This newly created 5-Ingredient Fall Pork Chop recipe was a huge hit with all of the Parker clan. The total time to make these chops clocks is under 30 minutes. I served them over Cauliflower Rice with Roasted Asparagus and Steamed Green Beans. The sage in it gives this dish an earthy fall flavor and would be good with a big bowl of my Pumpkin Soup as well.Read More
This week I’m trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy and I know I’m not the only one. There are still so many people trying figure out how to put the pieces back together after Harvey and Irma forged paths of destruction that will forever leave scars and tales of survival.Read More
As of Tuesday of next week, most children will be back at school. For the parents, this usually signals the beginning of new routines and more focus on yourself and your own wants and needs.
If you are trying to make clean eating and the ketogenic life part of that new routine, I want to let you in on a not-so-secret weapon - the avocado.Read More
Have you ever seen “quick and easy” cooking videos show up in your Facebook feed and thought, “I could totally make these!” only to find yourself halfway through the prepping realizing that it’s anything but easy and a whole lot more work than is shown in the 2 minute clips?
It happens to me all the time.
But because I have mad kitchen skills (not really), I’m usually able to find a work-around and turn it into something the family will eat and I would totally make again.Read More
My husband just shared a memory on Facebook from last year when he had to take my son to the Guns N Roses concert as his plus-one because I was down with Mono. I was out of commission and remember feeling helpless and hopeless - sick beyond anything I had felt in years.
See, once upon a time, I was chronically ill, always fighting something or other. If it wasn’t some kind of virus or bug, it was something requiring surgery - 14 of them over 20 years, to be exact.Read More
Summers and storms are synonymous in Orlando. You can almost set your watch by the ominous clouds rolling in. If we are in the middle of a thunderstorm, you can bet it’s 3 or 4 o’clock.
Here at Chez Parker, we love to grill: A family that grills together, loses weight and stays healthy together.
Or something like that.Read More
As far as I’m concerned, choosing to eat well is only the beginning of self-care. It’s a HUGE step and it lays the groundwork for us to make other changes in our lives. When we fuel our bodies with real, living food it elevates us to another level. It’s the launching pad for loving ourselves even more. It’s the “more” that can be challenging.Read More
This past weekend I thought I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what I was going to make for dinner and was feeling pretty good about it, especially because I had so much going on(what’s new about that?!). Until...I had to go to the store to pick up one of the main ingredients: zucchini.Read More
For those of you who have just started my Zero to Keto program and have already dug into Week 1 homework, I mentioned getting a BPA-free water bottle in my first book, Ketogenic Solutions. I didn’t go into too much about the whys because there is a lot to it and I didn’t want to overwhelm you before you began. But now that you have your feet firmly planted in the idea of living clean, this is the time to dig a little deeper into this topic.Read More
I remember my first Keto 4th of July - a friend invited us over to her house to enjoy a day of family, fireworks, and food. I was looking forward to some much-needed friends and family time but wasn’t sure how the whole food situation was going to play out. After all, I was only 2 months in and still trying to navigate the traveling-and-eating-out-while-keeping-it-keto thing.
I soon realized the only way I was going to be able to go to the function and stay in my keto lane was by making some food that I could bring and share with everybody else.Read More
I’ve just wrapped up the launch of my free Get Keto Clear in 5 Days series (it's not too late to join... check it out here!) and from the responses I’ve gotten, I’d say there are quite a few of you ready to make the commitment and jump into the keto life.
I’m waiting with open arms to embrace you in this healthier way of being. But first, let me tell you what it’s going to take…
I’m a fan of food that can be eaten anytime, for any meal, especially since I skip the traditional breakfast most days. But I really like eggs, and egg dishes, like quiche or egg cups - meals usually served in the morning. So making a keto-friendly frittata, to be served for dinner, seemed only logical... and it was.Read More