chicken satay with peanut sauce


There are some flavors I am instantly drawn to.  My number one flavor profile pick though?  It’s gotta be peanut sauce anything.  I think that’s why I love thai food so much and even have two different thai peanut chicken recipes on my blog (a pasta dish here and a wrap dish here).  When I […]

cream cheese cucumber bites


Healthy eating can take a little prep work to make it feel simpler sometimes, but thankfully it doesn’t take hours to do.  These little cream cheese cucumber bites are prepped and ready in 5 minutes and can wait in the fridge until you are ready to devour them.  Perfect little bites when you’re a bit […]

crockpot maple chile pork


After our trip to Aruba I eased myself back into cooking.  The first night we picked up a hawaiian pizza from our favorite local pizzeria and I made a simple salad to go along with it.  The next night I brought out my crockpot and let it do the work for me.  Don’t you just […]

roasted tomatillo salsa beef {crockpot recipe}


Do you use tomatillos often?  I actually just really got into them a couple of years ago.  Before that I know I’ve had them in store bought salsa or when someone else cooked for me, but they weren’t something I bought very often.  If you aren’t familiar with them, meet them!  Tomatillos are in the […]

cardamom pannekoeken


I love breakfast on the weekends.  Usually I make something more labor intensive that I think everyone in the house will enjoy.  Kind of a special treat.  Omelets, crepes and waffles are some that come to mind.  Other times I like to try new recipes.  I’m so thankful when my Secret Recipe Club assignment comes […]

what we ate feb 15-21, 2015


Hi!  How’s your Monday going?  I started out with this delicious plate of strawberry whole wheat yogurt pancakes, apple chicken sausage and extra strawberries plus some raisins on the way to teach.  On Mondays I teach Body Pump and fitness yoga.  The perfect combo to start out my week! Here’s a look at what we […]

baked pumpkin spice oatmeal {SRC}


Hello and welcome to a fresh week!  Today I spent all of the kid’s nap time doing food prep for the week.  Here’s what I prepped: roasted tomatillos and onions to be blended for a sauce cleaned and chopped grapes, strawberries, red cabbage, celery, carrots and onion for munching and cooking made a batch of […]

savory tuna & cheddar quinoa patties


With the new year into full force now, a lot of people make resolutions to improve their life.  I just love that.  Maybe those changes are for your health, or maybe like me you want to actually keep your house clean and organized.  The struggle is real over here you guys.  It’s real.  But if […]

coconut curry chicken with udon noodles and broccoli


There are some flavor profiles I just love… like anything with peanut sauce is a win.  Obviously.  Coconut curry sauce is another one.  There’s something about the refreshing coconut milk paired with spiced up curry that mixes perfectly.  You can make curry hot, or keep it mild.  I tend to keep it milder for my […]