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Seafood is the perfect warm-weather food. Welcome warmer temps with my Healthy Seafood Recipe Roundup!

Cray-Cray News

May 2016

To my dearest dearie lsdjfd,
 
Get ready, because I’m about to drop some cray-cray news on you.
 
If you follow me on social media, you may have wondered what I was doing in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. And this week-- a second trip to Indy. “What’s Michelle up to in Indy?” you ask?
 
Since you’re my VIP reader, I want you to be the first to know (well I already told my mom and a few other people, because you know, that could get awkward otherwise).
 
In early August, my family and I will be relocating to Carmel, Indiana, an adorable suburb brushing up against Indianapolis. My husband received a promotion with the company that he's been with for more than a decade that’s too good to refuse [cue Marlon Brando voice, I can’t help myself]. While initially I was naturally hesitant to leave the Phoenix metro area (okay, protested), the place we love and have lived for 15 years, we are looking forward to another adventure. One day I woke up and said, “Hey, people relocate every day. Let’s do it.
 
It’s funny, I’ve been getting two different reactions from people in response to the news. Those who have never visited Indy say, “WOW! That is DIFFERENT!!!!” People that have spent some time there cheer, “Indy is such a cool city!” or “OMG, Carmel is awesome, you’re going to love it.” Early this May I took my first trip ever to Indiana. Having grown up in Wisconsin, I am a Midwestern girl at heart, so I know cold weather. Though, I have tucked away that part of my brain for some time now.
 
We are building a spec home there. I’m totally stoked about designing the kitchen, which I will keep you apprised of. Here is just a sneak peek.

The drywall isn’t even up yet! So far, the restaurants have been amazing, the people so genuinely nice and the neighborhoods gorg. A totally surprise: a Tesla dealership in the mall.
 
Here are some things that I thought you'd be interested to know:
  • My consulting and media business will continue on as usual, for the most part. 
  • I will continue appearing on the nationally syndicated TV show "The List.” I’ll get to tape myself out of my new home kitchen. Yes!
  • I plan to continue with my newspaper column, which has been running 4 years strong in The Arizona Republic
  • "Arizona Midday", my regular TV segment that I've had for 10 years on NBC-Phoenix will miss me. They said I can come back anytime I'd like to do a segment. Jan and Destry are the sweetest. I will be on the lookout for a new TV home in Indianapolis, which I hear has a great TV market. David Letterman and Jane Pauly got their start there, after all!
  • All of my other national work will continue as normal. Plus, I'll be within driving distance of Chicago. So who knows what other adventures await? (Oh, hi there, Mr. Harvey!)
  • I'll maintain a Scottsdale address and will be back to visit regularly. You know it. Arizona is my OG adult home, after all.
I look forward to sharing my adventures with you and getting new inspiration to keep delivering to you craveable recipes, tips and foodspiration. And if you have any Indy tips, please do share! In the meantime, enjoy my latest and greatest recipes and tips in this issue.

Enjoy your three-day weekend in this great free country we live in and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Ciao,
- Michelle
XOXO
The Michelle File: My Latest Recipes
White fish, salmon, shellfish, oh my! I've got something for every taste in my Healthy Seafood Recipe Roundup.
I love preparing batches of salads during the warmer months so I can enjoy them in light lunches throughout the week. I created this 5-Ingredient Quinoa Salad for Food Network's Healthy Eats blog, and is the perfect canvas for a quick lunch or as a complete dinner side dish.
My Most Popular Recipe
My Crispy Baked Blooming Onion, now on YouTube!
The recipe has been on my blog for a few years now, and has proven to be one of my most popular recipes over on my Pinterest page. I thought it was high time to create a video for you lovely people so you could see the preparation in action!
Seasonally Obsessed
So you bought a watermelon the size of toddler. While it's a perfectly delicious snack on its own, why not kick things up with my Watermelon-Cilantro Pico de Gallo with Oven-Fried Tortilla Chips! It's the perfect dish to bring to that upcoming BBQ you're attending. Or skip the DIY chips in favor of a clean store-bought variety and you have an easy appetizer for Friday happy hour at home!
Michelle in News You Can Use
Craveable, Healthy Snacks on Arizona Midday: Did you know that snacks make up a third of our daily calorie intake? Snacks should be healthy, but also tasty. I share my favs with Arizona Midday.
5-Ingredient Baked Tilapia Almondine on Arizona Midday: One of my favorite weeknight meals, this quick and easy seafood dish is a healthful hit with the whole entire family. This is a recipe from my Clean Eating Cooking School, inspired by one of my students in the school, Leslie.
More in the news:
12 Things Registered Dietitians Order From Italian Restaurants, SELF
How to Create Clean Meals without Breaking the Bank, Radio MD
Behind the Scenes
Dinner in Indy. We had an AH-mazing dinner at Oakley's Bistro. If this is what I have to look forward to in my new dining scene, count me in! Follow along with more of my behind-the-scenes life over on Instagram!
My book Clean Eating for Busy Families. Get yourself a copy, won't you?
Here is an email I received this week from a reader: "
I made your orange peel beef & broccoli stir fry tonight. It was awesome!!! Thank you for making it so easy...Seriously, getting dinner on the table for my family has been such a struggle, and when I don't do it, I feel so guilty. Your recipes make it easy to have healthy meals on the table, thank you. My husband is happy, and I feel good about it all. 

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