Hunter’s Kitchen – Panzanella

So Hunter has taken after Mommy in the kitchen lately and really enjoys making up dishes as he goes along. This super yummy Panzanella salad was a result of his creativity. He had full control of the ingredients and creation of this yummy salad and I think it turned out scrumptious.

6” Crusty Sub Bread from Daddy’s Bakery

x1 Red Sweet Pepper Chopped

x1 Green Onion Chopped

x2 TBS Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add Salt and Pepper to taste and enjoy! Be sure to wash your hands before handling food and also practice safe knife skills to avoid an accident. If you make this recipe with your kiddos be sure to tag us in your masterpiece. Hunter loves to seeing his fans recreate his recipes.

My Evening Skincare Routine

I’ve become OBSESSED with skin care recently and am doing every thing I can to repair the damage I’ve done by not wearing sunscreen when I was younger while also preventing further damage and wrinkles. Until I can afford botox I will continue to do what I can on a budget with at home care.

Now I am NOT a Dr., Aestetician, Dermatologist or an expert. These are just a few of the products that I have found work best for me over time. My skin is very dry and extremely sensitive and I am quite picky when it comes to the products I use. Ladies and gentlemen I introduce to you my nighttime routine. And the best part…all these products can be purchased off @amazon!!!

@neutrogena Hydroboost Hydrating Cleansing Gel

@lilyana_naturals Retinol Cream

Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum

@burtsbees Eye Cream with Royal Jelly

@olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

My custom Rx @curology cream that includes the coveted Tretinoin aka the fountain of youth ingredient.

What product(s) have you already tried and love? What product(s) are you looking most forward to trying out? What is a part of your nighttime routine that you absolutely cannot do without?

Flourless Banana Peanut Butter Protein Squares

Late night cravings getting the best of you? Perhaps that sweet tooth is getting out of control? These bites are for you!!!

The creative juices have been flowing in the kitchen lately and I am here for it!!! I’m embracing the fun that comes with experimenting and am stepping outside my comfort zone a little bit by improving my baking skills. But because I’m not known for my baking keeping it simple is a must.

INGREDIENTS:

x4 Ripe Bananas Peeled

x4 Large Eggs

x2 cups PBFit Powder

x1 cup Water

x4 TBS Honey

x1 TBS Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

x4 scoops Vegan Vanilla Shakeology

x6 TBS Carob Chips

Mix all the above ingredients minus the Carob Chips in your blender until smooth and creamy. Using your @getprepd Cheat Sheet system with the 1/6 silicon squares, evenly divide the mixture between all six squares. Top each square with your Carob Chips and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 24 minutes or until slightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Be sure to rotate your pan 1/2 through cooking for even baking. The above recipe makes x24 bites total. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. This recipe can also be used with a 12 muffin or 24 mini muffin pan as well. Serving size is x2 bites, x1 muffin or x2 mini muffins.

This is such a delicious way to get in my superfoods. And it beats those late night cravings in a much healthier way. These are definitely a family favorite. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

My Take on the Viral TikTok Feta Pasta

Here’s my take on the viral TikTok Feta Pasta alongside some roasted asparagus using my new @getprepd Cheat Sheets. Their setup is a meal prep lovers dream y’all! And this pasta is 🤤🤤🤤

Ang’s Take on the TikTok Feta Pasta:

x1 Small Onion

x1 Orange Bell Pepper

x1 Pint Grape Tomatoes

8oz Block Feta Cheese

x4 Cloves Chopped Garlic

x4 TBS Olive Oil

x1 TBS Red Pepper Flake

x1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

x1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper

x1 TBS Penzeys Spices Italian Herb Mix

x2 TBS Fresh Chopped Basil

Chop all the veggies into same size pieces. Place into your baking dish with the block of feta cheese at the center. Drizzle with olive oil and top with all of the spices. Place in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile prep the asparagus with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

When the timer is up add the asparagus to the oven and set the timer for an additional 15 minutes while bringing water to a boil for your desired pasta. I chose @eatbanza Cavatappi for the boys as it’s Gluten Free and high in fiber and protein. Then I made some @greengiant Veggie Spirals Spaghetti Squash for myself. Cook both to package directions. When time is up on the oven pull the asparagus out and set aside. Crank the oven temp to 450 and put the tomato feta mixture back in the oven for 10 final minutes or until everything gets a little crispy and browned slightly.

Before draining your pasta keep a cup of the pasta water on the side in case you need to thin out the sauce. Drain your pasta and spaghetti squash and set aside. Once the tomato feta sauce is complete stir everything together until nice and thick and creamy. Add some of the saved pasta water here if you wish to have a sauce that’s a little bit looser. Because the boys actually aren’t fans of tomatoes I actually puréed the mixture before serving on top of the pasta. Serve over the top of the pasta of your choice alongside the asparagus for a super scrumptious and satisfying meal. There is a reason this recipe has gone viral y’all.

