The Domestic Goddess Returns!

Behold! The triumphant return of the Domestic Goddess in Training

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This is a little know secret about me, but I think that I would make a remarkable housewife. I’m a lady who likes to work for a living and make my own money. Regardless, I do enjoy housework. I like cleaning, organizing, and more than anything COOKING.

I recently gave another go at cooking a healthy, high protein, and vegetarian meal. Amber is a vegetarian and struggles with getting the right amount of protein into her daily diet. We knew there are solutions out there. It was just about finding the RIGHT ones for her. As a result I put together this meal of my own invention!

This is a dish with red inca quinoa cooked with Herbalife chicken soup mix, roasted broccoli, and fresh carrot on top.

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This is what you will need: 

  • 1 cup Red Inca Quinoa
  • 1 packet of Herbalife Chicken Soup Mix
  • Broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese

This is how you make it:

  • Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
  • Cut broccoli into bit size pieces, place on a cooking sheet with aluminum.
  • Toss broccoli in olive oil, pepper, salt, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and lemon juice.
  • Bake for 22 minutes.
  • Prepare quinoa as instructed. About 5 minutes before all of the water is absorbed, add 1 packet of the Herbalife Chicken Soup Mix.
  • Place quinoa in a bowl, broccoli on top, peel strips of carrot on top.

ENJOY!

Return of the Domestic Goddess

blogcroppedheaderAdmittedly, it’s been awhile! I’m having an extremely reflective moment as I clean my house today. As a child asking me to clean was just about the worse thing – EVER. As an adult, I love cleaning. The act of cleaning has become somewhat therapeutic and the end result is borderline divine. After everything is clean, I feel I can actually relax and breathe again. I never like a mess. A clean house lets my mind relax, allowing it to focus clearly on business and creative pursuits.

I like to think that I am pretty independent. It’s important to me to make my own money, to handle my own business, and create a complete life for myself. That sort of thought process usually breeds a crazed business woman who doesn’t have time to worry about how her home is run. It was on a two-week break from work back in the good ol’ talent management company days that I found myself not only cleaning, but enjoying it… a lot. It was in that moment that the follow thought dawned on me, “I think I want to be a housewife.” When I said this aloud you would have thought I had just tasted something awful. My nose crinkled and my lip curled. It was a strange thought for me, but it also made me realize that perhaps I could have it all one day – the career and the family – and be able to balance it all happily.

As of now, half of the house is clean. I’m taking a small break in order to reflect on my experience. A clean house makes for a happy Maggie.

I still have some work to do! Back to grind stone!