The First Year

Tomorrow will mark one year since we closed on our house in North Carolina. It has been a year filled with excitement, adventure, soul-searching and some unforeseen challenges. Life is still life, no matter our proximity to the ocean or our need for sunscreen, and moving to a tourist destination has not transformed us into […]

Lemon Caper Dijon Hummus

I am a confessed hummus addict! I use it as a condiment in veggie wraps, a mediterranean pizza topping in place of cheese, on whole grain toast topped with avocado slices, spooned onto a steaming hot baked potato…is anyone else getting hungry? Here is just one of the many versions I can’t seem to get […]

White Bean, Kale & Mushroom Soup

Kale is packed with vitamins and nutrients, so I’m always looking for delicious ways to add more to my diet. I have to say I am thrilled with how well this recipe came together. The bright flavors of kale and lemon combined with the hearty goodness of beans and mushrooms…Yum! Ingredients: 1 large sweet onion […]

Planting Seeds

The box arrives on a cold, wet day in January. Unlike most deliveries, we don’t immediately cut through the packing tape, tear back the flaps and marvel over that “thing” we’ve been so anxious to behold. No, the timing isn’t quite right for this package, it will have to wait for the weather to turn. […]

Lazy Day Vegetable Soup

At times the only fresh veggies to be found in our house are carrots, celery and onions. Fortunately, I am a believer in a well stocked pantry and freezer. So if I’m feeling too lazy to head to the grocery store, I throw this easy and delicious soup together. Ingredients: 3-4 medium carrots, diced 1 […]

Cran-Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast

Quinoa for breakfast? Absolutely, and who doesn’t love a warm breakfast on a cold morning! Ingredients: 2 C Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 C Uncooked Quinoa, rinsed in a fine mesh strainer (I like a combination of red and white) 1/4 t Cinnamon 1/4 C Walnut Pieces 1/4 C Dried Cranberries 1/4 C Diced Fresh Apple […]

Saint Valentine’s Day

I recognize that I am living a blessed life. I know it, I am in awe of it, I get it 100%. I am in a loving relationship built on friendship, honesty and trust. I know I am cherished exactly as I am. There is no greater gift I can imagine than to be seen […]