Try out my take on the recipe above and tag me in it. Let me know what you think! Also be sure to check out @getprepd products. They’ve literally made this Momma’s job of meal prepping for different meal plans and preferred tastes easier than you could imagine.

The boys version was served on top of Gluten Free Pasta.
My version was served on top of Spaghetti Squash.

Real Talk

I want to thank each and every one of you who reached out with words of support and encouragement and for all the kind DMs about yesterday’s post. Can I get the realest I’ve ever gotten with y’all??? I have an eating disorder. I have an addictive personality. I suffer from depression. That combination is a triple threat to my health and fitness and it’s something I work on each hand every single day.

I have the tools to succeed and a support system like no other but I am human and I make mistakes. I am far from perfect and my journey hasn’t been easy. I thought that the days of over eating and eating in secret only to purge what I ate were long behind me. But the truth is last week’s binge had me feeling like I was right back at day one. It was the worst feeling in the world and a feeling I haven’t felt in such a long time I didn’t know how to deal with it other than to lean into my support system.

When I tell you these men and women are like family that is the understatement of the century. We are all located across the world yet we find peace, support, safety and security in our little private group online. These people have been there for me in times that I do not yet have the courage to share with the rest of world. It’s my safe space and I find comfort in knowing that I’m not alone.

If you need the same sincere support babe I’ve got you! My hand is always open open just take it! My ears are made for listening just tell me what you need help with the most. If you are struggling with disordered eating, addictive personality or depression you are not alone! DM me your goals and I will send you a personal voice message. Let’s do this together!

Food Struggles

Do you ever lose control when it comes to food? Do you ever eat food in secret? Do you ever open a bag of cookies just to have one but then eat the whole package? Do you feel the need to eat healthy around others only to go home and binge then beat yourself up for it afterwards?

I’ve been there time and time again. As a matter of fact I was there just last week! I know the feeling. I know the shame, disgust, the sadness, the guilt, the sorrow. I’m not perfect and still learning as I go. We can’t beat ourselves up for our mistakes. One thing is for certain though…we CAN move forward with action and intention. And I’ve got everything that you need to be successful. When you sign up with me I hand over the road map to success on a silver platter:

x3 nutrition programs so there is no more guesswork when it comes to what to eat, when and why. 🥗

A superfood filled with all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to operate at its absolute best. 🥤

World-class trainers you can access on demand anywhere and at any time of day. 💪🏼

A free coach (that’s me!) to help guide you every step of the way throughout your journey. 🙋🏻‍♀️

Personal development and weekly bible study to get your mind and soul at its best. 📚

You ready to take control of your health? Drop a ❤️ below or DM me your goals and I will send you a personal voice message.

Recipe Time – Superfood Treat Cups

No matter what life throws at me there is one non-negotiable and that’s this superfood right here! It’s my go-to EVERY SINGLE DAY without fail. And being the creative cook that I am I love to experiment with different recipes and ways to eat this bad boy superfood powerhouse. This is the current family fav…

Top Row: Carob Chips, Middle Row: Mini Marshmallows, Bottom Row: Annie’s Chocolate Bunnies Cereal

CHOCOLATE TREAT CUPS

x2 TBS Melted Coconut Oil

x2 Scoops Collagen

x2 Scoops Vegan Chocolate Shakeology

x2 Scoops PB Fit

A touch of water if necessary

Topping of your choice

Mix all the above ingredients together until you have a dry brownie batter type consistency. Divide into four silicone molds and top with your favorite cereal and pop in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Some of our favorite toppings include carob chips, mini marshmallows and Annie’s Chocolate Bunnies Cereal!

x2 Cups = x1 Serving ❤️💛🥄🥄

Above recipe makes x2 Servings

My Morning Skincare Routine

Ask and you shall receive. You want more skin care!!! I am a very frugal gal and am always looking for ways to “undo” the damage I’ve done by going YEARS without proper skin care and sunscreen, while also preventing further damage. Until the day comes that I can afford botox I will continue to do what I can at home.

Now I am NOT a Dr., Aestetician, Dermatologist or an expert. These are just a few of the products that I have found work best for me over time. My skin is very dry and extremely sensitive and I am quite picky when it comes to the products I use. Ladies and gentlemen I introduce to you my morning routine. And the best part…all these products can be purchased off @amazon!!!

