Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats with Quinoa, Pecans and Maple Syrup

Looking for a new breakfast idea? Look no further!

Recipe: Hidden Veggie Marinara

Confession. For an embarrassingly long time, I didn't know you could make marinara. I didn't know you could easily¬†open a few cans, chop a few veggies, and throw everything in a pot, creating a meal with love, all while making your kitchen smell like an Italian restaurant. (Big bonus there, my friends.) I pretty much…

What I’m Missing

Hello from the land of 'all things BBQ'! Yep, here I am. Little ol' vegan me, desperately searching for vegan friendly restaurants to provide me with an occasional excuse not to cook. Not having much luck with that, although there was a cute little restaurant uptown (they don't say downtown) called Chili Thai where I…

When a Diet is About More than Health

About 5 1/2 years ago, I embarked on a journey to become "healthy". At the time, becoming "healthy" meant feeling healthy. I wanted to have energy to run and hike and bike and ski. I wanted to eat without doing any type of math. I wanted my food choices to benefit my health, not destroy…

A Whirlwind Trip to the Twin Cities

Last Wednesday was my middle child's 24th birthday, and as luck would have it, he was flying back to the Midwest to help out at his alma mater's indoor conference track meet this past weekend. This provided the perfect opportunity to meet up and celebrate! After two long days of teaching and conferences, I was…