Roasted Beet Soup & My New Favorite Green Smoothie


We had such a mild winter here in Central Texas this year…hardly a freeze at all! So, unlike previous gardening seasons, our fall/winter garden has held out and continued to produce some really delicious greens and veggies right into spring! It’s been a real treat having kale, spinach, and beets…some of my favorites…producing non-stop for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Acorn Squash Soup, Roasted Beet Hummus and Butternut Squash Hummus


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 [...]