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Mushroom Fajita Bowl

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Today's post is a recipe for this delicious fajita bowl. I had groceries delivered a few times in January and apparently you are no exempt from buying too much when you're ordering online. I got some frozen veggies to keep on hand since I kept wasting the fresh stuff but then I ordered more fresh stuff when I had the stuff in the freezer... I'm pretty smart :)
Anyway, I got caught up on the fresh stuff so onto the frozen stuff. However, you can obviously use fresh peppers and onions for this recipe, I just happened to have a frozen mix of red, green, and yellow peppers, and onions that was perfect for fajitas! I also had fresh mushrooms that needed to be used so I sliced those babies up and sauteed them in olive oil for a few minutes before adding the frozen mix.
I used my Epicure fajita seasoning mix but it can be replaced with a homemade mix or store bought, whatever works for you.

This recipe made enough for two smaller portions since I don't eat large meals, norma…

Veggie Sushi

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Hello friends!
I feel like I've been stuck in a slump the past few months just making the same things over and over again. I forgot about making sushi until a few weeks ago and I've had it 3 times now. It's SO easy to make and you can put literally anything you want in it.
I like to use what I have on hand and most of the time I go with avocado, bell pepper, carrot, and cucumber. I like to julien everything so it's easier to roll up. I do have a sushi mat but you can use plastic wrap to assist you and make less of a mess.
You can use any rice but I happened to buy sushi/sticky rice. If you don't have sticky rice you can mix in rice vinegar and sugar to assist in making it sticky.
Cook your rice according to package instructions and let it cool to at least room temperaturePut your nori (seaweed) on your plastic wrap and spread out about 1 cup of cooked and cooled rice. Spread it to each edge sideways but leave 1 inch at both the top and bottom edgesAdd your fillings…

Soup Season

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and rang in the new year how they wanted to. I stayed home with my cats with a sore throat. I realized that it was my first NYE alone. There are years that I stayed home but it was always with the guy I was with at the time, my parents, or friends. It felt a bit weird but I knew I'd feel even worse today if I tried venturing out. I still woke up congested and sneezing but my throat definitely would have been more raw had I gone out.
I got to leave work early yesterday because it was so slow so I promptly made a pot of soup to remedy this dang cold. I don't follow a recipe anymore, I just kind of throw whatever I have in the fridge and it always turns out amazing.
You can use whatever pasta, rice, or grain you like in your soup. I like barley and bow ties in mine but sometimes throw in wild rice instead of barley. I also like flat yolkless noodles in my soups. I prefer my soups more 'meaty', almost like a stew. Broth is nice and al…

Life Update

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Hey everyone. Life has been absolutely crazy this year. I'm working on my Business Analyst Certification and am doing it online. The course I started in April, I neglected and ended up having to get an extension on. My dad passed away suddenly over the May long weekend from a stroke after 4 days in the hospital. My 2.5 year relationship was on the rocks for months as well and finally ended in June. Luckily I have an amazing support system from my insanely supportive and amazing family and friends. As well as my kitties that provide healing cuddles and love.

I was trying to spend more time outside since it was summer and the summers can be pretty short here in Winnipeg. If it's nice outside I'll opt for a walk rather than my scheduled workout. I'm still trying to do my weights three times a week though. These walks outside have resulted in a tan (even though I  use sunscreen) and beautiful pictures of Winnipeg.
At the duck pond at Assiniboine Park.
Sunset from my frien…

Usana

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Hey folks, I realized I haven't written about Usana on my blog yet. I do have a link at the top of my page with the Pages but if you're interested in looking at the catalogue here is the link: www.kelseyschick.usana.com

I started selling Usana a year ago this month and mostly promote it on Instagram and Facebook. I started with the Cellsentials and Procosa supplements and noticed a difference within a few weeks. I've mentioned in my posts that the first thing I noticed were my nails. They used to be so flaky and weak. They would flip back but wouldn't break so I'd have a line across my nail and it would hurt, a lot. Now they're smooth and hard and healthy. I don't remember them ever being like this.

Most people notice how much more energy they have when taking these vitamins. Now I notice a little bit of a difference but I have a lot of sleep issues. So vitamins can only do so much for me with that lol.

I like Usana products because the founder of the comp…

Black Bean Brown Rice Burgers

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I have tried a few veggie burger recipes and they usually crumble and don't stay together. I found this recipe and made some changes. Mostly because I like adding veggies when possible because it can be hard to eat enough in a day.
Again I didn't take pictures because I was being lazy and was trying to get them done fast. I made these on Sunday morning while waiting for breakfast to be delivered (it was Indian food, a ton of calories, and soooo delicious!).

These turned out fairly well but they could have used more herbs and spices. I definitely added enough garlic 😷

I started writing this so long ago that I forget the measurements! But here is an approximate recipe: 1.5 c. or 15 oz can (drained) black beans, half mashed1 c. cooked brown rice1 c. spinach, chopped1/3 c. frozen corn, microwaved for a bit to half cook them2 T of salsa1 egg1 c. bread crumbshalf a small onion, chopped finely1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped finelysalt and pepper1/4 tsp chili powder1/4 tsp cumin You ca…

My 2018 So Far

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Hello! I hope everyone is doing well and you're crushing your goals. I hope you had a chance to check out my travel blog about our trip to New Zealand. If you haven't and you'd like to see the pictures, the link is www.kelseystravelpics.blogspot.ca. Can we also just take a moment to talk about how long January felt?! I swear it felt like 3 months, and now February and March just zoomed by.
I've been struggling with my workouts the past few months so have been quiet on my Instagram and on here. I just haven't been making exercise a priority and I have to change that. Saturdays used to be my 'go hard' days and I can't seem to get a workout in at all on weekends. I also stopped working out as soon as I get home after work so I'll be getting back into that.

I started a part time course in January so I'm in class once a week and I've been making the mistake of not working out on Wednesday and then I end up missing Thursday as well since class is…

Trip to New Zealand!

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Hey friends! I decided to make a separate travel blog to post about my travels. This year was New Zealand. I just got back yesterday so I'm working on each day with lots of pictures but I have to first two days posted about already.

Click here to check it out!

My Newest Addiction...

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Hello everyone! I hope you're well and surviving the winter. Only.... 4 more months here 😆 Today I'm writing about - MAKEUP!

I started dabbling with makeup in my early teens but honestly wasn't very good at it (like every 13 year old) and didn't like caking the stuff on. I also rarely had the time in the morning to do it because I was always running late.

I started wearing daily make up again a few years ago and I love how it makes me feel. Before I go further I want to state that I'm not afraid to go out without makeup, I still feel beautiful without it, and it doesn't define me or who I am. I just love how you can play with your look and the confidence that comes with it. I also enjoy the process now of picking my colors and creating the look. Also, when I say "daily makeup", I mean eye shadow, eye liner, and mascara. Nothing fancy and usually was one eye shadow color.

My new obsession started when I looked up a tutorial on how to do a smokey eye …

Buddha Bowl

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I've been trying really hard to meal prep and take healthy, wholesome lunches to work so last week I whipped up these Buddha bowls. A Buddha bowl is basically a bowl of some kind of grain, cooked veggies, and sauce. Possibly the same as a dragon bowl? I'm not sure but they're both delicious.