• Berry Smoothie Breakfast Bowls July 29, 2015 IMG_9665-2
    Yes, I’m coming at you with two smoothie recipes in a row. Smoothies aren’t just meant for a glass and straw anymore. Make a parfait. Or, in this case, make a smoothie breakfast bowl.

    It’s like bedazzled cereal . .  but with a smoothie instead of milk. A freaking delicious smoothie. So …

  • Chocolate Almond Smoothie Parfaits July 27, 2015 IMG_9254-1
    It’s summer and our fridge is packed with our favorite summer fruits. We’ve been living off of berries, peaches and cherries. It’s amazing how much two little kids can eat!

    We have one more glorious month of summer and we plan to enjoy it to the fullest. I was pretty busy …

  • Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps July 24, 2015 IMG_8632-1
    As I was driving back home from dropping off Madeline at summer camp, I was looking out the window. I drove past a farmer on his tractor, and then by a farm, and then by a dairy farm with some cows and then drove by some corn fields and then, some …
  • Moroccan Chickpea and Carrot Salad + A Giveaway! July 22, 2015 IMG_8971-1-2
    Two chickpea recipes in a row? Well, I have a lot of catching up to do! It’s like when something you love is suddenly taken away from you. .  and then you get it back. .  and you go a little crazy because you missed it so much.
    So yeah, I’ve …
  • The Best Chickpea Burger Ever July 20, 2015 IMG_8740-1
    We’re more than halfway through summer and I can’t believe it. How many times have you guys fired up the grill for some nice juicy steaks or burgers? Since doing the Whole30, I definitely had my fair share of meat and it’s time to slow it down.
    And bring chickpeas back …
  • Summer Snacking with Blue Diamond Almonds July 17, 2015 IMG_9200-1

    On a day where we had no summer camps, no errands to run and I was actually caught up on work, the girls and I went out for an adventure. Their favorite pastime in the summer seems to be picking flowers and running around trying to catch bugs. They’re kids. …

  • Olive Oil Honey Cake with Fresh Peaches July 15, 2015 IMG_9145-16
    During my stint of doing the Whole 30, my body was too wrapped up in figuring out what I could eat so I wasn’t as concerned about what I could not eat. Early on, I didn’t miss dessert as much as I thought I would and by Day 10, I …
  • Almond Wheat Bread July 13, 2015 IMG_9066-17
    If you told me 10 years ago that I would be living in Wisconsin, I probably would’ve thought you were crazy. But now that we live here, I seriously couldn’t see our family living anywhere else right now.
    I’m a big believer in things happen for a reason and realize now that everything over …
  • Summer Berry Salad + A Giveaway! July 8, 2015 IMG_8879-1
    Today is July 8th and this is my LAST Whole30 Day! Day #30!! I made it! I didn’t do it perfectly . . especially in these last 10 days but I did pretty darn well and I’m happy!! So, how am I celebrating today?
    By bringing you a salad!
    I feel great and …
  • Strawberry Coconut and Peanut Butter Popsicles July 6, 2015 IMG_8601-1
    It’s summer and we’re getting creative. And can I just say . .  mad props to all the other food bloggers out there who can rock the popsicles! I, on the other hand, need more practice . . but at least I got the darn things out of the mold …
  • Mini Coconut Cream Pies July 1, 2015 IMG_8808-9
    Recently, I was reading one of my favorite blogs and started thinking about what my life would be like if I weren’t working from home. If I had never quit my full-time job and became a food blogger and still had an office job in advertising. Let me re-phrase that.  . …
  • Grilled Eggplant Bun Burger + A Giveaway! June 29, 2015 IMG_8500-1
    It’s Monday! And I’m firing up the grill. .  again.
    But this time, for something different . .

    If there’s one thing the blogging, being immersed in food and this Whole30 thing has taught me, it’s this.
    Let’s celebrate and eat vegetables. Seasonal Vegetables!
    This is my go-to guide for knowing what’s in season …

  • Slow Cooker Pork with Mashed Cauliflower June 25, 2015 IMG_8572-2_main
    Slow cooker in the summer? Do you guys do this?
    I know we immediately associate using our slow cookers in the fall and winter but do you use yours in the summer too? The summers are probably when I’m running around the most. . hauling the kids back and forth from …
  • Light Asian Noodle Salad June 22, 2015 IMG_8217-2
    (This post has been edited).
    The phone call you never want to get. This happened last Wednesday night.
    “Hello, is this Alice?” “Yes.. ” “OK, first off, your husband is okay. .  but he’s been in a really bad car accident. I just saw the entire thing happen and I am here …
  • Turkey Chili with Wisconsin Farmer’s Cheese June 19, 2015 IMG_8398_main for blog-1
    The other day, we went to my friend, Rina’s surprise birthday party. She was totally surprised so everything went great. Usually when we get together, my girls are the only kids but there were a few other kids that day so my kids got to make some new friends and …
  • Baked Salmon Salad with Roasted Potatoes June 17, 2015 IMG_8553-1
    You guys. I had a moment. A moment where I was about to give up. It was a Sunday morning (only Day 6 mind you of the Whole30) and I woke up feeling okay but after a few hours, I was tired, hungry and feeling a little dizzy. I wanted …
  • Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables June 15, 2015 IMG_8456-1
    Hey guys! So, we are officially on summer break, woot woot!!!! This week is our do absolutely nothing week, because after this week it’s going to be go go go ..  with summer camps and traveling and math tutors and ballet.
    But if you have young kids, you know that a …
  • Roasted Golden Beets with Balsamic Glaze June 10, 2015 IMG_8438-1
    Before we get going here, I wanted to say that some of the food and recipes you’ll be seeing here on the blog for the next 30 days are recipes that I prepped, tested and photographed before Tuesday (some a while ago and some just on Monday!). The blog will …
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread June 8, 2015 IMG_8255-1
    We’ve made it, you guys.
    This is the last week of school for my oldest daughter. My youngest was out two weeks ago (pre-school). I can’t believe summer is here! I always think back to my summers as a kid. We never went to summer school. .  I’m not sure our …
  • Simple Caprese Salad June 5, 2015 IMG_8132-10
    If you read my blog on a regular basis you probably know that I am training for a half marathon in August. This experience has been one of the best since moving to Madison because not only have I met some fabulous friends in my running/training group but I also …
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Crema June 3, 2015 IMG_7967-1
    Greetings from sunny California!! I’m here for the next couple of days with Best Food Facts. We’ll be touring a strawberry farm, a dairy farm, doing some food and wine tasting and learning lots! The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous and I am loving it.
    I actually packed really early …
  • Blood Orange Brownies + A Giveaway! June 1, 2015 IMG_8157-22
    Earlier in May, I visited San Francisco with my girlfriends and my sister. I used to live in San Francisco (1999 to 2001) so I loved seeing my old neighborhood, being in the city and meeting up with old friends. I absolutely adore San Francisco.
    And we couldn’t go to San …