Mouthwatering Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs

  My eight year old loves meatballs. She loves them drenched in marinara sauce over spaghetti squash... She loves them served with sautéed spinach or kale... Yes I know I am eternally blessed to have an eight year old who loves spinach and kale :-) She loves them as finger foods she can gobble down as an after school snack... And she loves to help me make them, especially mixing … [Read more...]

Lavender Hazelnut Brownies and Fit Body Bakery Giveaway

There is something about a delicious freshly baked brownie, with a soft, creamy inside and a hint of crunch on the outside that is simply irresistible... And if you're like me, one bite is just never enough. That's why I was really excited to try out the Burnin Brownie mix from Fit Body Bakery... Because as much as I love indulging in a sweet treat every now and then, I am even happier when … [Read more...]

Get Ready to #BakeFit with Fit Body Bakery and Spiced Pumpkin Motivator Muffins

I received a couple of Fit Body Bakery gluten free mixes to facilitate this review. All opinions and recipe are my own. There isn't a season that isn't right for baking but fall and baking seem practically synonymous.  There's something about delicious smells that fill my home when I walk in from a crips autumn day that is nothing short of magical. It brings instant comfort and has an uncanny … [Read more...]

Roasted Pumpkin and White Bean Soup

Fall... Temperatures cool... Trees put on their golden coats... The air is fragrant and crisp... It's time for cozy sweaters and boots, colorful scarves and hats, and a scrumptious bowl of soup to greet you when you come home from a glorious day. It's time for Roasted Pumpkin soup! This delicious white bean and pumpkin soup recipe is inspired by the traditional white bean soups … [Read more...]

Bulu Box Review

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle most of us rely to some degree or another, on a variety of supplements -- Protein powders, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, workout boosters, sleep enhancers, anti-inflammatories  ... Our individual choices will reflect our specific needs and those of our families. I received a Bulu Box to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. If you've … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cup Breakfast Smoothie and Blendtec Giveaway

When it comes to healthy living one of the tools I cannot do without is a solid, reliable, powerful blender. I use my blender daily for all sorts of delicious meals from breakfast smoothies, home made ice cream, hummus, soups, dips... I honestly don't know what I would do without it. In fact it's one of the first things I'll be buying for my daughter when I get her settled into her college … [Read more...]

Spicy Black Bean Burger

In our effort to support our 14 year old in her vegan adventure, my hubby has been buying various brands of veggie burgers for her to try. She's been enjoying most of them and I've been impressed by the variety that is available these days. We've found several acceptable options that are tasty and have a clean list of ingredients. For the most part, however, I don't care much for the texture of … [Read more...]

Raw Beets Salad with Roasted Sunflower Seeds

One of my favorite foods growing up was mom's raw beets salad. It was super simple and absolutely delicious! She simply grated the beets, tossed them in a red wine vinaigrette and served then to us chilled as an appetizer or a simple and nutritious snack. It remains a favorite dish of mine to this day :-) Raw beets are a a wonderful food rich in antioxidants, something I did not know growing up … [Read more...]

Raspberry Cashew Mousse

Since my daughter announced that she wanted to become a vegan I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with new recipes. I'd always thought of a vegan diet as being pretty restrictive but I'm finding it a lot easier and more rewarding than I had imagined. I am enjoying using nuts, seeds and mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables to come up with delicious meals. Those are ingredients I have … [Read more...]

Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies and a Chance to Win $400 #FreshVeggiesWDY

"Mom no veggies please" I did a double take when I heard those words coming from my 8 year old Sabrina. My kids have always eaten their vegetables, and Sabrina has been the least picky of them all, begging me for arugula when she was just three, and eating it by the handful without any salad dressing... just plain, simple and delicious!  Something was up and I was going to get to the bottom of … [Read more...]

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