Photo by Sera Petras This week I volunteered at a local soup kitchen. My family and I have been looking for volunteer opportunities that we can all do together for a while. We were lucky to come across this opportunity. It’s such an interesting place, a soup kitchen. It’s a hodge podge of different people, […]Read More.
I have been longing to use my grill. It has been raining and raining and raining here. I think it was a “want what you can’t have situation” but, I fired up the grill the second I saw that first bit of sun peak out of the clouds that had been covering our little bit of […]Read More.
When planning my menu this week, I was looking for something fun and creative. My fun and whimsical mood prompted this fun and simple carrot pasta dish as I am in full on birthday party planning mode. I have a 4, soon to be 5 year old. I only have one and I love planning […]Read More.
Oh summer. Now that I have a school aged kid (OMG, I can’t believe I have a school aged kid) summer is fun again. It hasn’t been fun since I graduated from college and had to actually work over the summer. But, watching my almost 5 year old enjoy all that summer has to […]Read More.
Yum Somehow I forgot about the simple pleasure of a strawberry smoothie. I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered it and just in time for summer too. When I was pregnant with my daughter I used to make myself a smoothie every morning. Oh how I’ve missed that morning treat. This smoothie is super simple. I […]Read More.
In honor of Cinco de May I thought I would share my favorite refried beans recipe. To say I have an addiction to this stuff is an understatement. I currently make it at least once a week. It is really simple and quick and keeps well throughout the week. I use the beans to make wraps to take to work for lunch, to eat with my eggs in the morning, or to use as a dip. The best part is when you are starving and out of time, if you have these beans in the fridge, you always have a meal. They are filling, healthy, and delicious.Read More.
Have you ever stared into the refrigerator, knowing you need to serve your family something healthy but really, you just want to order a pizza? Well, I made up this recipe for just that occasion. I didn’t know it at the time, but once it was done and on my plate, I realized it […]Read More.
Easter is such a difficult holiday for the healthy eater. Really, there are no traditional Easter recipes that are truly clean! Jessica and I are always looking for a challenge, and this one definitely was a challenge. If you have read our blog before, you know we talk a lot about ingredient swapping.Read More.
This week I am going back to Charleston, SC for my friend’s wedding. I am so excited! Not only do I get to celebrate one of my best friends getting married, but I also get to go back to my favorite town. I lived in Charleston for 10 years, and even though I have been […]Read More.
It was then I set out on a mission to create something that would satisfy my craving for my old favorite treat. At first I wanted to make it with hazelnuts like the original, but after a while I began to think that I might like an almond butter version better. I mean honestly….almond butter is already so good on its own…how could adding chocolate to it be a bad idea?Read More.