Tracy is a publisher and writer for Pet Connection Magazine, which caters to animal lovers across the Pacific Northwest. It’s a perfect fit for Tracy because not only is she an animal lover, but she has master’s degrees in primate behavior and journalism. Tracy is also the proud Momma of her three senior cats, two senior horses and special needs dog.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the tops of the peppers and clean out the seeds. Boil a pot of water and cook the peppers for 4-5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat a sauté pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Season beef with salt and pepper to taste and sauté till cooked through. Drain excess liquid.
In the summer nothing beats a cooling afternoon treat! Save a few calories and have some FUN by freezing your own Popsicles!! You can easily buy Popsicle Molds online or at your local grocery store.
Pre-heat the broiler. Remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Tear the chicken meat from the bones and shred it using two forks or your fingers and reserve. Pre-heat a medium size saucepot with the EVOO over medium heat and sauté the onion until soft. Add in the garlic, Mexican seasoning and cinnamon and toast for a few seconds until fragrant.
Meet this week’s amazing Rockstar Doggy Momma Rio Fisher. Rio is a young entrepreneur and works with the lifestyle company Juice Plus. Rio is also the proud Momma of her pug Dolly who is a true sweetheart.
Gatsby just loves his Fruit Muffins, and we have so much fun baking them together. Although he’s quite the strawberry stealer, so Mommas beware! These muffins are so great for both of us, because berries are superfruits that are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight chronic disease, cancer, lower blood pressure, and reduce heart attack risk.
The first thing I do after an intense workout with my trainer Aaron Manheimer at Wattage is foam roll. Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or knots (trigger points) in your muscles. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of your muscles.
One of my favorite things about being a doggy Momma is that I am constantly learning invaluable life lessons from my beloved Gatsby. He is such a happy lad who always lives in the moment and instinctively follows his gut. Recently he had surgery on his back paw and boy did he teach me a thing or two about the power of a PAWSitive attitude!
As all you Mommas know your dog does not function at full capacity unless you keep him properly hydrated (an average dog needs between 8.5 to 17 ounces of water per 10 pounds per day depending on activity level). Well guess what?! Neither do you! The Institute of Medicine recommends roughly 9 cups of water per day for women (and 13 cups per day for men).
All you doggy mommas know how frustrating it can be to train your new puppy (or an old-timer who still thinks he’s a puppy!!). Instead of stressing about it, turn training into FUN games that you both can enjoy together. Here are a few examples: