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
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
Growing up, I remember people food journaling for weight loss. The activity of writing down what you eat drives awareness to just how much you eat and, in most cases, that awareness helps reduce the amount of food you eat. The same journaling can be leveraged to understand how the food you eat effects your body. … More Back to Basics – Food Journaling
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
I recently watched a movie were the main character longed to live in an era of the past (1920’s to be exact). He felt times were simpler, more meaningful and life was more intentional. This notion has resurfaced in my thoughts a lot sense watching the movie… Its not that I wish to live in … More 4 Ways to Reduce Your Foodprint
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
Earlier this week, I went to lunch at this cute, trendy pizza place that has the most creative pizzas including gluten and dairy free. (For those of you who have been on a gluten or dairy free diet, you know this is a rare and cherished find!) When I placed my order, the gentleman behind … More Allergy or Sensitivity
Have you committed to something, made a plan then never started? You’re not alone! There are countless reasons why this happens… each reason unique to the person. But what I’ve found is in addition to setting up my plan, including where the tough spots or potential failures will occur, establishing little rewards along the way … More Actions & Rewards
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
In our increasingly fast paced world where work, school, sports, church and countless other commitments fill majority of our waking hours – its no wonder why folks increasingly turn to fast, processed or all in one meals. This new normal is causing more problems than we may even understand. Check out this video blog post … More Core Nutrition
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!
One beautiful late summer afternoon, I was looking for a challenge and decided to convince my husband that running a marathon together would be loads of fun. For some crazy reason, he agreed and before we could change our minds – we found a spring race and signed up. Since that day, we have often times wondered … More Shaklee Powered
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!