chicken Salad with Crispy Onion Straws | simplerootswellness.com

BBQ Chicken Salad with Crispy Onion Strings

Crispy onion strings is all I have to say. It really is unfortunate when people make a quick judgement that healthy eating is bland and boring. Lets be honest, these crispy, “fried”, onion strings are anything but boring, especially when paired with the tangy homemade BBQ sauce and shredded chicken. But these blanket statements just fuel… 

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Lip-smackin’ good and that’s the truth. We’re trying to soak up the last few days of summer around here with some good ol’ BBQ. But seriously, this weather is anything but summery! Frost, 30’s, coats. I fear winter is upon us. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a big comfy sweater and some… 

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Loaded Breakfast Flatbread | simplerootswellness.com

Loaded Breakfast Flatbread

Food drama, it happens and it did tonight. At least it’s not grass drama. Don’t get your hopes up, the grass saga continues. The good news is it’s planted. Our golden grass seed is in the ground. The bad news, it rained like three inches after we got it which meant my husband was stressed… 

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The Big Reveal

It’s here, I have been teasing it the past couple weeks on my Facebook page and twitter feed! Drumroll please…I am getting my own office!! Eeek! Like an actual desk, rolly-chair, computer, quiet, kid-free, clean office. I know, its a beautiful thing. But before I get to the office lets get to some online business. My… 

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Zucchini Muffles {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Hashbroffles, to frittaffles and now muffles. Yes, there may be a slight obsession with figuring out every possible thing you can cook in your waffle maker. It is seriously the most fascinating thing to me. Ahh, the excitement of a foodie. –>NERDY<– This is what my Saturday mornings consist of, mixing batter and plopping it into… 

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Tomato Pesto Flatbread

I thought I would play off one of my recent posts, The Best Meal Planning Tips for a Busy Cook. Tip number six was to create themes. For instance “Meatless Monday” or “Taco Tuesday”. This takes the thinking out of meal planning and it also provides your family with a consistent and dependable meal plan. Well,… 

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Blackened Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

Fish you are not my friend. I mean, I like you when I don’t have to cook you but cooking you can give me quite the headache. Seafood, other than shrimp is not my forte. I’m usually too concerned that I’m going to undercook it so of course I end up overcooking it. This results… 

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Portobello Sliders Three Ways | simplerootswellness.com

Portobello Sliders Three Ways {Vegan, Paleo, Traditional}

Seriously, we have a major problem buzzing around here and that is flies. They are EVERYWHERE and they drive me crazy. A mad kind of crazy! Like I’ve never seen so many flies. Could it be classified as the new plague? It is out of hand, like seriously out of hand. I’m pretty sure my children… 

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How To Make Kombucha at Home

Kombucha, the thousand year old fermented beverage is making a comeback as the new health drink of today. My first encounter with kombucha was nearly two years ago where the nicely decorated bottle held the slightly sour, fizzy, fermented beverage. Now it wasn’t the bottle or the “health claims” that drew me but rather the… 

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