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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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