Pregnant and Working Out? No Way!

A lot of women were (and still are) extremely surprised or had this horrified expression when I told them I was continuing my workouts while pregnant. “What?! You’re crazy.” “I could never do that.” “No wonder why you look like you just have a basketball under your shirt. You have no fat on your legs…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Alright everyone, I promised to post my recipe and here it is! A week later… better late than never right? πŸ˜‰ Yields: 36 Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4…

Vietnamese Cold Vermicelli

One of the goals I wrote down for myself during the New Year was to cook new Asian dishes we love ordering at restaurants. The other night I decided to try my hand at making the cold vermicelli dish with fish sauce; boy was it tasty! My husband said if I had added all the…

Tomato Cabbage Salad

Check out this recipe for a light and healthy tomato cabbage salad! Feel free to add or take out different components to match your liking. All seasonings can be adjusted to your palate too! Ingredients For the Dressing: 1/4 cup Olive oil 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar 1 small bunch Cilantro, chopped Salt Pepper Paprika Salad…

A Healthy Alternative!

Ever get tired of eating pasta? Maybe want to cut back on the carbs? Or maybe you just want to spice things up a bit in the kitchen. Here’s a healthy alternative to using pasta whenever you make spaghetti meat sauce: spaghetti squash. Yum! Especially now during the winter months, squashes and winter vegetables are…

What Are Your Fitness Goals?

I thought I’d take some time to share with everyone what my fitness goals are as of this point. I also wanted to get you thinking about where you are right now and how much progression you’d like to see with yourself in about 6 months! Cardio/Running: By May 2017 I want to be able…

How Flexible Are You?

Kudos if you can bend over backwards or do the splits πŸ˜€ because I can’t. But how flexible are you with your fitness routine? If it’s thrown off does that completely ruin your game? Or do you have room for unexpected changes here and there? I’ve always preached about how you have to be open…

Down and Dirty with Leftover Ingredients

Ever wonder what the heck you’re supposed to do with leftover ingredients from other dishes? This post is going to be a quick and dirty stir fry recipe for 2-using random leftover ingredients from 3 other dishes I’ve made this week! Guacamole, Chicken Alfredo, and Korean pork belly (kind of looks like bacon). Feel free…

Lock & Load Miami

β€œWhatchu know about a 12 gauge short barrel shotgun??” I know now that it’s pretty epic! Columbus Day weekend my husband and I went to Lock & Load Miamiβ€”it was AWESOME. They have a great selection of machine guns and submachine guns that are fully automatic as well as a nice simple selection of pistols….

I Can See it Now!

I didn’t used to believe it when people said it takes a lot of consistency, discipline, and hard work for your body to become the way you want it to. Two and a half years ago I signed up for my first gym membership. Through these two and a half years of ups and downs,…

Slow-Cooker Rib Tips Recipe

Hey everyone! So I posted a picture on Instagram (@amazel_chef) last weekend of some marinated rib tips. A NEW marinade my husband concocted randomly. His exact words were: “I took an ingredient from all my favorite recipes and mixed them all together.” I was a bit skeptical at first but…you know, he proved me wrong!…

How Long Do You Workout For?

The other day during my break between squats, this older gentleman who is new to the gym comes over and starts talking to me. I’ve seen him a few times and he ends up talking about how long he usually stays at the gym: which is 2 hours. 2 hours?? Holy cow. I personally don’t…