When temperatures drop, chilis and soups shouldn’t be your only go-tos. This Thai-inspired Tomato, Coconut Shrimp is a favorite of mine. It’s perfect alone or served over rice–white, brown, jasmine or cauliflower, you pick. This dish is not only warming and satisfying, but also lean and clean.
I’m always on the hunt for meal prep-friendly recipes that are healthy, mess-free and filling. While chili is my usual go-to, it’s not exactly a meal I crave on hot summer days. That is, until I found this Giada De Laurentiis original recipe.
I first learned about collagen protein from my trainer; he suggested it when I asked for a post-gym supplement. So I did a quick Google search and found that collagen promotes healthy joints, hair, skin and nails. SOLD! I’m forever trying to grow out my hair.
If you’re reading this post and don’t have a slow cooker, STOP and order one from Amazon immediately. Seriously — they’re game changers. Meal prep? Hassle free. Queso dip? Easy. Shredded chicken? Even easier. Carne con Papa? Tambien! Slow cookers literally do it all and require very little in return.
After spending three weeks away from home, I felt myself yearning to be back in MY kitchen. I emphasize MY because there’s something special about a person’s very own kitchen. The mismatched pans, the collection of knives and colorful bowls, they all carry a story. In this case, a story about me.