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

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

Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more

Roasted Grape Lemonade for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

In a world where it seems that bad news is everywhere you turn, we sometimes have to look harder for the rays of sunshine. One of those beaming rays of light is Alex’s Lemonade Stand....more

Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole – all the makings of a chicken enchilada but with rice. It’s simply delicious! By now I’m sure you’ve figured out that I love my Chicken Enchiladas ....more

Mango Cardamon Lassi

I love this time of the year. So far we are having warm and nice days here in Vancouver. I am glad I am off from works and I can enjoy these glorious summer days ....more

Blackberry & Sage Champagne Cocktails

We are bringing cocktail hour back to Tumbleweed Farm and I think you all should join in on the fun. I know I complain about the weather too much but man, it’s hot here! I mean really hot ....more

Softest Zucchini Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

I had two recipe fails last weekend. ...more

Wake Up Wednesdays

Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays Week 47! I can’t believe we’re heading into the final stretch of summer. Seriously, where has the time gone? ...more

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets....more

Super Easy Italian Veggie Burger

 Bringing your lunch to work is easy when you make this store-bought veggie burger sandwich. What’s that you say? Store bought veggie burgers are yucky. Yes, I pretty much gave up on them a year ago when all I found was ingredient lists that resembled a science experiment gone bad. ...more

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcakes

Sweet cupcakes flecked with pretty green shreds... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

ReVah Wine

 There are tons of moms out there who rely on wine to help them with the daily grind that is motherhood.  I am not one of these moms simply because I have a ridiculously low tolerance.  A simple glass of wine with dinner has the potential to make for a very embarrassing night for anyone who happens to be with me.  I’m not sure how I became such a lightweight, but it is what it is. ...more