Sangria w/a Twist: {Blueberry Citrus Bourbon Sangria}

Generally sangria is made with wine (red or white), vodka, and fruit. You can add a few things here and there to make it unique, but that is the general make-up. Well, I don't like following the "rules." So, last time I used sparkling white wine to make Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria. And this time, I subbed out the vodka and subbed in honey bourbon. ... Read more » about Sangria w/a Twist: {Blueberry Citrus Bourbon Sangria}

{Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Ever since I started posting more vegan recipes, like this one and this one and this one... and since I started going to the gym regularly and working out with a trainer, everyone and their mom is asking me about protein. It's kind of a taboo topic! So I thought I'd list out some of my favorite protein-packed foods with their actual protein content per serving. ... Read more » about {Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

They aren't exactly striped as I had originally intended, to mimic the American flag. But, they're still red, white, and blue... so that counts, right?! What I love most about this healthy 4th of July dessert is that it's filled with good-for-you ingredients like almond milk and frozen organic fruit... things you want your kids eating anyway! No weird preservatives. No pesticides. No carrageenan. No corn syrup. ... Read more » about Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

You may not know, but 3 days a week I work a "real" job. I'm the Controller at a fabulous school and it's number-crunching-galore on those days. And then there's the other 2 days a week, where I either:

  • worked on my cookbook (now complete!)
  • try to get ahead on house stuff/chores
  • run a thousand errands
  • get to make fabulous eats to share with you!
I've found it to be a great balance for me. And really, who can complain ... Read more » about Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

So, I've committed to juicing at least once a day for Dear Hubby and myself -- for the next three months. It's a grand experiment and a labor of love, but soooooo worth it in my opinion. The key to beneficial juicing? Veggies, veggies, and more veggies!! Still not sure you'll like it? Try my new Super Green Juice -- it's delish! ... Read more » about Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

Things are pretty busy right now, as I'm sure most of you can relate to -- with the end of summer and start to the back-to-school chaos. What makes my back-to-school chaos particularly chaotic, is that I WORK at a school... so I have to go back 2 weeks earlier than most, scramble for additional childcare, and oh, publish an e-cookbook somewhere in the middle of all that chaos :) It's all getting done, slowly but surely. ... Read more » about Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

Ikea Trip + Homemade {Vanilla Raspberry Creamsicles}

It all started with our recent "day trip" to Ikea. I call it that because it really takes almost an entire day to see and experience all Ikea has to offer! If you've never been to one... let me just tell you, it's like being on another planet. It's massive. By the time you're done, you've probably walked a good 2 miles. There's so much to look at it, it really is overwhelming. They have a play area, a full restaurant, and more stuff to buy than

Summertime Eats: {Strawberry Pesto Pizza}

Nothing quite embodies summertime like this pizza -- fresh organic strawberries and basil from our garden.  Summer is the time for grilling, backyard parties, hours spent outside, picnics by the lake, popsicles, farmers' markets, backyard vegetable gardens, later bedtimes, and warm temps.  But more than that, it is a GREAT time to dive right in to healthy eating with so many fresh fruits and vegetables available. ... Read more » about Summertime Eats: {Strawberry Pesto Pizza}