So many of you have asked me how I lost 40 pounds. I still have a long way to go and I’m still working on figuring out much of my approach to low carb, clean eating. As many of you know, I’ve been down this road before and it didn’t go so well. My doctor had my food so restricted… Read More
I have to admit that I hate turning on the oven as much as the next person during the warmest months of the year. But my favorite way to prepare just about any vegetable during the summer is to roast them. I just can’t help myself. And since I don’t have a BBQ (or a back yard to use one in), I inevitably end up turning on the oven again and again to enjoy, in particular, the wonderful array of summer squashes.
Confused about what diet will work best for you? Frustrated with trying to figure out what your body wants? I was too. Until I realized that I needed to take a different approach to both weight loss and my body. You see, I’ve always had this sneaking suspicion that frustration, self-hate, and trying to force weight loss with endless exercise… Read More
Strawberry pancake syrup. It’s one of those things I remember from a kid that I only got when I went to a restaurant. I remember thinking that it didn’t taste a lot like real strawberries, but I loved it just the same. I was a kid. It was sugar. So ya, I REALLY love it! In fact, I loved anything… Read More
If you have done any cooking in your lifetime, you understand the basic concept that certain foods, particularly meats, need to be cooked completely so you don’t get sick. But what does “done” mean? What temperature should your food cook to to be completely cooked? Here’s a breakdown for you! PIN ME!!
I love simple recipes. Those recipes you can toss together in under 5 minutes, pop them in the oven and make everyone at the dinner table happy. This recipe was just such a recipe. It was fabulous at the end of a long day when cooking just didn’t seem possible. Casseroles can be so easy when they are “dump-style”. As… Read More
In most of my recipes, I include a section called “Munchkin Helpers”.
The reason I do this is because I truly believe that there are far to many children in this country that are not involved with the process of preparing food, and to many parents that don’t understand HOW to teach their kids the kitchen basics.
Welcome! I’ trying something a little different today! Blogging is all about community, and there is a very large, clean eating community out there. Especially among bloggers! So I thought it would be fun to have clean eating bloggers from around the web (and world!) link up their favorite, clean eating summer recipes. Please note that some bloggers may have… Read More
As many of you know, I’ve been homeschooling Mini Chef this past school year. It’s been a huge adjustment with many ups and downs. But we have finally caught our stride a bit, and have been working on a big project about India. The idea for the project started as a way to teach him about peace keepers around the… Read More
Need a quick and simple dinner? This one comes together very quickly. Pop it in the oven, get a few things done, and dinner will be on the table in no time! This recipe is actually my third attempt at this dish. I originally tried to do it with just spices. Then I added lemon juice on the second round,… Read More
In a recent blog post, I talked about the difference between organic and sustainable food. But for many people, figuring out what foods are local and in season in their area can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Sadly, we are now so disconnected from our own food supply that this type of knowledge is common only to those that… Read More
It’s true. Turkey burgers can get boring. In fact, most burgers can get boring if you eat them the same way all the time. There are some pretty decadent burgers out there. Stuffed or topped with all sorts of not-so-good for you ingredients. Once you start eating clean, your burgers may start to get a little dreary compared to the… Read More