Easy and Healthy Desk Lunch: Chicken Avocado Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are healthy and oh so delicious. They will forever remind me of visiting my sister when she worked in the seminary building at Multnomah University. I used to go visit her all the time and we would go get these rice paper wraps for lunch dates and we absolutely loved them. The great thing with Vietnamese food is it also fills you up. Long gone are the days of visiting my sister at work but new are the days for lunch dates with homemade chicken avocado spring rolls. :) ...more
The first time I took spring rolls like that to work, a coworker sitting beside me gave a start ...more

Goodbye Milk: I’m Giving Up Dairy and Here’s Why

I've made the decision to join the ranks of those who have decided to give up dairy due to health reason. I know it sounds strange, yet with the research that I've done, it's one of the best decisions that I could make for myself and here's why. ...more
I actually have been trying almond milk lately after it was suggested that I try it. I'm loving ...more

Raw Carrot Cake “Cheese”cake

Warning: this is more like a meal than a dessert. Marco and I were able to polish off our cups, after about an hour of nursing them. You just can't stop eating it once you start....more
I'm so making these!more

Naturally Fermented "Crock" Garlic Dill Pickles

If you want an honest-to-goodness dill pickle, you have to do it the old-fashioned way. http://www.comfycook.com/2014/07/naturally-fermented-crock-garlic-dill.html ...more

Meal Planning 101

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: Family, Fun, Fitness and FOOD! Visit FFR at http://www.fitfoodieruns.com Recently on Facebook I shared my latest sales receipts from the grocery store. My family is on a weekly budget, which means we can’t spend every dollar on high-end organic food like we would love to do. From sharing my shopping experiences, I received quite a few emails on meal ideas so I thought I would share some meal planning tips....more

Fish Tacos

Today was an absolutely beautiful day filled with church, relaxation and good eats. My husband and I had some great conversations while enjoying the sun. Typically we spend every weekend busy with chores or out traveling around. Today we sat and had great conversations with some yummy iced coffee and delicious food.Fish tacos were not on the menu for tonight's dinner, but as the night progressed it simply turned into that as we both decided we had been talking about fish tacos for awhile....more

Ode to a pea

I eat my peas with honey;I’ve done it all my life.It makes the peas taste funny,But it keeps them on the knife....more

What You Should Eat & When You Should Eat to Lose Pounds

The body has a rhythm to its metabolism that is circadian, that means it follows the daylight cycle. Your metabolism doesn’t just turn on to a set speed when you eat or exercise. Depending on what time of day it is the metabolism will act slower or faster naturally (for most people, that is. Health issues can affect this cycle). This is why learning what to eat and when you should eat it to get the most from your diet is essential....more

Healthy Sweet Tooth: What Can I Use Instead Of Sugar?

It sounds good in theory but the agonizing reality of transitioning to a healthy lifestyle eventually smacks us in the face. Frantic, we conduct our own research, hoping to uncover that hidden gem that will make the process easy.  We go scouring the earth for that diamond in the rough- you know, that one study or tip that would prove we can be healthy without sacrificing our sweet treats....more

Fingerling potato salad with peas and Greek yogurt-lime dressing

This past Saturday I took a much overdue trip to the farmer’s market. Given my obsession with food, cooking and healthy eating, you’d think this little corner of Guelph would be part of my weekly routine. Sadly I only make it out once per season, but am always glad I made the trip.  (To be fair, it’s only open Saturday mornings until noon!)...more

Home Preserving and Canning Adventures

Howdy. Today is the day Corazon Kitchen and Farm starts it on-line adventure. We are embarking on a journey here on this 1/2 acre homestead outside Denver. We grow 60-70% of our own food and we can, preserve and freeze everything we can for the winter. Now we want to share that with the community. We believe in nutritious, local and organic food. Our blog will help take the mystery out of making that happen in your home too....more

Skinny Zucchini Fritters

These Skinny Zucchini Fritters are so delicious. They are the perfect side dish or you can even use them as a meal with a salad. We were looking for something healthy that was a break from the norm. These fit the bill.This was the first time using the shredding device on the Food Processor and it made making these super easy. The Fritters are great right away or heated up. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did. ~T2B ...more

Is There a Difference Between Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream? You bet!

Coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut water and cream of coconut are used in many Latin American and Asian recipes. Sometimes they can be used interchangeably, but not always!Like most people, we have to rely on cans or cartons for our coconut milk, so let's start there: ...more