Healthy Tangy Chicken Salad

Good day, Embarquers,

I recently had the majority of a rotisserie chicken leftover, so I decided to find a delicious chicken salad recipe to use up the rest of the chicken. I adapted my recipe from Chungah on Damn Delicious. This is a great make-ahead recipe that allows you to have a delicious quick lunch waiting for you after a long morning. What’s even better, there’s NO mayonnaise in this recipe.

Healthy Chicken Salad


  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, shredded (~4 Cups)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup Craisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon (squeezed for lemon juice)
  • 3 splashes of orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional, garlic salt to taste

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Mashed Cauliflower

Happy Monday, Embarquers,

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE mashed potatoes. It must be something to do with my mother with Scandinavian roots making mashed potatoes with butter and chives quite frequently as a child. Now, not having the same metabolism as an 8 year old, I need to be more concerned with nutritional content, yet still be satisfied after finishing a meal. Thankfully my mother decided to start subbing out potatoes for cauliflower when I became older. If any of you have been on the Atkins diet, this is a popular substitution for mashed potatoes.

I Can’t Believe it’s Cauliflower

Here is what you need:

  • 2 heads of Cauliflower
  • 1 package of Boursin or Alouette spread
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan (to taste)

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My Favorite Candles

Hey Everyone!

I hope you had an awesome week, and I think this post may make it an even better weekend…

Scents… I understand that scents are a very personal and have the ability of invoking some incredibly strong memories. One person may be a huge fan of pachouli, and someone else may say it reminds them of Woodstock (and not in a good way). Scents have the ability to give you the feeling a decadence or take you to a specific place in time without breaking the bank.

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Home Projects

Don’t Throw Away your Furniture- Paint it!

Happy Happy Wednesday, Ya’ll!

Have you ever had a piece of furniture that you’re so sick of looking at, and just doesn’t fit your style anymore?  Paint it!

Chances are, by changing out the hardware and painting the furniture will allow you to adapt your piece of old furniture to one of your favorite new pieces of furniture.

Here’s an example of what I did, and you can do too!


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