How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Grilled Peach, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad Pizza

To make myself happy, I put out some food and decided I would make a simple dinner for the family that I could use for my guests as well. I had thought about making a basic pizza, as we love pizza and really have not had one in a while, but then I ...more

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

Peaches and Cream: A Healthy version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!...more

Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce and Zucchini Ribbons

I am overrun with zucchini, but there are so many good recipes out there that I just keep trying to keep up with the supply my garden is producing. Here's another way to use that yummy yet crazy-growing vegetable: Make some zucchini ribbons, and use them like you would lettuce. The taste? FABULOUS! ...more
That looks really delicious; I have always wanted to try Zucchini i might have to try this.more

How to Menu Plan With Veggie Boxes

The last few years, I've been subscribing to different veggie boxes or complete weekly menu boxes, to see what works for me. When I lived in my student town, there were different possibilities to subscribe to organic veggie boxes. To me, the biggest disadvantage was that it was a monthly subscription. Where I live now, there's a very similar system, but you can decide each week if you sign in for next week's box. I like that system a lot—but when I got pregnant, I jumped off, too tired to work out weekly menus based on what was in the box. ...more

lentils and couscous

I love cooking with couscous and lentils. Just in general. They are both quick, easy, and can be seasoned numerous ways. I often have a pre-made container of each in my fridge either to eat as-is, or to add to a new dish. This is a great dish for dinner in a hurry. And as usual for my dishes, is very kid friendly. Both kids loved it. All that's needed for this recipe is two small pots and a strainer. I love meals that don't require a million pots and pans, and that take less than 30 minutes to make. print recipe lentils and couscous ...more

Spicy Grapefruit & Chipotle Cocktail

Another guest post by Sharon’s husband and our family’s cocktail aficionado, Anthony Damelio. I know that I’m a little late to the “shrub” train. This classic cocktail ingredient, which has now become a trend, seems to be everywhere–I’ve recently encountered them in all of our favorite bars and at our local farmers’ market cocktail competition ....more

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats #fitfriday

Don’t let the name fool you these peanut butter cup ...more

There’s a New Gin in Town: Bogart’s Gin

ROK Stars launches a liquid hommage to Humphrey Bogart. -PJ Gach ...more

Marvel Superhero Bento Lunch {Gogurt Lunchbox Bloggers}

Because we always love new blog projects, I'm excited to share that this year, we are Gogurt Bloggers! Well, officially, I am, but my sous-chefs are quite happy about the project, especially when Ben discovered Gogurt has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel Superheroes and Disney's Phineas & Ferb yogurts. ...more

BROOKLYN's 18th AVE FEAST!

Brooklyn's annual 18th Avenue SANTA ROSALIA  Feast!...more

Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

Well! What a week it’s been around here. Poor Waits was sick so I had to keep him home, which means I haven’t gotten much work done, which means my stress levels are through the roof ....more

Lentil Bruschetta Dip

Well I am about to share with you THE mostincredible,healthy,tastebud tantalizing,pita chip dip in the universe --Oh and did I mention it's also the EASIEST!!This is the kind of dip you can eat with a spoon instead of a chip...This is the kind of dip that dreams are made of... Too much? Yes but you get the point.Three easy ingredients make up this heaven in your mouth concoction.  Just THREE!...more

Peaches and Cream: A Healthy version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!...more