@burtsbees Sensitive Facial Cleanser
@renskincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
The Ordinary Argireline Solution (not pictured)
@naturium PHA Topical Acid
@naturium Vitamin C Super Serum Plus
Timeless Coenzyme Q10 Serum
@neutrogena Hydroboost Multivitamin Hydro Booster
@nuetrogena Hydroboost Gel Eye Cream
@naturium Niacinamide Gel Cream

You bet your butt I follow up with ample sunscreen. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads. Stay tuned for a sunscreen dedicated post real soon. What’s your favorite skin care product or step in your morning routine?

Happy 5th Birthday Hunter!!!

Hunter George Stommel – For you, I prayed and prayed hard. I remember every little detail of my pregnancy with you and every single detail of your birth. You are nothing short of a miracle and I thank God each and every single day for choosing me to be your Mommy. You are the absolute sweetest, most loving and considerate little boys that I know. Always a little bit sassy and smart as a whip.

This past year was a difficult year for so many of us as we faced the pandemic. It was especially difficult for Hunter who is such a social butterfly. He understands what the virus is and what it was doing across the world. But even with his level of understanding it still got the best of his emotions from time to time. Especially when it came to not being able to see his best friend Mateo all year or being able to meet new friends at the playground or simply playing with the neighbor kids.

Hunter continues to excel at homeschool. We are still working on Spanish and Sign Language. He works on his school lessons daily via www.abcmouse.com as well as workbooks and hands on projects. We also took advantage of the year round nice weather here in Arizona and took the learning outside as much as we could. This past year he completed Pre-K and will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.

He is still a little foodie and we couldn’t be happier about that. Be sure to check out his “Hunter’s Kitchen” series over on our YouTube channel! The singular food item he sometimes turns his nose up is still Tomatoes but he cannot get enough of raw onions and cucumbers. Together or separate they’re his go-to snack at the moment. He is extremely caring and kind and always willing to help others out. He is constantly helping Mommy out around the house! He also loves streaming video games with Daddy. Ever the dare devil, we still opt for “feet first”, “hands out”, “tuck and roll” methods over “Hunter proofing”. His current hobbies include parkour and riding his new dirt bike. He definitely keeps us on our toes that’s for sure!

Hunter is still just as stubborn and independent as ever. He is extremely inquisitive and asks questions constantly. His love of learning grows each and every day. He is one smart little boy and has taken his problem solving skills to a whole other level. If he can’t figure something out himself he will look it up on YouTube first before even asking us for help. He’s still obsessed with dancing and putting Mommy’s moves to shame. His current song obsession is still “Old Town Road”. He has also taken up a love for working out right alongside Mommy.

Nothing could’ve prepared me for how tough it would be as a parent to watch you grow. I constantly struggle with wanting you to be my baby forever and being over the moon excited at all you have and will accomplish. Mommy and Daddy love you to pieces and are so proud of the little man you are growing up to be. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. Happy 5th Birthday Bug! Here’s to many many more!!!

So I thought it would be fun to do one of those fill in the blank/Q&A dealios again this year not just to share with ya’ll where Hunter’s head is currently at but to also be able to look back upon this year after year and compare his answers. The following questions were asked of Hunter. His responses were given on his own without coaxing, persuasion or coaching.

What is your name? Hunter

How old are you? 5

What are you? Strong, talented, loving, polite and handsome like my Dad

When is your birthday? January 20th

How old is Mommy? 1500

How old is Daddy? 56

What is your favorite color? Green

What is Mommy’s favorite color? Pink

What is Daddy’s favorite color? Green

Whats your favorite food? Fruit Loops

What is your favorite drink? Coca-Cola

What is your favorite fruit? Oranges

What is your favorite vegetable? Cucumbers

Who is your best friend? Carter

What’s your favorite animal? Giraffe

What is your favorite game? Minecraft

What is your favorite sport? Basketball

What is your favorite candy? Sour Patch Kids

What are you scared of? Darkness

What is your favorite television show? Blippi

What makes you sad? The virus

What makes you happy? Getting new video games

Where is your favorite place to go? Uptown Jungle

What do you want to be when you grow up? A gamer

What does love really mean? That my Mom and Dad love me

My Favorite Beauty Products

I’ve been getting a LOT of questions lately on some of the beauty products I use. My daily look is light and natural and all about hydration and glow. I present to you my essentials. I truly cannot live a day without these items and usually have a backup for each and every one of them in stock at all times. If ever the day comes that I run out of any one of them that would be a very very very bad day. And guess what…with the exception of the lashes which I order right here. I get the rest off @amazon! Because let’s keep it real, I never leave the house unless I have to. What’s on your essentials list?

@drunkelephant Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
@sunbum Face Stick
@sunbum Sunscreen Lip Balm
@laneige_us Lip Sleeping Mask
@lumifydrops Eye Drops
Rotho Cool Max Rye Drops
@tula Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm
@blinkifly Lashes in The Darling and The Natural (use code MODERNWIFE10 for 10% off your order)