Art galleries, artisan chocolates, world-class restaurants, shopping for blessing beads, lots and lots of quality family time. And the 2nd morning we woke up to snow! Loved this quickie weekend getaway in Santa Fe.
Living in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona makes any place with snow such a novelty!
Here are some of our favorite places to go to in historic downtown, and Canyon Road:
Especially love visiting (and shopping with) my beautiful mother-in-law, Shambhavi – she’s the one who introduced me to all of these “best-of” secrets in Santa Fe. I hope you get an opportunity to visit them when you are there. Wishing you a beautiful day!
The most flavorful & juiciest HEALTHY shredded chicken recipe.
Step 1: Put the chicken into a baking pan. Add 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic
Step 2: Add onions, herbs, salt and pepper, and chicken stock. Cover and cook for 90 minutes.
After it’s done, you can start shredding the chicken.
You can shred it into bigger or thinner pieces depending on what you like.
This chicken is so juicy and delicious – and it is easy to make! You can use it for salads (like my salads in a jar), soups, sandwiches, etc.
My son doesn’t like traditional lunch meat. And can you blame him? It’s usually filled with tons of chemicals, preservatives, and nitrates. And to be perfectly honest sliced turkey lunch meat doesn’t taste like your turkey from Thanksgiving, does it? Nope.
So for the past 2 weeks I’ve made chicken sandwiches using real chicken! (Funny how that sounds like a novel concept). Last week I roasted a whole chicken and used mostly breast meat for his lunches. This week I baked 6 breasts, and then shredded them. It’s so good! Here’s the recipe:
1 1/2 packs of Chicken breasts (5-6 large breasts)
1 medium onion
salt, pepper, herbs (I like using basil and/or oregano)
3-4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup chicken stock/broth
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place the chicken breasts into a 9×13 pan (I like glass pans)
- Cut the onion and sprinkle on top of the chicken.
- Add salt, pepper, herbs, and broth.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 90 minutes – 2 hours depending on your oven and the thickness of your chicken breasts.
- When cooked to where the chicken juices are clear (NOT pink), then remove and use tongs or a fork to shred into smaller pieces.
- Store in a glass container with locking lid for up to 5 days.
I hope this inspires you to make something like this so your week’s worth of meals (and meal planning) becomes 10x easier (and it’s healthy!)
Wishing you a beautiful week!
For New Year’s I don’t do resolutions.
I make checklists.
And one of the things on this week’s checklist is to have healthy, delicious foods ready to go at a moment’s notice so I can eat healthy no matter what. With that in mind, one of the “meals” I made ahead of time are these gorgeous (and delicious) salad-in-a-jar lunches. Following the Adrenal Reset Diet, you only need 1/2 cup of carbs for a lunch serving. So all of these contain the proper amount of carbs (chickpeas/garbanzo beans), fats (dressing and nuts), and most have protein (see shredded chicken recipe HERE).
This is the order you want to put everything in so it stays fresh and doesn’t get soggy:
Roasted red peppers
Arugula & spinach
(I did add a little bit of goat cheese to some because after doing the ARD, I found I can incorporate a little bit of it into my diet without troubles!)
Have fun and get creative with ingredients. If you want to use rice or potato instead of chickpeas, go for it. If you’d like to add your dressing when you are ready to eat, then don’t add the dressing to the jars. Play with it and have fun!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
January is one of the best times of year to refresh your bedroom and bathroom because bedding and towels are always on sale this time of year. “White Sales” are everywhere.
Luckily hubby said it was time to brighten our bedroom so it looks more like the rest of the house now that we’ve remodeled the kitchen. (You can see the completed kitchen HERE).
I went to HomeGoods and purchased a gorgeous, white Hotel Collection comforter, pillows, and a fuzzy throw blanket by Cynthia Rowley. High thread count sheets are from Overstock (my personal favorite for the best prices on high thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets). And I used a rug from a different part of the house. Kept the mirror from Z Gallerie, and eventually I’ll switch out the lights with something bigger and brass or a gold finish. For now, this works just fine and was relatively inexpensive for such a dramatic makeover. Lighter. Brighter. And not need to paint or buy new furniture.
Proof you can use what you have and spend very little money to completely update and renovate your space!
What do you think? Are you motivated to do a quick refresh on your bedroom? Hopefully you found this helpful because these are some of my favorite resources. I hope you find things you enjoy for your home as well.