My grandmother was an amazing cook and had several bookcases that were filled with cookbooks. She would take them to bed and read them before falling asleep at night. Much like her I am drawn to looking at cookbooks or recipes online. I love getting inspiration day in and day out from different food bloggers that I follow and seeing their beautiful creations they make. One thing I love is that so many bloggers have made good, wholesome recipe inspiration available for people, especially those with special dietary restrictions. Keep on reading!
With Cinco De Mayo around the corner, we decided to make fruit nachos at our house. We eat a lot of Mexican food and, I thought this recipe would be a good treat at the end of the meal. If you have left over tortillas, its a great way to use them! AND who can resist strawberries and whipped cream!?!
I had a little helper in the kitchen while making this recipe and he had fun doing most of the work. Lastly, I like this dessert because it is easy and adaptable. You can change the fruit out for other berries. Instead of whipped cream, you could do ice cream. You could even add a little lime to the berries to give them a zing. Keep on reading!
My family and I have been on the road for 6 days now and still have a few more days to go. We are in the process of moving cross country and are taking time to enjoy some sights along the way. While on the road, it can sometimes seem hard to eat healthy, especially when you have a target mileage to hit and there are so many fast food signs and gas station travel centers everywhere you go. With a little planning, easy and healthier snacks and meals are possible. Keep on reading!
Bone broth has so many benefits. It boosts the immune system, reduces cellulite, and improves joint health. You can buy collagen or you can easily make the broth in your crock pot with scraps (yay, no extra cost to you)! Keep on Reading!
Did you know that about 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year? (source). According to the USDA food waste in the United States is an estimated 30-40% of the food supply, with $161 billion worth of food in 2010 at the retail and consumer level. Keep on Reading!
Cookies are my go to sweet treat. They are easy to make in a large batch and freeze so, I do not eat EVERY SINGLE ONE. I also like cookies because I can tone down the sweetness and they still turn out great! I do not use white sugar in my house so, sometimes I sweeten them with maple syrup, coconut sugar or honey. The cookies I made today are sweetened with coconut sugar. Keep on Reading!
In an effort to waste less, we up-cycle our glass jars. Its an easy and free way to add more storage containers for foods (or anything else for that matter). I try not to use any plastic containers in our house and this is such a great way to make that change. I also try to minimize my families’ BPA exposure. Keep on Reading!
There is a restaurant in Virginia Beach, called Hearth, that makes some amazing wood fired pizza. Actually all of their food is delicious and I highly recommend it if you are in the area. One of their pizzas is a take on a BLT, but with kale and is topped with a black pepper aioli. I have often put a balsamic reduction on my pizza, but never an aioli. It was incredible! I knew I needed to try to make it at home. Keep on reading!
With Spring just arriving and Easter around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think brunch. Brunch is my absolute favorite! The variety, the sweet and savory combinations, the mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, I love it all! Keep on reading!
Nothing says happiness like a beautiful rainbow! St. Patrick’s day is around the corner so, I thought I would make something special for the littles. Besides colorful fruit, cream cheese and sugar brings a smile to anyone’s face. This recipe can be as easy as you would like to make it. I made the sugar cookie dough but, you can buy pre-made dough. Another shortcut you can use is to purchase the pre-cut mixed fruit instead of purchasing each fruit individually.