June 2011

Romaine Salad with Beets, Feta & Almonds

June 30, 2011

  Have you been finding beets in your CSA basket or co-op haul lately?  Maybe you have noticed their bright colors at your local grocery store.  Before this year, I never realized how many different colors of beets there are.  We have been lucky enough to pick our own beets at a local farm and […]

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Summer means…

June 28, 2011

Summertime, and the living is easy hot.  We hover around 110 degrees or higher on a daily basis here in Phoenix in the summer.  What can you do in heat like that?  Cool off in the pool or stay inside until evening.  Even at midnight though it’s easily 100 degrees and any breeze feels like […]

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Recipe ideas for the week ahead

June 26, 2011

Whether you are a Bountiful Baskets participant, a challenger in the George Foreman Knock Out The Fat Challenge or just a family with a busy week ahead, I thought I would help by pulling some good-looking recipes together for your inspiration.  Thank you to everyone who responded on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter […]

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This Week’s Bounty

June 25, 2011

I knew we got a good haul from Bountiful Baskets this morning when I picked up the organic box and had to strain to get it into the car.  I was a little afraid that they heaviness was coming from bags of potatoes and onions, but no!  We were loaded up with fruit!   Do […]

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Simple Summer Salad Idea

June 24, 2011

Do you ever get to the end of the week and have a drawer full of random vegetables that didn’t get eaten?  That happens to us sometimes.  Either we went overboard at the Farmers Market or our crazy schedule interrupted our weekly meal plan.   When this happens, I make a simple marinated salad.  It’s […]

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Under the Lights

June 23, 2011

Spring training, extended spring training, mini-camp…the long-awaited regular season is finally here!  The first two games under the lights have been a blast for the kids.  Running around, staying up late, playing with friends, cheering for Daddy’s team.  Last night was game #2 and win #1 for the AZL Diamondbacks (and the first professional win […]

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Grilled Romaine Salad

June 21, 2011

Welcome to the first month of Recipe ReDux, a challenge group of healthy living bloggers who believe that with healthy eating, taste must come first!  See the entire list of recipes at the end of this post. This month’s theme is grilling which put me into a bit of a panic.  Since our move, our […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Father’s Day Breakfast

June 20, 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day!  The kids and I started off our celebration by letting Daddy sleep in and making him eggs in a frame for breakfast.   Lately, every time I start to cook something, these kids are pulling up a chair asking to help.  I love it every time […]

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Happy Father’s Day

June 19, 2011

To all of the fathers in my life, thank you for everything.  I love you so much. Happy Father’s Day

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Impress Dad with a Lamb Filet Dinner

June 17, 2011

What will you be cooking up on Sunday for the big guy in your house?  Haven’t decided yet?  How about honoring Dad with a sweet and savory lamb sirloin?  This recipe is simple but impressively delicious.  Throw it together with some coconut quinoa and steamed artichokes and you have yourself an impressive dinner! Preheat oven […]

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