Quinoa Tabbouleh and Vegan Chick Salad


I mentioned in a previous post that this hot summer weather makes me want to eat a little lighter…heavy meals just don’t sound that appealing to me…especially mid-day at lunchtime. I’m definitely still in that mode…and there is no sign of cooler weather anywhere in my near future…unfortunately. I made two yummy recipes today that [...]

“B”LT’s & Orange Sesame Kale Salad


We are about to watch the World Cup… GO USA !!!!!!!!!!! We’ve been hanging out at the pool all day and I was trying to think of something besides turkey sandwiches to serve the family for lunch.  It’s been a while since I made a BLT so I decided to whip some up “healthymamma” style. [...]

Veggie Quinoa Chili and Kid Travel Activity Packs


I’m always trying to come up with delicious…but not too complicated and time consuming…vegetarian dishes. And, it’s important that everyone in our family likes these vegetarian meals…even our kiddos…which can sometimes be tough! I don’t know about you guys…but, around here when it comes to veggies…my tots can unfortunately be a little picky. Consequently, I [...]

Blueberry Breakfast Cobbler, Avocado Caprese Salad and Homemade Playdough


Hope everyone out there has been enjoying their weekend !  My weekend was fun … had girls night out to see Rihanna for the first time …she rocked the house as well as that amazing body of hers…dang ! Worked in my garden a lot too…pulling up my tomato plants (they never flourished in this [...]

Sister Slaw – a fresh twist on a Fourth of July Favorite

Sister Slaw

It’s the long Fourth of July weekend and I have a Texas BBQ to look forward to — a tradition I love, which always includes two things to work around:  extreme heat (103 degrees today?!?!?) and a menu I can’t partake in due to choices and food sensitivities.  So, off to the kitchen I go [...]

Manna Bread, Veggie Boats, and Escaping this Summer Heat!


It’s hot outside…no, really…it’s HOT outside!  This Austin summer heat is unbearable at times.  We finished the month of June with a total of 18 triple-digit days!  Considering that July & August are typically the hottest months of the year in Austin…I’m not really looking forward to the heat these next two months.  A couple of things really change in my routine when [...]

Veggie Burger Salad, Lululemon and Happy 4th of July !

Sunshine Veggie Burgers

Well it’s another 100+ degree day in Texas !  If another person asks me “Is it hot enough for you today?” I may scream ! Just made the most delicious salad…spinach, organic veggies (red bell pepper, cucumbers, carrots, celery), and some farm fresh goat cheese with a crumbled veggie burger on top.  By the way, [...]

Veggie Subs, Cars 2, and Ashley the Bachelorette

Veggie Sub

It’s been an awesome few days!  This weekend was full of good friends, laughs, some wine (ok, a lot of wine) and even some dancing!!  Somewhere in that crowd is some girl who tried to start a fight with me for very accidentally (and apologetically) spilling over some red wine on her “$150 Lacoste” purse.  [...]

Whitewater Veggie Burger


This recipe came from Alligator Pie Catering in Vancouver…my friend Louise picked their recipe book up for my birthday while she was visiting I love this one … has fresh herbs, soy sauce, just a ton of flavor !  And it makes 12 burgers so I have 11 lunches going into my freezer   I [...]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

2 sweet potatoes 1 small onion, chopped 1 Tbsp oil 1  19 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup vegetable stock 2 garlic cloves, minced 1.5 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp ground mustard 1 tsp cumin 4 large whole wheat flour tortillas Bake sweet potatoes at 400 for 1.5 hours.  Peel, mash and [...]