Tortilla Chopped Salad with Black Bean Salsa and Ranch

This post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Does it mean you've unlocked some sort of adulthood merit badge when you can say with all seriousness that you totally love salads? You would have almost never caught me ordering a salad in a restaurant when I was in high school or college or heck, even a few years ago ....more

Turkey Florentine Calzones

Is Spring and early Summer hectic for everyone, or is it just in our family? March through June is like a crazy marathon of birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and events. By the time July comes around, I just want to spend a weekend on my couch doing absolutely nothing ....more

Peach, Flax, and Walnut Oatmeal

If you took a peek into our deep freezer in October, you would see it overflowing with preserved food from the growing season. We do a lot of canning and dehydrating, too, but freezing is a wonderful option for a lot of foods that maybe won't make it through the tougher canning process. And just as full as our freezer is in October, by the time March runs around, it's pretty much an empty cave ....more

In The Garden

I kinda disappeared there for a bit, didn't I? Well, I have a good excuse—it's gardening season! We've had a stretch of really nice days recently, and every free moment has been spent getting our garden in tip-top shape ....more

Tortilla Chopped Salad with Black Bean Salsa and Ranch

Does it mean you've unlocked some sort of adulthood merit badge when you can say with all seriousness that you totally love salads? You would have almost never caught me ordering a salad in a restaurant when I was in high school or college or heck, even a few years ago. But now, I make a beeline for the salad section of the menu whenever I'm out. Especially if they offer big, beautiful bowls of dinner salads. I love salads that are hearty, filling, and delicious—and creative! I'm not interested in a bowl of iceberg lettuce with some pink tomatoes....more

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I'm only a tiny part Irish, but today, everyone gets to pretend like they are from Ireland, right? ...more

Baked Salmon Fish Sticks

This is the first recipe I ever posted online. It was way back in the LiveJournal days (hands up, LJ lovers), and I was part of a community there that shared healthy recipes. One day after work, I thought it would be fun to photograph all my steps to make these baked salmon fish sticks—a recipe that we absolutely loved in our house—and share it with the group ....more

Healthy Meal Plan: Loving Lentils

I love menu planning. I think it is absolutely key to helping you eat a healthy diet that helps you feel awesome. Because I think meal planning is so important, I'll be sharing a five-day healthy dinner meal plan with you guys every few weeks ....more

Pear and Spinach Smoothie

Have I told you guys that I'm off the juice? And by "the juice" I mean—dun, dun, dun—added sugar. My husband and I somewhat randomly decided one day a few weeks back that we were sick of being so totally obsessed with sugar ....more

Blogging About Blogging: 5 Must Have Blogging Tools

Those of you that were loyal fans of my monthly blogging income reports, may have noticed that there hasn't been an update to them in a few months. Why? Well, some of my agreements with sponsors and ad networks prevent me from being able to fully disclose the amount of money I make ....more