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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]