On Her PlateWhile On Her Plate can already be ordered from my website, I'm super excited that the copies I purchased to take to events and book signings will arrive at my doorstep in just a few days!
I have yet to hold a copy of the book, but I've seen it on a FB Live the publisher conducted. It is gorgeous to say the least - full color with a magazine quality about it!! I'm really looking forward to holding my own copy in my hands! This book is going to help so many people thanks to its rich content. Not only are there true stories of women who've overcome a health crisis or are learning to manage one, but the recipes shared by Sindy Ng, Samantha Cifelli, and Margie Cook are as delicious as they are colorful - I got to check out the recipes before the book was published!
On Her Plate is available to order through my website, but just like everything else it's also available on Amazon. If you chose to order through Amazon, please know that you will not receive the FULL On Her Plate experience since Amazon does not sell books printed by the publisher. What does this mean? While the content is exactly the same, the look and feel of the book is not. The publisher has taken great care and love to produce and beautiful reading/learning experience. If you'd prefer the full experience and my 20% OFF code of any book on the publisher site, you'll definitely want to order from here!
Thanks to my mom who shared this Avocado Chicken Salad recipe from natashaskitchen in the Metamorphic Facebook group! I recently tried it out and it was a hit!
We had a house full of family last week and one evening both my mom and I made chicken salads. It wasn't a contest, it was just a way for us to use up the chicken breast and rotisserie chicken we had on hand. Both of our dishes were hits that left everyone searching the fridge for more the next day.
Thought I'd share:
According to Natasha it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. It took a bit long for me, but most recipes take me a while especially when other people are around and I'm talking. Conversation tends to pull most of my attention and extend the prep time.
Avocado Chicken Salad Ingredients:
The How To:
I'm typically not in tune with all of the latest sales on Amazon, but I know someone who is - my mom! In fact, we got our Amazon Echo on super discount last year based on an tip from her. So it was no surprise yesterday when she clued my sisters and I in on the start of the day and a half of Prime Deals on Amazon.
In no time she was asking my sister Kirsten and I if we had the kids' school supply list for next school year and pointing out the amazing deals on Amazon Prime. Not a minute later she was on the phone calling my sister who wasn't with us telling her all about the same deals! Yes, I got the bulk of my school supply shopping done last night. Only a few more items and I'm done! We shop at Costco so the boxes of tissues and gallon-sized Ziplock bags are things we already have on hand.
One item that I ended up ordering this morning was the Amazon Fire Stick. One of my brother-in-laws had shared the concept with the family a couple of months ago and Vince and I thought we'd look into it a bit more and ultimately decided (yesterday) that it's worth investing in. I bet you can guess what my mom was telling us all this morning is now on sale! Yep! The Amazon Fire Stick is $19.99. Down from $39.99!!! Just ordered ours!
A Few Details about the Fire TV Stick:
Earlier this month, Show Your Dimensions LLC began a partnership with the Boy's and Girl's Club of Atchison! The company installed a flat vending machine that dispenses stickers, temporary tattoos, and art scratchers at the Club.
The partnership serves as a passive fund raising event as well as a platform for children to learn about investing in the future of their club.
The Boy's and Girl's Club of Atchison is a great place for kids from all backgrounds to learn and grow. It offers a terrific after school program and a variety of summer camps and activities. So proud to partner with this outstanding club!
Know a Boy's and Girl's Club looking for a passive fund raising ideas?
Contact Allison Marschean for details.
I'm not much of a shopper on-line or otherwise. In fact, I don't get excited by Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. I'm one of the last people you'll see running out and standing in long lines to get $20 off that new fangled coffee pot, grill, or make-up kit. Nope, not me.
Today was different though. Today, I hopped on-line to look at something on my YouTube channel, and of course something, intended to grab my attention, jumped out at me. After spending time researching products and determining the best deals, I had several items in my Amazon cart and I was DONE!
Shopping energizes some, but tires me. Also, I'm very deliberate and methodical whenever I make a purchase. I share this because I've spent time today looking at some pretty good deals, some of which I've taken advantage of and want to share with you!
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This recipe has been a Thanksgiving staple for us the past 5 years.
In November of 2012 I discovered an amazing recipe in the November issue of Rachael Ray's magazine, EveryDay with Rachael Ray! March 2012 was when I was officially diagnosed with discoid lupus, so by November I was already eating a plant-based diet and staying away from salt, oil, and sugar. That was the same month I found this recipe and converted it into a lupus friendly one!
Before I continue, I do realize that I'm sharing this in the Nth hour; the eve before Thanksgiving. But you know what? I want to encourage you to grab that can of cranberry sauce out of you sister's hand, turn around, and quietly walk that thing out of the kitchen. Next, pray that there are still fresh cranberries at the grocery store, then head to the store to grab the few ingredients this sauce calls for. You'll be glad you did. . . and so will everyone else!
The original Cranberry Mango Chutney recipe calls for a cup of sugar. While sugar isn't really good for anyone, it is especially not good for those of us with autoimmune disorders! Like I tell my girls - they are 4 1/2 years old -, 'sugar bugs' kill all the good guys in our stomachs. In adult speak, diets free of, or at least limited in, sugar equals good gut health!
When our guts are healthy we don't risk the 'bad guys' causing inflammation in our intestinal tracks/gut linings. When the gut lining is inflamed, we actually allow all sorts of undigested proteins from bacteria and foods to leak into our bloodstreams! Yep! That's right! We let the 'bad guys' right in!! These sorts of invaders don't belong in our bloodstreams, so our bodies fight against it and voila! We've got an autoimmune flare!
So, what do I replace the refined white sugar with? I used to replace it with agave nectar, but some would argue that isn't the best substitute and I've actually come to agree with that. I'll go with honey again this year.
Here's the recipe:
Makes 3 Cups
Prep 25 minutes (or less depending on how fast you can peel a mango!)
Cook 15 minutes
1 pkg (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries (about 3 cups)
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup honey
1 cup chopped fresh mango
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1. In a large saucepan, bring the cranberries, orange juice, honey or date paste, mango, and ginger to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes.
2. Transfer the chutney to a bowl. Refrigerate to cool and thicken. Serve shilled or at room temperature
Vince and the girls love this recipe by the way!
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 8 year old twins girls and a 2 year old baby girl who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!