Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Topped Cucumbers

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Tonight I am going to an amazing event with The Birmingham Girls Club . Through this club, I have met some amazing women! This is my second event to attend since becoming a member, and I can't wait! We are all coming together to celebrate one another on this Valentine's week! For tonight's event, I put together a new recipe that is made of four simple ingredients, cucumbers, goat cheese, whole fat greek yogurt, and prosciutto. It's light, simple, and a perfect party food! Here's how I made it. Mix together 4 oz of goat cheese with 4 oz of whole fat greek yogurt. This works best if the goat...

On Track With Fitness Trackers

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I am honored to welcome back Jennifer King of S tellar Fashion & Fitness . Jennifer says of her blog: I want to use this blog as a source of motivation — for myself and for my readers — to find the strength to become stellar people, on the inside and the outside. Whether you’re trying to lose weight as I am, wanting to become more physically fit or learning to dress in a way that expresses your personality, I hope this can be a place for encouragement, support and the exchange of ideas. Today Jennifer will be sharing some of her experiences with several different fitness trackers. I hope...

Sweetened Condensed Cashew Milk

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I have been making cashew milk at home for years because of the healthy fats and the natural calming properties. So, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that Silk had started carrying their own Cashew Milk! I'm sure it will be nice to purchase pre-made non GMO cashew milk on those occasions that I do not have time to make it myself. I usually try to avoid store bought sweetened, condensed milk because of al the additives and processing. So I thought why not make a sweetened, condensed milk with the Cashew Milk I have on hand? It turned out quite delicious! I can't wait to make a...

Why Eat Local: A Conversation with Jen of Bottle & Bone

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Enter our Valentine's Day Giveaway for you and your love to attend a sausage making class at Bottle & Bone , as Jen said, "The couple that grinds together, stays together!" Details at the end of this post. Nestled in a cozy corner of beautiful Uptown Birmingham is a butcher shop, unlike any you have ever seen. It is easy to spot by the unique, Viking style architecture displayed outside the entrance. Once you step inside your senses are filled with the smell of delicious meats cooking, your eyes captured by the magnificent offerings of ales and wines, and your ears filled with warm...

Jalapeño Honey Chicken Teriyaki

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Thank you for stopping by Spiffy Eats. Today I am sharing a recipe with you that is not only rich in complex flavor, but really simple to make. Make it clean eating by putting it over a side of brown rice or paleo by putting it over a fried egg. Both options are easy and tasty. First, I would like to share a bit of my friend Amber's story. You have heard from Amber before in her post, "Free the Chicks" , where she wrote about the reasons for choosing pastured eggs and chickens. Amber is a school teacher who holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and a BS in Early Childhood Education and...

A Birmingham Christmas

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Although I am posting about delicious food today, this is NOT a recipe post. I wanted to take the holiday and truly relax, and not write down measurments or times. All day, I cooked like my Grandmama Furniss, a pinch of this, a dab of that, taste it, and keep going! I used clean ingedients and whole foods and we had an amazing time! Tony and I started our morning with some delicious hot chocolate and bailey's, a gift from my sister Sarah. We cozied up with our warm winter mugs and toasted our 3rd Christmas together. Once we had our bellies full of warm, yummy goodness it was time to attempt a...

Thirsty Thursdays: Vegan Christmas Cocktails

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Only a few short days before Christmas! What better time to talk about Christmas Cocktails! I've put together a list of a few that I am excited to try. They are all vegan and vegetarian friendly. Happy Thirsty Thursday, everyone! 1. White Christmas Sangria from Cooking Stoned This beautiful drink comes to you courtesy of Jerry James Stone. I adore his quirky, vegan style. Check out the video for this fruit filled recipe here on Cooking Stoned . 2. Vegan Eggnog from Tasty Yummies I am absolutely in love with this next drink! I am a huge cashew fan because of their healthy fat content and the...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: 4 Christmas Roast Beasts

This is one of my favorite parts of any Christmas movie ever! "He brought everything back, all the food for the feast, and he... He himself, the Grinch... carved the roast beast." How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Such a heart-warming scene! Also a scene that makes me hungry. Just the words "roast beast" bring to mind images of deliously cooked meats. I can just imagine huge cuts of beef roast, a whole duck, oxtail, pork loin. So, today I thought I'd share my Pinterest Picks for your Christmas feast! If you are wondering where to buy good, quality meats (and you are local to the Birmingham area...

Goat Cheese Appetizer

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Today I have a delightful recipe to share with you! It is perfect to whip up when you have a party to attend this Holiday season. This recipe is adapted from Anne Byrn Saves the Day , a cookbook with fantastic recipes designed to "rescue any occasion". I had the privilege of going to a live demo of this recipe and have been wanting to try it out ever since. The original recipe calls for cream cheese. I chose to use whole fat greek yogurt, as most store bought cream cheeses do not have a very clean ingredient list. (Sidenote> I have learned that you can substitue healthy whole fat greek...

Guest Blog: Stellar Fashion and Fitness

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I am so proud to have Jennifer from Stellar Fashion and Fitness guest posting today. A few months back I met Jennifer at a See Jane Write event. I was a fan of her blog and very excited to connect with her. Over the past few months I have grown to admire her for many reasons, including her acute eye for fashion, her love for fitness and her ability to write from the heart. She has become a dear friend to me over these last few months and I am so grateful for it! Let me share a bit of her mission statement with you. "I believe that finding peace with your own body — and by that I mean the full...

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