A Meal With Mexican Flair: Southwestern Avocado Salad

Anything with Mexican flair speaks to me. This Southwestern salad can be whipped up in less than five minutes. It's loaded with avocado, tomatoes, and chunks of white cheddar all blanketed in a creamy chipotle dressing‐let me dive right in! Serve as a side, or top this dish with grilled shrimp or chicken, toss a few Coronas into the mix, and call it a night.   Southwestern Avocado Salad ...more
'Toss everything together in a large bowl and you're done!' Well, that definitely sounds like my ...more

April's Green Smoothie Challenge: 5 Recipes to Get You Started

Just in time for spring, the gals from Simple Green Smoothies are launching their 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. To get you started, here are five smoothie recipes that pack tons of vitamins and minerals in to one delicious drink. So break out the fancy blender that’s been gathering dust in your kitchen cabinet and good luck with the challenge! Image: Courtesy of the Little Epicurean ...more
Love the Simple Green Smoothie challenge. I think that this will be my 3rd or 4th time doing ...more

Fast and Fabulous: Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

When we're told to "think green," we immediately flash to this incredible Green Goddess Quinoa Salad recipe. Protein-packed quinoa, mixed with edamame and kale, is tossed in a creamy avocado and fresh herb dressing. Really, there is paradise in every bite of this fresh and fantastic salad. ...more
Love quinoa and I am definitely trying this recipe.more

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I'm not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change....more

Black Bean Hamburgers

Did you know 1 cup of black beans has 15 grams of protein and doesn't contain the saturated fat found in meat!?! Try these Black Bean Burgers for a healthy alternative!! You can also make these dairy/soy free!!! #yumm...more

I'm No Eco-God, But This Is How I Practice Environmental Kindness

   Happy Earth Day! I’m going to get a little “crunchy” on you today. ...more

How to Pick Perfect Rhubarb

Rhubarb has always reminded me of blushing celery... even though the two aren't related....more

How to build a healthy meal-sized salad, plus a vegetarian chef’s salad recipe {Meatless Monday}

Elaine: “Can I have a big salad?”Waitress: “A big salad?”E: “It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.”W: “I can bring you two small salads.”E: “Could you put it in a big bowl?”W: “We don’t have big bowls.”E: “All right, just get me a cup of decaf.”...more

Pineapple and Spinach Smoothie

Light green and sweetened with pineapple. This green smoothie is refreshing and has a frothy top. Serves 1-2Ingredients...more

Lighter Southern Style Deviled Eggs

 It's time for April's recipe redux challenge. This months theme is: ...more

Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola

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