Amy’s Gluten Free Cookies, Spinach Lasagna and Halloween Fun!

Amy's Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone!!! My kids have been counting this day down all month To celebrate the holiday, we wanted to announce a new “sweet” giveaway ! Amy’s Gluten-free shortbread cookies….They are so incredibly yummy..and I’m not even gluten-free My kids loved them too.  They come in 3 flavors – Almond, Classic and Chocolate Chip and [...]

Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

Happy Almost-Halloween everyone!!!! I’m loving this cooler weather, and it makes me want to be in the kitchen non-stop! This week I made Melissa’s Ladybug bars (AGAIN-my kids can’t get enough!), Kimmy’s 15 bean soup (AGAIN!) and 3 different versions of kale salad (I’m addicted!)!  Below is a recipe my sister-in-law told me about that I’ve [...]

The Ugly Truth – Day 5 of Engine 2!

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Hi Healthy friends! Today is Day 5 of my Engine 2 Diet so I thought I would let you know how it’s going!  :)  I started my Diet on Friday, but went to get my blood work done last Wednesday. I finally got the results yesterday. They are ugly! If you read the Engine 2 [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes & My “Oil-Free Challenge”


This past Monday I started a 28 day “Oil-Free” challenge. I wanted to support and join my fellow HealthyMamma Kim on her Engine 2 Vegan Challenge but I’m already vegan…I’ve been dairy free for almost 2 years and meat free for a couple of months…prior to that I was still consuming fish on occasion.  So, obviously, the [...]

Turnip and Cannelini Soup and Spa Martinis :)


I picked up my co-op veggies last week and when I saw it included turnips I thought “Now what the heck am I going to do with these ?”   I’ve always thought I didn’t like them but I decided I’d try to put them to good use.   I googled some different turnip recipes [...]

Engine 2 – Prep Week!

Engine 2 Book

Hello and happy fall! Brr, it’s finally getting chilly here in Austin, TX, with temperatures only in the 60′s degrees tonight, as I watched my 14-year-old son’s football team win another game, keeping them with an undefeated 6-0 record. I love cool weather fall football! It’s another crazy busy this week, but I thought I [...]

Whole Pumpkin Casserole, Pumpkin Dip and our Next Giveaway!!

Whole Pumpkin Casserole

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We have had a GREAT one…got to celebrate my sister-in-law’s engagement yesterday at her engagement party and then we headed to a friend’s to watch the Texas Rangers kick some Detroit booty which means they are in the WORLD SERIES!!! YAY!!!  We’re gonna win it this year I’ve also [...]

Moonlight Gardening & Our Local Farmers Market


What do a HealthyMamma and her hubby do when they’re both crazy busy with work and two small kiddos…but, they have a ton of gardening they want to get done? Well, I’ll tell you what we do…we get our sweet babies to bed and head out for an evening…just the two of us…to the backyard, [...]

28 Day Challenge and “Tuna” Salad

Counter Culture

I can’t believe it’s the middle of October! I usually feel a lot more prepared for the holidays by now. The fact that it was still over 100 degrees in Texas until the beginning of October has just really made the fall season fly by!’s the middle of October, which for me, means I [...]

Easy Enchilada Soup and Buffalo Chili

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Hi Healthy Friends !!  I am so excited about this cooler weather… and I’ve been busy dusting off some of my Fall recipes ! Wanted to share a couple with you I made over the last week. The first one is from my friend Kristine…I LOVE this because it’s SO simple but so good too…it’s [...]