6 Ways to Manage Stress – Naturally

Stress is a natural part of life. Although these days – in a world with long commutes, increasing work load, financial worries and countless family obligations – stress is a daily visitor. And if you have lived with diet restrictions (dairy, gluten, soy, vegan, vegetarian, paleo or anything else), heck – if you’ve considered switching … More 6 Ways to Manage Stress – Naturally

Baked Falafel

I’m on a mission, these days, to find easy yet creative ways to introduce not just more vegetables, but vegetable based protein meals. In other words – I’m looking for vegan options that won’t have my meat loving family wincing as they approach the dinner table. Falafel, a traditional Middle Eastern food, is an interesting … More Baked Falafel

Fresh Avocado Salsa

I can remember the first time I saw an avocado. My 10-year-old self was repulsed by the creamy green visual. I scoffed and asked – “who would eat that, on purpose?” Uhhh… ME! (several years later) There are countless ways to eat an avocado – but this chunky avocado salsa has become my go to … More Fresh Avocado Salsa

Chicken Thighs – Cast Iron Skillet Style

In our house, we make dinnertime a priority… everyone together with no distractions – electronics, TV and phones off. This was a much easier task years ago. But as the boys have reached middle school the increased homework load, extra curricular demands and social activities attempt to rob us of this precious tradition.     … More Chicken Thighs – Cast Iron Skillet Style