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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Broccoli & Brown Rice Casserole & A Fun New Years Eve Cocktail and Playlist!!!

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In honor of New Years Eve coming up … wanted to share this cute cocktail idea … I made it for our Christmas Eve party and plan to make it for New Years Eve again … OK maybe not so HEALTHY but hey it’s the holidays To make the ice block around a vodka bottle, [...]

Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

Happy Almost-Halloween everyone!!!! I’m loving this cooler weather, and it makes me want to be in the kitchen non-stop! This week I made Melissa’s Ladybug bars (AGAIN-my kids can’t get enough!), Kimmy’s 15 bean soup (AGAIN!) and 3 different versions of kale salad (I’m addicted!)!  Below is a recipe my sister-in-law told me about that I’ve [...]

Acorn Squash Soup, Roasted Beet Hummus and Butternut Squash Hummus

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Happy Sunday !!! I’m so excited to be in the kitchen all day and watch the Dallas Cowboys game…football, food and fun…a typical Fall Sunday around our casa Today, I made another batch of Melissa’s Ladybug bars…my kids SCARFED down the first batch so I made a double batch this time so I can freeze [...]

Tomato Basil Dip & Sweet Potato Fries

Tomato Basil Dip

Good Morning everyone ! I was at my friend Kim’s house last week for her Vintage Couture party…if you have young children and looking for some adorable outfits..check her site out here ! They just released their Fall collection ! Anyway, she served this dip and it is so easy to make and SO good !!! [...]