Not your typical grilled potato

Hubby decided to override my planned Sunday dinner of Salisbury steak and onions, mashed potatoes, and green beans for an impromptu mini cookout in the backyard.  I wasn’t too upset realizing that this meant I didn’t have to do much work for dinner 😆.  But at the last minute when it was last call for…

After the Holiday Simple Spaghetti Bake

​…day after the holiday, no one wants anymore bbq, first day back at work was crazy, and, oh yeah, the kids are out for the summer and attack as soon as you step foot in the house with, ‘Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, WHAT’S FOR DINNER?!?!?’ 😤 YES, you could scream, turn and walk back out.  But come on…

It’s Deviled Egg Season- let’s get those eggs in shape!

Tis’ the season for delicious deviled eggs!  You don’t have to know how to actually cook to boil an egg though, right?  It’s a simple as boiling water, right?  WRONG!  A simple process yes,  however, it’s all about timing.  In the spirit of the first un-holiday-kick-off-prequel to summer, let’s get these bad boys right, as not…

Vegged-up Tuna Melt

When I make tuna salad for my family of five they tend to go in hard the first day or two with crackers, lettuce cups, and/or sandwiches.  By the time I get a chance to reach for the bowl, it’s generally just enough left over for a sandwich, and that’s just one…sandwich.  For this reason,…

Golden Milk Tea

All I ask for at night when I close my eyes for bed is to have a peaceful, painless sleep.  What do I get instead?  A 3 year old and 7 year old sneaking in the bed with my hubby and me.  King size bed yes, but for 4 people, NO!  Well last night they…

But what about MY protein?

In my cooking class last Saturday, a young lady on her journey to vegetarianism asked me about significant sources of protein to support her meat-free diet.  I responded with the immediate go-to of beans, quinoa, soy (in moderation), and the new protein fortified nut milks as great methods of incorporating protein.  But what about the…

Because food is medicine…

​….when you learn how food is medicine for your body, you love what you eat because you’re eating for life.  My focus is to make that life taste good.                                                    …

Too hot to cook…..White Bean Kale Caesar anyone?

Ever had one of those days where you just wanted something simple like a salad…but a really GOOD one that didn’t take too much more out of you, like the day already had?!? Well this is it- a good ol’ fashioned CAESAR, with a twist!! Cool and refreshing on a hot day with added vitamins…

Whatcha’ growing?

I am committing to self-care in 2017. And as my birthday month has arrived, so has spring fever!  The fever for growth!  And what better way to symbolize this than to begin plans for my backyard garden!   My pescetarian lifestyle is becoming more and more plant based, and I like it😆.  For this reason…