Roasted Vegetable Coconut Quinoa Curry

Monday's are my quinoa or pasta nights. I usually feel like the house is in complete disarray from the weekend and I spend more time on getting the house back to normalcy and less time in the kitchen.. After the weekend I also really want a home cooked meal and usually a hearty one. Quinoa and pasta are it! Easy to do, quick, filling and totally enjoyable. It's not about working smarter, not harder! ...more

FIRST APPLES OF THE SEASON pink and green original oil painting Margaret Aycock

I took my new puppy over to the community garden and found some apples on the ground.  I wasn't quite sure whether the apples on the tree were quite ripe yet but the one's on the ground were fair game for using in a painting and then eating so here is a little study that I did of them.  I could have taken them a step further but I liked the lose feel of this little study so I think I will mark it finished and pop it on ebay. To visit my painting blog CLICK HERE...more

Free Food in the Back Yard

Since I have places in my yard that get no mowing ( my garden ) I am able to see what might sprout up on its own.  I pull plenty of Bermuda grass but I am finding so many edible things that want to be there naturally.  Last night I made curried greens from some of the plants that I allow to stay in the garden.  Just for fun, I researched their nutritional value ....more

Raw Taco Meat

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner, raw tacos are the way to go. Don't let 'raw' food scare you -- these are delicious. Use this 'meat' to make lettuce wrap tacos or add some to your taco salad or nachos. The options are endless. ...more

Your Favorite Chocolate Glazed Doughnut (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Forget for a moment that you and I live gluten-free. Or any other “free”, for that matter....more

Chile Margarita Popcorn

It was my brother-in-law's bachelor party and there was a big cookout at our house. Needless to say, the kids and I spent the night elsewhere! ...more

Thai Quinoa Salad

I am a coleslaw fanatic ... I love the perfect creaminess and dill of a good homemade slaw! But every now and again, I need to change it up and use my cabbage a little different. Thai Quinoa Salad is usually my go-to change up. ...more

Chili Rellano Dip

I am one of those people that can dip just about anything, even if it's not supposed to be dipped I think it tastes better on a chip or cracker ...more