Creamy and Cruciferous Tuna Panzanella

Tonight's dinner was an absolute winner! After coming off of a weekend filled with a viral invasion of our home, it had to be tasty and give us strength! This Panzanella Salad's base is a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower, which in addition to the many naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, contain glucosinolates, which help… Continue reading Creamy and Cruciferous Tuna Panzanella


Veggie Art

  Beautiful art can be created in many ways!  In our home we use multiple tools for inspiration to achieve different gorgeous results! This morning's art came from saved celery heart ends from the kids' snack this week. Just press into paint, and voile, you have a flower shaped paint stamp!  These would be perfect… Continue reading Veggie Art


Abruzzi Soup

    This soup reminds me so much of my childhood! It is my absolute favorite!  Five minutes after starting the stock, the intense aroma from the prosciutto permeates the air, and immediately I'm six years-old sitting at my Grandparent's kitchen table again! My Grandma Emma prepared this soup often and always called it "Minestrone",… Continue reading Abruzzi Soup


Avocado Egg Salad!

This recipe was thought up on my way to  school pick-up. I was craving avocado and I love to stuff them with lots of different things.  Egg salad was the perfect stuffing! This is a mayo-free recipe as well as gluten-free. I added a handful of rice cracker on the side for dipping and crunch!… Continue reading Avocado Egg Salad!


Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Hazelnuts

This is one of those thanksgiving sides that you'll want to make year after year! I started making it about 5 years ago and it's always a hit! What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving sides? Recipe from Bon Appetit! INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 pounds butternut squash (about 2 medium), peeled, seeded, cut into 3/4- to… Continue reading Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Hazelnuts


Fire Roasted Tomato & Pumpkin Bisque

Ok, so Fire Roasted tomatoes are just so wonderful! They have a sweet, smokey flavor that brings out all that tomatoey goodness! I'm so excited that I can find them in BPA-free cans as well....score! So this recipe was inspired by our trip to the Lenox Apple Squeeze. Both of my sons were loving the… Continue reading Fire Roasted Tomato & Pumpkin Bisque


Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos and Pineapple Avocado Salsa

  This is such a simple meal that you don't have to put much time into! I love that kind of meal! My kids really enjoy helping dump things into the Crockpot, so we practice measuring while we're at it. I love having them help in the kitchen, as they learn so much! 3 lbs… Continue reading Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos and Pineapple Avocado Salsa


Juice Plus+ as a Prenatal

So as I've mentioned before, I've been taking Juice Plus+ since 2006! I've decided that during this pregnancy I would only take Juice Plus+ and add the Juice Plus Complete Shakes to my diet as well. I took prenatals with my first two pregnancies,  along with JP+ but I'm still not sure why. Since taking… Continue reading Juice Plus+ as a Prenatal


Eggplant Rollatini

This is such a nice version of eggplant that doesn't require breading or a lot of work! My kind of meal! Even though it's lighter than eggplant parmesan, it still is very cheesy and a comforting fall food for the repetoire! 2 large eggplant cut length-wise about 1|4 inch thick 1|2 of a 32 oz.… Continue reading Eggplant Rollatini