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 [...]

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GOOP Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Clean Beet Carpaccio


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 [...]

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Crockpot Chili Lime Chicken Tacos and Mexican Quinoa

Lime chili lettuce wraps

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 [...]

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Lentil Salad – Healthy yet filling !!!

Lentil Salad Ingredients

So I’m on week 4 out of 12 of my 1/2 marathon training.  Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve always wondered why most people who run all the time are not always skinny.  Well now I know.  I have never been so hungry in my life (well besides my pregnancies).    I’ve been [...]

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Whole Food Cleansing and the Perfect Garden to supply it!


It’s January…which for me means a few things ~ recovering from the holidays, getting the kiddos back into their school groove, getting organized and ready to tackle my taxes, and CLEANSING my body from the abuse that I put it through in late 2011! I don’t do liquid cleanses…I know myself well enough to know [...]

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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 [...]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Recipe!


Happy New Year!!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s been a nice break!  Since I last left you, we’ve done a kitchen remodel…     I had a big, huge, milestone birthday…     Birthdays and Christmas came and went…     I’ve also become a little addicted to Pinterest – anyone [...]

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Mamma Chia Giveaway, Roasted Veggie Enchiladas & Rice Krispie Balls

Roasted tomatoes and garlic

Happy New Year Everyone ! I was so ready to get back in the swing of things this week…kids back in school….gym routine…healthier eating…and then my family gets hit with the flu bug ! My son had it last week…hubby and I had it Tuesday and my daughter has it now ! Nice way to [...]

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Striving for Balance in 2012!


Happy Happy New Year!! I hope you’ve all had a peaceful, joyous, and blessed holiday season. My family and I had an amazing holiday…full of love, fun, and even a little chaos…but, tis the season! As we move into 2012…I’m generally not one for new year’s resolutions…but, this year, I’m feeling the urge to make [...]

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