Spicy Veggie & Cheese Scrambled Egg Whites (Breakfast with Habanero Hot Sauce)

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Spicy Veggie & Cheese Scrambled Egg Whites (Breakfast with Habanero Hot Sauce) #SauceOn #Shop #Cbias

Are you ready to get your #SauceOn with some Habanero?

Ohh.. it’s getting saucy up in hereee….

Okay, okay. I’m done with the puns. But this hot sauce is pretty much awesomesauce. Okay, no more. Haha. Thanks to #CollectiveBias I got to stock up on some new hot sauces recently and I love it because I love love love spicy food!

Spicy Veggie & Cheese Scrambled Egg Whites (Breakfast with Habanero Hot Sauce) #SauceOn #Shop #Cbias

It’s funny – I used to hate spicy food. I was so sensitive to it. Like the Taco Bell mild sauce was TOO spicy for me. Ridiculous, I know. Then I learned that spicy food is good for you, and that’s besically how that happens for me, since then I started loving spicy food.

Thank goodness. I think food is the best when it has a nice spiciness or kick to it, otherwise it’s just so… boring. Bland. Meh. *falls asleep*

This is the way to keep things alive! Arrriba!

Especially with this new El Yucateco Black Label Reserve hot sauce that I got at Walmart (among other flavors). How fancy does that sound? Pretty fancy and intense. It’s black hot sauce and it’s supposed to be intense… So naturally I was excited to try it out.

Spicy Veggie & Cheese Scrambled Egg Whites (Breakfast with Habanero Hot Sauce) #SauceOn #Shop #Cbias

Now, despite the fact that I enjoy spicy food, I am not crazy adventurous and I wouldn’t ever eat like a hot pepper or anything (well, except that one time) so I didn’t wanna overdo it on the sauce. I added just a little while cooking the veggies to add some flavor. I figured, if it’s not enough, I can always add more on top once the scrambled eggs are all done.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

Oh yeah, I wanted to create a breakfast item because I am pretty much obsessed with breakfast (duh, look at this) so I felt it was a natural idea for me right now. But if you’d rather create something else with this hot sauce, you can check out the recipes they also have on their website here and here.

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Tart Cherry & Coconut Greek Yogurt Parfait

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of the Cherry Marketing Institute.  #RecoverwithRed


Tart cherries are amazing.

I’ve always loved cherries. And when I learned that they are actually good for you (when I was much younger) I was thrilled and that much happier cause I had a new reason to eat even more of my favorite fruit.

Do you like tart cherries?

Photography by Kamila Gornia

You should. Particularly if you workout a lot…

Did you know that tart cherry juice may actually help ease muscle pain associated with intense exercise? It’s true! There’s actually more and more athletes and weekend warriors who are including tart cherry juice into their own training routine.

There’s so much more that goes into what makes tart cherries freaking awesome.

Tart cherries are fabulous for recovery and to prove it, the Cherry Marketing Institute created the 7-Day Tart Cherry Juice Challenge, where you drink tart cherry juice every day for 7 days to aid in your workout recovery.

I’m in.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

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Coffee-Flavored Protein Pancake with Caramel Macchiato Creamer Drizzle

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I think it’s no secret that I love breakfast. I can eat breakfast for… breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I have before. Just look at my recipe list for breakfast items, not too shabby right? Me gusta.

Coffee-flavored protein pancake with caramel macchiato creamer drizzle #MyGoodLife #Shop #Cbias

Thanks to #CollectiveBias, I get to share #MyGoodLife that includes lots of breakfast options, this time it’s from Nestle.

I went to Walmart to pick up some yummy breakfast things. First, was the STOUFFER’S® Morning Classics sausage & egg scramble, then it was the NESCAFÉ® TASTER’S CHOICE® Instant Coffee along with two NESTLÉ® COFFEE­MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamers. I’ve seen bloggers using the creamer a lot lately and I couldn’t wait to try the Caramel Macchiato variety, simply because that’s usually the coffee I get from coffee shops.

#mygoodlife #shop

Except I didn’t really want to try it with coffee. Meh. That’s so predictable. My breakfasts are FUN, more fun than just coffee… so I wanted to do something different than what people usually use coffee creamer for (or, at least, I think?).

So I combined the coffee & creamer thing into a breakfast item! I’m a huge fan of protein pancakes and I could just feel how natural this combination would be in a pancake form.. and there it is!

How’s that for some yummy flavorful moments?

Photography by Kamila Gornia

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Berry Cake Trifle Parfait for 4th of July (Chicago Bakeries)

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It’s almost 4th of July – are you excited? I’m getting some shopping and preparing done at Chicago Deli and I decided to whip up a nice recipe I’ve been meaning to make for the past month (but have been so busy).

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

Anyway, today I wanted to talk about 4th of July (and yes, the recipe but that’s later).

You see, I was not born in the United States. I was not even raised here. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear this if you’ve been following this blog for a while but I was actually born and raised in Poland and I came to the US when I was 13 going on 14 years old and into my 7th grade (education system is different in Poland and I could have been placed in 8th but since I didn’t know the language that well I didn’t mind waiting an extra year before the horrors I expected in high school- the teen movies definitely made it out to be much worse than it was though, haha).

So I didn’t really celebrate 4th of July much other than it being a day off of school.

But as years went on and I assimmilated, I began seeing myself more and more as part of the community and part of the society in my new country of living and my parents and I began to create traditions of our own that took place on the 4th of July weekends.

Although my family is not large, we still enjoy the celebrations of our own.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

The one thing that has stayed constant through the years (on most years anyway) is that my mom would make some delicious cake usually (I absolutely adore her cakes as you already know) and then later when the dark falls, we would walk over to this park close to our home with our dog and watch their big fireworks show. It’s nice and fun and pretty. Who doesn’t love fireworks?!

The first year we did it, it was just a thing we did cause we wanted to see the fireworks. But as time and years went on, we began to look forward to the weekend because we had these traditions of our own – celebrating our living a new life in the United States and being grateful for being here.

So, in the spirit of 4th of July I created a super easy recipe (if you can call it that). I went to #MyMarianos (duh) and I got some good ingredients to make this fabulous Berry Trifle. I’ve been meaning to make a trifle for like a month now but I haven’t had the time to do so – finally the time is perfect and it’s about time I make it.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

It’s a beautiful patriotic trifle made with blueberries and raspberries, some healthy yogurt (cause this is a healthy living blog after all, right?) and delicious pieces to top the entire thing off in the best way possible. Mmm. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Berry Angel Cake Trifle Parfait for 4th of July


  • Blueberries
  • Raspeberries
  • Organic Plain Yogurt
  • Vanilla Stevia
  • Angel Food Cake


  • Mix the Yogurt with a few drops of Stevia to sweeten. You can also use sweetened vanilla yogurt instead of this.
  • Begin layering. Some angel food cake, topped with berries, topped with yogurt. And continue. Enjoy chilled!

For some great recipe ideas check out Mariano’s Tastemaker. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest as well.

Angel Cake Berry Trifle for 4th of July #MyMarianos #shop #Cbias

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