Musco Family Olive Co. Giveaway!!

Super Cute T Shirt!

Hi Friends!  It’s been a long time but please bear with us as we go through some growing pains.  ;-) As we get going again, we thought we’d start with a giveaway.  We hope to have many more in the near future!  :) For now, we’d like to introduce you to some delicious new olives [...]

Roasted Beet Soup & My New Favorite Green Smoothie

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We had such a mild winter here in Central Texas this year…hardly a freeze at all! So, unlike previous gardening seasons, our fall/winter garden has held out and continued to produce some really delicious greens and veggies right into spring! It’s been a real treat having kale, spinach, and beets…some of my favorites…producing non-stop for [...]

Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa, Cauliflower Poppers and Kale Krunch Chips

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Hello healthy friends !!!  So much going on since my last post…Spring Break, 1/2 marathon with Kim, tennis season underway…busy but in a good way I have been dying to post this recipe for a quinoa dish my brother’s girlfriend, Misa, made for us while on Spring Break (we made it twice that week and [...]

Discovering Chard ~ Braised Chard & Mushrooms and Mushroom & Chard Tacos

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Each planting season my hubby and I like to try out a new veggie or two in our garden. We’ve found that it’s a fun way to discover new favorite vegetables. In our current garden, one of our newbies is chard…both Swiss chard and rhubarb chard. Just like other leafy greens, chard is packed with nutrition.  It is an [...]

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

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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 [...]

How to Help your Kids Maximize their Homework Time (and a Buckwheat Granola Recipe)!

I recently read this article from Better Homes and Gardens and thought it was great, so I had to post! Learning Verve – by Raven Snook Applications and attitude adjustments can make your home an optimal study zone.  Here’s how to make your kids maximize their homework: When summer ends, the stress begins-not just for [...]

Brunswick Stew and No-Bake Energy Bites

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We having been gearing up for Spring Break around here…it can’t get here soon enough!  We are heading to the mountains in a few short weeks…for some R&R, a few days of skiing, and lots of cooking in between I have been looking through old recipes to get some ideas on what the menu could [...]

GOOP Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Clean Beet Carpaccio

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I finished a week long cleanse recently…and, while I was cleansing, I got my GOOP newsletter in my email inbox. For those of you who aren’t familiar with GOOP, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s newsletter…and I love it! Coincidentally, Gwyneth was doing a cleanse program of her own and she was inviting readers to join her.  I [...]

Crockpot Chili Lime Chicken Tacos and Mexican Quinoa

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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 [...]

Skinny Tex Mex King Ranch Chicken, and Black Bean Fritters with Cilantro dipping sauce

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I first heard about this recipe from a couple friends who read it in Southern Living magazine “King Ranch Chicken Mac & Cheese”….here is the original recipe if you’d like to try it.  I wanted to cut out the velveeta and condensed soup so I came up with a “skinnier” version.  I’ve heard the original [...]