Author Archives: Krista

Are You Too Clean?

According to the New York Times, “Autoimmune disease affects an estimated 50 million people at an annual cost of more than $100 billion.” Why? Because we’re too clean. We’re destroying our “inner ecosystems” as the article puts it. We’re hand-sanitizing and sterilizing our food supply to death (literally). In this case, the saying “paranoia will destroy ‘ya” is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. We’re so afraid of bacteria that we’re over-cleansing our lives, putting our bodies into biological […]

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Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

Juicy gluten free peach crisp with a crunchy pecan-oat topping and a drizzle of the easiest homemade dairy free caramel. You’re going to LOVE this summertime dessert. Don’t forget the ice cream! Hello from beautiful Boston! I’m here visiting my bestie and just enjoying some quality girl time. We’ve got a full itinerary planned of […] The post Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole filled with chicken breast, black beans, and corn then smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese is so much easier to make than traditional enchiladas. This healthier version of a classic Mexican dish is one of our favorites along with this Slow Cooker Beef Machaca or Grilled Chicken Tacos. I have never met a Mexican dish I didn’t love and Mexican food really is my happy place. I could eat it every day. And a […]

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The Best Roasted Broccoli You’ll Ever Need

This roasted broccoli dish is so good, it’ll make you want to eat more broccoli even if it’s already something you enjoy. We all know someone, or maybe it’s us we’re talking about, that are picky eaters especially when it comes to vegetables — while also encouraging the picky eaters in your life who don’t like to eat their “greens”. Then you’ll love this roasted broccoli side dish that’ll make you want to eat more broccoli. What […]

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Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa

This Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa is one of those dishes that is shockingly simple but so full of flavor, you will make it for busy weeknights and dinner parties just the same. Served with Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash or whole wheat pasta, you have a healthy and satisfying meal. Baked Italian Salmon comes together in about 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights.  The salmon is seared with a simple […]

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Garlic Butter Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packets

I’m kind of sad that grilling season is almost over with, but at the same time, I am looking forward to Fall and pumpkin season! Next month will be full of pumpkin and apple recipes, I promise,  but I got one last grilling recipe for you all and it is so delicious! Shrimp and salmon are my 2 favorites and protein/seafood of choice. Love these two combos together. Make your own Seasoning Salt When you have a […]

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Zucchini and Feta Fritters

Zucchini and Feta Fritters, a fabulous summer side dish to make great use of in-season zucchini and mint. These fritters would pair perfectly with anything you grill such as steaks, chicken or fish along with some homemade Tzatziki sauce, for dipping. (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

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How to Count WW SmartPoints for Fruits & Vegetables Blended into Drinks & Smoothies?

Why does Weight Watchers count the  fruits and vegetables blended into beverage recipes like smoothies? It’s a question I receive with regularity… I thought fruit was zero SmartPoints  on Weight Watchers. When I add fruit to the smoothie recipes I create, it counts SmartPoints values for it! Why? Fruit and most vegetables are zero SmartPoints when you eat them. But NOT when you drink them because eating and drinking are different experiences to the body.  Research shows that […]

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City Proof Your Skin at K West Hotel & Spa

Whilst living amongst the big smoke has many-a-positive, the polluted air and lack of oxygen which come hand in hand with city living can leave us looking a little worse for wear. Thankfully, K West Hotel and Spa have come to the rescue, and introduced two glorious new treatments set to combat the pressures of urban life once and for all. They’re called the City Revival and the O2 Cityproof Facial, and they’re totally brilliant. Team Coco’s […]

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Cells: The Building Blocks of Life

The human body contains millions of cells that rely on healthy nutrition like proteins, vitamins and minerals. While the body can create some of these nutrients, it also requires essential vitamins and minerals from food sources. Every living organism depends on its cells to function normally. Often referred to as “the building blocks of life,” cells are the biological, structural and functional units that carry out tasks in an organism. A collection of cells working together is […]

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