Cashew Butter and Quinoa Crunch Candy Bar

The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk can make it hard to stick to any healthy eating resolutions. I mean Halloween is right around the corner and it’s all about CANDY, CANDY, CANDY! From entire supermarket aisles to office reception desks, the sweet stuff is everywhere!

The Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

I LOVE sushi. Like I have said in my previous posts before, if I could eat it everyday I absolutely would. The price? Not so much. The work that comes with it if you decide to make it at home? Don’t even get me started. So, because of my cheap and lazy bad habits, alas…

Honey Dijon Beet Salad with Chevre Cheese

I’ve met my fair share of beet haters in my time (my husband being one of them) and I have a perfect track record of converting them once I actually get them to try something made with fresh beets. When I bring up the word “beets” to anyone, I automatically see a wrinkle in their…

Basil and Walnut Pesto

I wish I could say my basil is growing like a weed this summer, instead it’s doing the opposite. It’s short, skinny and just looks so depressing. I mean what can I say, I do have the black thumb of death. I guess it’s just one of my curses that I will have to endure…

Fresh Homemade Pasta

I’m back! I know it has been almost 3 months since I last blogged, but so many good things have been happening! New job, new city, new house, and most importantly NEW KITCHEN. So, more blogging and recipes will be coming soon, I PROMISE! I love herbs and when I moved into my new home…

Spaghetti Squash Bake

This recipe utilizes one of falls most beloved treasures, spaghetti squash! I’ll be honest, I had no idea what a spaghetti squash was until I stumbled upon one at the grocery store two months ago. No, seriously, I actually tripped over one as I was getting trampled in the aisles while getting to get my…

Coffee 101

Happy National Coffee Day! It’s National Coffee Day, and much like any other day, 100 million American consumers will reach for a cup of coffee. However, coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills, from the humorous “It will stunt your growth” to the not-so-humorous claim that it causes heart disease and…

Kale Smoothie

Move over spinach and make room for the “King of greens” KALE! Recently, I discovered kale. I noticed the countless benefits and instantly became obsessed. So of course I would try to find ways to incorporate it into my diet. Here are some health benefits and reasons why you should get your “kale on” 😉…

Baby Red Potato Salad

Baby Red Potato Salad Potato salad is a year-round favorite for me. The ingredient variations are endless and the dish provides a tasty and complementary side for almost any entrée. However, I am one of THOSE individuals who is not a fan of the traditional potato salad *gasp!* I know, I know crazy right? I…