Category Archives: Food

A fresh start with the 3 Day Suja Juice Cleanse

Suja 3 Day Fresh Start Juicing Program

Everyone, especially new moms, knows how hard it is to lose five pounds, no less the LAST five pounds lingering around your waist, thighs or other problem areas. Whether you are going on a trip with your hubby to tropical place,

Seasonal Produce Calendar: September Grocery List & Recipes

Seasonal Produce Calendar: September Shopping List & Recipes

I have just returned from a wonderful and well-needed month of visiting friends, family and their sweet new babies!  It was the perfect way to end the summer and although it was definitely difficult to say goodbye, I am ready

Benefits of Flaxseed: Why You Should Choose this Fish-free Omega 3

benefits of flaxseed: why you should choose these fish free omega 3s

I feel like every day we are bombarded by news on the newest dietary supplement or must have meal replacements and it only gets harder and harder to follow.  It’s like trying to keep up with which Kardashian is getting

June Seasonal Eating Grocery List and Recipe


The combination of my ever decreasing stamina (thanks bubs) and my concrete commitment to eating healthy for 2 has made my grocery store visits a much more organized task than in the past. I have found over the last 5

Organic Meat vs Non-Organic: Decoding the Danger Behind the Labels

USDA Organic Meat

Over the years of my trials and tribulations on finding a healthy diet regime that fits my taste and lifestyle, there has always been one consistent conclusion that I have found in every food plan.  That is to eat as

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

healthy thanksgiving recipes

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving is only a week away!  I have so incredibly much to be grateful for this year and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world

Healthy Dessert Recipes: Sweet October Treats


I have always loved October.  I think it is because it begins with my birthday followed by Vallee’s birthday in the middle and then ends with a holiday celebrated with endless amounts of sugar.  My sweet tooth is always supremely

3 Simple Healthy Appetizer Recipes Fit for Foodies

3 Simple Healthy Appetizers Fit for Foodies

This weekend was a special treat for me as I was lucky enough to spend it with one of my most dear friends and her beautiful family on a crystal clear lake in Michigan.  It was lovely.  I got to

July 4th Recipes: Festive Food and Drinks

july 4th recipes

This July 4th will be a very memorable one for me as I will be BBQing on the deck of a Navy warship.  I will be joining my husband as he stands duty and I can’t think of a more

Seasonal Produce Calendar: Summer Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss and Detox

seasonal produce calendar: summer juicing recipes for weight loss and detox

I have been hearing rave reviews from people about the health benefits of juicing for years now and I’ve never actually tried it myself.  Since summer is officially here and I want to get in better shape and feel healthier,

Seasonal Produce Calendar: Summer Grilling Recipes

seasonal produce calendar: summer grilling recipes

One of the many things I love about the summer season is the chance to spend my evenings on the porch cooking on the grill.  The combination of soaking in the sun, the smoky smell from the grill and the

For the love of Kale: Health Benefits and Recipes

health benefits of kale

It is funny how my salads have evolved over the years and always been a reflection of my personality and lifestyle at the time.  In college they were colorless mounds of iceberg lettuce drowned in ranch dressing and croutons.  Then

Under $20 and 20 minutes: Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Under $20 and 20 minutes: Blackened Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Last week I was struck with an intense craving for fish tacos after taking my board out and working up an appetite paddling around in the surf.  I think it had something to do with the combination of sunshine, salt

Sustainable Seafood Recipes: Seared Scallops and Citrus Salmon

sustainable seafood recipes

Since starting my adventures in cooking earlier this year, I am happy to report that I have mastered many new meals much to the delight of my hungry husband.  I have dabbled in everything from vegetarian dishes to vegan cuisine

Spring Savings: Drink Recipes from the Garden


After almost 8 months of not being able to have a real cocktail, strong cup of coffee, or any refreshment that has an overwhelming amount of caffeine, my everyday drink choices are becoming stale. I have an herb garden that

Slim down for Summer with these Seasonal Spring Salads

Seasonal Spring Strawberry Kale Salad

This past weekend marked the return of my husband from his month long underway in the Navy and it was wonderful!  I was so excited to try out some of my new recipes for him and make him the home

Under $20 and 20 minutes: Healthy Baked Kale Chips

Recipe for baked kale chips

Recently I have discovered a new food obsession which also happens to be extremely healthy loaded with fiber, cancer-preventing compounds and vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C and calcium.  It is aesthetically pleasing with its bright purple and

4 Healthy Dishes with Hardboiled Eggs

4 healthy dishes for hardboiled eggs

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed their holiday as much as I did!  I was thinking of some fun recipes to post for today and thought it would be a perfect time for dishes that call for

Under $20 and 20 minutes: Healthy Spring Quinoa Salad

spring quinoa salad

Finally spring is here and it is the perfect temperature outside and time of year to enjoy one of my favorite light salads loaded with healthy veggies.  It is great to pair with a light fish or chicken dish or

Meatless March Update: The Truth about Eating Vegetarian

Fruits and vegetables

I am half way through my commitment of having a meat-free month and to be honest, I am loving it!  I feel healthier, more energetic, less bloated and have noticed a visible improvement in my skin.  And the best part