***Giveaway Closed! Winner Posted on Wednesday, July 6th!**

Today I have a guest post from someone I think you might know, Candace Cameron Bure, author of “Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness” ! I’m so excited to feature this recipe because it’s another twist on one of the items we did for the “Try It” Challenge— quinoa!! I’m also sure you remember my book review. I’ve had many readers contact me with such GREAT feedback from reading “Reshaping it All” so I KNOW you won’t be disappointed!

We also have a giveaway! Please leave a comment below with your name and something you’d like to see on this blog that would help YOU, “Reshape It All” (recipe, exercise, equipment etc)  and I’ll enter you for a chance to win Candace’s book! Hurry!! Enter by 10pm EST on July 4th!!


Candace says, “If I’m cooking, it’s because I’m following a simple recipe from a magazine or book, or watched it on the Food Network or Cooking Channel and remembered a version of it. Val cooks most of the meals in our home, not me. I’m a lousy chef and even ruined the asparagus recipe that’s in my own book! LOL. But I’ll tell you, my husband doesn’t care how mediocre my food is because he’s just happy when he gets a night off from cooking!

Here’s a delicious recipe I got from one of my favorite fitness magazines, “Oxygen” called, “Quinoa Jambalaya.” Enjoy!

Here’s my version of the recipe. Looks really good!

And here it is plated and topped with green onion. It was delicious and a hit for the whole family!

If you are looking for more healthy recipes, pick up my book, Reshaping it All, where I feature one in each chapter along with plenty of motivation for physical and spiritual fitness.”

Thank you so much for bringing us into your home and family, Candace!


Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a co-star on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles, like her struggle with food addiction.

Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as well as national talk shows including The View and NBC’s Today. In Reshaping It All, she continues the story, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God. Candace shares a candid account of her struggle with food and ultimately her healthy outlook on weight despite the toothpick-thin expectations of Hollywood.

Find her website at http://www.candacecameronbure.net