Medley of Mushrooms Soup

There is something about mushrooms that feels so rich and decadent.. I  am always looking for creative ways to prepare them for my family.  With the recent drop in temperature I was craving a hot bowl of soup.  So I created this delicious medley of mushroom soup.  It is simple to make but rich in flavor and aroma and instantly became a family favorite! Bon appétit! 5.0 from 1 reviews … [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...]

Guava Coconut Mousse

The tantalizing smell of guavas filled my home as my hubby walked through the door. "Look what my friend gave me," he said beaming, holding up a bucket full of this tender fruit we love so much. Yum! As delicious as they are there was no way we could eat all of them before the spoiled so I froze a few and decided to make a mousse we could enjoy at dinner time. I chose a handful of ripe … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Falafels

I've always loved mediterranean dishes and falafels have long been a favorite. As a child my parents introduced to foods from around the world. We enjoyed moroccan food fairly regularly, When we travelled to Greece, Turkey or Tunisia I was in heaven! Steaming couscous, tangines and yes, mountains of freshly made falafels. Until recently I had never attempted to make these myself, but in … [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...]

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger

One of the things I absolutely love this time of year is a steaming bowl of delicious soup! It has a way of lifting my mood if it needs lifting and fills me with warmth from head to toe. This carrot and sweet potato soup is simple and absolutely delicious. The delicate flavors of the carrots and sweet potato are beautifully enhanced by the fresh ginger. I only use a handful of ingredients that … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

As much as we relish our Thanksgiving meal every year, I look forward to left overs and finding all sorts of creative ways to serve them.  I first made this soup by combining fresh turkey stock with leftover turkey chunks and my scrumptious turkey stuffing.  You can throw this recipe together in less than 5 minutes if by doing the same.  Or make it from scratch by following this easy … [Read more...]

Herb Smothered Chicken

I don't cook a whole chicken very often... I'm not sure why as it is such an efficient and cost effective way to feed a family.... But when I found an organic, pasture raised chicken at my health food store last week, I was inspired to come up with a simple, healthy way to prepare it. And I was thrilled when my 7 year old who was practically licking her plate, asked "Mommy, pleeeaaase put this in … [Read more...]

Poached Pear and Arugula Salad

There are so many things I love about spending time with my sister and discovering some of her wonderful culinary creations is one of them. Pears poached in red wine with a delightful blend of spices make this salad truly scrumptious. And since it is part of her Bikini Body Boot Camp recipes so you can enjoy it knowing it's as good for you as it is to savor. Bon apétit! 4.7 from 3 … [Read more...]