Spiced Cottage Cheese over Sauteed Collard Greens - Ethiopian Recipe

Whenever we go out for Ethiopian we usually get some kind of combo meal, sort of an ‘Ethiopian 101.’ Most restaurants have this, and everything we’ve ever had from that section of the menu has always been good, even if I can’t always remember the names of the things I am eating.This time we decided to try a couple of appetizers too. One of the things we got was this awesome Spiced Ethiopian Cottage Cheese served with a bit of sauteed collard greens. It was called Ayib Begomen. Ayib means cheese, and gomen means collard greens. I absolutely loved this appetizer....more

Easy to Follow PCOS Diet Plan

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age and can lead to issues with fertility. Women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and are also less sensitive to insulin or become “insulin-resistant.” Many are overweight or even obese.  As a result, these women can be at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and even uterine cancer.Why does PCOS lead to weight gain?...more

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Cookies

I think with all the Valentine recipes filling my feed these days I have been craving raspberry and chocolate. So I decided to combine the two in one scrumptious cookie. One thing I really like about putting the raspberry in the middle to cook is that you get just enough raspberry taste without overwhelming the cookie. You could totally leave the raspberry off if you want because the cookie is darn good by itself. I recommend you go home and make sure a skunk hasn’t dug a whole under your HVAC and then make a batch of cookies to get you through the week!Enjoy!...more

Slow cookers - saving you time, stress and mess!

Crockpots. People LOVE crockpots in the winter, so that they come home to alluring aromas of beef stew and visions of a candlelit dinner that was made while they were away working.  I'm here to tell you that crockpots are more than just a 'once in a while' occurence in my home.  In fact, I use the crock pot at least 4 times per week!Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? How can anyone love stew that much???...more

Crock Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili - a Toddler Favorite!

Crock Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili : A Toddler Favorite!Posted on February 11, 2015 by ErinGetting your busy toddler to eat those healthy basics, like vegetables and protein, can be a challenge on some days – most days even....more

Turkey Burgers with Sneaky Veggies

 I’m a big fan of Skinnytaste and her healthy/yummy/do-able recipes for busy Mommas like me. A staple in our house are a version of her turkey burgers.  I like making these in huge batches about once a month and putting them in the freezer to be eaten later....more

Winter Survival Cooking: Maple Cardamon Oatmeal

It is my childrens' third snow day.  For the last three Monday's my kids have been kept home because of blizzards, snow and today, a coating of ice so thick my car looks like a popsicle version of itself.  I might not be able to drive until spring.We are all deprived of precious sunlight.  A hint of grass under the snow would be a welcome sign that spring is on the way.  For now, though, it is a sea of white....more

Protein Cake Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting

For those of you who haven't had cake in awhile due to "clean eating" this one's for you. A protein cake that is sure to have any cake lover salivating and wondering, "how in the world is that good for my diet?!"Adding a lot of protein to your diet is important, whether you are weight training or not, but for me I am always looking for creative and delicious ways to add more protein to my diet....more

7 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes Better Than Anything From a Box

I like veggie burgers. What I don't like are the store-bought ones that come with a laundry list of ingredients. Yuck! Here are seven of my favorite veggie burger recipes, and I hope you try them.  1. Red Bean And Almond Butter Burger ...more

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Berry Cookies

Just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you’ll need to enjoy these made from scratch peanut butter cookies. I can see it now, you, baking homemade cookies. It’s good stuff!I wish I could say this was my grandma’s recipe for peanut butter cookies. You see when I was little she would make these crispy, flat, oh so full of butter and sugar peanut butter cookies that I loved to devour....more