It's National Ice Cream Pie Day!

I love food holidays and today is National Ice Cream Pie Day! Hooray! But before we commence with the celebrations, here are a few ice cream fun facts direct from the  ...more

Quinoa and Thyme Chicken Loaf - gluten free!

Quinoa and Thyme Chicken Loaf...easy, quick and delicious. A great family meal and gluten free!! Recipe at http://sparklesintheeveryday.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/quinoa-and-thyme-ch...  ...more

A Rainbow salad with a citrus zingy dressing!

One of the beautiful things about this recipe besides the array of colors that are so tasty and healthy for us, is that most of the ingredients can be purchased  fresh from the local farmers market. We love to support the locals! Doesn’t it seem to be true that locally grown foods just seem to taste better than grocery store shopping? Not that we are knocking organic grocery store items-any way we can add life and vitality to our lives the better. It’s just that whenever possible, recipes including these ultra fresh ingredients seem to make our meals just that much more flavorful....more

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

C. Smith http://thespoonandapron.com/This recipe is a simple way to make dairy-free ice cream. Made with coconut milk, honey and unsweetened cocoa powder I like to use unrefined ingredients that have zero additives. Comment if you like what you see! Thanks for reading.Good-Bye to All That: Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream3 13.5 oz cans of coconut refrigerated milk fat (or 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream)...more

Fresh Nectarine Popsicle

Make your own fresh summer popsicles with fruit puree; like nectarines add a few other touches, like coconut water (for hydration), some OJ, honey and perhaps some Gran Marnier liquer. Yum.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/fresh-nectarine-popsicle/...more

Broccoli and Sausage Pasta Toss

Summer is always a crazy busy time for us which means that I need recipes that are going to help me get dinner on the table quickly. Not only that, but I look for food that's going to taste good and will make enough for leftovers (I love leftovers for lunch). My husband just got a new job that will require him to bring lunch to work now too, so let the leftover wars begin....more

Lime Chicken Thighs with Chipotle Rice

Crop Share Cooking--Beet Salad With Arugula, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese

My girlfriend and I split a crop share this summer.  It comes every Tuesday evening overflowing with bags off fresh produce to prepare.  It's a fun challenge to figure out what to make with all these goodies.  This week I had an abundance of beets and arugula so I made this simple and delicious salad with all these super foods....more

Grilled Asian Inspired Tofu Skewers with a Light Green Vegetable Stir Fry

This week has just been one endless, mad social calendar…parties, weddings and invites galore, so I was in desperate need of some very healing, very light and absolutely simple healthy food. I’m so glad that it’s my big vegetarian recipe drive this week and so it was the perfect excuse to create a very appropriate dish for the way I am feeling! So, to get back onto track and get my mojo on the go, I’ve rustled up a lovely grilled tofu dish teamed up with bright, fresh greens…I’m already feeling better as I write this! ...more

minestrone soup

Minestrone soup. Otherwise known as "let's toss in all the random produce I've got on hand" soup. Well, technically I put almost the same veggies in my soup every time, but I do tend to keep the same veggies around all the time. Whenever I have zucchinis and yellow squash around this is my go-to dish. I'm trying to branch out and use them for other meals, but this one is so good I still make it often. Start out by sauteing the onion and garlic in the olive oil with a big pinch of salt. Stir often to avoid burning. They should be soft and sweet smelling. ...more