How To Grow Your Own Pineapples!

I just walked outside and picked my own organically grown pineapple!...more

Pure Comfort: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

My twins both had their wisdom teeth out the other day.Funny how that happens with twins. Kind of cute, everything at the same time (twinning!). That is, until you get the double bill....more

I Just Eat Food; I Don't Follow a Diet

I posted a recipe a couple of weeks ago for Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto, and someone quickly asked me if it was a Paleo recipe. "Do you follow the Paleo diet?" she asked. "No," I smiled. "I just eat real food." This baby will be giving me apples this fall! ...more
I'm not on any specific diet, I do eat what I can grow myself, locally sourced, or minimally ...more

My Kids Actually Applauded This Recipe

You know those rare times when your whole family, and I mean everyone, from your husband down to your five year old, applauds the meal you make? You sleep easy that night. Kids can be ruthless with us moms. They are often our worst critics....more

Eating Well When You Don't Feel Well Enough to Cook

Have you gotten that thing that is going around yet? Whatever it is - the flu, a bad cold - it's here in my house, right now. The last few weeks have been a challenge. I have this belief that if I eat really well, I'll be immune from all winter illnesses. Think again. Unfortunately, illness happens. And while my need to eat well has gotten even stronger, my energy level has been thwarting me. Cooking is feeling like a chore. ...more
Smoothies and veggie-packed soups are always my go-to when sick - it's a great way to, as you ...more

Not Feeling Well? Try This Recipe.

I always hate to admit this, but I have been feeling under the weather. Sometimes, all the best eating in the world has no chance against a classic winter cold.That doesn't mean falling back on crappy comfort food or worse, not eating at all.  When I am not feeling well, my first thought is a big pot of chicken soup....more

Slow Cooker Beef Stew wth Carrots and Onions

If you've been following me for a while you might have gotten the hint that I am not a big red meat eater. But come winter, I start to crave slower cooked stews, long simmering soups, and dishes with more beef or lamb than I am normally used to.  I write this off as a winter craving for more pure protein. Come summer, don't even ask me to get near a hamburger....more


 TODAY THE WORDS are EAT WITH YOUR MIND AND NOT YOUR HEART. This message may be meant more for me than anyone else. For those of you who have followed my blog have realized some of my powerful memories have been formed from a certain way my Mother or someone else dear to my heart made a dish. I have relished in the love one expends when they make a special meal. I have incorporated this thinking in my own life....more


TODAY THE WORDS are DON'T CLEAN UP; CLEAN OUT THE PANTRY.  As I start the New Year off with more focus on how we can live and eat in a really tempting world. How many commercials have food which can never look as good as they do while they want you to use their products? How many times have we gotten up from watching a commercial and gone into the pantry or refrigerator looking for the food you saw on the commercial? How many times if you didn't find that product, you chose something else and ate due to the temptation? Now, all of us have done this so let's be honest....more