BreakfastSad to say, my garden isn't doing so well this summer. Between the heat and the challenges of bending with my growing baby bump, I haven't done a great job of keeping up with it. However, a few friends have shared their fabulous produce which has included massive zucchini! So I made extra large batches of Zucchini Bread Oatmeal to enjoy throughout the week. In place of brown sugar I used sucanat and omitted the butter, which was perfect for my taste....more
Another huge hats off to Detoxinista. The woman is a genius when it comes to unconventional and healthy recipe ideas. Her recent recipe using CHICKPEAS as the base of chocolate chip cookies is unbelievably delicious. AND it’s gluten/refined sugar free....more
With our little girl's due date just 7 weeks away (feels like it will be an eternity and the blink of an eye at the same time!) I'm doing some serious planning ahead. I've never been the master of transitions and with this being our first child I know its going to be a big one. While I can't prepare for everything, there are simple things I can have planned to make the transition a bit easier, including nourishing meals stocked in the freezer and a list of recipes that are manageable once we get the hang of things....more
As the warm weather arrives its time to ditch the soup (as much as I love a big bowl of it!) and be nourished by refreshing favorites to keep you cool and your tastebuds dancing. As challenging as it can be to stick to your health goals in the winter when you're stuck inside and your calendar is bombarded with holiday parties, it can be just as challenging in the summer when popsicles, ice cream, and cookouts are constantly calling your name....more
Crisp around the edges; chewy in the middle; chocked full of butterscotch and chocolate chips and lightly sprinkled with sea salt. These Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Blondies with Sea Salt are the perfect salty sweet combination! ...more
An artichoke is a mystery. It looks like some sort of Audrey type plant, from Little Shop of Horrors. Sometimes I never know if one day it might open up and just start talking or take a snap at me.
Although intimidating, it’s one of the easiest vegetables with complex layers to cook. There are many different methods of cooking as well. For now, we will simply dive into the easiest method of all...boiling an artichoke.
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