Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

I’ve realized that most of my recipes lately have mostly been lightened up meals and sides dishes, but what about our sweet-tooth? With summer right around the corner, I wanted…

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Blackened Shrimp Bowl

Blackened Shrimp Bowl with Mango Salsa

I absolutely love seafood! In fact, having more fresh seafood was one of the things I was really looking forward to with moving down to Florida. One of our favorite local…

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Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake

Any kind of Mexican food is very popular in our house… We have tacos, enchiladas or something along those lines every week. What makes it great is that we can make it…

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POPcorn Chicken Bites

There are a lot of foods that you think you have to give up or limit yourself when you’re trying to get in shape (or just all around be healthy).…

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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 Tacos

One of my favorite “cheat foods” are any kinds of boneless wings… especially buffalo chicken wings. Finding healthier ways to enjoy your “cheat foods” really can help you stay on…

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Asiago Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups

What sounds better than a nice juicy chicken breast stuffed with asiago cheese and mozzarella?? Might I add also smothered in a rich homemade red sauce packed with flavors of…

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Mexican Street Corn Cauliflower Mash

Mexican Street Corn Cauliflower Mash

If you’ve ever had Mexican Street Corn then you know just how amazing it is… and if you haven’t go right now and get some! Or make this if you…

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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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