Originally posted 2015-10-01 12:38:31. Recently a local orchard started making up boxes of produce that they sell quite cheap, especially when compared to local CSA programs, for 27$ you get a giant box of fresh produce picked that morning!  Once I got the box home and sorted, I had to start finding recipes to make…

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Originally posted 2015-09-28 11:46:48. My husband has always been the smoothie guy, when we started eating better he needed something that he could have before work that would fill him up, hence the protein smoothie! We’re pretty boring in the smoothie department, so I was a little freaked out when he saw carrot, ginger and…

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Originally posted 2015-09-24 11:39:23. This is another staple in our house, when in doubt, salsa stuffed, bacon wrapped chicken goes on the menu.  At this point generally every meal comes with a giant salad if you’re wondering what we eat with this! Recipe: http://paleoleap.com/bacon-wrapped-salsa-stuffed-chicken/ Ingredients: Chicken breasts, salsa, bacon This is by far the simplest meal,…

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Originally posted 2015-09-21 11:28:55. I harvested all those potatoes, so now I had to figure out what to make with them! I actually grew quite a few this year, so I better not waste them! This recipe is long and has a lot of time invested, but it was totally worth every minute! Pinterest recipe:…

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Originally posted 2015-09-10 09:00:18. Yup! You read that right! My favorite, EVER! I have been around this block a few times now, tried just about all of them actually. Finding a really good substitute for pizza crust has been hard, like real hard. My husband is super happy just having the gluten free pizza crust…

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Originally posted 2015-09-07 11:28:01. I had always been terrified of this horrible fruit (???) I had seen the recipes and thought “nah they can’t be as good as people say. Plantains are gross!” Recently though I ran into someone from my church who said she uses them all the time to make various things, like…

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A long, long time ago, back in 1990, I was a young woman about to graduate high school.  It was a very different time back then- before the internet, cell phones, social media, 24 hour news, etc. Though, we did have acid washed jeans and the start of grunge music. But, much like now, I…

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Originally posted 2015-08-31 12:00:22. For today’s Pinterest recipe attempt, I found strawberry cheesecake fat bombs. Sounds kinda yummy and scary all at the same time. Either way I totally love cheesecake, so finding a way to have it that falls into the “diet” sounds like a great plan to me! I am sure you can…

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Originally posted 2015-08-27 16:27:28. I have been hearing about bullet proof coffee for a while now, and frankly the idea of dropping butter in my coffee terrified me! I just flat out wasn’t brave enough to experiment with something as important as my morning coffee.  I had resigned myself to just not trying it but…

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My grandmother was many things- tiny, fierce, independent, stubborn, mouthy, and fiery.  In many ways, I am her clone. One thing she was not, however, was a good cook.  Growing up, most of the food we ate started out from a can or the freezer, the veggies were always overly cooked, and the meat always…

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Original recipe can be found here- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/butternut-squash-soup-recipe-1922514 Ingredients- 1 butternut squash (2 to 3 pounds) 1 teaspoon olive oil (plus a tiny bit for roasting) 1 shallot, finely chopped 4 cups low sodium broth (use vegetable to make it vegan, though chicken broth works if that is not a priority, or if that is what…

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