Colorado Skiing, 1/2 Marathon Training…and 1 More Way to Cook Lemony Brussels Sprouts :)

Family Pic!

Hello, friends!  :)  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s not because I don’t love you.  Things are just really busy right now, and I guess I needed a break!  But, I have some simple updates and some simple advice for cooking some REALLY YUMMY brussels sprouts – we may be killing you [...]

Crockpot Chili Lime Chicken Tacos and Mexican Quinoa

Lime chili lettuce wraps

Hi Friends!  Can you believe it’s already almost February!? This is a quick post, but I wanted to share an easy meal for you on this lovely Friday, in the hopes that it might give you an easy weekend meal idea – or an idea for next week while you meal-plan this weekend.  ;-) On [...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Recipe!


Happy New Year!!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s been a nice break!  Since I last left you, we’ve done a kitchen remodel…     I had a big, huge, milestone birthday…     Birthdays and Christmas came and went…     I’ve also become a little addicted to Pinterest – anyone [...]

Nutiva and Earth Balance Giveaway – and update from Kim

Turkey day picture

Ho, ho, ho!  I can’t believe it’s that time of year again and how quickly the time passes in November and December!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I did – and the best part was taking my Vegan Pumpkin Pie to my gracious Thanksgiving host’s house.  It was a hit!  We had some [...]

Engine 2 – Day 21: Portobello Fajitas, Tips, Birthdays and More :)

Chuys Veggie Enchiladas, No Cheese, Sub Avocado Inside (I didn't eat those beans!)

Hi Friends! Why is this time of year so busy?  In hindsight, I would have picked a better time to do this challenge.  SO I WILL DO IT AGAIN and again, and again…!  But, for someone who has had multiple birthdays, my anniversary, and just a lot going on at work, I think I have [...]

Engine 2 – Day 12 Update

Trick or Treat!

Boo!  I hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween!  I had so much fun – it’s always just a great excuse to walk around with a glass of wine and say hi to the neighbors!  I happen to have the greatest neighbors in the world, so it was a blast!  Zane (5) was a [...]

The Ugly Truth – Day 5 of Engine 2!

cholesterol before

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Creamy Dreamy Superfood Pudding!

Zane and Nutiva

Hello!  I’m so glad it’s almost Friday- TGIF!  :) It’s been a good week in my house; the weather is getting cooler, allowing us to spend more time outdoors, and I finally got my new fridge!  :) I happened to capture this picture with my phone when we were outside one evening and I just [...]