The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...more

10 Summery Lasagna Recipes for National Lasagna Day

Just like Garfield, I hate Mondays and love lasagna. National Lasagna Day falls on a Tuesday this year—so I am practically purring with delight. I've collected 10 ideas that run from cheesy classic to super-vegan, with lots of smart variations (and even dessert!?) in between. ...more

Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl

When it's too hot to turn on the stove, either grilling or using the slow cooker are my preferred ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool. On a hot day earlier this summer I made this Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl, where the rice is cooked in the slow cooker with onions, canned black beans, diced green chiles and seasonings. I had the wild idea of cutting up some string cheese and stirring in the last half hour of cooking, for bites of melted cheese throughout the dish, but skip the cheese if you want a dish that's vegan. ...more

Blueberry Muffins (Vegan and Paleo)

There are things I find myself doing over and over again when I travel.One is to pretend to pass off as a local. ...more

Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

I am back!!! Back to the real world. Back where there is internet ....more

Double Stuff Oreo Pancakes

I love pancakes! I especially love the weekends because those are my cheat days which means I can have my pancakes! All week long I’m thinking of sweet, sinful ways to prepare my pancakes. Oh yea, I LOVE my pancakes!And then I saw it….a recipe for Double Stuff Oreo pancakes by Christin Mahrlig at Spicy Southern Kitchen. Not only did it look all creamy and chocolatey, like an Oreo, but it was rather simple to make too. Which is my kind of recipe because who wants to slave over a hot stove in the morning after you just wake up? Not this girl!...more

Salsa Borracha (Drunken Salsa)

My obsession with tomatoes peaks this time of year, thanks to all the wonderful varieties of heirloom tomatoes available. I can’t resist all the bright, gorgeous colors and find myself grabbing loads of tomatoes whenever we hit the farmers market. We’ve also got three tomato plants in our backyard, so it’s safe to say we’ve been eating a lot of tomatoes recently (see here, here and here) ....more

Zucchini Carrot Apple Muffins

So I know I haven’t been the best blogger lately. I thought when my boys are out of school for the summer, I’ll have tons of time to focus on my blog, but well, what do you know? Summer can be just as hectic as school year! ...more

Tea Swap is Back! Want to join?

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Wordless Wednesday - In Season; Tomatoes

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Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic

Today’s recipe is perfect for summer dinner. It incorporates cherry or grape tomatoes which is excellent if you have them in your garden or you can get them from a farmer’s market. Even though this is a pasta dish it isn’t a heavy meal like you would expect from pasta ....more

Maida Chegodilu Recipe - How to make Chegodilu with Maida - Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami Recipes

Ingredients: 1 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida 1 tbsp Moong Dal 2 tbsp Oil 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder or as needed 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds A pinch of Baking Soda / Cooking Soda Salt to taste Oil for deep frying Instructions: Soak the moong dal in water for 30 - 40 minutes. Drain and set aside. Combine the flour, salt ....more