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

14 Valentine’s Day Recipes that you will surely love

Can you smell this? No, I’m not talking about the food… I’m talking about LOOOOOVE! Yes sir! ...more

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Luxie Birdie Watching

Luxie looking out the window at all her gentlemen callers. ...more

Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings

I love, love, love chicken and dumplings. A warm bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings is my ultimate comfort food. It’s one of those dishes that everyone in my family loves and brings them quickly to the dinner table ....more

Whole30 Meal Template

When talking to others on the Whole30 Journey, I hear the advice all the time that if we just eat compliant items, we will be fine. While only eating foods that are compliant is DEFINITELY a start, it's not the point of the Whole30. The idea is to totally nourish your body through the food you put in it; and to do that, we have to be feeding it full of nutrients and vitamins at every meal....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

GIVEAWAY: 3 Advance Copies of My New Cookbook, Ditch the Wheat

I finally have my cookbook, Ditch the Wheat, in my hands! ...more

Vegetable Stuffed Steak Rolls with Balsamic Glaze

Finally, skirt steak gets the attention it deserves with this recipe. Skirt steak is most often used for fajitas and that’s about it. Don’t get me wrong – skirt steak is really, really good for fajitas and it’s my top choice for this and this ....more

Another healthy black bean brownie (naturally sweetened, GF, vegan)

One thing this blog does not need, one more post about a healthified brownie. Let alone one that seems a bit of a repeat. Hemp, quinoa, sweet potato, black bean…I’ve posted experiments featuring all these in what appears like the same package ....more