Alphabet Veggie Soup & Breakfast Muesli…and Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway !

Sad Veggie Cake

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone ! Bob’s Red Mill was gracious enough to send me a few of their products to sample.  I got the Vegi Soup Mix, Muesli and the Bran Apple Muffin Mix. The soup was amazing!!!  The mix is a combo of split peas, lentils, barley and some wheat alphabet pasta…my kids loved [...]

Potato & Lentil Soup, and Fresh Greens with Jane’s 3,2,1 Dressing


I know…I know…I’ve been going crazy with soups and lentils lately! I apologize for being redundant…but, I love soups this time of year! They warm you from the inside out…they’re yummy…and they’re SO EASY to prepare & serve! Plus, I love that I can just dig through my produce drawer and throw in anything and [...]

Easy Potato and Leek Soup & Banana Walnut Muffins

Cleaning the Leeks

I’ve been busy in the kitchen making snacks for next week while the kiddos are out of school for Turkey Week.  I made a double batch of Melissa’s Ladybug Bars (yep this is about my 8th batch of these…LOVE them!).  We made a huge dent in them today…I froze a dozen and we will eat [...]

Moroccan Spiced Red Lentil Soup


I’ve been cooking sans oil for the last few weeks because of my Engine 2 Oil-Free Challenge and I’ve discovered that I used to use oil in so many recipes where it simply wasn’t needed. In fact, in most cases, I think the recipe tastes better without the oil…you can really taste the veggies when [...]

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 [...]

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Just back from Cabo with the hubby and I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!!!  I have spent the last 48 hours cleaning the house, doing laundry, checking schoolwork, playing email catchup, grocery shopping…omg I am exhausted!  I’m hoping sometime this week I’ll get a chance to plan/shop/decorate for the wedding shower [...]

A Garden Update & My Non Big Fat Greek Platter


Hello Healthy Friends!  Long time no chat!  Or, should I say…long time no post?!  I’ve been super crazy busy with cakes and kids and carnivals and costumes…all fun and fabulous stuff! We had a super fun Halloween with Rapunzel and our mini firefighter. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday too! I love this time [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]