• Homemade salad dressing - Plain Jane Lifestyle

    Homemade Salad Dressing

    Making homemade salad dressing is so easy, creative and healthy. I exclusively make homemade salad dressings and haven’t bought bottled salad dressing from the store in a long time. Not only is it healthier, (think no preservatives, food coloring, or long strange ingredient names that you can’t even pronounce) but in my opinion it tastes better. This recipe I am sharing with you today is so easy to make. I have a salad with dinner almost every night and make this simple salad dressing recipe. I’m not exactly sure how to categorize it because it is not a vinaigrette, nor is it “Italian”. It’s simply an olive oil base mixed…

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    Keto Friendly Almond Flour Spicy Chicken Tenders

    So you’ve been following the keto diet to a “T”, but you are craving one of your favorite dishes…chicken tenders. Well have no fear, follow this simple spicy almond flour chicken tender recipe which uses almond flour instead of traditional flour to coat the chicken tender. Honestly, you won’t even notice a difference. Step 1. In a bowl mix together the almond flour, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and red pepper flakes and set aside. Step 2. Beat one egg in a bowl and set aside. Step 3. Place the 4 tbsp. of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and turn to medium high. Step 4. Individually take each chicken tender, place in…

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    Ten Ways To Makeover Your Home for $100 or Less

    So you’ve just finished watching yet another episode of Property Brothers on HGTV and now more than ever you desperately want to renovate your home. The only problem is, well, the cost. I mean who has an extra $50,000 in the bank for a new kitchen and master bath, am I right? But, even if you can’t invest in a major home renovation project now, there are budget friendly ways you can elevate your home today. I have crafted a list of simple and low cost home decor items that will instantly makeover any room of the house. The best part is, each item is under $100. Disclosure: This page…

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    Homemade Chili Recipe

    Mmmm chili. The perfect food for a cold fall or winter day. Best enjoyed while watching some football while the snow falls outside. This recipe is my go to chili recipe that can be cooked over the stove or in a crockpot. The secret weapon is the diced green chilies! Enjoy! Step 1. In a nonstick sauté pan, heat to medium and add the two tbsp. of olive oil. Once heated add the diced onion, garlic and mushrooms. Sauté approximately eight minutes or until onions have become translucent and the mushrooms have shrank in size. Remove from the pan and set aside in a glass bowl. Step 2. Return to…

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    Keto Friendly Almond Flour Blueberry Waffles

    Whether or not you are following the trendy and “of the moment” keto friendly diet, all can enjoy this low carb delicious almond flour blueberry waffle recipe. Ingredients 2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon 2 tsp. of baking powder 1 tsp. of vanialla extract 3 eggs 2 cups of blueberries Step 1. Mix together the almond flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Step 2. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and vanilla extract. Once combined add to the bowl filled with the almond flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Step 3. Fold in the…

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    Homemade Guacamole Recipe

    Who doesn’t love guacamole, am I right? It’s the perfect companion to a tortilla chip or to top your fish taco. Today’s recipe is exactly what I use to make the most delicious homemade guacamole in a matter of minutes. Ingredient List 2 avocados 1 medium tomato 1/4 cup of cilantro 1 clove of garlic 2 tbsp. of scallions Juice of 1 lime 1/4 tsp. of pepper 1/2 tsp. of salt Step 1. Chop the scallions and tomato and add to a medium sized bowl and set aside. Step 2. Slice the avocados lengthwise and remove the pit in the center with a spoon. Using the same spoon, scoop the avocado in to a…

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    How to Spend One Day in Key West

    For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to visit Key West. The laid back southern most part of the United States, situated just 90 miles from Cuba has always held a reputation in my mind as a laid back beach town where you can get around by the ease of a one speed bicycle. Last February my husband and I took our first cruise together that left from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Check out my post on What You Need To Prepare For A Cruise Vacation.) On our last day of the cruise we arrived back to the Ft. Lauderdale cruise terminal at 7:00 AM and we…

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    10 Of The Weirdest Things About Portland, Oregon

    Well as the saying goes, the “cat’s outta the bag” referring to the fact that word has gotten out about how weird Portland, Oregon is.The popular TV series Portlandia starring Fred Armisen and Carry Brownstein helped put Portland on the map for audiences far and wide gaining a glimpse at the exaggerated, but not too far off eccentric lifestyles or Portlanders. This pacific northwest city nestled among tall douglas fir trees has always leaned toward the odd and strange. Just think about the obsession with the existence of Sasquatch or the city’s annual naked bike ride.  If that wasn’t enough the city of Portland even has an unofficial mascot that can be…

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    A Weekend In San Francisco

    I recently returned from a weekend get-away in San Francisco. This was my first time visiting the “city by the bay” and I must say that my expectations were indeed exceeded. I was marveled by the pastel painted Victorian homes with iron stair railings and balconies that I passed by on an early morning walk towards the Golden Gate Bridge. My breath was literally taken away by the views from the tops of the steep hilled streets, or maybe it was because I was out of breath from what felt like a 90 degree angle hike? To me, San Francisco felt very much like a European city. Maybe it was the compact nature of the city’s…

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    First Timer’s Guide To Visiting Maui, Hawaii

    Hawaii seems to be a top bucket list destination for most people. I know it surely was one of mine. For as long as I could remember I had always wanted to visit Hawaii. Even more than the Caribbean. Growing up on the east coast, the thought traveling to Hawaii was so daunting. First you would need to travel all the way across the country, and then from the west coast you would need to take a nearly six hour additional flight to make it to the stunning beaches of Hawaii. So, for most folks, a trip south to Florida for some fun in the sun is a lot more…