Quinoa Bowls for the win

As we emerge into Spring I crave lighter foods.  This quinoa bowl is light while still being hearty and its variety of toppings will fuel you through even the busiest of work days. What I really like about quinoa bowls is they are ridiculously easy to make and are excellent for those who food prep….

Avo Toast, Blood Orange & an Egg….or 2…

There is always an egg…seriously…. 98% of my breakfasts start with an egg, and if I wasn’t trying to be innovative I would hit a hot 100%.  A+ anyone? I’ll take it. More often than not when I hear people talk about being healthier the conversation goes a lot like this, “I want to be…

Cupcakes, Friends & being Grateful

If moods could be predicted like the weather today mine would be gray and dreary. Fortunately, that this is not the case.  Rather than storming into Monday morning, I’m slowly easing my way into the day with my morning cup of tea. Sipping, inhaling the steam and wrapping my fingers around the cup between typing…

Chia Pudding & Microwave Photo Shoots

Today as I pulled my “antique” (okay, just very old) microwave out from under the kitchen island and groggily dragged it in front of my slider to obtain natural light, I momentarily paused and considered myself to be mildly crazy.  Yes, only mildly… I also knew there must be a better way, but at only…

Spiced Pear Tea Cake & Food with Friends

How does one top off a terrific dinner with friends?  The food was delicious, the wine delightful and the company superb.   To finish off a great evening I decided to make a Spiced Pear Tea Cake. Over the years, I’ve stumbled across various tea cake recipes. I’ve also had the ability to make and enjoy…

Flower Power Salads & Coloring Your Plate

Today I’m throwing it back to one of my favorite salads I made last summer.  If you noticed, I’ve been missing the warmer weather in general lately. Spring and summer spark not only a time of warmer weather but bring weekend excursions to our local farms to sample some of the freshest produce. I feel…

Snacking Made Easier & Sunbutter Love

I’ve never met a snack I didn’t like (ok, or one I wouldn’t at least try). Snacking can be a great habit. It can help power you through the day by providing great sources of energy, and if you’re anything like me it can also keep the hangry beast inside at bay. But, it’s important…

Only the very best of the B’s

By only the very best, I mean blueberries and bananas!  While we continue to move through the frigid March weather this smoothie is a definite pick me up and transports your taste buds straight into summer. It may not be time for flip flops, but that’s okay, we’ll make our own little vacation right here….

Fish & Farro on a cold winter day

As I sit today and stare out the window across my snow and ice covered yard, my body emits a little shiver and I’m gently reminded of how grateful I am to be inside. I hold my cup of tea closer, wrapping my chilly fingertips around its heat and take a deep, slow breath of Earl Grey…