I go through smoothie phases. I can go months without making one and then all of a sudden I get an itch. Yesterday was an all-of-a-sudden day. I got back from the gym and even though I was hungry I had no desire to eat. Nothing sounded good. Perfect situation for a smoothie experiment! Read the rest of this post
It rained ALL WEEKEND and it wasn’t like a nice “spring’s here, YAY” rain. It was a cold, torrential downpour that lasted 48 hours and then started to turn to snow on Sunday afternoon.
I feel like I’ve talked these up so much on social media that everyone is now going to be disappointed but seriously, these things came out AMAZING!
Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t traditional brownies but look… Read the rest of this post
Swiss chard may be my least favorite thing to get in the my CSA box. It’s not that I don’t like it, I’m just not as inspired by it as I am with kale or spinach. It has a stronger taste than other greens, and getting it in the family is damn near impossible unless I really hide it in something. Read the rest of this post
I’m not sure if I’m making a mountain out of a mole hill but it seems harder and harder to come up with ideas all four of us will for eat for dinner anymore. Of course, if I stuck with burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and pizza the kids would be ecstatic but I’m really trying to create some healthier family go-tos everyone enjoys. Read the rest of this post
We’ve all heard of Peaches and Cream, right? I mean it’s a match made in heaven.
Well, the other day while snack searching, an idea hit me as soon as I opened the pantry and saw a can of peaches.
When I was traveling a couple of weeks ago, I had an amazing salad during a layover in the Detroit airport. Read the rest of this post
Like my recent sandwich idea, I don’t find myself frying things too often but every once in a while I like to indulge. Let’s just say I’m a big believer in Michael Pollen’s 39th “Food Rule”:
#39 Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself. Read the rest of this post
Sometimes I just crave a a good old-fashioned sandwich. Something cheesy and flavorful between two slices of bread. There’s no doubt my sandwich and bread consumption has decreased since losing weight, but every now and then I like to indulge. This sandwich TOTALLY hit the spot — warm, melty, tasty and only 5 ingredients that I picked up at ALDI.
There was a time I’d buy produce only to have it rot in my fridge. Now I find it a source of inspiration. So when I have an abundance of something you’ll see it sprinkled on the blog a lot as I find different ways to use it.
Anyway, this salad was AMAZING. So simple yet so satisfying. The combination of pecans, dried cherries and Gouda is somehow indulgent yet simple. Read the rest of this post
We had ANOTHER snow day this week, which in March is a bit crazy for the Baltimore area. Plus, the past few years it’s been unseasonably warm so this winter has been particularly brutal.
Anyway, on this snow day I found myself with a bad case of cabin fever and a bag of kale, which resulted in some fun experiments and dishes – Spicy Egg Kale Cups being one of them. Read the rest of this post
Millet. I had no idea what it was until Bob sent me some to sample.
You know, Bob… of Bob’s Red Mill.
Yeah, we’re on a first-name basis now and he likes to send me samples from time to time. Boy, am I glad he does because honestly, I would have never given millet a second look. I mean, what IS it? Read the rest of this post
Here’s my new, warm, go-to breakfast when I’m out of or don’t feel like eggs. Don’t be fooled by its appearance. It’s a warm bowl of yumminess and the best part:
Chocolate for breakfast!
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