Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa, Cauliflower Poppers and Kale Krunch Chips

Kale Krunch Kale Chips

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 [...]

Brunswick Stew and No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

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

King Ranch Chicken Mac & Cheese

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 [...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Recipe!

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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 [...]

Mamma Chia Giveaway, Roasted Veggie Enchiladas & Rice Krispie Balls

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Happy New Year Everyone ! I was so ready to get back in the swing of things this week…kids back in school….gym routine…healthier eating…and then my family gets hit with the flu bug ! My son had it last week…hubby and I had it Tuesday and my daughter has it now ! Nice way to [...]

Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

I found this soup on Pinterest…modified it a bit to suit my family’s veggie tastes and it turned out great !  It is a perfect cold-weather, warm-your-tummy, healthy but hearty soup ! 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 zucchini, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1/2 [...]

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Turkey Noodle Soup!

This will be a quick post today as I am about to head out to do some shopping but wanted to share with you my favorite easy soup to make with leftover turkey I make this every year for my family and they love it ! 1 onion 4 carrots 3 stalks celery 2 parsnips [...]