Maple Ginger Chicken on a Stick

Maple Ginger Chicken on a Stick

It gets exhausting making food for other people especially when those other people are kids. They never seem to want ANYTHING. Tonight I told the 8-year-old we were going to have chicken tacos. He said he didn’t want tacos. I said OK, how about a quesadilla? nope. A stir-fry? He made a face. Read the rest of this post »»

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Green Cantaloupe Smoothie finished

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie

Green smoothies — you’re either in the make-them-all-the-time-camp, or you haven’t yet taken the leap because, let’s be honest, they look a little freaky.

I now find them appetizing. I guess it’s what you’re used to. Read the rest of this post »»

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Apple Spinach Slaw

We’re home from the beach! We had an amazing week — click here for a few photos — but boy am I glad to be back home in my kitchen. My body is seriously craving some vegetables!

Of course The Husband wanted to order in tonight for dinner. I get it. It was a long day. We have no food in the fridge. The house is a mess. The kids have been on our last nerve. Read the rest of this post »»

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BLT Salad

BLT-Inspired Salad

I was in “clean-out-fridge” mode as we prepared for our yearly family beach outing and there was a pile of lettuce greens staring me in the face every time I opened the door.

I didn’t have much else besides some cherry tomatoes from the farm.

Wait. A. Minute. Read the rest of this post »»

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Watermelon Chia Smoothie

Watermelon Chia Smoothie

I told you I was obsessed with watermelon, right? I can’t get enough and thankfully, it’s one of the few fruits both kids love.

The idea hit me to use some in a smoothie one morning when I wasn’t really hungry yet very parched after a sweaty summer workout. I just wanted something really refreshing. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale and Blueberry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Dressing

Kale & Blueberry Salad With Creamy Strawberry Dressing

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I did it again. I bought a HUGE bunch of kale and have challenged myself to feed it to my family this week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Watermelon Blueberry Salsa over Tilapia

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

If I had to choose one thing about summer I couldn’t live without, it would be chilled watermelon on a hot day. I have fond childhood memories of spitting seeds while eating giant slices with my cousins. It’s one of those simple pleasures I’ll never take for granted.

I’ve been a bit lazy in the kitchen department since coming home, Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Tuna Cucumber Boats

Simple Tuna Cucumber Boats

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I’m baaack! And boy did I miss my kitchen!

I’ve eaten every meal out and on the road since last Monday and let me you, it wasn’t pretty. I may have gone a little overboard in the bacon, doughnut and chocolate department. Read the rest of this post »»

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Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon

Grill-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Yellow Squash and Bacon

Yes, BACON.

I must admit, I’ve been a bit obsessed with it recently. I found a local farm that delivers milk, eggs and a few other items, and one day I made the mistake of ordering the bacon.

Now the whole family is hooked. Read the rest of this post »»

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Light Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese

Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese

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I whipped this up yesterday on a whim to complement the steak dinner I was cooking for Father’s Day.

I never expected everyone to like it so much, myself included!

I’m really starting to appreciate the flavor that fresh herbs bring to dishes, especially salads like this. Using dried basil just wouldn’t even come close! Read the rest of this post »»

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