Holy Moley the Best Guacamole!

Holy Moley the Best Guacamole!

Guacamole is basically a staple at any gathering I host. There is nothing like a freshly made guacamole. Forget the store bought stuff…they have tried and unfortunately failed to capture the real zing and flavor of guac. I’m often utterly disappointed at the guacamole’s I come across. Flavor from real, fresh ingredients is addicting, which […]

Garlic and Herb Green Bean Saute

Garlic and Herb Green Bean Saute

Last week at the market I received a bag of green, purple, and yellow string beans in my bushel of vegetable goodies…not to mention the green bean bushes in my garden have begun to recover from the critter damage and are now producing delicious green beans!  Needless to say, it was time to make an awesome […]

Raw Cocoa Bites

Raw Cocoa Bites

I saw a similar snack for sale at a store and of course my thrifty instincts told me that I could easily make a comparable snack for much less money at home.  It was effortless.  It takes me longer to clean my food processor than make this snack (okay sight exaggeration but you get the point). I’m […]

Gingered Sesame Cabbage

Gingered Sesame Cabbage

  It can get boring having the same flavors and seasonings over and over again each night of the week.  For us, it tends to be some sort of Italian concoction of flavors; however, as much as we love it, having a cuisine of a different region can be quite refreshing. If you’re not accustomed […]

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Dill Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Dill Sauce

  I am absolutely loving this beautiful weather, and with the warm spring temperatures comes the two G’s: Grilling and Greens.  Our garden is booming with leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, and leaf lettuces, not to mention the greens we also got from our CSA!  What to do but make a new recipe that […]

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

I have decided to take on another new venture in the world of beauty products: Homemade Hand/Body Lotion.  One of my good friends has recently started making homemade soap and lotion bars and I have been the gracious recipient of samples which I am in love with!  Seeing her and others make these homemade beauty products shows […]

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Burger Meatballs

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Burger Meatballs

The tasks of this past week, actually, the past several weeks, have proved to be exceptionally demanding of my time.  Warmer temperatures have also brought with them an increasing list of “to-do’s”.  I believe that even when my schedule is packed and the work seems endless, I still have to take time for myself and take […]

Turkish Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Turkish Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

It can be challenging to find authentic cultural cuisine at restaurants-especially when you are also trying to eat healthy.  Typically you just end up with some Americanized version of Mediterranean, Asian, Latin, etc.  We, however, enjoy trying new and authentic dishes not normally found on restaurant menus, but it can be challenging to find restaurants that hail true to […]

Mini “Bergers” on a Sweet Potato “Bun”

Mini “Bergers” on a Sweet Potato “Bun”

I find it is more difficult to find the inspiration to whip up fresh and new dishes in the winter compared to summer. Is anyone else with me on that one? Maybe it’s the limited availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Or perhaps because I’d rather hibernate, sip hot tea, and gaze at the fluttering snow […]