Alexia was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi to Greek parents. She grew up in the restaurant business where she developed a love for the culinary arts.
At a young age she discovered she had a voice and pursued vocal performance throughout her college years. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and Carnegie Mellon University in vocal performance. Later,she completed her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
As young professional, Alexía’s passion for personal development led her to seek a mentor. She found that need met through Rhonda Shasteen, the Chief marketing Officer (retired), at Mary Kay Cosmetics. As a result, Rhonda’s guidance led Alexía to compile Rhonda’s wisdom in a book to share with others. This prompted the start of Alexía’s writing career, and in November of 2010, Alexia published Views from the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor. Since the publication of her book, Alexía has also penned a life coaching and personal development blog.
Additionally, Alexía has practiced Ashtanga yoga since 2006 and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2014 with Andrew Eppler. Alexia has studied with Andrew, among other American Ashtanga icons including David Williams. Alexía is fluent in both the Patabi Jois and B.N.S. Iyengar methods. She enjoys practicing and sharing the benefits of yoga, pranayama and meditation.
Today, Alexía’s resides in Dallas, Texas. Her other passions include creating in the kitchen, Argentine tango, being in nature and foreign languages. She speaks French and Greek in addition to English and constantly looks for the next opportunity to continue to grow.
In late 2016, Alexia started a ketogenic diet to improve her health. it’s changed her health completely. So, now she’s combining her passion for cooking with her new diet to share the best of her families recipes converted to a ketogenic diet. Now she wants to share these recipes with you so you can improve your health, too.
When I first started the keto diet, I immediately had cravings for the bread I craved. I longed for sandwiches, bagels, pizza and burgers with buns. I'm sure anyone on a ketogenic diet can sympathize, especially if you walk into a Subway or Jimmy Johns where the bread beckons like the sun in spring. Over the last year, I've found many alternative solutions that are quite tasty including
Yum and only 2 net carbs! Need I say less. I served these recently and although my pork chops were massive, almost every bite was gone. It's not only because the recipe is good. The ingredients were quality and the seasoning was to perfection. Anyone can do it. Fortunately, this recipe isn't difficult at all. As long as I've been eating this meal with my family, it's always
Simple, delicious and only 3 Net Carbs! This recipe is easy to whip together in just a few minutes. The first time I made it, I had limited expectations because of its simplicity. It turned out to be so good that I had it several times over the course of the week and made some for others, too. Then, my brain started firing all kinds of wonderful ideas
A dijon cream sauce sounds can seem hard. Sauces can be intimidating, but who thought something that sounds so challenging was so simple. Anyone has the ability to make a mouthwatering sauce. In this recipe, the most difficult part of making it, is getting up to go to go buy the ingredients. You absolutely must try this dijon cream sauce because it's both simple and delectable. It's fabulous over
Who doesn't love salsa? There are so many varieties, red including green, hot, and mild. Also, salsa goes well with so many foods like scrambled eggs or a lettuce-wrapped taco. But, there is one thing that frustrates me is that most salsas. They're high in carbs, especially the tomato-based ones. Since high-carbs mean bad [caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignleft" width="300"] Monterrey Jack Salsa[/caption] keto, I wanted to share one of my
If you're on a keto or Atkin's diet, you've got to find recipes that fit your needs, and crust-less a quiche is the perfect dish. Not only are they easy to make, they also vary in fillings that can be modified to suit your taste. Better yet, you can freeze pieces to enjoy on a later date or slip into a lunch box to take to work. I've
I love Greek food. Maybe that's because I'm Greek! I've been cooking this traditional Greek Lemon Oregano Chicken since I was a girl, and it never loses its appeal. Normally, the chicken is prepared with red potato wedges surrounding it. Obviously, potatoes don't fit in a low-carb diet. Fortunately, it's easy to eliminate the carbs and while still cooking a delicious meal. Plus, this simple Lemon Oregano Chicken recipe works for
Eating the same foods and flavors can be so boring and discouraging not matter what diet you are on or if you are any diet at all. When I get tired of the same stuff, it's time to make something up. I'm usually on the go, so my inventions must be fast and tasty. Several weeks ago, there was nothing to eat except ground beef and a few veggies. No
Do you get frustrated with your diet and want to quit? Quitting feels like a disease in itself with me. I'll start something gung-ho, just to realize a few weeks later that I invested too much of myself in the venture, and I want to quit. When it comes to low-carb dieting, it will feel easy to quit. If you're a carb addict like me, you'll suffer from
This recipe for stuffed mushrooms comes straight from Yianni's restaurant. They were always a big seller on any menu. Mushrooms are delicious, for most of us, anyway. Sausage and cream cheese are, too, Whether you're on a low-carb, ketogenic diet or not, stuffed they make a delicious appetizer or tapas plate. I even eat them as a side dish or have them for an afternoon snack. Better yet, these delightful treats