Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

This Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat ...more

Homemade Grilled Jucy Lucy Burgers

These homemade Jucy Lucy Burgers will be the biggest hit of your summer cookout! They ooze with cheese and delicious flavor—what more do you need!? ...more

9 Patriotic Desserts to Make for the Fourth of July

Just as every fireworks display must end with a grand finale, every Independence Day spread must conclude with an over-the-top dessert. (Or, at least, that's my understanding of the official rules of this holiday.) Go with red, white, and blue colors, try some star-spangled sprinkles, or try an ingredient that pops in your mouth. ...more
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Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
With all due respect, as a farmer (who doesn't even raise livestock), it goes both ways --- ...more

Moo, Cluck and Oink Burger

We’ve got the barnyard covered with this beef burger topped with bacon and a fried egg. Believe it or not, […] Click on the title above to keep reading.. ....more

Homemade Grilled Jucy Lucy Burgers

These homemade Jucy Lucy Burgers will be the biggest hit of your summer cookout! They ooze with cheese and delicious flavor—what more do you need!? ...more

Happy Fourth of July!

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend with good food, family and friends! ...more

Meal Plan {7/6 – 7/10}

Looking for simple, family friendly weeknight meals? I’ve got a meal plan and a free printable grocery list! Happy Saturday! ...more

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Although I've been using them for years, I've never really much cared for store-bought tortillas. They come with a host of ingredients that I cannot even pronounce, let alone identify, and they're quite rubbery and a little odd-tasting besides. So I finally resolved to make my own as I had a vegetarian wrap in mind and didn't want inferior tortillas to spoil the show ....more

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Ok, so we have already established that I love curry and I love soups. This soup is just another addition to my “MUST MAKE THIS AGAIN!” list. It is bursting at the seams with flavour and it makes enough that you are guaranteed to have lunch the next day.I chose to use the green lentil as I find green lentils keep their firm texture even after cooking. If you prefer to have a thicker soup with a little less texture than use the red lentil....more

Something Saturdays (7/4/15)

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!HI GUYS!It feels like forever since we talked. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED! And I'm super sorry that I only posted once this week, I meant to share honeymoon photos and turns out that took more effort than post vacation me could handle ....more

Peach pancakes

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Bars

These Chocolate Chunk Bars are crispy on the outside, chocolaty and gooey in the middle, and just perfect all around. Even better, they’re whole wheat. And nutty with one of my favorite baking nuts, pecans ....more