Watermelon Salsa

Summer is coming to an end soon (wishful thinking) and to that I say, “yaaaaayyyy!”.  I’ve been dripping sweat everywhere for 3 months, my usually straight hair is now defying gravity, despite my attempts to tame it with pony-tail holders, and...

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10 Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

Aaahhh, the unmistakable citrus smell of a bright yellow lemon.   Just one large lemon per day can provide us with our daily requirement of Vitamin C as well as small amounts of vitamin B and E including small amounts of proteins and fasts.  A...

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Spicy Tofu Stir Fry (GF)

Hello again.  I’ve been busy trying out new recipes this week and doing pretty well with the healthy food transition.  So well, in fact, I crossed a line I never thought I’d cross. No, not that one. The Tofu Line. I’ve never been a fan of...

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Paleo Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, Nuts and Coconut

(This post contains affiliate links.) I made a magical recovery from my major cooking fail from the last post, Dum Shak.  Ugh, what a doozy of yuck that was.  By the way, thanks to all of you who unsubscribed shortly after I posted it, I don’t want to...

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Dum Shak Vegetable Casserole (A Humorous, Major Fail)

Sometimes, recipes just aren’t what you expected them to be.  This is the first post detailing a major fail in my kitchen.   I’m sure there are more to come, but this first one was a doozy.   I should know by now if I can’t find the...

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Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash

Brussels sprouts for breakfast, what?   If when you think of Brussels sprouts you think, a) yuck or b) those are the veggies you sneak to the dog under the table at dinner, I’m with you.  Until recently, when I had to rethink my breakfast options....

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Grilled Watermelon with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

So how was your weekend?  Were you able to fit in any family fun (or naps?).  My weekend was beautiful and relaxing for a change.  That is, between cleaning the kitchen 3 times (because, food), painting a vintage chest for the dining room and...

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Chicken Meatballs with Kale Slaw

Well here’s a post I never thought I would write.  And it completely changes not only the focus of this blog, but also my life. In a previous post (link at the bottom), I mentioned how I was trying to regain my health and start feeling better.  I was...

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Simple Summery Tomato Soup

Finally, I posted a seasonal (Summer) recipe! It’s my feeble attempt to fit-in with all the Summer food recipes that are being posted everywhere. I get weary of being called-out for cooking recipes that are inappropriate for the season.  ...

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Andouille, Greens and Beans Pan Stew

I realize I have a few adorable quirks, but while checking out at HEB yesterday I learned that I might be a control freak.  I am very organized when I shop for food and organization flows right through to bagging groceries.  I start with a grocery list...

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Chicken Bouillabaisse with Rouille

I was chatting with a few women recently about attending my upcoming cooking and nutrition class and I thought for a second they were going to pitchfork me. “Cooking class?! HA! (vomit face, eye roll) I don’t have time to cook!!”....

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