Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

I have long enjoyed quiche, but generally thought of it as too difficult and too decadent to make at home on a regular basis.  And while it’s true that quiche can be both of those things, with pie crusts, heavy cream, and fillings like bacon and tons of cheese, it certainly doesn’t have to be.Read more

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

Did you know that today is National Eat Your Veggies Day?  Yeah, me neither, until I checked Facebook this morning.  But no matter!  In honor of this most special holiday, I wanted to share 5 tips for adding more veggies into your diet!   1. Have them for breakfast!   We all know that weRead more

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!  I’ve been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven’t taken a break from cooking.  And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favoriteRead more

Easy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Easy Whole Wheat Pancakes

For years, my go-to pancake recipe has been these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes, which I love.  So when hubby offered to make pancakes a few weeks back and instead reverted back to a recipe I made ages ago (and had pretty much forgotten about!), I was curious.  I had stopped using that recipe because itRead more

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

This summer I developed a bit of a tomato problem.  The organic tomatoes at the farmer’s market were so irresistible, I was buying pounds each week and eating them every day.  Which would have been fine if I didn’t also buy a 25 pound box of tomatoes being sold for an amazing price…and then another…andRead more

Chicken Soup with Farro and Kale

Chicken Soup with Farro and Kale

I love soups in the winter – they are so comforting, and can also be so nourishing when prepared at home!  Store-bought soups are often too salty and loaded with flavorings, questionable meats, and refined carbs that do not contribute anything to our health.  But at home, if you can chop a few veggies andRead more

Spinach Egg Bake

Spinach Egg Bake

One of my favorite dishes for potlucks and company are these mini-frittatas which are delicious and absolutely adorable!  But to be perfectly honest, scooping each frittata and then getting them out of the pan is a bit of a pain, so when I’m just looking for a simple egg dish, I’ve been making this modifiedRead more

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I know beans are good for me.  I really do!  But as a recovering picky eater (thank you to Real Mom Nutrition for that phrase!), they are on my list of foods I am still working on.  It’s the texture, really, which is why I love lentil soup and garbanzo burgers, and am totally happyRead more

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

A few months ago I told you about one of our new favorite snacks – these Fudgy Snack Balls – which continue to be a staple in our rotation.  The concept is really flexible, though, with variations on this date/nut ball theme all over the internet.  So in the spirit of experimentation, I decided toRead more

The Best Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad

I am in love with this recipe.  Seriously, it is so surprisingly good, it even got my “but I don’t LIKE broccoli” insisting 4-yr-old to utter words I never expected to hear: “more broccoli please!” So here’s the gist: the broccoli is raw, but tossing it with the hot, vinegar-y dressing is enough to turn it aRead more