Showing posts from 2018

Cook Day with TheCrystalDish

Life is so funny sometimes. Some days are great and then some days, days like today are simply amazing. Who knew that a kitchen full of 5 women would be just what the doctor ordered. A kitchen to teach, bond, laugh, and share my gift with. It was truly an honor to share what I am so passionate about with these 5 beautiful ladies. We all have our different stories, our different backgrounds, some meat eater, some vegetarian, but in the kitchen we are all ONE…. ONE in the Kitchen… Years ago I had originally started up a meal prepping biz on the side where I would just meal prep for people and drop off meals to them, but then you know, life happens…. That whirlwind of life happens and it hits you sometimes…. WHACK!!!! And then 3 years later…. Now a mom with 3 kids, a little bit more freedom now that all three are in school, 4 years since I auditioned for Masterchef, 3 years since I had my youngest and 3 years since I really gave some time to me…. Time to do what I love… and tha

Greek Chicken Bowl

Jack and I just started another round of Arbonne's 30 days to Healthy Living, so for lunch today, I was in the mood for a little Greek, which for those of you who know me, know I love me some Greek food!!!!  Jack's lunch was slightly different than mine because he doesn't like all the veggies I included in mine, so he got a green apple, but I was pleased as always with this dish. This is actually one of my favorite go-to meals for meal prepping or for a quick lunch to throw together when I have some chicken. We actually would've started our 30 days last week, but I was away camping with the kiddos and my family, so I wanted to relax and enjoy time with family, rekindle those family bonds, and have fun like we all use to as kids. Last weeks festivities were amazing, but even though we had so much fun, my body definitely was feeling it this week and I needed a reset.... and what better way to reset then with our Healthy Living products, I mean hello!!! That's what t

Paleo Cheeseburger Casserole

Tonight I had to throw dinner together fairly quickly. Our son had a baseball game so we didn’t get home until passed dinner time. While the kids took their nightly bath, I threw together this yummy perfection. It was amazing and hit the spot perfect. I could’ve gorged on some fast food, I wanted to make something for the fam that was still within our 30days to healthy living guidelines. I topped this casserole with my favorite cheese from Trader Joe’s, their Almond Mozzarella Cheese. It’s my absolute favorite vegan cheese and it melts just like dairy cheese! My kiddos can’t even tell the difference. Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized 1 T extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 lb ground turkey 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon garlic powder   1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon chili powder 1 ½ cups chicken bone broth  1 cup crushed tomatoes Dairy free cheese and green on

Healthy Chili Mac

As silly as it seems because I am such an outgoing person, being on video scares the crap out of me, but they say do one thing that scares you. Challenge yourself because fear will drive you more right? Well, I refuse to let fear take over me because I know what I am capable of, so here’s to doing my very first live cooking show since I was on Good Day Sacramento!!!! EEeekkkk!!! It went wonderful though, I prepped all my food, battled with my can opener because I need a new one and I was somehow at ease or in my own world once I hit that LIVE start button on Facebook.  I really want to incorporate my cooking to this amazing program I am a part of because I love it and it’s so easy, plus, teaching others is my passion, especially when it comes to the kitchen. I’m again in my own world in the kitchen. I’ve been cooking for years, since I was little and I love it. From cooking dinners nightly with my parents, to now teaching my kids and you all how to cook my recipes. I hope

Bone Broth

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you'll know already that I am a firm believer in Bone Broth, or as I like to call it, Liquid Gold. I didn't always know about the benefits of Bone Broth, until I researched it and tried it for the first time. It was about 2 years ago when I first tried this amazing Liquid Gold. There are so many different types you can make too and they have amazing health benefits as well. For those of you who aren't familiar with bone broth, let me break it down for you a little bit. The Aesthetic Collagen that you get from it. We all want to feel younger right? Or look Younger Right? Well guess what, bone broth can make you feel amazing and confident and sexy. The collagen in Bone broth helps with skin, hair and nails, so hey, why not right? And you don't need any kind of procedure done to get that collagen into your skin, you literally just drink the liquid gold and over time you'll notice a difference in hair, skin a

Fajita Chicken Soup

Everything in life happens for a reason they say.... sometimes it's funny how things in life work out and how some things in life don't work out. The universe definitely works in mysterious ways. 5 years ago I auditioned for Masterchef and although I didn't make it on the show at that time, it is not because I didn't deserve to be on there, but because everything happens for a reason.  Never in a million years did I think I would be inspiring my fellow teammates with Arbonne with my cooking and inspiring others. I am so blessed that Arbonne found me and the amazing people that came along with it. Arbonne came to me at a time that was just right. It was at a time where I was struggling with myself emotionally and I needed to once again find that happy me that had been lost for so long. Within a month of starting with this amazing company, my husband could see how much I was turning back into the woman that he fell in love with. The woman who lost herself emotionally wa