Healthy Salmon Pasta

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Pasta, pasta, pasta, O how I love pasta. Once I started my weight loss journey, I knew that I had to give up pasta because of the carbohydrates. Healthy alternatives, like whole wheat pasta and zucchini noodles, has been helping tame those cravings. Now I present to you healthy salmon pasta. Instead of a cream base I used Greek yogurt. This dish was surprisingly so yummy.

 

image13 Ingredients

8 oz of whole wheat thin spaghetti

1 cup of Greek yogurt

1 zucchini (Spiralized )

1/4 cup Parmesan (grated)

1/4 cup feta cheese

1 cup of chopped kale

1/2 red jalapeno

2 pieces of salmon (12 oz)

lemon zest 1 tbsp

salt

black pepper

garlic powder

cherry tomatoes (topping)

Boil your pasta, al dente. In a pan season and pan sear the salmon for 3-5 minutes each side (or Bake for 15 minutes in oven 350 Degrees). When done set aside to cool, then chop it up.In the same pan add in chopped garlic and he red jalapenos, pan sear for about 5 minutes, then add in kale. Season with mild salt and black pepper. Continue to saute for 5-7 minutes until done. Saute Zucchini in same pan for 2 minutes, add mild garlic powder

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In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, Parmesan, and feta cheese and mix.Next add in the lemon zest. Add in zucchini , chopped salmon, and pasta. Mix all together.Season with Red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and black pepper.

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Enjoy, cold or hot .

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Detox Smoothie: Papaya Green Smoothie

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Sometimes after a fun weekend, we all need a good detox to get back to normal. I know I need one every week lol. After doing some research I found that papaya, kale and cherries were the perfect detox combination. Papaya keeps the digestive systems healthy, aiding in flushing of toxins. It is also used as a liver detox. So if you had a fun weekend of drinking alcohol this smoothie is perfect for you. Kale and cherries have similar benefits, they are full of antioxidants, improves heart, kidney, and liver function. I love the way I felt lighter  after drinking the smoothie. Try it !

Ingredients

1 cup of papaya

1 cup of kale

3/4 cup fo cherries

1 cup of water

1/2 cup of ice

*optional- 1/2 banana (for taste)

Blend all ingredients and Enjoy!

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Brunch Restaurant Review : Bernadines

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Looking for a new Brunch spot in Houston, then you definitely need to give Bernadine’s a try. Thanks to my friends over at the @thrillist, for the recommendation. Bernadine’s has a very modern look . My God daughter, Savannah was my date, she kept busy looking the scenery. Nothing better than having brunch in a soothing environment. For appetizers, I ordered some fresh oysters from Canada and a Oyster shooter. The oyster shooter was pretty interesting, it’s a shot made of Tabasco, vodka, and an oyster. It was amazing, if you love oysters, you should definitely try this Sizzling shot. After doing some research on what to order I chose to order the Black pepper biscuit Rockefeller, lumped crab, fried oysters, and eggs. Needless to say I made the right choice. From the fresh-layered biscuit to the crunchy fried oysters, it had my taste buds dancing for more. For drinks I had a classic mimosa which was pretty strong ( just the way I like it ) and a strawberry margarita with jalapeños. Yes, jalapeños!, Lol the sweet and spicy combination made this drink so good. Some other perks about Bernadine’s is that there is a free valet and the all the staff were quiet welcoming. I give Bernadine’s a 9/10. Also, guess what ? I’m an official member of the Houston Heights drinking and social club. Yipee! I hope this brunch review helps. Keep on brunching foodies!

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Black pepper biscuit Rockefeller, lumped crab, fried oysters, and eggs
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Canadian Oysters

Very Berry smoothie

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After a hard workout it’s very important to replenish your body with protein. This protein shake is full of antioxiandants. I used my favorite protein powder Cellucor. Try out my yummy recipe below.

Ingredients

1 scoop of vanilla protein

1/2 cup of blueberries

1/2 cup of strawberries

1 cup of skim milk or almond milk

1/2 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients in a blender for 2 minutes and enjoy.