Foodie Pen Pals – New foods, new friends

This month I participated in my first ever Foodie Pen Pal exchange, the brain child of The Lean Green Bean. I ran across this last month and it looked like so much fun, and it was! How it works: Lindsay pairs you up with another foodie. You spend around $15 and send a package to … Continue reading

Scott’s balsamic cherry tomatoes

My husband came up with this recipe a few years ago when we had cherry tomatoes coming out our ears. This is best if you let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours to overnight, but its excellent fresh too.  Ingredients 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbs Olive Oil … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

New Omega Vert juicer!

My mom is the BEST and spoils me rotten. Thanks, mom!!

Ruby Tuesday – a beautiful red juice

This morning I went to the fridge and just started pulling things out. This is what I came up with and deemed the Ruby Tuesday. In your juicer add: 1/2 a large beet 1 apple (with a red skin) 1/4 lemon 2 carrots 1 handful of red grapes 1/2 a large red pepper This may … Continue reading

Jucing a Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe ranks right up there on my list of favorite fruits. As a child my Gram Ruth would buy bags of frozen melon balls and I would grab a cup and eat them on a nice summer day. This week as I made my way around the farmer’s market I was delighted to see cantaloupe … Continue reading

Frozen grapes, Rainier Cherries, and avoiding the work candy bowl

Most people say they have a sweet tooth or that they crave chips, me, I love them both. I’ve been working really hard to replace the daily treats of mini candy bars and Hershey kisses with something better. It was really, really hard. I work in a small office of about 20 employees. There are always at … Continue reading

Eating clean at a hospital

You would think this would be easy, but it’s not. It’s amazing the amount of crap served in a hospital cafeteria. The soda cooler greets you as you enter. The salad bar is decent though this is the first salad bar I’ve seen where they have used bagged frozen vegetables. Are broccoli and cauliflower that … Continue reading

Meet Mr. Penguin

As you can probably guess, we don’t drink soda – for a multitude of reasons. Our boys have only had one on a few occasions. I have drank my fair share of sodas from a kid right up to a few years ago. Sometimes I miss a drink with some bubbles so we purchased a … Continue reading

Garlic Scape Pesto

Earlier this week I scored a very large bag of scapes at our locale co-op for $0.99. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with them when I purchased them, but as I walked to work with them in my bag I had visions of a very garlicky pesto. In a food processor … Continue reading