Where to Eat Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more

8 Things I Learned After a Week of Being a Gluten-Free Vegan

There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less ...more

Lightened-Up Chorizo Fiesta Skillet

On our way home from a trip, Aldo and I stopped at Bob's Diner in Manchester, Vermont, for breakfast. I had a bacon-sausage-home fries breakfast skillet with two eggs on top, and it was THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. BREAKFAST. EVER. They served it in a ...more

A Much-Needed Morning Smoothie | Vitamin C Boost Recipe

According to Google, 1 medium-sized orange contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C; a banana has about 10 milligrams; 1 cup of mango has approximately 60; and (surprisingly) a few handfuls of kale contain roughly 160 milligrams! If you're keeping up, ...more

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Hello Fresh

Recently, I tried a food/recipe delivery service called Hello Fresh. You pay a fee to have three recipes' worth of food delivered straight to your house. We love it because the recipes are easy to follow, they give me something different to add to my dinner rotation, and it's a fun way to try something new without the commitment of wandering through the grocery store looking for ingredients I've never used before....more

The Best Basic Cream Cheese Icing

You know what makes me angry? People who buy icing....more

6 Easy and Healthy Swaps to Get You Ready for Summer

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so! In an effort to help keep you on track and make this year THE year you develop those healthy habits once and for all, here are some of my favorite ways to swap in healthier choices in your everyday life. ...more

Beer-Battered Shrimp with Spicy Ketchup

I’m really good at being a picky eater. That’s been true my whole life. There are certain foods that I never eat and ingredients I always avoid ....more

Peach Mango Smoothies

To me, these smoothies taste like something you’d have while on vacation. Naturally, they’re perfect to start the day — but they also make a...more

Greek Quinoa Salad

Colt's been on vacation this week so he could catch up on all the never ending projects that need to be finished. He spent last weekend with the kids digging a ditch and installing a french drain in the back yard to hopefully cure the small natural spring we had forming in the middle of our grass. It was constantly like a mud pit year around and of course the dogs and kids would want to walk right through it unless you watched them carefully at the door ....more


We have a bulk food store in our nearest town now, and they carry an interesting array of whole grains. ...more

German Chocolate Pancakes

I’ve made a lot of over the top pancake recipes that resemble dessert more than breakfast, but these German Chocolate Pancakes really take the cake. The classic southern cake is turned into a truly decadent breakfast with these German Chocolate Pancakes. I saw these pancakes in a Southern Living magazine a while back and after I wiped the drool off the page, I ripped it out to put in my “Recipes to Try” pile ....more

Easy Curry Lime Roasted Cashews

We’re taking a little container...more

Website remodel, and a coloring book page for you.

Oh, hi, you guys. I am in the process of re-modeling my website a bit, so excuse the growing pains as I make it "mobile friendly". Meantime, I read an article recently about how coloring book pages designed for adults are the new thing--apparently they can act as a powerful mindfulness exercise ....more

Jicama Mango & Pear Salad

  It's spring, although lately sometimes feels as if we are going back to fall, nevertheless, I've been enjoying some wonderful spring fruits and vegetables. One that's becoming a favorite this year is jicama, also know as yam bean. I eat it occasionally, but lately I've been eating more and more of it. ...more

Nancie McDermott's Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking, a Valuable Kitchen Asset

  Make your own Veg Paht Thai, with clean ingredients!Vegetarians and Thai food are a match made in heaven....more