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

Low Carb Breakfast Chili – Gluten Free

About a month ago Jones Dairy Farm asked me to help them come up with some “Brinner” (that’s breakfast for dinner) recipes featuring their delicious products. ...more

Five Amazing Furniture Transformations with Chalk Paint

I have guest poster Michelle here sharing Five Amazing Furniture Transformations with Chalk Paint! Check out her blog to see more details and projects! Hi! ...more

fluffy coconut flour waffles + simple berry compote

If ever I waffled (get it? ai yai yai with myself sometimes) between Camp Pancake and Camp Waffle, these fluffy coconut flour waffles have firmly planted my feet in the latter. Don’t get me wrong: I love the pancake (especially this version, which is also made with coconut flour!) ....more

Beach Weekend Getaway

I’m so excited to be escaping winter and leaving tomorrow for another sailing trip in the Caribbean! You may have read some of my posts from prior trips: basics of sailing in the Caribbean, the Windward Islands, eating my way from St. Lucia to Grenada, Caribbean spiny lobsters, and the French West Indie islands ....more

Melting Chocolate Cakes

I've discussed my deep and abiding love for lava cake before. It's one of my absolute favorite desserts. It's chocolate...it's rich....it's molten...it's the best ....more

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

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February 8: National Molasses Bar Day

Photo licensed via Creative Commons by Flickr member Janet Hudson I'm sorry, but what kind of a food holiday is this? I don't know if I have ever even had a molasses bar. But I like to play nice, so I went ahead scoured the internet for some ways to enjoy this hallowed day ....more

Teriyaki Shrimp Tacos with Chili Lime Yogurt

The flavors in this teriyaki shrimp taco recipe are beyond amazing! The chile lime yogurt and fresh jicama cucumber slaw bring in spice and freshness. Thank you to Stonyfield for helping me share this recipe with you ....more