Kaitlyn, my parents and I visited the Rodale Institute just outside of Kutztown, PA last Thursday. I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years and we finally decided to make the trip. From our house it took only about an hour and a half. It was more than I expected. We opted to do… Read More A Visit to Rodale’s Organic Farm-Free and Local
Beets certainly aren’t everyone’s favorite. And honestly they aren’t my favorite thing to eat, however they are super good for you and filling, so I’m giving it the ole’ college try. I made them a new way, hoping I would like them even a teensy bit better. The result? They weren’t too bad! I think… Read More Roasted Beets with Blue Cheese-Recipe
We’ve changed the design of our front garden from a basic rectangle to a bit of a curved look. The plants are new either from last summer or freshly planted just last week. I can’t wait to see what it looks like mid-August! There are some grasses, some ferns, some have begun to bloom, others… Read More Photo Tour of our Perennial Garden-Early Spring Version
Last week I posted about our first week of plant based eating. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1. It’s not as hard to cook plant based as it seems. 2. It’s very satisfying, but it’s hard to convince your brain to eat plants when your body wants sugar. 3. Visiting a public place, after… Read More What Two Weeks of Plant Based Eating Looks Like.
We are on Week Two of Plant Based Eating. You can check out Week One’s recipes and meal plan here. Black bean salads are yumma, but I needed to make one this week with no sugar, no corn, no anything but veggies. I hunted the internet and found some I liked then tossed this one… Read More Black Bean Salad-Recipe
We have embarked on a plant based eating plan, plus a few eggs here and there. It’s not nearly as daunting a task to 1) cook or 2) eat as it has seemed until this point. It’s a meal plan we’ve tossed around in our minds, but could never quite get the motivation to follow… Read More What a Week of Plant Based Eating Looks Like.
I found a bucket of Poblano Peppers at the market this week for $1. $1!!!! I’ve never used them before, but thought for a buck, I could find something to do with them. In the back of my mind Stuffed Poblanos were roaming around. I’m sure I’ve seen them somewhere before and wanted to try… Read More Jalapeno Stuffed Poblano Peppers-Recipe
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Easter Egg decorating…one of those fave family traditions. I love Easter Egg Dye Day. There’s no better way to kick off Spring Break than an afternoon of egg-dying. We used natural dyes from things we had around the house. The colors aren’t as vibrant as the artificial dyes, but…
This Southwestern Chicken Salad recipe is an easy use of leftovers OR an easy make-ahead salad. There are no set measurements, just some good wholesome ingredients and a kickin’ dressing to top it off. Even the dog approved. But then she usually does. Except last night when I made roasted fresh green beans with olive… Read More Spicy Southwestern Chicken Salad
The girls and I had a long week last week, with testing for school and a lot of travel. We ate too much convenience food and drank more than our share of Chic-Fil-A lemonade. By Thursday night at 6:30, when we finally arrived home and were done with tests, it was time for some home… Read More Peach Blueberry Crisp