Yellow Coconut Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

I was inspired to create this yellow coconut curry with chicken and vegetables when I discovered some chicken thighs in one of my monthly shipment from ButcherBox. I don't usually buy chicken thighs but they turned out to be the perfect protein choice for a low carb day on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. There's something about curry on a cold day that is so comforting and temperatures had … [Read more...]

ButcherBox Free Steak Bundle on Your First Box!

The folks at ButcherBox must have gone mad! They are offering a FREE steak bundle on your first box.  That's two free New Strip steaks, two free ribeyes and two free filet mignon on your first ButcherBox.  How's that for a feast?!! What is Butcher Box? ButcherBox is a family owned business committed to delivering the best meat available directly to your home. ButcherBox delivers the … [Read more...]

Holidays of Baking Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway

The holidays are upon us and that means it's time for another KitchenAid Mixer giveaway! Organized by: My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life It may not feel much like fall here in Southern California with temperatures in the 90's, but Christmas is just a month away and  that makes me want to bake bake bake! How about you? Wouldn't you love to have a KitchenAid Mixer to whip up the best cookies … [Read more...]

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss, Much More than the Best Weight Loss Program for Women

"The FASTer Way To Fat Loss is, hands down, the best weight loss program for women. PERIOD!" That is a pretty bold statement. One that I decided to put to the test this past July. Why would I, a super fit personal trainer and aerial fitness instructor not exactly looking to loose weight decide to join this program? Five reasons: Endless flow of amazing testimonials Personal … [Read more...]

Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale Review

I recently received an Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to review and I absolutely love it! Every good cook knows the importance of a reliable, easy to use kitchen scale. I have two... Well, make that three now that I've added the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to my collection. Until this past July my scales would generally only come out when I am baking. This past … [Read more...]

Bring Her Mermaid Dreams to Life with Suntail Mermaid Tail and Monofin

What little girl does not dream of being a mermaid? These magical creatures have fascinated us for centuries and continue to do so today, perhaps more than ever... Television series and other media have brought mermaids to life with intriguing stories and beautiful, realistic props that only amplify our little girls' dreams. Oh the joy of gliding effortlessly through the water with a … [Read more...]

Quinoa Salad with Black Kale and Pomegranate Seeds

You are going to LOVE this superfoods rich salad. With black kale, red organic grapes, pomegranate seeds, avocado,  pumpkin seeds and quinoa, this salad is packed with nutrients and rich in flavor and texture. The grapefruit basil dressing beautifully highlights the complex flavor profile of this salad. This salad is a complete and balanced meal, with a fair amount of protein, perfect as … [Read more...]

Easy Healthy Lemon Curd

I walked into the house with a basket full of freshly picked lemons. My hubby said with a twinkle in his eye: 'Making some lemon curd?" Oh how could I resist that sweet smile?? My challenge? Coming up with a recipe that would meet my desire for healthy eats without compromising on taste :-) Judging from the empty jars I found the next day, I'd say I had succeeded. How to Make … [Read more...]

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Happy Tuesday! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I've just started a 3 Day Cleanse. Cheers! Loving my fresh, #organic #green juice. Who needs coffee when you can sip on some scrumptious greens first thing in the morning 😊 Day 2 of my #cleanse and I'm loving it!!! A photo posted by Valerie Remy-Milora (@vremilora) on Jan 17, 2017 at 4:14pm PST … [Read more...]

Avoiding Healthcare Cost Surprises with UnitedHealthcare and a chance to Win $500

When your child gets injured, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your healthcare costs will be covered or not. Thankfully, that's something my family has never had to worry about. It's not to say we have not had our fair share of emergency room visits.  With three adventurous daughters I've dealt with more broken bones than I care to count.  In fact there was a time we … [Read more...]

Cod in Coconut Curry

This is a simple, fast and delicious recipe with delicate flavor that will appeal to the most picky of eaters. If you're pressed for time but want to serve something that will tantalize your taste buds this is it! Cod is a wonderful fish with a lovely texture and mild taste that blends beautifully with coconut, sweet yellow peppers and curry. It's become a family favorite and sure to … [Read more...]

Dreaming of White River Rafting down the Arizona Salt River

Have you ever been White River Rafting? In June my husband and I will be celebrating 25 years of marriage! 25 years... How amazing is that? I'd love nothing more than to whisk him away on a little white river rafting adventure... Just the two of us for a few days :-) Cris and I have always loved the outdoors and our girls have been raised with that same adventurous … [Read more...]

A Special New Year’s Gift

New Year's day may have come on gone but the memories of this special day will warm my heart for years to come. Family Time is a Priceless Treasure With our oldest daughter leaving for Australia in just a few days we wanted to spend as much quality family time as possible. New Year's eve found us on the ski slopes, enjoying one of our family's favorite winter activities.  My hubby was working … [Read more...]

New Year $150 Cash Giveaway!

"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am." Cyril Cusack To help celebrate this new year, I have joined with a group of great bloggers to bring you a $150 New Years CASH Giveaway! Who wouldn’t like a little extra moola to help with expenses after the holidays! Whatever your New Year's resolution may be there are so many things you could splurge on to get … [Read more...]

New Year, New You! 7 Steps to Success with your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year!!! It's here... That moment we've looked forward to with such excitement! It's time to turn the page and write a new chapter.... It's time to reflect on the year that has just ebbed way, finalize our new year's resolution and commit to making it all come true. There's a feeling a revival, of renewed hope and endless possibility... Of dreams that can be real... Of lives … [Read more...]

