Lunches

Pesto: Easy & Versatile

Pesto: Easy & Versatile

Pesto. Do you immediately think of basil + pine nuts? And needing lots of it? Well, you can actually make pesto at home, easily and with some other ingredients that may be in your fridge or an easy grab the next time you go shopping. […]

When in Doubt {Start to Sprout}

Sprouts are the first shoots of a plant and are tender, delicate, tasty, and highly nutritious.  They are new life awakening.  Once sprouted, our bodies can better absorb essential nutrients like iron, calcium, amino acids, B vitamins, and vitamin C.  When plants are sprouted they […]

Farm Fresh Eggs & Pasture Raised Chicken

Meet Caroline, one of my backyard chickens. I purchased her in her teenage months from Engelnook Farm. She is a heritage breed and is known to be a heavy layer. When chickens are able to walk and graze they’re happier and this is important in their […]

BBQs, Day Trips, and Parties Oh My!!

BBQs, Day Trips, and Parties Oh My!!

Would you like to have a healthier summer? You are not alone. It may feel like it is too hard to juggle all of the social events, the barbecues, the trips, the long days at the beach and the hundreds of other things going on […]

Quinoa {KEEN-WA}

Quinoa {KEEN-WA}

What is it? Whole Grain + Protein + Fiber  {Similar to cous cous} Where do you buy it? Most grocery stores found in the health food section or your local health food store. How do you cook it? You can use it as a side […]

Quinoa {Keen-WA}

Quinoa {Keen-WA}

What is it? Whole Grain and high in fiber Complete Protein Similar to cous cous Where do you buy it? Most grocery stores, like Stop & Shop in the health food section or your local health food store. How do you cook it? Side dish […]

Sunrise Pepper

Sunrise Pepper

A new way to incorporate a pepper into breakfast, lunch or dinner. Since having backyard chickens, it has been exciting coming up with ways to use them. Besides making one of my favorites, egg in a nest, a method introduced to me by my Nono in my […]

Avocado Almond Cheese Melt

Avocado Almond Cheese Melt

Do you miss cheese? Perhaps you’re lactose intolerant or simply know that you don’t feel your best when you eat dairy. Almond Cheese in a new alternative you may LOVE! For several reasons, I typically recommend that we consume cheese, no more than once per […]

Gluten-free Quinoa Stuffing

Gluten-free Quinoa Stuffing

This gluten-free quinoa stuffing brings an equivalent amount of flavor to the table as any other stuffing. The only difference is this dish is full of protein and fiber, without leaving you feeling bloated from an abundance of processed bread. It’s also an amazing option […]

DIY Vegetable Broth

DIY Vegetable Broth

The average 32 oz carton of vegetable broth costs $2.99. If you choose the organic vegetable broth, it increases to $3.99 on average. You can save money on your grocery list and get more health benefits by making your own broth out of vegetable scraps […]