Thyme Roasted Carrots Recipe

If you don't count appetizers or dessert, side dishes are the main attraction for me at any holiday meal. I find turkey and ham enjoyable, but I leave lots of room on my plate for the side dishes. I'm not gonna lie, carbohydrates are usually my ... Continue Reading

Tomato White Bean Soup Recipe – Meatless Monday

This Tomato White Bean Soup recipe with Kale Pesto makes the perfect hearty, filling and delicious dinner.  One of my favorite dinners lately has been a nice, warm bowl of hearty soup with a green salad on the side. It's so simple but also filling ... Continue Reading

Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie

The perfect holiday appetizer, this Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie is easy to make, delicious and packs a healthy punch.  Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Nachos Recipe

I thought it was impossible to make nachos any tastier than they already are, until I had Mediterranean Nachos. Whole. New. Ballgame. It's been my goal recently to include more mediterranean style flavors into my family's meals. Mainly because... Continue Reading

An Apple a Day…

Turns out mom wasn't wrong when she said "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are a crisp and naturally sweet fruit that also promote many health benefits.  While apples can often be found in grocery stores year round, the peak season ... Continue Reading

Taking Care of Yourself – Part 2

Last week, I shared the importance of finding time to take care of yourself. This week, I thought I'd follow that up with some suggestions of little things you can do each day to relax, de-stress, treat yourself, or just find a bit of happiness in a ... Continue Reading

Weekly Menu: Plan vs Reality

I try to be as real as possible on this blog. However, a friend last weekend told me she wanted to bring my kids some Halloween cookies but her husband said that I don't allow them to eat sweets. Thankfully, she told him she didn't care and brought ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Plant Protein Power Bowl

One of my goals these past few months has been to try and increase my daily intake of vegetables. I tended to have vegetables with dinner but skipped the greens at breakfast and lunch. Salads are a quick, easy way to get extra veggies at lunch, ... Continue Reading

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage

We are still riding the Meatless Monday train here at our house. I realize it isn't Monday and I'm posting this Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage recipe, but we had it for dinner this week and I just couldn't wait to share it. &nbsp... Continue Reading

Taking Care of Yourself – Part 1

Finding Time to Take Care of Yourself   It can often feel like there is so much to get done each day that we don't always take care of ourselves. The demands of daily life can be very overwhelming. Between work, family, and sleeping, there ... Continue Reading

Thai Peanut Hummus Dip

I made this Thai Peanut Hummus Dip that I found on Fooduzzi  for the first time about a month ago when we had some friends over for dinner. It was so simple to make and I liked the fact that I could make it in advance and then just pull it ... Continue Reading

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

(Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.) ... Continue Reading

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

In about one more week, it will be my favorite "weather" time of year. When the season really starts to change here in Northern California. No longer warm but still sunny with just a hint of crispness in the air. When you need a light sweater in the ... Continue Reading

Purple Cauliflower – Nutrition Knowledge

As a way to expand my culinary horizons, I've been trying to pick out a new vegetable when I go to the grocery store. Not only does it get me out of my cooking comfort zone but it's been fun getting the kids involved with our vegetable choices... Continue Reading