Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

 Shout it, scout it, read all about it, “COLD WEATHER HAS STRUCK THE MIDWEST and EAST COAST” causing cold bodies, runny noses, and frost bite! The remedy?This Homemade Crockpot Wild Rice Soup recipe!! It is absolutely delicious and ...more

So I'm a Vegan. How Do I Explain This to a Teenager?

My teenaged niece has expressed interest in learning about the vegan lifestyle. As honored as I feel, I’m not sure I even knew that being a vegan is a lifestyle. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Gluten-free Pierogi with Potatoes & Cheese

Any tradition I was exposed to growing up was related to Polish culture. My dad's parents were from Poland, so growing up around Polish food and customs was of course a heavy part of my dad's upbringing. My dad shared a slice of his upbringing during ...more

10 Healthy Snacks for Lazy People Who Want to Eat Healthy

This post was inspired by my good friend, Melissa, who recently reached out to me needing some "EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people."In a perfect world we'd all have time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens, whipping up gourmet ...more

Celebrating Chinese New Year & The Year of the Monkey

A little known fact – Way back in the 80's, before the world became this crazy place, I spent many of my informative years living in Saudi Arabia with my family. It was an interesting and culturally different place to live, and it provided so many opportunities to explore the world and learn about other cultures.  ...more

13 Whole30 Super Bowl Recipes

Hey y'all! Super Bowl 50 is upon us, and I have to tell you that I am SO excited! Not only am I a huge football fan in general, but Peyton Manning is one of my all time favorite celebrities. His career, philanthropy, and cheesy TV commercials have all been absolutely cherished by my family. The fact that this is (probably) his last season to play makes his Super Bowl appearance that much more exciting! GO PEYTON - VFL! ...more
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Pink Heart Beet Pancakes

These pink pancakes claim their power from iron rich beets! Oatmeal also adds to the iron power of these pancakes, making it a great vegetarian option as well.  White or wheat flour can be used; the white flour making the pink stand out a bit more, yet the wheat flour boasts a bit more nutrition....more

Pretty in Pink Layered Brownies

Valentines are great. But me, I'm more concerned about tines. As in, of my fork, and what dessert will be gracing them on February 14 ....more

Divide and Conquer Weekend

I hope your weekend was as fun as ours! Here’s a little recap! Friday night was CrossFit, cheat meals (Billiards burgers) and coloring! ...more

Simple Minnie Mouse Lunch

Still feeling a wee bit uninspired lately. ...more

How to Make INSTANT Coconut Crème Brûlée

Have you ever received an unexpected visit? Well, I have… and at times like that, how grateful I am to be able to...more

Bounty Balls

Next week is St. Valentine’s Day! I cannot believe how time flies so quickly, and we are already celebrating this romantic holiday. Did you already think how to surprise your loved ones? I have an idea for you how to make this special day not just romantic but also a little bit sweeter. Your second half will love this treat!Do you remember delicious, creamy, filled with coconut Bounty bars from your childhood? I do! And I miss those candy bars. Did you know that to make these candies you only need 3 ingredients? Yes, I know it is hard to believe, but the only ingredients you need are coconut flakes, condensed milk and chocolate chips. And you don’t need to cook or bake anything!Basically, you just need to mix coconut flakes with condensed milk and cover it with melted chocolate. Voila!...more

Simple Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Sea Salt

Sometimes it’s necessary to state the obvious....more

Oreo Cake Pop Recipe – Cookie Pops!

Cake pops can’t be easier than this! Cream cheese, Oreo cookies and melted chocolate will make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. No further directions necessary ....more

a love letter to invoke

Hey guys! Something a bit different for you today. As many of you have realized, I have undergone some major physical changes over the last year including a significant weight loss ....more

Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and whether you’re making treats for your sweetheart, friends or family, these Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies are sure to be a hit! They’re super cute, super delicious, and super easy to make! Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese ½ cup confectioners sugar 1 tsp vanilla […] The post Heart Shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Puff Pastry Pies appeared first on WhitneyBond.com ....more