Quinoa Chili

Who would have thought that I'd be craving chili in the middle of September? Wisconsin weather has been incredibly unkind this past year. A frigid winter (can you say too many indoor recesses to count?), followed by a late spring, followed by a less than summery summer...you get the picture.  Actually I probably should have…

Roasted Veggies with Asian Noodles

Looking for a super fast, super healthy, super delicious dinner idea? This is one we go to quite frequently in our house. It's a great way of using up the veggies that are taking up space in the veggie drawer, and requires very little else. Including time and labor. Plus, the combination of sesame oil…

Kitchen Gadgets I Simply COULD NOT Live Without

Funny. The kitchen gadgets I simply could not live without, weren't even in my kitchen 5 years ago! Heck, I would even be willing to go out on a ledge and say that they are barely 2 years old. Why am I so confident? Because that's when my transformation began. In my wellness journey, I…

It’s a Wrap!

Labor Day Weekend is upon us! And what better way to celebrate than with grilling out! We took advantage of the break in rain to grill some marinated portobellas!   Marinade 4 T. balsamic vinegar 2 T. tamari 2 T. olive oil 1/2 t. salt 2 garlic cloves-pressed or finely chopped 2 huge portobellas  …

Be Prepared: It’s Not Just for Boy Scouts

This past week I went back to work for teacher inservice, and I quickly realized how much I needed to reestablish my organizational abilities in the meal preparation department. I can't tell you the amount of stress I experienced when I arrived home absolutely starving, and realized I had no plan for dinner. As a result, this…