Monday, May 24, 2010

This is it: The Re-Launch

This is the moment we've all... or at least I... have been waiting for. Today is the Re-Launch!!

My site has moved:

The new blog is dedicated to health and wellness. At you'll see my meal plans (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!) designed so you can follow along, meal planning tips and tricks, recipes, and tips on health and wellness. Please visit, follow and bookmark my new blog. I'm really really really excited to see you there!

P.S. If you haven't seen the Best Of: Shawnee's creations, check that out too! (See below)


Friday, May 21, 2010

Best of Shawnee's Creations

This is it people. The last day before the Re-Launch of 2010! Tomorrow you're going to see a whole new format, new ideas, and a new URL. Check back tomorrow for details. I've been working on this all weekend and I am really excited.

Until then, here are my Best Of: Shawnee's Creations! These are recipes I created. I couldn't narrow it down to just 5.

8. Sweet Sundried Tomato Balsamic Dressing

7. Fiesta Hummus

6. Vegetarian Black Bean Pocket

5. Pasta, Spinach and Walnut Salad

4. Paper Plate Omelet (You gotta check this one out)

3. Cheesy Mexican Pizza

Recipe Details

2. Easy Peasy Almost Carbonara

1. Prosciutto Wrapped Turkey Patties

The past year of blogging has been really fun. I've learned a lot about myself as a person, cook, health enthusiast and a blogger. I am ready to turn the page in this blogging adventure. Come back tomorrow.
Drum roll please....

Best of Breakfast

What a day! An amazing yoga session in the a.m and then...hours spent working on the blog re-launch! Only one more day left of the Best of Series and then the new blog is on!

For now enjoy my favorite breakfasts of the past year.

5. Fruit, Yogurt and Granola

4. Blue Berry and Walnut Oatmeal

3. Peachy Pumpkin Pankakes

2. Whole Wheat Oatmeal and Raisin Waffuls with Fruit

1. Juevos Rancheros

Recipe Details

Tomorrow's best in review will be my favorite recipe creations.


Best of Healthy Sides

Today my coworkers got to play guinea pigs for a recipe I created last night. Now I can say it's co-worker tested, husband approved. I'll be sharing that soon on my new blog. The blog re-launch is happening Monday people. Here's a hint of what's in store: Meal planning, videos, and a re-design! Woah! I know right?

For now, take a look at the top 5 sides I made this past year. Most of them are adapted from others' recipes. Enjoy.

5. Broccoli and Mushrooms

4. California Carrots

3. Summer Fruit Salad

2. Kale Chips and Sweet Potato Fries

1. Zucchini and Green Pepper Cakes

Recipe Details

Come back tomorrow for Best of Breakfasts!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Best of Healthy Desserts

OMGoodness! Do you know how hard it is to blog and watch the season finale of Grey's Anatomy. Sheesh. My heart is racing. I am not sure how I am supposed to focus on these desserts.

Anyway...4 days until the blog re-launching party! Until then, here's some scrumptious and waistline friendly sweet treats.

5. Peanut Butter and Chocolate and Bananna Sundae
Recipe Details (Sorry 'bout the picture, it was from back when I first started.

4. Raw "Brownie

Recipe Details

3. Peaches and Cream

Recipe Details

2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Details

1. Spinach Brownies

This recipe came from the "Deceptively Delicious Cookbook." They are wonderful! You can't even tell there is spinach in there. :) Recipe Details

What was the best dessert you've made so far this year?

Check back tomorrow for Best of Side Dishes.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Best of Healthy Meals

For about two hours last night Little A (aka Alli) and I worked on a project for our blog re-launching, which takes place on Monday, May 19. Clue: the project included crayons. Can you guess what it is? We're very excited.

For tonight's blog I've picked out the past years' top five healthy meals, all of which I created. Most of the meals I create are healthy, so I had a hard time narrowing it down to five. Enjoy!

5. Black Bean, Rice and Turkey Enchiladas

Click here for recipe details.

4. BBQ Chicken and Mushroom Tacos

Click here for recipe details.

3. Healthy Shrimp Fried Rice

Click here for recipe details.

2. Corn Tortilla Pizzas

Click here for recipe details.

1. Stuffed Romaine Leaves

This healthy meal made the #1 spot because it was one of the first meals I created and photographed for my blog. It was extra delicious. Even my husband liked the rice mixture. Click here for recipe details.

Tomorrow is Best of Desserts!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Best Of: Sandwiches

Just 6 more days until the Re-Launching, Re-Vamping and Re-Designing of the Ex-Perfectionist Blog. The launch is taking place with my fellow foodie-bloggin buddy, Little A. We have a suprise in store for this co-launching.

For now check out my top 5 "Best of Sandwiches." I love sandwiches. There are some weeks when the only thing I have for dinner are sandwiches. All of these sandwiches, wraps and burgers where created and enjoyed by me. So check them out. I've included the post link to each one too for recipes and meal ideas!

5. Hot Cream Cheese, Tomato and Basil Sandwich
Click here for details.

4. Spinach Salad Wrap
Click here for details.

3. Black Bean Tortilla Burger

Click here for details.

2. Grilled Cheese and Fiesta Hummus
Click Here for details.
1. Enchilada Burger.
Click here for details.

Did you see yesterday's post? I set some really good goals for myself! See you tomorrow for the Top 5 Best of Healthy Meals!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Counting down to the Re-Launch!

A little over a month ago my blog entered modus hiatus (aka I stopped blogging). Because I'm not perfect, I realized I needed a break -- a time of re-evaluation if you will. Also, in a moment of insanity, my fellow coworker, foodie and bloggin' buddy and I signed up to take an Abnormal Psychology class. We were out of our minds. Perhaps, our psyche was in a state of abnormality?

Anyway, for the last month I've been plotting the re-launch of my blog (this is not it). I've got ideas people. I've got direction. But until the monumental re-launch takes place, I'd like to revisit this past year. A year in review if you will. Today, I want to go over last years goal, and tomorrow I'll begin the "Best of" series. Are you totally psyched?

Goals for the 25th Year of My Life

On my 25th birthday last year (May 4, 2009), I set some goals for myself. Below are the goals I set and... what I really accomplished.

-Sing karaoke with my best friend, Michelle Check! Seattle girl's trip of 2009 (Note the date in that picture is wrong. Stupid timer).

-Re decorate my bathroom.

Not check. But I bought a new house and have so far put up a new ceiling, painted the living room and bedroom and now the exterior is being done. Does that count?

-Lose at least 10 pounds.

Not check. But I trained for and ran a 5k. Below is my first race SWAG.

-Smile more. Totally check. My new coworkers make me laugh on a daily basis.

-Publish a few more articles. Kind of check. I published my first full feature article in Just Between Us Magazine. Check out Is Chick Lit Hurting your Marriage? But I haven't really done anything since.

26th Birthday Goals

-Train for a 10k
-Study for and pass the test to be a Certified Group Exercise Teacher
-Increase my Yoga practice for entrance into Yoga Teacher training
-Plan my meals and my days
-Stay connected with friends and family
-Write and publish a couple more articles
-Come out of the blogging closet (yes, only a select few of my friends and family know I'm a blogger)

I feel like those are reasonable goals. That's it folks. This is me. Take me or leave me.

Tomorrow's blog: The Best of Sandwiches. I'll be revisiting the best sandwiches I made since this blog's conception.

See you tomorrow. Kiss Kiss!