• Spinach Apple and Avocado Smoothie April 17, 2015 IMG_0530-9
    I wanted to call this my “fills you up like a meal, yeah I know it’s not pretty but it’s damn tasty” smoothie. But that probably wouldn’t have fared well with SEO.
    Truth be told, if I had a choice for what I’d eat or drink in the morning, it would …
  • Chocolate Avocado Bread April 15, 2015 IMG_6625-1
    I’m focusing on a new green food today. Avocados! The healthy fat, or “good” fat foods.

    Who else loves avocados? If you’re not familiar with all the health benefits of these babies, click here to get the skinny on avocados. Avocados are a super food and are everywhere. .  salads, wraps, …

  • Vegan Power Sandwich with Asparagus Pesto April 13, 2015 IMG_6522-2
    At this point, you may be thinking that I have asparagus running through my veins now. Well, that might be the case and I am just fine with that.
    I might have a slight asparagus addiction right now. When the people at my local grocery store (who see me a few …
  • Lemony Pesto Pasta with Asparagus April 10, 2015 IMG_6450_main-1
    So, I am officially in training mode until June 27th. That’s the day of my friend’s half marathon WE are training for. . I would run it with her, but I will be in Chicago for Eat Write Retreat.  My first ever (and only) half marathon was in 2001 in …
  • The Best Chinese Chicken Salad April 8, 2015 IMG_6399-1
    I always need a week to recover when coming back home from a vacation or trip. That week is spent catching up on laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, emails and I’m always tired just getting the kids back into the swing of things as well. And getting my 4 year old …
  • Leap into Spring with Tieks + A Giveaway!! April 6, 2015 11080991_10153263896974610_3478258989388181299_n
    Hey guys!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Easter! We had a great weekend and Sunday filled with church, family and friends. Spring is in full swing and I have something super special for you guys today!
    Have you heard of Tieks?

    Tieks are designer ballet flats made of the …

  • Spring Medley Frittata April 3, 2015 IMG_6299-3
    They say when you marry someone, you’re not just marrying that person, but the person’s family too. Lucky for me, when I married Paul, I married into a pretty cool family. We were all living in CA, and we lived like 10 minutes from each other, so needless to say, …
  • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon April 1, 2015 IMG_6252-1
    You guys. .  it’s April 1st?! We’re officially in spring. .  woot woot!!! And April 1st is my wedding anniversary so happy anniversary to me and Paul! (and no, I am not joking). 
    Spring, for me, means two things: in-season yummy spring vegetables and spring cleaning.  And I’m excited about both.
    I …
  • Korean Style Cauliflower Rice March 27, 2015 IMG_5684-1
    It’s Friday!!! Woot woot!!! We survived another week!
    We’ve been in Dallas and have been having so much fun and my brother’s family and sister’s family arrive tonight so my kids are so excited to see their cousins!
    Spending time with family. Seriously, this is what it’s all about.
    I love that all …
  • Scalloped Potato Casserole with a Twist March 24, 2015 IMG_5496-1
    I love scalloped potato casserole dishes. .  and love to vary them up all the time. Last year, I topped my potatoes with sliced tomatoes and now, I seem to do this all the time. I love the freshness and burst of flavor that the tomatoes add.
    Easter is right around …
  • Vegetarian Farro Soft Tacos March 22, 2015 IMG_5371-12
    Hey everyone!! We’re on Spring Break and I’m in Dallas with the girls visiting my parents. Do you remember Spring Break as a kid or a teenager? I think I just remember lounging around the house, sleeping in late and hanging out with friends.
    Since my parents live in Texas, we …
  • Nespresso by KitchenAid Giveaway!! March 20, 2015 P140183_1z-12_main
    There are moments in my day that I always look forward to. .  moments with my daughters, cooking and eating dinner with my family, visits with friends, when the FedEx guy comes by with packages and my quiet mornings.
    I wake up at 6am every morning, yes, even sometimes on Saturdays …
  • Zucchini Noodles with Puttanesca Sauce March 18, 2015 IMG_5965-6
    My spiralizer. Yes, I’m hooked. And not with just zucchini. I’ve been spiralizing broccoli stalks, Chinese radishes, carrots and potatoes. I’m actually reviewing the new Inspiralized Cookbook by Ali Maffucci for The Kitchn and will be giving away a COPY so stay tuned for that post and a chance to …
  • Spring Pinterest Party!! March 17, 2015 Creative-Home-Pinterest-Party-Spring-board-cover
    It’s almost Spring! The weather is getting warmer, skies are blue, the grass is growing. It’s time for a Spring Party!

    Because we know you love Pinterest! And we know you love to celebrate Spring! We are celebrating with a fun Pinterest Party!
    And we’re giving away a Maximum Extraction Juicer …

  • Avocado Crostini Three Ways! March 16, 2015 IMG_5927-1
    Don’t you just love it when leftovers inspire something great?! Well, maybe I shouldn’t call them leftovers. .  but foods, fruits and vegetables I had laying around left over from other recipes . .  and half of a baguette.

    I am crazy about crostini. Like, crazy love the stuff. Toasted bread …

  • Asparagus Gruyere Tart March 13, 2015 IMG_5837-1
    That dreaded walk of shame.
    You might know that walk. And maybe you have to endure that walk pretty frequently like myself. I’m talking about whenever I’m late for something. Walking in late. With my head slightly down.
    At church. At pre-school when I drop off Madeline late. At Madeline’s ballet class. …
  • Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad March 11, 2015 IMG_5299-2
    You guys. I think we made it. We survived another winter.
    I’m starting to see real signs of spring and we actually put away my daughter’s snow boots and snow pants the other day. The weather is now in the mid to upper 50’s here and Friday will be 65 degrees! …
  • Triple Threat Brownies + A Giveaway! March 9, 2015 IMG_5640-5
    Yes, you read that right. I’m calling these Triple Threat Brownies. These are chocolatey, fudgey and gooey. Everything you need to be considered a triple threat brownie in my book.

    Don’t know what I’m talking about? In the entertainment world, you are considered a triple threat if you can sing, dance …