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

9 Non-Lettuce Salads You'll Love for Summer

If there's one dish you can't go a day without during the warmer months, it's salad. The bright flavours, lightness and crunch make salads a natural choice for barbecues, picnics and al fresco dinners. ...more
I posted a great non-lettuce salad on my blog today!more

Why I Became First a Vegetarian and Then a Vegan

When we came up with #DefiningMoments as one of our overarching themes for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, of course we staff members started thinking about, sharing, and asking one another about our own personal #DefiningMoments....more

5 Killer Treats to Make for Shark Week

Ain't no party like a Shark Week party, 'cause a Shark Week party don't stop … for seven whole days, and then you have to wait another year, so you better make these finned and toothy shark-inspired treats right now! Shark and Bitten Lifebuoy Cookies ...more
Laurend1985 Right? I think I could personally manage the popcorn and the Bugles :)more

Just Grill It: Asparagus Carbonara

Just grill it – in a skillet. My favorite cooking vessel is my cast iron skillet. … Continue reading → ...more

Herbs and Spices In Place

At our old house, I outfitted the cabinet that originally contained a drop-out ironing board as a spice and herb cabinet. ...more

Not My Circus

Every year I get the same question, what kind of birthday cake did you make for yourself? I didn’t. First off, it’s my birthday; shouldn’t that mean someone else is making me one? ...more

Kale and Apple Smoothie

This has been a week of kale for our family. Kale in salads, kale in soups, and kale in this smoothie. The reason for this is the kale growing in my garden is massive. Little shop of horrors if you will. No to mention the kale is in fierce competition with the equally as massive zucchini plants....more

Red Lentil and Cauliflower Tomato Pulao

Nourishing and balanced one-pot meals are a blessing, especially when the temperatures are soaring and the desire for cooking is not as pronounced as it is during the cooler months. At the same time, this is a comforting meal that would be satisfying anytime of year. This straightforward preparation includes lentils, rice, and one of my favorite vegetables, cauliflower ....more

Grandma’s Date Balls


Apple and Prosciutto Sandwich with Goat Cheese and Arugula

This sandwich. THIS SANDWICH. This is the sandwich to end all sandwiches ....more

Polenta Tart with Garlicky White Bean Spread and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

I’m so excited to share this recipe, which Steven and I were delighted to dig into last night. For the record, Steven isn’t a great fan of tomatoes, so I wasn’t sure how it would go over, but it seems that roasting the cherry tomatoes was all it took to win him over. Roasted tomatoes are a favorite of mine, too–and this is my first time making them this summer ....more

BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

A delicious BBQ Pizza made with tasty Campfire Sauce and loaded with Caramelized Onions. Pizza night is a favorite in our home. Since Mr ....more