Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate love – those we love, places we love, and FOOD we love! Let’s get right to the food, shall we? [Read more…]
Right from the get-go I will say that weather can be a drag! Check out this thermometer!It’s hard to motivate for anything outside with this temp! I’m lucky that I can plan my outdoor activity around the sun and wait until the temperature rises a bit. Last week Chris shared her ideas for when the weather is less than pleasant. What do you do if it’s uncomfortable to go outside and exercise? [Read more…]
Hands down, this easy potato salad recipe is the best I’ve ever had… EVER. And I’m proud to say it was passed down from my mom. She’s one amazing cook and I’m glad I paid attention for this recipe. My family loves how creamy and flavorful it is and I love that it’s a healthy potato salad. I usually make a large amount for a party but below is a potato salad recipe for a few people that serves 4-5. [Read more…]
If you are looking for a healthy vegetarian soup for a main course, look no more! I made this for my boyfriend’s vegetarian sister and we all loved it! I actually doubled the batch! To be completely honest, my boyfriend added a little spice to his (meat) but his sister enjoyed it as is and so did I. I’m sure you will too! [Read more…]
Here’s an easy recipe for making your own Kombucha! Kombucha is a healthy fermented beverage that is nutrient-dense with a slightly sweet taste. Many people drink this for it’s ability to remove toxins and recreate healthy probiotics in their intestines. Grocery stores charge approximately $3.50 per bottle. With this recipe after your “brew” is started, you can make a gallon for less than that!! Here’s what to do:
I have never had boneless skinless chicken breast as moist as this! Every bite was juicy and delicious. I’ve never thought of cooking my chicken this way. I’ve always oven roasted chicken breast and even though it was moist and flavorful, it wasn’t even close to this. It’s an easy 45 minute process that you will love! The leftovers were just as good!
Here’s what I did:
My family LOVES this recipe! My boyfriend’s daughter loves the Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup from Panera Bread so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it! I changed the ingredients a little bit and we fell in love! Now it’s a once a week recipe for us.
No complaints here since it’s also on the healthy side of things! [Read more…]
Challenged by my sister Chris to come up with a healthy brownie recipe a few weeks ago after she published her own healthy brownie recipe, I came up with this pumpkin brownies recipe. Knowing me well, Chris nailed it when she said that I’m an organic, natural kinda person. I like that she makes me think and urges me outside my comfy box, but — gee! I’ve got stuff going on and little time to come up with a wa-zoo recipe! Ah, the pressure….
Being the season for pumpkins, I knew my first healthy ingredient! In addition, adding veggies to dessert makes it healthy automatically in my opinion. Right? Right?
Anyway, following is my Healthy Pumpkin Brownies Recipe in response to her challenge.
Fun, fun, fun! This yummy Deviled Egg Recipe is sure to be a great addition for your Halloween party! Deviled eggs are one of my favorites at any gathering I attend. They are so easy to make that I usually volunteer to bring them. With this cute and affordable idea, I can’t wait for the Halloween party this year! They are guaranteed to be a hit!
Here’s what we did: [Read more…]
Healthy brownie recipe? Really? Is there such a thing? Maybe, but do they taste as good as the real thing? I’m here to say, YES, THEY DO!
Emily and I differ on recipes like this. Just be warned… she is a very natural, organic type of person and I am a “if it tastes good, I like it!” type of person. She would frown on the artificial sweetener portion of this recipe so I challenge her to give me her BEST all natural ingredient brownies that are still healthy in calories. Think she will? Hmmm…
Emily chiming in here: I have accepted Chris’s challenge. You can compare this recipe with mine and let us know which recipe is your favorite. I do strive to use all natural ingredients, and I do NOT like artificial sweeteners. I guess my Sis and I will have to agree to disagree on this. (I’ve read the science behind why artificial anything isn’t good. That’s a topic for another blog post someday.)
While we wait, let’s feast on these delicious 37 calorie brownies! Do let us know your thoughts on these brownies. How is the taste? How is the consistency? Are they lacking anything by using lower calorie ingredients?
This pickled beets recipe, while not only fun to make, is also delicious! Yesterday I cleaned up the rest of my garden. As soon as it’s tilled, it will officially be put to bed. Ahh. Most days I’m more tired than my garden and wish for a “long winter’s nap”. Of course, with lots of produce canned and frozen, my winter will be filled with delicious home-grown meals. Having pickled beets at the ready is one of my favorite delicacies!! [Read more…]
This Ayurvedic Squash Apple Soup is so delicious! While it’s great to make it with newly harvested ingredients knowing everything is fresh, make this anytime. And make it often! Preparing and eating this warms me on the inside almost as much as this soup.
When people talk of doing something from start to finish, I always think of planting the seed, tending the crop, harvesting the produce, and preparing nutritious food. I also think of collecting buffalo fiber in the field, having it cleaned and carded, spinning it into yarn, and knitting socks – but that’s another blog post.
Pumpkin Seeds are one of the best parts of Halloween! There’s nothing like slow roasting pumpkin seeds on a cool crisp October day while the family carves their pumpkins and decorate for the Fall. Below is my recipe for how to roast pumpkin seeds:
1. Select a pumpkin.
Remove the insides (pulp and seeds). Creating a jack-o-lantern is optional but a lot of fun!
I made this easy Mexican Spaghetti Squash recipe for my family, and they went nuts for it. I actually had to go buy more squash to do it again! The kidney beans make it seem like a meat dish while the zesty sauce adds a lot of flavor to it. It’s a healthy recipe but has the comforts of a hearty meal we crave in the cooler months.