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Snacks and Side Dishes

Summer Vegetable Bake

How was your 4th of July?  Did you try my circuit workout?  Hopefully, you’re enjoying a long weekend, but even if you have to work today, I have a recipe for you to look forward to this weekend.  Two foods that “scream summer” to me are tomatoes and basil, and this dish includes both.  I…

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Refreshing Summer Side Salad

Good morning!  I’m sorry that I missed yesterday’s Foodie Friday post – I was very busy this week tying things up at work and getting ready to come to my favorite place on earth … my family ranch in Colorado!  It is beautiful, relaxing, and refreshing out here, and Kevin and I are so excited…

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Fake Your Way Fancy: Balsamic Tofu Mushroom Bites

TGIF!  It’s been a long week, so I’m going to leave you with your first Foodie Friday: a quick and easy recipe that only looks fancy.  Really, it comes together in 10 minutes or less (plus 15 in the oven), and could serve as a great finger food if you’re hosting a party, or a…

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A trip to the garden (2 easy recipes!)

Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest differences, and that has definitely been the case with two recent recipes I’ve prepared.  So what were the small details, you ask?  Garden-fresh, just-picked produce!  Our close family friend has a beautiful garden full of fresh vegetables and herbs, and she recently allowed me to take some of…

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Building a healthy salad

This post has been revised for 2018!  Check out the new post here!   How many times have you said the words “Oh, I’ll be good, I’ll just have a salad”?  You may have even done so this week, to fit in some veggies for your Fresh Start Challenge!  When you do order salad, though,…

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