The “IT Print” is Leopard…Here are my top picks…

It’s a timeless statement piece every girl needs in their wardrobe… LEOPARD!!! The trend has come back with undying resilience and we are all here for it. I am a girl who loves the variety and edge of leopard print. I don’t place limits on the pieces I buy in the print you shouldn’t either.  Here are my top picks in leopard ranging from accessories to apparel. I have embedded links to the items available for purchase as of the date of this post in limited quantities. Act Fast!!!

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Faux Fur Leopard Fanny Pack with built-in hand warmer is perfect for fall and transitions into winter. $40.00 on Poshmark.

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Seed Beaded Trim Leopard Rectangle Dangle Earring  $20.00 on Poshmark.

 

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Seed Beaded Trim Leopard Circle Dangle Earrings $20.00 on Poshmark.

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Glitter Faux Leather Leaf Fringe Dangle Earrings $15.00 on Poshmark.

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Leopard Printed Off-Shoulder Top – Long – Sleeved $25.00 on Poshmark.

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Women’s Leopard Print Mini Skirt $28.00 on Poshmark.

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Long Sleeve Leopard Printed Short Mini Dress  $49.00 on Poshmark.

The best Charcuterie Board & Salad Bowl EVER!

The best Charcuterie Board & Salad Bowl EVER!

A charcuterie board is a perfect dinner for someone who is following a low carb lifestyle like keto.  It’s a platter of meats and cheeses that are paired together in flavorful combinations. Tonight I chose Margherita Genoa Salami, Smoked Gouda and Bacon Jalapeno and a Chipotle Jack cheese. On the side a mixed green chopped salad with skinless chicken thighs, sweet potato, and strawberries. I incorporated a glass of Zinfandel as a special treat for the hubby.  What’s on your at home charcuterie board?

 

Jalapeno Poppers for the win…

Jalapeno Poppers for the win…

Today, I was looking for something quick, easy, gluten-free and low-carb to eat. I stopped at a  nearby produce market and walked up on some huge jalapeno peppers on sale for $0.88/pound and immediately thought of, “poppers.”

These little cheese filled peppers have become a staple in my household at family gatherings and Monday night TV and with only 5 ingredients it comes in at under $5.00 to prepare.

Recipe:

6 Large Jalapeno Peppers halved with seeds removed

8 oz Softened Cream Cheese

4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Green Onion

Garlic Powder (season to taste)

Onion Powder (season to taste)

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6 Large Jalapeno Peppers halved with seeds removed.

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Combine softened Cream Cheese, Shredded Cheddar, Green Onion, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder.

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Spoon mixture into Jalapeno Pepper halves.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving…Enjoy!

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My Favorite Grilling Cheese

Since having Gastric Sleeve surgery performed as a revision to my Lap-Band surgery and adopting a low carb/ketogenic lifestyle I’ve become a “cheese snob.” I find myself visiting the specialty cheese section at the high-end markets to snag only the best offered. I stumbled upon a variety of grilling cheeses at Whole Foods and while 3 peaked my interest. My favorite hands down is Carr Valley’s Bread Cheese.

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Bread Cheese also is known as Leipäjuusto or juustoleipä, which is also known in the United States as Finnish squeaky cheese, is a fresh cheese traditionally made from cow’s beestings, rich milk from a cow that has recently calved.

This cheese is rich and tasty it can be eaten as s substitute for grilled cheese, mozzarella sticks, or eaten with honey or jam as a sweet treat.

I opted to prepare my Bread Cheese by warming it in a pan with a side of salami and it served as dinner on a lazy Monday evening. You can also pop it in your oven or microwave until it glistens. Serve it with your favorite dip as a delicious snack. Good as is!

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Stats are pretty amazing at 100 calories for a 1 oz serving with 6g of Protein. Check your local specialty grocer for this delightful cheese and thank me later.

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