Recipes

Black Bean spicy dip wide
Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks

Rick’s Black Bean Dip

Let me start by painting a picture. Consider the dread of yet another weekend party to attend, a gender reveal, a three-year old’s birthday party, or some other adulting obligation your spouse signed up for after a pitcher of mimosas at brunch. It doesn’t matter that you wanted to go fishing. You’re going to this […]

Cherry chocolate cashew date energy bars
Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes, Recovery & Performance, Snacks

Valentine’s Cereal Bars – Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cashew ♥

When Valentine’s Day is Near, I Cut Everything Into Hearts ❤️️ On Valentine’s Day I often want to cut food for the kids into heart shapes. I also am absolutely obsessed with dark chocolate and cashews! So my love of heart-shaped things and my love of chocolate and cashews inspired these fun and easy cherry […]

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Sides

Healthiest Mac n’ Cheese

Traditional Mac n’ Cheese is Not Nutritious Traditional mac n’ cheese is heavy! It traditionally has lots of saturated fat, poor quality pasta, and very little nutritional value. Some mac and cheese is even totally processed. Aside from the convenience, boxed mac and cheese is even worse. However, sometimes you crave that home style, comforting […]

Dinner, Garnishes, Recipes, Sides

Magical Mushroom Gravy

Okay, so no this is not a magical ‘shroom gravy… I am so sorry to disappoint those of you that may have gotten excited to “trip balls” again like a 20-something at an EDM concert. However, this mushroom gravy is quite magical in it’s savory umami taste and how wonderfully it compliments typically “boring” foods […]

A bowl full of colorful vegetables
Dinner, Lunch, Salads

Buddha Bowls!

Colorful and fun bowls full of flavors and healthy ingredients These buddha bowls are a hit in our house! Since I follow a more plant-based diet than my boyfriend and the kids all like different vegetables, I made it a fun “build your own” buddha bowl. Kids are more likely to eat their vegetables and […]

second fermentation of kombucha flavors
Drinks, Fermented foods, Recipes

Kombucha Second Fermentation

So, if you’ve come to this text about kombucha’s second fermentation, I guess your emerging kombucha is in some nice, dark, and warm corner, or maybe it’s already done and waiting for all those interesting and fun flavor combinations we’ll explore in this text.  If not, you can always go back to my previous text […]