30+ starchy vegetable side dish recipes + my whole30 intro


This week the hubs and I embarked on the Whole30 challenge.  The Whole30 is a 30 day program where you focus on eating real foods, while eliminating potentially problematic foods to see how your body does without them.  You focus on eating meats, vegetables, fruits and fats, while excluding dairy, gluten, all grains, soy, legumes, […]

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 […]

#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 […]