I whipped up a salad dressing to take with a veggie-filled salad to a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be a hit. A few people referred to it as the “yummy” dressing, and asked for the recipe.« Continue »
This was such a satisfying and delicious dinner! Combining just a few simple ingredients resulted in an amazing dish.« Continue »
I always make my own salad dressing. Sometimes I keep it simple, and sometimes I make a batch of something more elaborate to keep on hand for a week or two. « Continue »
There is something about being in the kitchen and creating a delicious meal that is quite relaxing for me. And when you have the opportunity to dive into the food with your hands, it’s downright stress relieving!« Continue »
I can see my Mom’s face now. She’s cringing.
I should have warned her about this post. She’s not a sardine lover. And, to be honest, neither was I until I experimented with preparing them and figured out my preferences.« Continue »
Simple. Delicious. Healthy. Hearty. Kale is definitely a superfood!« Continue »
It didn’t dawn on me until one day in college, when a friend seemed quite confused, that not everyone knows what a “dippy egg” is. I can’t believe this isn’t common terminology for one of the best ways to enjoy an egg!!« Continue »
There have been two vegetables that I’ve been dying to try roasted. Inspired to go beyond my usual squash, brussels sprouts and sweet potato, I tried roasting celery and cabbage. One night last week, Bob had to work late so I figured it was the perfect time to play around in the kitchen.« Continue »
How is it the last Friday of winter break already?!? It went by so quickly, but then again, it always does. The holidays were wonderful and the time off of work was restful and rejuvenating. « Continue »
I’ve started a fantastic habit of throwing a bunch of chicken breasts into the slow cooker about every other week. I make enough that Bob and I have leftovers for days. « Continue »
People can’t say enough about the nutritional benefits of kale. It’s full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. « Continue »
Well, we’re definitely back to work over here. Full-time. Busy, busy, busy.
One way I try to keep my sanity and ensure that I always have a healthy, delicious lunch is to prep everything ahead of time. So, on Sunday, when I’m making my lunch anyways, I go ahead and pack lunches for the entire week.
I pack salads to bring with me to work for lunch every day. By changing up the protein source, I never get bored. It’s also an easy way to get my fill of great vegetables.
Some friends came over for dinner last night; we had to practice our dance moves for a wedding we’re attending this weekend.
We are in charge of leading the line dance sequence during “Dancing Queen” in the movie, Mamma Mia. It’s a long story, how this came to be, but hilarious nonetheless, and therefore it has to happen. We cannot wait to bust this out at the wedding: (The line dance is at the end of the clip)
I love beets, and until recently, only enjoyed them when they were available at a salad bar. I have bought them in a jar, but it just wasn’t the same. And the ingredient list isn’t always as clean as I’d like. I’m not sure why I was so intimidated, but once I finally got the courage to buy some beets and research my options for prepping them, everything fell into place. I have been making small batches to enjoy at home ever since.
I have boiled beets, which is probably the fastest and easiest method. But if you have a few extra minutes, I highly recommend roasting them. In the past, I have always roasted them in the oven, but living in the midwest right now means I’ll do anything to not use my oven. Last night, Bob and I decided to use the grill for dinner, so I was able to claim the back corner of the grate for roasting the beets. Perfect.