Roasted Tomato Soup & Ladybug Bars

Roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions

  Happy October everyone (well ok technically it’s Saturday but I am mentally already in October) !  Our household is in full swing HALLOWEEN mode ! Kids and I just finished decorating the house … it’s one of our favorite holidays … well besides Thanksgiving and Christmas … speaking of, I never changed my doorbell [...]

Tomato Basil Dip & Sweet Potato Fries

Tomato Basil Dip

Good Morning everyone ! I was at my friend Kim’s house last week for her Vintage Couture party…if you have young children and looking for some adorable outfits..check her site out here ! They just released their Fall collection ! Anyway, she served this dip and it is so easy to make and SO good !!! [...]

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls


My appetite seems to be a little confused lately. My brain tells me that as of this past Friday, it’s officially fall…but, the weather here in Austin tells me a whole different story. Knowing that fall weather is (hopefully) in my near future, I’m craving things like pumpkin and spiced baked goods, stews, soups…basically warming comfort [...]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

In honor of today being my dad’s birthday…I wanted to share one of his favorite recipes ! I can’t tell you how many times I made this for him when he was in town visiting, etc.  And I’m pretty sure he called me at least a dozen times over the years to ask me the [...]

The Cove, Race Car Weekend, Recipe Suggestions Wanted!

race car lance

Happy Friday Everyone!  This weekend I will not be doing very much cooking!  In fact, cooking just doesn’t seem to be on my side right now!  The other night, I was opening the freezer to get something out, and water just poured out.  The entire ice container had melted – ugh!  We have ordered a [...]

Cannelini & Kale Soup, Live/Raw Foods and Smartini time!

Smartini Pomegranate

Happy Thursday everyone !!! Just discovered this awesome line of raw, live food.  ”Go Raw”.  If you’re not familiar, raw food contains enzymes which aid in the digestion and absorption of food.  Cooking food over 116 degrees destroys all these enzymes so you’re getting a lot more nutrients by eating live/raw.  Go Raw makes cookies, [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins and exciting things to come!


Good evening healthy readers! First things first…congratulations to Peggy Rivera for winning the Forks Over Knives combo set (DVD and companion book)! And to Kiera Wells for winning the the Forks Over Knives DVD! For everyone else who entered…THANK YOU!!     And, speaking of giveaways…we seem to have gotten a lot of interest in them [...]

Vegan Banana Nut Pancakes and our FOK give-away reminder!


I love weekends! I especially love weekends this time of year! There are lots of college football games to watch on Saturdays…in my opinion, there’s nothing better than college football…BOOMER SOONER!!  The weather is starting to get a little cooler…yes, we are a little slow to catch on to the cool weather thing here in [...]

Forks Over Knives Giveaway and Some of My Favorite Veggie Recipes!


I think I’m detoxing!  I haven’t had meat or dairy (maybe in minuscule un-noticeable portions) since the day after I wrote my FOK post.  Don’t even ask.  I had one last event that I had to get all meaty at, and let’s just say I paid the price.  Yuck!  But, since then, I’ve really been sick with [...]

Papaya Coconut Muffins…Zucchini Bread Oatmeal…and Organization tips!

Pantry Organization

So my daughter was up much of the night with the dreaded stomach bug so this morning around 4am I decided to start baking   I’ve made these papaya coconut muffins before and the kids love them.  And I’ve been wanting to try Angela Liddon’s (Oh She Glows) Zucchini Bread Oatmeal…they were both delicious !!! [...]