Grouper A la Greece

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I am really excited to partner with another local establishment, Bon Air Seafood, and bring you a delicious and healthy seafood dish once a month!  Bon Air Seafood isn’t just any locally owned Richmond business though, its extra special to our family because the oh so cool Uncle Joey owns it. We all think Joey is pretty amazing, but my older son Palmer thinks he walks on water.  Refers to him as “da cool uncle Joey” and says his “Seafood shop has all da good stuff”  “You know, all da fishes and crabs from da sea mama.”  Bon Air Seafood has been family owned since it opened in 1977 and it is tucked into the cutest corner in between Goodstuff Consignment and The Butcher Shop at Bon Air on Tinsley Drive.

For our first monthly collaboration I am bringing you one of Joey’s faves – Grouper A la Greece.  Its now more than just Joey’s fave though – it won us over too!

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No Time?

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Number 1 excuse – “I don’t have time right now.” TIME.

24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour = 1,440 minutes in a day.

60 seconds in minute and 86,400 seconds in a day. We all get the very same time each day.  From our trash collector, teacher, engineer, scientist, nurse, banker, doctor, work at home mama to our Governor and President. We all have the very same 86,400 seconds a day to use.

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I dip, you dip, we dip

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I am about to BLOW your mind with a delicious dip that you will be taking to every social function for the foreseeable future. But before I do, if the title of this post did not make you think of this song then we are no longer friends.  Go ahead and watch this video and jam out for a moment and remember how much you loved this song.  Don’t even pretend you didn’t.  Its a classic.

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Saks Summer Beauty for moms on the GO!

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I was invited to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue at Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond, Virginia to help kick off Summer Beauty Week June 1 – 4! I had such an ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmazzzzing time and I am honored the Marketing Manager asked me to feature their kick off!

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Sweet Potato Bowl

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I’m never a fan of eating a meal that requires you to unbutton pants or feel so full after that you need a nap (I will give you a free pass on Thanksgiving though!) This meal is filling but light and perfect for a warm summer night. I just finished this as leftovers for the third meal and enjoyed it just as much for lunch today as I did that first dinner.  Set yourself up for success by making something for dinner that will produce leftovers so you aren’t tempted to buy lunch out or grab fast food.  Easy and cost effective is a huge hit in our house.

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Right place at the right time

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Sometimes the stars align and you are in the right place at the right time with the right person.  I decided tonight on a whim after working out that I would quickly stop and get my eyebrows waxed and my hair trimmed.  I have been putting it off for weeks and weeks avoiding the menial task because I cant seem to find the time to shower much less leave the boys with their dad to escape and get a hair trim.  2 hours later I returned home with red rimmed eyes, a sniffling nose, a full heart, and a cute new haircut.  There is no doubt in my mind that people cross paths for a reason and I know without a doubt tonight my mom led me to that chair and my new hairdresser and friend, Priscilla. Continue Reading

Guilt Free Banana Pudding

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Heading to a outdoor get together and need to take something easy and yummy? Searching for the most delicious cool treat that is a healthier alternative than grabbing a pie at the local grocery store?  Search no farther.

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Baked Ziti

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Baked Ziti has always been a favorite of mine and I have fond memories of going to Angelo’s Restaurant in Midlo with my mom and chatting about everything under the sun and eating so much we might burst.  If you are in the stage of life where eating out is an option without having to think of an escape plan when someone has a meltdown, Angelos is delicious! We do not eat out these days but this meal is a sure fire hit at home on a budget and no one has to escape during meal time…..Well….ok maybe you try to escape, but those little feet will come hunt you down.

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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Do you love the comfort of mac and cheese but hate that you must unzip and unbutton your pants after having a big ol serving? I could eat mac and cheese all day erry day but as always I love to try my own twists on healthy options. Plus, I love eating a filling and tasty meal without feeling like I need to lay on the sofa for hours after to recoup.  I’ve been dying to try a version of cauliflower mac and cheese version of my own that doesn’t involve heavy cream or butter, yuck!  So, on a whim last night I decided I wanted to give it a go.  SUCCESS!

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