Ok friends, please don't think I'm loony but I actually kind of miss summer. Yes, 120 is a lot to swallow sometimes BUT lots of pool time and lost of fresh summer fruits and veg always get my recipe wheels turning. Today's Thursday so I'm going to pull out some of my old recipes to … Continue reading Looking Forward to Summer … Opening Up the Recipe Box!
Happy November 1st everyone! November is a busy month, and now even more busy that I have additional family! Today is actually my dad's birthday, tomorrow is my husbands, mine comes around next Friday (the 6th... for those of you wanting to send some warm wishes my way!), and my mom finishes up the start … Continue reading Focus on Feeling Fantastic…
Who says soups are just for winter? Current temperatures where I live have been averaging between 100-110 degrees every day, yet some how I'm still craving a little bowl of warm, comforting goodness. To satisfy my craving, I made a fairly light soup last night that I could portion out and bring for lunch a … Continue reading Summertime Soups: White Bean & Kale
Oh my goodness it feels like ages since I have written anything. I wish I had a more exciting excuse, but nothing has really changed! Just let time slip away from me I guess! I figured I would leave a simple, easy recipe that can be made with common household ingredients for todays post. This … Continue reading Easy Peasy Crockpot Chicken Stew
With healthy eating becoming a new and exciting trend, more and more popular health food stores and markets seem to be popping up every couple of blocks. It doesn't take much to find a spot where you can get local produce or a wide selections of fruits, veggies, and organic products. Maybe you're really in to buying organic … Continue reading Stretching a buck… How to shop smart & keep your healthy lifestyle!
For me, summertime and Portobello mushrooms go together wonderfully. They are light and airy, yet still provide a robust, meaty flavor that I love. They are also very versatile. From chopped, sautéed, and used in pasta dishes, to grilled and used as a burger alternative, Portobello mushrooms can be jazzed up and changed around to … Continue reading Portobello Mushroom Cap Pizza
One very appealing thing about eating fruits and vegetables is the color. In my opinion, eating something that looks so pretty, fresh, and bright makes it that much more enjoyable (aside from all of the great health benefits that come from eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies!). This recipe is one of my … Continue reading Summer Vegetable Tortellini Bake
I'm sure not everyone is as excited when 70 degrees rolls around, but for me after this terrible Ohio winter, seeing even 60 on the thermometer gets me feeling energized and ready to get outside. After being cooped up all winter, I'm sure you've seen some changes in your eating habits (at least I do). … Continue reading Shifting to Summer
Weight-loss can be a very frustrating thing. You spend hours at the gym, stuff your body with veggies and lean protein, and turn away from the dessert offered after dinner, just to see the little dial on the scale move back a measly pound. How discouraging. Another frustrating aspect of weight-loss; when you hit the plateau. For a … Continue reading Why won’t it budge?