Greens in a Cube

Yields: About 3 1/2- 4 cups          Prep Time:  10 minutes       Total Time:  4 hours (including freezing time)...more

Coconut Chia Pudding

Coconut Chia Pudding with Mango...more

How to Make Hard Steamed Eggs

How to Make Hard Steamed EggsI sent out this Hard Steamed Eggs “how to” to my subscribers by email around Easter time and people LOVED IT.  It’s a game-changer for sure....more
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Lightened Up Key Lime Pie

Coty and I love key lime pie, particularly this one. I, however, have more of a fondness to this limey treat because it was also my wedding cake. Not traditional in the least, but nothing is traditional when you get married in Key West, Florida....more

Strawberry Summer Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

They’re here!It is officially strawberry season in Michigan....more

Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke

The other day I came across this awesome list of “Ugly Vegetables” on And while I pride myself in being very diverse with my cooking and ingredients I was surprised by some things on this list that I have never heard of – what the heck is a cardoon?? And a rutabaga? I’ve got to find those somewhere!!This list also reminded me that there some vegetables that I I’ve heard of before but never tried – Jerusalem Artichoke, Broccoflower, Taro Root....more

Blueberry Peach Muffins

Fresh peaches and juicy blueberries take your average breakfast muffin and transform it into a peach cobbler-like beauty, all for only 122 calories a piece!...more

First Post! *blush*

Why would I think I have the time for a blog? I mean, really. I'm married, have a 4 year old son, have a full time career as a teacher and am a workout fanatic. So, truly, do I have time for a blog? Yes. Am I also the type of person that refuses to sit down and rest? Absolutely. Let's do this. The intentions of this blog are for me share my  love of cooking healthy food, living a  (mostly) balanced life, and meet new people along the way! Join me! - Just an Okie in Texas...more

Cooking Guru S3E8: Goat Cheese & Sundried Tomato Penne

GOAT CHEESE & SUNDRIED TOMATO PENNEServes: 4 Prep and cooking time: 40-45 minutes...more

Cooking Guru S3E6: Asian Chicken Veggie Salad

ASIAN CHICKEN VEGGIE SALADServes: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes...more