Cotija Cumin Guacamole

Cotija Cumin Guacamole

One of my absolute favorite go to snacks is chips and guacamole… I’m sure a lot of you are with me on that! Honestly, you can sign me up for…

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Soft Baked Breakfast Cookie - Cooking Up Happiness

Soft Baked Breakfast Cookies

Everyone loves a good cookie, am I right? Now if you’re trying to stay healthy, lose weight or maybe just cutting back a bit, cookies might be one of those…

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger

If you haven’t noticed, lately I haven’t posted many new recipes, and that’s for one reason and one reason only… I’m working on a new cookbook! The great thing about…

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buffalo chicken poppers

Buffalo Chicken Poppers

BUFFALO CHICKEN POPPERS!!!! These just scream “cheat food”, but of course… they’re not! They are a little protein-packed piece of heaven and they give you the feeling of eating a delicious…

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Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with Mango Salsa

Now if you enjoy fish like I do, you’ll absolutely fall in love with this dish! One of my favorite dishes to order when we’re out is ahi tuna – it’s…

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Supreme Pizza Bake

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s probably one of my favorite “cheat” foods; so cheesy, rich, and delicious… Every bite just hits the spot! 🙂 That said, I crave pizza pretty often…

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chicken enchiladas

My Favorite Chicken Enchiladas

I love Mexican food! It’s so fresh, flavorful and fun. Whether it’s tacos, chimichangas, guacamole or carnitas…. I love it all 🙂 I’m always on the lookout for a great…

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Baked Chimichangas

Baked Chimichangas

One of my favorite meals growing up were my Mom’s chimichangas! Seriously they were so delicious and such a treat to have… Now even though the real thing is absolutely…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

new cookbook!


The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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Kino Chef, the Kinobody cookbook, is full of healthy recipes that are easy to make, very satiating and make dieting and weight loss easier than ever before. 
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