FitBit Alta Fall Giveaway

Why wait for the new year to get on track with your fitness goals? I'm exited to be bringing you this fabulous giveaway to help you stay motivated through the busy holiday season because there really is no time like the present. FitBit Alta Giveaway The FitBit Alta Fitness Tracker provides invaluable feedback to keep you accountable and motivated. If you're working with a personal … [Read more...]

The Fit Mom Ultimate Gift Guide

I know we all agree that mom deserves the very best, so this holiday season why not give her the best gift of all?  The Gift of HEALTH! After all, a healthy mom is a happy mom, and when mom's happy, everyone's happy. Wether your favorite lady is just getting started on her health and fitness journey, or a seasoned pro, here a fabulous ideas that say "I LOVE you" in the most special way … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Holidays without Getting Fat!

With Thanksgiving we officially usher in the season of food centered social gatherings. Whether it's a work party, family reunion or a friendly get together with your girls friends, opportunities for sharing in friendship around tantalizing treats abound! And these events feed much more than our tummies... the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and love, and if we allow ourselves to truly … [Read more...]

A Fabulous Start to My 21 Day Fitness Challenge!

I LOVE Monday mornings!!! After a rejuvenating weekend I am ready to jump into the new week and create all sorts of beautiful things... This morning was particularly sweet. I woke up just past 4:30, excited... Today is Day 1 of my Pre-Thanksgiving Scrumptious Body 21 Day Challenge -- 21 days of fun, fitness and fabulous food so we can all greet the holidays with a smile :-) Two … [Read more...]

Falling for KitchenAid Fabulous Fall Giveway

Falling for KitchenAid Giveaway Organized by: My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life Happy November Scrumptious Ones!! With Halloween now behind us it's time to usher in the Holiday Season, woohoo! In my house, that means a ton of baking.  My girls and I have a lot of fun in the kitchen creating all sorts of scrumptious treats from savory quiches to fabulous French pastries and trays full of … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer, My Story by Christine Suarez

When a mother becomes ill with breast cancer, her entire family is impacted.  Her fight becomes the fight of her loved ones, her pain, their pain. Some feel that pain more than others... and the scars that are left behind, even when the battle is won, run deep. Scars that leave a permanent imprint physically, emotionally and psychologically. Today it is my honor to share with you the story … [Read more...]

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness with Aftershokz Pink Trekz Headphones

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. When I was invited to participate in a special campaign to raise awareness about breast and ovarian cancers, and review the new Pink Titanium Trekz headphones, I had  no idea how timely it would be... Nor how hard this piece would be to write... I felt honored and excited. As you know I love everything pink and these headphones are the most … [Read more...]

Five Things that Make Me Feel Empowered!

Happy Friday and welcome to Friday Five! As you already know I've partnered with the Sweatpink Community and Aftershockz for a wonderful campaign to help raise awareness against breast and ovarian cancers. On this first Friday of October we are sharing Five things that make us feel empowered! Woohoo! If you were to take a peak into my closet you'd quickly realize I'm a bit of a pink … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Crushes the Mightiest Among Us…

In Loving Memory of my Beautiful Friend Jacqueline.  I gasp, Trying hard to breathe, Hot tears streaming down my face, The words on my screen a thousand piercing arrows through my bleeding heart... I want to scream "No! No! It cannot be!" But I know. My heart knows. My heart has known for days, and yet... I held on to the possibility that maybe she was just … [Read more...]

Back To School $200 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $200 Back to School Cash Giveaway! This Cash Giveaway is a Blogger Sponsored Event which means the bloggers – who you will find on the Rafflecopter for entry options – have donated money to help pay for this prize! One lucky reader will win their choice of a $200 Amazon Gift Card or Code OR $200 PayPal Cash! This giveaway is open WorldWide and ends August 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM … [Read more...]

Cush Comfort – Love at First Sit!

How is your tush feeling today? Mine? Never felt better! But what's even better is that my back feels amazing! You see for the last couple of weeks I've been enjoying the wonders of the revolutionary Cush Comfort cushion and my tush and, more importantly my back, are feeling fabulous! Like far too many of my peers I spend way too many hours on my tush each and every day -- whether … [Read more...]

What Gets You Up and Out on Monday Morning?

Happy Monday! And what a glorious Monday it is! After an exciting four days at Blogfest and IDEAWorld I feel recharged and ready to conquer the world! … [Read more...]

Summer Fun $150 Cash Giveaway

To help celebrate our summer fun , we have joined with a group of great bloggers in bringing you a $150 Summer Fun Cash Giveaway! Who wouldn't like a little extra moola to help pay for summer fun events, food, clothes or whatever you need help with! Please post in the comments what you would use the extra $$ for this summer! I would love to hear about it. This Cash Giveaway is a Blogger … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Strength Training Basics for Women

Strength training is by far the most effective way to supercharge your weight loss and maximize the returns of those many hours spent on your fitness program. I loved your enthusiastic response to my post last week where I share why I believe every woman should incorporate strength training in her workout routine and am excited about the number of you who are ready to commit to strength … [Read more...]

5 Steps to a Restful Night

If you'd told me just a few years ago, that there'd come a time when I regularly enjoyed a good night's sleep I would have thought you were crazy. 5 Steps to a Restful Night If like me you struggle with sleep, here are five simple things you can do to get your much needed rest: Make Sleep a Priority If it's not important to you it won't be important to anyone else. I've struggled with … [Read more...]