Peach, Flax, and Walnut Oatmeal

Peach, Walnut, and Flax OatmealIf you took a peek into our deep freezer in October, you would see it overflowing with preserved food from the growing season. We do a lot of canning and dehydrating, too, but freezing is a wonderful option for a lot of foods that maybe won't make it through the tougher canning process. And just as full as our freezer is in October, by the time March runs around, it's pretty much an empty cave. We've worked through all the. . .
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In The Garden

Garden: Water Bottle and GlovesI kinda disappeared there for a bit, didn't I? Well, I have a good excuse—it's gardening season! We've had a stretch of really nice days recently, and every free moment has been spent getting our garden in tip-top shape. Spring is a really crazy time around here. There is a short period of time when the weather is warm enough to be outside working, but before the weeds and bugs start to take over. I'd say, on average, we get. . .
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and CabbageHappy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! I'm only a tiny part Irish, but today, everyone gets to pretend like they are from Ireland, right? Actually, in our house, St. Patrick's Day is a whole lot less about green beer (although, we do love some beer, we just don't dye it), and a whole lot more about celebrating big milestones—March 17th is our wedding anniversary! We were married at city hall on a very cold St. Patrick's Day morning eight years ago.. . .
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Baked Salmon Fish Sticks

Baked Salmon Fish SticksThis is the first recipe I ever posted online. It was way back in the LiveJournal days (hands up, LJ lovers), and I was part of a community there that shared healthy recipes. One day after work, I thought it would be fun to photograph all my steps to make these baked salmon fish sticks—a recipe that we absolutely loved in our house—and share it with the group. So I snapped photos while I worked in our tiny apartment kitchen, I. . .
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Healthy Meal Plan: Loving Lentils

Healthy Meal Plan: Loving LentilsI love menu planning. I think it is absolutely key to helping you eat a healthy diet that helps you feel awesome. Because I think meal planning is so important, I'll be sharing a five-day healthy meal plan with you guys every few weeks. These are all recipes I've tried in my own kitchen (and snapped a photo of), so you can trust they are tasty! Each menu will revolve around a theme, and each menu will include tips and. . .
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Pear and Spinach Smoothie

Pear-Spinach SmoothieHave I told you guys that I'm off the juice? And by "the juice" I mean—dun, dun, dun—added sugar. My husband and I somewhat randomly decided one day a few weeks back that we were sick of being so totally obsessed with sugar. I truly believe that sweets can be a part of any healthy diet in moderation, but thanks to a quite decadent holiday season (ahem, I'm looking at you Christmas cookies), my body had become so addicted to. . .
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Blogging About Blogging: 5 Must Have Blogging Tools

5 Must Have Blogging ToolsThose of you that were loyal fans of my monthly blogging income reports, may have noticed that there hasn't been an update to them in a few months. Why? Well, some of my agreements with sponsors and ad networks prevent me from being able to fully disclose the amount of money I make. I've been trying to figure out how to share the blogger-to-blogger type of information that was in those posts, without sharing my numbers, and I've decided to. . .
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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted CauliflowerYou guys have had roasted cauliflower, haven't you? I'm admittedly kinda out of the loop about what the kids are eating nowadays. But I have to imagine that roasted cauliflower is a thing. If not, it should be. It should be as big as kale chips and black bean brownies, because, holy cow, roasted cauliflower is incredible. And I'm not just saying that because I'm the world's biggest cauliflower fan (although, I totally am), even my cauliflower-hating husband thinks roasted. . .
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