What’s more American than Watermelon? Ok ok, hotdogs, baseball, etc. But, this healthy salad feels decadent and gourmet, but it simple and delicious. And to me, watermelon just feels like summer, especially July 4th. If you’re looking for an easy potluck salad that isn’t boring for your holiday activities – this is a winner. […]Read More.
Who knew having a kindergartner would be so difficult! She is busier than I am. I have been on the hunt for quick and easy recipes I can do while she’s tearing through the house after glee club, violin, cooking class, and soccer (see told you, busy lady!) We love the rice bowl at Chipotle […]Read More.
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.