Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

I get pretty excited when the fresh summer vegetables start pouring in from the garden. Even though the season is winding down, thanks to this hot summer, the tomatoes and squashes are still producing! Okay so maybe you don’t have a garden (although you should give it a try!) but a quick stop at your local […]

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Nothing speaks summer like a fresh dish full of seasonal ingredients! This salad is so fun and combines some of my favorite things like roasted Brussels sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Beets with the crispness of fresh veggies. Eating should not only taste great, but you should feel great about the ingredients and nutrients going into […]

Ridiculously Good Red Beet Hummus

Ridiculously Good Red Beet Hummus

Hummus seems to be all the rage right now, making an appearance at social gatherings and refrigerators across the U.S. Do you know how simple it is to make your own hummus? Not to mention less expensive and free of additives or preservatives. This recipe utilizes fresh beets, which are in season right now and are a great […]

Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

Raspberry, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars

 Like most of you, we enjoyed a relaxing 4th of July morning, beginning with a 2 mile fun, followed by homemade blueberry pancakes, and a 3 hour experience at our garden, harvesting veggies and picking bugs off the brassicas (ok maybe the garden part was a little more unique).  Once we returned home, I finished whipping up this […]

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

Simply Vanilla (Dairy Free) Ice Cream

  Sometimes, you just need a little ice cream.  I had a fairly severe dairy allergy growing up…not swelling airways severe, but unpleasant congestion and runny nose. And yes, this was before allergies were “in” or talked about. I would tell teachers or lunch-ladies I was allergic to dairy and receive nothing but blank stares. Just […]

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

   I really love Mexican food.  The flavors, the aromas, the simplicity of fresh ingredients coming together in a colorful display.  I have many happy memories from my childhood of devouring homemade nachos, fajitas, or tacos and only buying lunch at school on the occasional “Mexican-haystack” lunch day.  Still today, nothing hits the spot like a fiesta-style entrée!  Unfortunately, the […]

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 […]

Double-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Double-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

While yet another Christmas has come and gone, the holiday festivities will no doubt linger for the next few weeks. Holiday work parties, friends visiting from out of town, family squeezing in one last get together, and of course New Years, all before we see an end to the euphoria of snow-bells, sleigh bells, and […]