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Speedy Minestrone Stew

WOW it’s been awhile! I blame pregnancy.

Everyone who knows me in real life knows… I’m pregnant and due at the end of this month! If not, well, surprise!

The first trimester was rough, struggling with food aversions. It’s just weird to only want refined carbs. Bagels and cream cheese, cereal, crackers… and […]

Quick Black Bean Soup with Avocado Lime Swirl

One of my 2017 goals is to declutter. I am going to do one “area” of our house each day for the year! Well, that’s the plan anyway. 😉 January’s main focus was on the kitchen. To help make it not so overwhelming, I am just spending 10 minutes (somedays are a little less […]

Crockpot Curry

Crisp air… leaves falling… crockpot simmering in the kitchen!

We went crockpot crazy this week, using it three times! Moving forward into fall and winter, I am going to make sure I have at least one crockpot recipe every week. It’s so awesome to walk in the door and have dinner ready!

This particular recipe […]

Spicy Garden Gazpacho

Is there anything easier than making a meal by just using your blender? Probably not. Which is one of the reasons I have a smoothie almost daily!

You will also need to turn on your oven, if you want to take this recipe to the next level with delicious potato “croutons,” which I highly recommend.


“Beef” and Orange Stir Fry

A few keystrokes in a search engine, and thousands of recipes come up, right at your fingertips. It is a cool age that we live in, with information so readily available. I am a tad old-fashioned when it comes to recipes though… if I have time, I would rather sit and flip through a good […]

Watermelon Shrimp Tacos

What better way to say goodbye to summer than to scoop up the last of the sweet juicy watermelons and turn them into something delicious?!

My friend (and baby boot camp instructor 😉 ) Danielle recently started her own nutrition private practice, and blog. I, of course, had to check out the recipes right away. […]

The Spice You Need More Of In Your Life


Have you been hearing about this superfood spice lately? It seems like it’s blowing up, from juice bars using the root, to hip restaurants using it in their recipes, to cookbooks and bloggers touting its benefits (guilty on the blogging). This vibrant spice is NOT overrated! People that are quick to judge natural medications […]

Spring Pea Pasta with Shrimp

I was watching ABC’s The Chew a week or two ago and this Pea-Mascarone Ravioli looked amazing! I just did not have the energy to make my own ravioli, but the theme of pasta with peas stuck with me for this recipe! And you may just have everything you need to make it already in […]

“Dump and Go” Taco Soup

Although I think it is healthier to eat fresh or frozen vegetables, this soup, for simplicity, uses all canned vegetables and beans (unless you add onions and/or peppers- highly recommended). It was a great recipe while we were in college. Our parents would want to stock us up with food while we were home […]

Quinoa Bowl with Creamy Mustard Dressing

I don’t know about you, but this cold, snowy, winter makes me crave warming dinners. While I love giant (I mean so big I eat them out of a mixing bowl, giant) salads in the summer, my body wants those comfort food dishes when it’s this cold. Quinoa is quick to cook compared to other […]