Great about Grains

I have been wanting to write this post forever!!!! i have been tweaking and perfecting this recipe for a few weeks and i finally think i have it down. i was so excited when i was asked to experiment with the new Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch that i had a really hard time making […]

#bestself2015 week 26

we have reached the halfway point of #bestself2015! 26 weeks down 26 weeks to go! i actually had a really good week health wise. i have been working outside like crazy and the garden has been producing so many veggies that it’s been hard to keep up just to eat them all. i have been […]

simple berry dessert

it’s not a secret that i love checking out all the local farmers markets. i have told you this before but i have a tendency  to turn into a bit of a berry hoarder. i freak out that the seasons are so short! cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries… they do not last that long here. so […]

from the garden

i’m on a bit of a garden kick this week. it’s just been going so good! i think this seriously, the best garden i have ever had in terms of produce. the best part of having a garden (other than eating what you’ve grown) is cooking roulette. you never know what is going to be […]

in the hills of tuscany

yesterday felt like a true vacation day. what do i mean by that… i’ve been gone for over a week right? it was a day where we sat back and just let things happen and let the day take us where it wanted us to go. yesterday we met the other couple staying at the […]

pineapple easy cake

this recipe is a result of a discontinued juice cleanse, not wanting to go to the grocery store on easter and not being in the mood to bake. usually when i try to bake under these harsh circumstances.. it doesn’t turn out. i firmly believe that when you bake you have to do so with […]

Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Pie

yes. you read that title correctly. what i have for you today is a recipe for a caramel apple peanut butter pie that is sure to blow your mind. i know that i keep saying that i’m more of a savory person over sweet but i got to tell you that i’ve had a cake/cookie/pie/lemon […]

Mocha Cookie Cake

i cheated on valentines day. no no not on joe duh, on my diet. but just a little bit. and just a little bit for a little bit of this cake. this cake…. is not like any other cake. this cake is like pure heaven. it’s everything i want in a cake. not as rich […]

#bestself2015 week 5

week 5 folks! how are you doing? i am happy to say that i made it back from dallas and didn’t gain a pound. and i have to admit i was quite astonished. i am someone who explores via eating while i’m traveling or on vacation. the perks of being on a business trip are […]

Shrimp Puffs with Beer Cheese

i have spoken of her greatness before. i. love. the beeroness. all of her recipes (desserts, app’s, meat, vegetarian) are all about incorporating craft beers. i made these shrimp puffs for a christmas party earlier this year but i thought now would be an excellent time to share with the pending football festivities we are […]

lamb and feta lasagna

it’s been a while since i posted a recipe huh? i made this a couple weeks ago and have had a lot of people as me for the recipe. it was really. really good. and the best part? it was from cooking light magazine! for once piece it is under 400 calories and makes a […]