A Snow-Day Soup & Butternut Brew!

As I peered out of the window to see, yep you guessed it,  SNOW  on the ground my mind immediately started thinking of soup. I’m a foodie, not a fashionista (though I desperately try to be both which always leads me back to the hot mess reference) so instead of thinking what shoes or what…

Take it with a Grain of Salt

It may be premature to mention resolutions, but why wait!  Why do we have to set such inconceivable standards that usually end up broken and thrown out the window by the second week of January.   This year start small and instead of waiting for the new year….start now and save your self a few…

Resolve for No More Resolutions!

Well it’s that time of year where you are still working to keep your resolution…vowing to never do this to yourself again, or you broke it during the second week of January.  Of course the most common new years resolution is to lose weight, eat better, or practically starve your self to fit back into…

A Scant of Spring with Asparagus Soup & Parmesan Crisp

Its official, its spring! Thyme to polish up with a fresh pedi, pack away all your dark heavy sweaters, & pull out some spring swag! It’s also the perfect time to get some well needed Vitamin D and plant a garden. (Yeah, I said it.) Whether you are apartment living, have a small yard, or…

Aqua Fresca! Get the Most out of your Water!

Here’s the deal;  Nutritionists, dietitians and personal trainers alike, tell us to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. When you meet your specific water needs you’ll enjoy the benefits of staying hydrated, like maintaining the right body temperature, helping your cardiovascular system, and assisting in the cleansing of toxins. You’ll have more energy…

Move Over Mr. Potato, the Kale Chip has Arrived!

Ok, so maybe I got carried away with the title of this blog post; however, there is a lot of truth to it.  When I was a kid you never heard of Kale unless you went to someone’s BBQ and  amongst the smorgasboard of fattening foods you would see a large pot of slimy greens with a…

The Art of A Well Composed Salad

Salads as simple as they may seem can actually be difficult to master.  If you think about the last couple of salads you have eaten at a restaurant, there is probably two responses.  “It was OK…. or….That was a fantastic salad” The truth is, salads can be hit or miss, and the trick to a…

A New Fresh & Healthy Twist on Chips & Salsa

Before I begin let me make perfectly clear that I LOVE chips & salsa!  Whether it be my slammin sadie’s blackbean and corn salsa (check previous post under  “Ultimate Tailgate Menu”) or the fresh salsa you get at the Farmer’s Market. Yum!! I think I could make a meal on chips & salsa alone…(well maybe chips, salsa, & a…

One Pot Wonder! Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Yes it’s blazing hot outside and I know you may be thinking, “This is no time for soup” especially a hot and spicy soup. But I love this dish and could eat it any time of the year.  It is super simple to make  (only takes about 15 minutes) and is one of those one-pot wonders that when…