Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)

Beans, beans- The musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So, eat your beans for every meal. We don’t eat beans every meal but they are a big player in our house and I often make at least a batch once a week. ItContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)”

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Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner

Tonight I did Kitchen Challenge, Day 1:  Use a spice you’ve never used.  My spice choice was marjoram.  I’ll admit that I had no idea what it tasted like.  I actually had to look it up and found out that it is very similar to oregano.  Here’s a great website to learn more about it.Continue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner”

Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison

If you hate the idea of hunting, please don’t read any further but, please know we do shoot things to eat vs. killing just for fun. With that out of the way, I’m happy to say that Garen killed a deer this year. It had been a few years and my freezer was jonesing forContinue reading “Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison”

Wellness Wednesday: Eating Healthy on the Road

I’m on the road a lot for work. Eating healthy on the road is hard. Extra hard when you love food and you use food as a way to keep you entertained and/or you have a 3-4 hour drive. Here’s what I’ve been doing lately to make it work: Pack my lunch and snacks when IContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Eating Healthy on the Road”

Snacking Healthy: Salted Chocolate Coconut DeLight

My adventure on Noom and my new healthy lifestyle continues. (if I was saying this out loud I would’ve used air quotes around healthy lifestyle) And as I continue to Noom right along, I’m learning how to better use my very limited calories to the ensure I’m satisfied from not only a hunger standpoint butContinue reading “Snacking Healthy: Salted Chocolate Coconut DeLight”

Wellness Wednesday: Nooming Right Along

Yesterday, I was scanning Facebook and I ran across Noom….again.  I’ve seen it about a dozen times on my feed.  I guess their paid ad worked because I finally clicked on it, opened it up, and decided to give it a try. I’m on day 2 and so far, so good.  Being a Weight WatcherContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Nooming Right Along”

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs- A Perfect way to Start

Boiled eggs in the Instant Pot are a perfect way to get started with your Instant Pot.  If you’re like I was in the beginning, you’re just a little bit nervous.  Starting with a simple recipe like this will make you feel confident when they turn out perfectly……or at least it did me! I didn’tContinue reading “Instant Pot Boiled Eggs- A Perfect way to Start”

Sweet Saturday: In the Kitchen

Today was a great day with the girls. They love to “pay kitten” (aka Play Kitchen). They’re very creative and I only had to retrieve one chewed up plastic French fry from Kate’s mouth. I call that a success. People often ask if they get along well. And I always answer with “Eh.” Their personalitiesContinue reading “Sweet Saturday: In the Kitchen”

Red, White, and Blue Pico de Gallo

It’s just not Independence Day if you don’t make something red, white, and blue. I scoured Pinterest, looking for a healthy patriotic dish that wasn’t a dessert. I happened upon this recipe for Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa by Maria and Josh of Two Peas and Their Pod.  It immediately jumped out at me becauseContinue reading “Red, White, and Blue Pico de Gallo”

Baked Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

I love zucchini any way it’s cooked. Growing up, my Grammy made the best fried zucchini. My mouth waters just remembering it.  I rarely make it because the frying isn’t all that healthy and it’s also kind of a pain. I decided to take a stab at doing an oven baked, slightly-altered version with some freshContinue reading “Baked Parmesan Crusted Zucchini”