Remember my love for farmers’ markets? Everything on this platter (except the seafood, of course) is fresh from the market, including this amazing head of radicchio. The radicchio at my local grocery store is small and compact, not leafy with amazingly deep colors. I like this variety much better. It’s not nearly as bitter.
A trip to the farmers’ market is nothing short of torture for my husband, and total bliss for me. For some reason, wandering from booth to booth and filling your basket with a variety of fruits and vegetables isn’t nearly as exhilarating for Mike, as it is for me. At a recent trip to our […]
When I can serve the same dish two days in a row and there’s not a complaint to be heard about leftovers, then that’s a meal I’ll serve again. This salad recipe was incredibly easy to pull together thanks to a carton of lemony yogurt and a container of pre-cooked salad shrimp. We served our […]
Before I move on to today’s recipe, I want to remind my blogging buddies to post their best berry recipes to my Very Berry Blog Hop. This is the perfect time of year to collect recipes for all those juicy berries we’re picking up at our local farmers’ markets. On to today’s salmon recipe . . […]
When Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their organic coconut oil, my first inspiration was to make spiced nuts. My second thought was to amp up my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. I wanted a healthy oatmeal cookie I could eat for breakfast with that first cup of steaming coffee.
One of the best decisions I’ve made in recent years was to earn a certification in nutrition and wellness. And while I can’t say the economy of my household allows me to change careers, it’s certainly improved my life and expanded my creativity in the kitchen. Years past, I wouldn’t have taken a second look […]
During a recent interview with Heather Robertson from Half Size Me, I was asked how I’ve maintained my 40 pound weight loss over the years. Authoring this blog is a big part of the accountability piece – and my long time friend, the bathroom scale. When the dial on the scale reaches that magic number in the […]
I’m past ready to start the weekend by the time Friday rolls around. Before I hit the driveway I’m dreaming about sitting in a comfortable chair on my deck, watching my husband grill as we sip a glass of wine. I’m in heaven.