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

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

It’s the weekend so of course that means you need to treat yourself to a delicious dessert of some sort, and in this case dessert for breakfast! I finally bought a couple of mini doughnut pans this week so I decided to put them to good use and make these soft and fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts! They are little bites of heaven and isn’t everything just better in miniaturized form? ...more

12 Game Day Recipes | Paleo, Whole30

image source: 2016superbowl.org The big game is tomorrow! ...more

Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is one of those go to dishes when ordering Chinese takeout. There’s something about that sweet, sticky sauce over crispy bite-sized chicken that is just so irresistible. So naturally, I decided to make my own copycat version of this popular dish ....more

Gonna eat that: homemade chicken marsala

Just a quick note to say DAMN, that was a good dinner last night! This recipe earned a spot of honor in the blue binder where I keep only tried-and-true favorites. (Note to self: I should tell you about that binder sometime.) This one is quick, delicious, and has just a few ingredients...Read more and get the recipe link on my blog, The Beauty of Midlife.~Stephanie...more

Something Saturdays (2/6/15)

Hmmm...not sure what to say this week... Work last weekend went super well-I was able to work with 2 girls I was already friends with and we were stationed at the "Kids Zone" so we just hung out and helped 2-6 year olds ride these little strider bikes, it was pretty great actually! And the rest of this week I just got stuff done and worked ....more

Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and whether you are rooting for the Broncos or the Panthers, I think we all can agree on the importance of eating great food while watching the game! I have provided a few links to some Super Bowl Recipe Round-Ups below…. Good luck to the Broncos and the Panthers! ...more

Happy Caturday! Brenna Meets Snow

When the harness comes out of the "Box of Doom," I know that something bad is about to happen. When Mommy and Daddy are both standing over me together, giggling between themselves as I walk sideways in my harness, I know that things are about to get even worse....more

Masala Stuffed Urad Paniyaram | Masala Ponganalu

I am back to Cooking from Cookbook challenge after a month's gap. Though I had recipes to share, didn't realize how the days flew. We were cooking from the books, Amma was sharing the recipes she saw on the TV ....more

Orange Sesame Salmon in Foil

Easy tender and flavorful Orange Sesame Salmon baked in foil in a sweet and salty Asian glaze. With Chinese New Year just a few days away, I couldn’t let it slip away this year without sharing one dish to celebrate. I’ll be spending the next few days visiting both sides of our family for our.. ....more

Casserole Crock Saturdays: Slow Cooker Chicken Gravy and Biscuits from Slow Cooker Gourmet

For this week's Casserole Crock recipe we're featuring delicious-sounding Slow Cooker Chicken Gravy and Biscuits from Slow Cooker Gourmet....more