We receive a weekly produce box full of local organic produce. (Check out Community Service Agriculture (CSA) for services in your area) Not only are we reducing our food print by buying local, we are also supporting small farmers. A big win all around. We also have a small backyard garden with several different veggies … More Yellow Squash and Zucchini Casserole
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
This fresh salsa with crisp vegetables and hearty black beans is sure to both fill the belly and please the crowd. While we go through “food phases” around my house, eating something over and over till we move on to the next, salsa is always served. With growing boys, I’m constantly looking for healthy, filling … More Simple Black Bean 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
Days are getting warmer and the nights are getting shorter… this can only mean one thing – SUMMER TIME! Yes indeed… Memorial Day is a few short days away. And in addition to being a time where Americans honor those active military who gave their lives defending our freedom… Memorial Day also signifies the start … More Simple, Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce
Sure… sweet potatoes are usually featured in fall or winter recipes. So here on this Southern spring day (with temperatures in the upper 80’s), You have to be wondering – Why is she writing about sweet potatoes? Outside of the fact these orange-fleshed, nutritional powerhouse beauties grow year round in the South – sweet potatoes … More Spicy Sweet Potato Side
Like most people, I can remember taking long road trips to various summer vacation destinations. My brothers and I loved the drive… not just because of the excitement for a vacation; but because of the fun scenic routes my parents took and the awesome ‘road games’ my mom would put together to keep us occupied … More Road Tripping with Food Allergies
After being introduced to home-made bone broth by a friend many years ago, it quickly became my go to for soup and chili base, rice, quinoa and any other dish that calls for broth or water. Bone Broth is a simple, cheap and easy to customize staple in homes across every culture and over every … More Tasty Bone Broth
Just before my husband, Erik, and I started dating, he was privileged to have spent several months living in Southern India teaching a Swamiji conversational English through experiencing day to day life together. This Swamiji is a religious leader who truly set aside all worldly pursuits devoting himself completely to highest spiritual realization and service … More Curry Up And Try This!
When running or working out longer than 45 minutes, pre-workout fuel is necessary! Check out this video blog on how I fuel for runs over 4 miles! Gluten, lactose free, non-GMO, plant based high quality fuel that actually works! Enjoy! Want to learn more about Shaklee? Click here!