This week I bought the GIANT bag of carrots at Costco and brought them home only to remember that we didn’t bring our BlendTec to Montana. Hmm, what to do with all the carrots? Then I remembered making garlicky pickled carrots a few years ago and instantly had a craving for them. I whipped these […]
Yesterday we celebrated Leila’s 5th birthday with fish tacos and strawberry vanilla cake. She loved the fish tacos, but she may have been even more excited about the cake. It turned out even better than I remembered, and I may have had another piece for breakfast this morning. You can find the recipe for the […]
Spring Training is over, shorts season is here, and I am not 20 years old anymore. Therefore, it’s time to start working out again. I don’t have much of a plan except to do something every day. Whether it’s a DVD, a jog around the neighborhood or quick circuit in the living room, I am […]
I drool every time I see McKel of Nutrition Stripped post a photo of her daily Nourish Bowl, so this week I finally made one of my own. I ate one last night for dinner, then I had the one pictured for lunch. I may eat this every day for the rest of my life. […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left. Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day. (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]
This post brought to you by Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. We love beets around here. In fact, Joe asks for them almost every night. And although we grow a ton of beets in our garden, taking the time to cook them before dinner doesn’t always happen. That’s why I am in love […]
It’s almost Superbowl time, and you know what that means: Snacks and Commercials! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for more ingenuity and a lot less shock value this year. (I’m looking at you, GoDaddy). If you’re short on time, but still want to impress your friends with a stunning appetizer, this tapenade […]
*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography. What […]
Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog. You can find both recipes HERE!
Last week I was really craving some good french fries. In the past when I’ve tried to make them at home, my oven fries have either come out sad and floppy or burnt to a crisp. I was determined this time to make a batch of fries that didn’t suck. The keys to success turned […]
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