Have you ever been watching a show or movie and see someone making or eating something that looks so scrumptious that you can't stop thinking about it afterwards? It stays with you, makes your mouth water, causes you to cook at late hours of the night, or drive to a store or restaurant because you … Continue reading Movie Scene-Inspired Food: Main Dish Bruschetta
In my ideal world, I would prep for the week by making up batches of food to last several days: Cut fruits and raw veggies, make salads (cucumber, kale, chicken, etc.), bake bread, cook a pot of black beans, brew a gallon of tea, bake some granola or prep some muesli, stir up some muffin … Continue reading Sun Tea and Muesli
This is a re-post from 5 years ago. It's a perennial favorite. It is summertime deliciousness! I believe that little things can make a big difference. It might only take a few more minutes, or a couple more dollars (or not any more $$ at all) – just a little time, creativity and intentionality, and … Continue reading Nothing Says Summertime Like Key Lime Pie (a recipe worth Re-Posting)
This is the signature bumper sticker from the great blog, Dinner A Love Story I have had several conversations with people lately about MENU PLANNING. I think people have to find their own personal style and the system that works for them. We have finally found a system that works for us. The challenge is … Continue reading Finding Your Menu-Planning Groove
Summer means road tripping. GORP (or trail mix, you might call it) is a favorite treat of mine to take on the road, to the pool, on a hike, or vacation. What exactly is GORP? I did a little research about the etymology of GORP and here's what wikipedia tells me. Good Ole Raisins & Peanuts … Continue reading Road Tripping: Healthy Snacks and PackingTips!
I have been waiting for the tomatoes to be red and juicy, and the basil to be strong and hearty in the garden to post about one of my favorite dishes. It's the first week of July, I think the time has come! Savory Summer Pie. It's like quiche-meets-tomato pie. It starts with sauteeing onions, … Continue reading Savory Summer Pie
Last summer when I started blogging, I wasn't sure what it would be like. I didn't know if I would really enjoy it. I mean, I love food, taking photos, telling stories, and sharing tips from the kitchen and "philosophies" of life. However, I was hesitant about this whole blogging thing. Would it be fun? … Continue reading Kicky Chickpea Salad