Healthy Recipes & Fitness Tips

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What is IsoBreathing?

Follow Mrs. Alexandria at her Healthy Lifestyle Brand, Isobreathing!

IsoBreathing was developed by Ellen Miller in 2003. IsoBreathing combines a breathing technique and Isometric Exercise. Isobreathing started as the “Kindergarten” of exercise. Videos highlighting this technique can be found on the Isobreathing You Tube Channel. The videos prior to 2014 feature exercises and advice for the beginner.

In 2014 founder Ellen Miller, retired and named her daughter Michelle D’Ettore as CEO of IsoBreathing. Now, IsoBreathing: The Next Generation will help you take your fitness goals to the next level. The company has evolved into a healthy lifestyle brand. Our focus is on fitting fitness into your busy schedule and teaching you how to eat lean and clean.

Are you having problems obtaining the results you want from your workout?

Let IsoBreathing take you from the basics to the next level. We know you lead a busy and hectic life and we want to help you learn how you can Get to Fit, by fitting in fitness and proper nutrition!
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe and a GIVEAWAY!

When my friends over at Nest Fresh Eggs asked me to create a recipe using their Non-GMO, Cage Free, and Organic Eggs I knew instantly the perfect recipe would be my sister's Chocolate Truffle Cake. This chocolate truffle cake is naturally gluten free and is a hit every time we make. 

Rebecca took a break from her own foodie blogging adventure at My Foodie for Thought to share this tasty treat. Check out her recipe and thoughts on Nest Fresh Eggs below and enter to win 4 Dozen Nest Fresh Eggs so you can check them out for yourself!!




 When Michelle asked me to make my Chocolate Truffle Cake using Nest Fresh Eggs I was very egg-cited. Their eggs are the next best thing to having your own chicken coop! I have made this recipe a dozen times and with 7 eggs in the cake you really need to use fresh straight from the farm eggs for the best result!

This needs to be made the day before you are going to serve it.

Ingredients:

1 cup whipping cream
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Nucello
7 Nestfresh cage free eggs
1 cup light brown sugar
Dash sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line the inside bottom of a 9-inch Springform cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Wrap foil around the outside of the pan, covering the bottom and sides.

In a sauce pan, slowly heat the cream over low heat. When the cream is hot but not boiling, melt the chocolate chips by adding them slowly to the pan as you whisk. Add the butter, in cut up pieces. Whisk until the chocolate and butter are melted. Add the Nucello. As soon as the mixture is melted, smooth, and glossy remove it from the heat.

Next beat the eggs, brown sugar and sea salt until the eggs are foamy and doubled in volume, 3-4 minutes. (A KitchenAid stand mixer or hand mixer is helpful)

Slowly add the cooling chocolate mixture to the eggs, and beat gently until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake in the center of a pre-heated oven for one hour, until the cake is set and cracked. It will still appear a bit loose in the center.

When the cake is close to room temperature, lightly cover and chill the cake overnight.

Winner will receive 4 coupons for free 1 dozen eggs per coupon.
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*As a blogger I receive products, promotional items and educational materials to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. Thank you to Nest Fresh for the wonderful eggs!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gluten Free Lentil Quesadilla Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect gluten free recipe for Cinco De Mayo and meatless Monday? Look no further gluten free lentil quesadillas, they are the perfect fit. These are a huge hit with the entire family. The 3 year old was happy, the 11 month old love the lentils and the hubby loved them. How often do you hit a trifecta like that?

For a special grown up treat Cinco de Mayo wouldn't be complete with out Margarita Jello Shots on the side!

Lentil Ingredients:
1 cups of lentils (pre-soaked overnight)
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tbs cumin
2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs red chili pepper flakes

Other Ingredients needed:
4 brown rice tortillas
1 cup shredded cheese
1 avocado
.5 cup Greek yogurt

Start by placing all of the ingredients for the lentils in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. When the lentils are cooked you can create the quesadilla. 

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Place two brown rice tortillas on a baking pan and layer it with lentils and cheese. Then add the remaining two brown rice tortillas on top of the two on the baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve with a side of avocado and Greek yogurt!!


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kickstarter and Dog Treats the Perfect Combo

 Our Kickstarter Journey has officially begun and we would love your support!  We need to raise funds so we can purchase new equipment to keep up with demand. Our dog treats are all natural and focus on adding nutritional benefit to your dogs diet!







Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How to Hang Decorations and Frames with Two Hooks


I can't begin to tell you how many holes used to be hiding behind my pictures and decorations that had two hooks, until I figured out this simple fool proof method.

Start by laying a piece pf painters tape across the back of the frame. Then mark where you want the nail to go.
 Move the tape from the frame to the wall where you want to hang it. (Check that the tape is not crooked with a leveler)
 Hammer your nail or hook into place on both sides and then remove the tape.

Attach your decoration or frame to the wall! Easy Peasy!