burritos for the win

 Quesada Burritos & Tacos ... it is a little bit of fast food heaven ... and if you haven't ventured into one of these establishments you are missing out ... I have tried at least ten burritos at different Quesada's this summer and left each time feeling satisfied, full and with a tummy full of... Continue Reading →

zucchini 8 ways

I have for you 8 zucchini recipes... yes 8...   this time of year is all about zucchini cakes, muffins, loaves and cookies...  oh there are healthier ways to eat zucchini...  chop it up and grill it or fry it... spiralize it (although these zucchini tend to get a bit large)...  but with harvest in... Continue Reading →

black bean protein brownies

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes."   - Jack Handey I like to start each day with an intention or inspirational quote...  this one will have to do for today... so last year... Continue Reading →

check you for ticks 

I felt something crawling down the side of my forehead… I lifted my hand up and grabbed it…  took one look and placed it in the sink and crushed it with the backside of a spoon that was in there… I had a silent scream inside me but was in the middle of making a... Continue Reading →

chickpea protein bites

two things get me out of bed in the morning...  well, other than the need to pee, my phone alarm beeping, the farmer getting a little too 'handsy', the need for 4 glasses of water, children to feed and pack lunches for and two dogs to kick out of the porch... but there are two... Continue Reading →

special snowflake syndrome 

one of the best sermons I’ve heard… and this has nothing to do with the fact that I only get to listen to about ten a year…  was last Sunday… I even took notes…  although I was wondering if fellow church goers were thinking ‘oh… she’s finally here and she’s texting the whole time’… kinda... Continue Reading →

a tale of two cookies

it was the best of times, it was the worst of times... and it's all in the eye of the beholder...  in my attempts to produce healthy options for my kids lunches I have completely altered what they will grow up knowing as a 'cookie'... case in point... Miss Sienna was making cookies with me... Continue Reading →

chickpea chocolate chip cookies

 there was a time where I attempted to hide vegetable puree in every item of food I made...  it was a phase of my life brought on by the two cookbooks Jessica Seinfeld  had published where she hid spinach in brownies and cauliflower puree in just about everything... it was quite the process with the steaming... Continue Reading →

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