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…

no recipe brussel sprouts

So much of my cooking is done without recipes these days. It wasn’t always that way though. I remember the first cookbook recipe I followed by myself in middle school (pampered chef – which I passed onto my baby brother and I’m pretty sure he hasn’t cooked from it yet….) and how fun it was…

five ways to simply eat more vegetables

I’ve been on a person mission lately to eat more vegetables.  It comes and goes in waves.  Right now it’s in the forefront of my mind and I’m making good progress with it.  I have a few tips that have helped me naturally eat more vegetable, without too much thought or pressure. 1. Have a…

#40plantfoodchallenge results and thoughts

One week ago I began and shared about the 40 plant foods challenge. Today I’m coming full circle to talk about the variety I ate and my general thoughts on the challenge.  Here’s a list of and look at the plant foods I ate. Monday: rolled oats, banana, sunflower seed butter, apricot, raisins, celery, apple,…

love it! kale

Currently I have orange zest, orange peel and vanilla extract simmering away on the stove top.  Hunter is napping.  I’m freshly showered, looking out the window at the beautiful sunny blue skies and munching on these crackers.  A pretty nice Wednesday afternoon is in the works over here. However, that’s not what today’s post is…

broiled caprese tomatoes

alternate post title: just a mom day with yummy food Yesterday we didn’t have much planned.  No places to go, people to see or things to do.  After breakfast Hunter, Norah (the 8 month old l I watch 3 days a week) and I walked to the park.  It was a little bit sunny, but…

real food restart

Hello! How was your thanksgiving and weekend? Our fun filled long weekend ended Sunday. Thanksgiving #1 with Jacob’s family, then Thanksgiving #2 with mine on the day after + lots of games and crafting. Chelbe and I started with some snow flake wreathes. I plan to make some more along with a tutorial. Pretty cute…

bring on the greens + simple stir fry

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