Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto

Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto

Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto This is a delicious asparagus dish to make while it’s in season. I switched out traditional arborio rice for farro, a wonderful fiber and iron rich whole grain with a low glycemic index and slightly nutty flavor. When cooked, it will have an al dente…

Homemade Almond Mylk

Homemade Almond Mylk

It’s nearly impossible to avoid preservatives, thickening agents and added sugar in nut mylks. I know this because I’ve searched out and bought all kinds of mylk from the Cleveland suburbs to San Francisco North Bay, from basic generic grocery chains to Whole Foods. I know that…

Slow Roasted Wild Salmon with Honey Teriyaki Glaze

    Wild salmon is more lean than conventional salmon and can be more chewy when cooked. The key to a tender flaky wild salmon is slow roasting at a low temp. Hope you enjoy this recipe.   Slow Roasted Wild Salmon with Honey Teriyaki Glaze For the wild salmon: Preheat oven to 300…

Top 10 Toddler Meals and Recipes {for the whole family}

Top 10 Toddler Meals and Recipes {for the whole family}

I recently wrote a guest blog post on top toddler meals on the lovely Danielle’s site- www.todaysthebestday.com. Hope this is helpful and comment below to share your meal ideas! Also, be sure to visit www.todaysthebestday.com. You’ll find positivity and feel uplifted. It is my honor…

Slow Carb Breakfast

Slow Carb Breakfast

The Slow Carb diet helped my weight loss after the baby. I learned about it from The Four Hour Body. For more information and to shop the NYT Bestseller book, click here: I highly recommend Tim Ferriss’ blog for reading about lifestyle design, living colorfully and general cool stuff…

Kid Friendly Fresh Fish

Kid Friendly Fresh Fish

Rockfish is a mild flavored and firm fish. It’s a great fish to offer picky eaters. Coated with crispy Panko- even the most discerning of eaters will show some interest! Serve plain or with ketchup or BBQ sauce. Here, I served it with basmati brown rice with shredded spinach and a…

Best Lunchbox Accessory Award

Best Lunchbox Accessory Award

This humble, simple and multi-tasking item gets my “Best Lunchbox Accessory” Award! Have you spotted it yet? It’s the colorful silicone baking cups! It’s the hardest working lunchbox accessory I own! I use it for so many purposes: – baking, obviously – turn…

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween Idea I made this for my preschooler’s Halloween party. The kids loved it! Tweet

Salmon Everyone Loves

Salmon Everyone Loves

  Recipe here. Tweet

Brunch By Hubby

Brunch By Hubby

Ladies, we can often be hard on our significant others. Especially after years of being together. Everyday minutiae can start to magnify. The romance and big hearted thinking of the early days are dulled. This is especially true if you have young children (mamas, can you relate!). If your man…

Food Preppin’

Food Preppin’

Keep good food in the house and you will eat good food. Taking the time out to do veggie prep every few days or so really helps to stay on track. My favorite way to store prepped food is by using Snapware. – The airtight seal keeps the food fresh longer – Containers stack neatly ..

5 Minute Lunch Box

5 Minute Lunch Box

Packed this lunch for my preschooler in 5 minutes flat using leftover chicken. Chicken & Spinach Whole Wheat Wrap Edamame Carrot Stix Green Grapes Starfruit Fudge I keep my tortillas in the fridge. Warm them in 10 seconds without using the microwave or oven. If you’re interested in…

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

This slaw is SO delicious and healthy. It’s originally from Emeril Lagasse’s Salmon Burger Recipe which calls for this slaw. I always make a double batch and it’s the perfect side for a light meal. {I used EVOO in place of vegetable oil} I posted this on Instagram and the chef…

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

This homemade treat is packed with super foods and totally guiltfree. Keep a batch around to satisfy your sweet cravings! This recipe is incredibly versatile- add or subtract ingredients to your preference. Use agave in place of honey to make it vegan. Use sunbutter in place of peanut butter to…

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

My dear friend Danica of The Memoirs of a Mommy and I teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway! These three innovative baby and toddler products are mom approved and loved by the little ones. Giveaway includes: 1. Re-play Color Blast tableware set. 2. $15 credit from Snapbibs online shop. 3. A…

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

  August 2014 Road Trip: Savannah, Georgia Restaurant:  B. Matthews Eatery in beautiful downtown Savannah historical district Tweet

Eggplant Stirfry With Ground Pork

Eggplant Stirfry With Ground Pork

Chinese eggplant (long and skinny) is the best option to use in this dish. Available at most Asian grocers, it has a sweeter flavor and mild texture compared to regular eggplants (fat and round). If you are using regular eggplant, I recommend a “sweating” step before cooking that will help…

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken and Warm Potato Salad by the Hubs. If you’ve never heard of The Big Green Egg.. well, words can’t describe it. It’s a whole lifestyle for serous BBQ’ers. Check it out here: The Big Green Egg Recipes from the Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the…

Chicken & Red Pepper Wrap

Chicken & Red Pepper Wrap

Grilled Chicken Spinach & Sprinkle of Shredded Mozzarella Sauteed Red Peppers & Onions Toasted Whole Wheat Tortilla   #MomTips – Cute Picks hold the wrap in place really well for little hands – Cut the skin on the orange slices but leave an inch hanging on. Toddlers can…

Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

To shop the plate pictured above, Click here. . Where I spent part of my childhood, starfruit was plentiful and I loved eating it out of hand like an apple. So it was exciting to find out that it’s in season during the winter here in the US, by way of Florida. Here are some ..

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