Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

I have been on a southwest kick in the kitchen lately, beans and hot peppers have been a staple.   I enjoy making a large salad at the beginning of the week so that I can eat on it throughout the week and this is my third week throwing together a southwest salad.  I have Read More

Homemade Electrolyte Drink For Kids

Homemade Electrolyte Drink For Kids (& You!)

My kids have battled a few viruses in the last few months.  I feel as though sports drinks have been recommended “because they need electrolytes” on more occasions than I can count.  Two of these recommendations were from physicians.  I am somewhat surprised that so many people think that you need to consume these store-bought Read More

Asian Toasted Quinoa Salad With Snow Peas

Asian Toasted Quinoa Salad With Snow Peas

My husband loves scallops.  It is nearing time for him to travel for work again so I have been whipping up meals that he especially will enjoy.  This week I made Asian toasted quinoa salad using scallops.  This dish is very versatile you can easily substitute shrimp or chicken and if you desire a vegetarian Read More

Chocolate Chia Pudding:  EarthMamas World

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of the tradition of Easter chocolates, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthier alternatives – sweets and treats featuring real cocoa. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe Read More

Veggie Black Bean Buger

Homemade Veggie Black Bean Burgers With Spicy Chipotle Sauce

I recently had a delicious black bean burger while out and about with my kids.  It seems that everyday since I had that burger I have been craving another one.  I finally set out in my kitchen to make a homemade veggie black bean burger that would satisfy my craving.  I also wanted a recipe Read More

garbanzo bean salad:  EarthMamasWorld

Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my Read More

Homemade Dog Treats (Earth Mamas World)

Homemade Dog Treats

Ava asked if we could make our dog, Laika, homemade dog treats.  I thought that making homemade dog treats was a brilliant idea!  I am not sure why I never thought about making homemade pet food.  I make so many homemade items from homemade velvetta cheese to homemade hand sanitizer but never homemade pet food.  I have made such Read More

Carrot Zucchini Bars

Carrot And Zucchini Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

I scored a really good deal on organic zucchini this week and wanted to make a new sweet tooth recipe that I could use the zucchini in.  I headed to Pinterest and quickly found a recipe for carrot and zucchini bars.    The original recipe comes from RealMomKitchen (you should definitely check her out, she has lots of Read More

Kale Chips

Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips

I have been hearing so many positive health benefits of kale and have been looking for ways to add it to my families diet.  If you haven’t already heard here are some of the health benefits of kale.  Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber, and has zero fat.   One cup of kale has only Read More

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

I feel as if I have been in a lunch rut for some time now.   Luckily, it is the back to school time of year and inspiration has been turning up all over the web!  Last week I came across a meatless Monday post at Fine and Fair for quinoa pizza bites I got really excited.  My Read More

Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

Banana Bread Using Greek Yogurt

My kids love banana bread and banana muffins.  I am always trying out new banana bread recipes (whole wheat banana bread, almond flour banana bread) .  This week I had 6 super ripe bananas on the counter and a tub of greek yogurt in the fridge.  Time to create a new recipe! I have been using Read More

Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken

Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken With Mashed Cauliflower & Potatoes

Now that Shane has gone back to work and it is only the kids and I for dinner I resort to mostly ‘kid friendly’ recipes.   This is a meal that we eat at least weekly while Shane is away for work:  Breadcrumb crusted chicken served, mashed potatoes (with cauliflower mixed in) gravy, and green beans. Read More