Orzo Pasta Salad and It Takes A Village

Orzo Past Salad

We spent our 4th of July holiday with HealthyMamma Kimmy and her wonderful family…each of them I consider family of ours!  It was an absolute GREAT Independence Day!  We relaxed by the pool, watched the kiddos swim and play, enjoyed a yummy frozen drink (or two, but who’s counting?!) that Kimmy made with her crazy cool Vitamix, and grilled out some [...]

My New Breville Juicer (and Cucumber/Onion Snack)

Breville Juicer Elite

I have a new best friend.  His name is Breville Juicer Elite!!  :) I loved my Waring Pro Juicer that I got from Target to initially get me started into the world of juicing.  After many, many delicious juices, however, a few things started happening.  First, it started to… well, it started to stink.  I [...]

Avocado Salsa – greening up your omega-3s

Yum!  Avocado Salsa!

  I rarely go a day without slicing into a creamy, dreamy avocado and throwing as much on to a fish taco or into a green smoothie as I can before my kiddos take off with the rest.  (Did you know that an emptied out avocado half can be converted into a boat for a [...]

Dilly Beans…I promise you can’t stop at one!


One thing that our family could not live without…our organic veggie garden out back!  Well, we might be able to live without it…but, we’d definitely spend a lot more money on produce throughout the year!  Plus, I don’t know why…but, homegrown veggies simply taste SOOO MUCH better than store bought veggies!  Maybe it’s because you know that nothing has touched them [...]

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

stuffed jalepenos

I got this recipe out of Lifetime Fitness magazine “Experience Life”.  We made them for our Memorial Day party and they were a hit…everyone asked for the recipe ! Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos Print Recipe type: Appetiser Ingredients 16 jalapenos 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup canned black [...]

Roasted Beets


This is one of my most favorite things ever and it’s so easy !  I often have it with a spinach salad for lunch. My friend Amy who teaches yoga at Sunstone and also hosts my organic co-op group gave me this…I emailed her one day last year to ask her what the heck to [...]