Eat our way around the world – Italy

April is the month during which both of my children were born.  Since he was the birthday boy, I thought it would be fitting for my son to pick the country he wanted to try next.  Of course he loves noodles (and is quite a ham when it comes to his fake Italian accent), so Italy […]

No-Crust Mini Pizzas

Kids love pizza.  Heck, I love pizza.  But, my waistline does not love pizza.  I’ve tried cauliflower crust pizza and I LOVE IT.  But, it takes work. So, in an effort to try to find a healthier alternative to picking up the phone and ordering Papa Johns (don’t get me wrong.. I do also love […]

Eat our way around the world – Ireland

Well I apologize for the late post from our March’s Eat our way around the world adventure.  The blog had a bit of a technical hiccup.  Thanks to a tech-savvy husband, I’ve been saved and we’re up and running again. When brainstorming about what country to choose for March, my son automatically said Ireland “because […]

Eat our way around the world – France

I was trying to plan out what country to do for what month.  So… February… well, February is centered around Valentine’s Day, and Valentine’s Day is romantic.  What better country to ooze romance than France?  So, on Valentine’s Day, instead of trying to find a baby sitter (nearly impossible) and going out into over-crowded restaurants, […]

Baked Panko Shrimp

It’s Lent, and it’s Friday… so that means a yummy seafood dish around here.  This is my son’s favorite.  I love to use the Argentinian Red Shrimp from Trader Joe’s for this recipe (which is a bit of a new addiction for me).  But, whatever ones you choose, make sure they’re raw and not cooked.  […]

Eat our way around the world – Japan

What better way to teach your family about a different place in the world than through food?  And what if you could make a day of it.. doing art projects, learning about the language, looking at it on the map?  What a fun way to learn. I admit, I didn’t come up with this idea […]

Pan-Fried Tilapia Taco Salad

If you were to ask me about my favorite recipe sites, The Domestic Man’s blog really takes the cake.  He posts gluten-free and Paleo-friendly recipes every Tuesday.  His dishes are unique, internationally-inspired, and in my opinion, a refreshing change from most other sites. Yes, those phrases “Gluten-free” and “Paleo” are popular these days.  However, that’s […]

3 Day Refresh – Carrot Seaweed Medley

Day 2.. and I was able to make a recipe that was very similar to one in the Ultimate Reset, but that I didn’t get to try.  I couldn’t seem to find “arame (or hijiki)” seaweed.  There was a spot for it at Whole Foods, but nothing there… and I went back multiple times.  So, […]

3 Day Refresh – Veggie Stir-Fry

So today I started Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh.  After 2 weeks of vacation, holidays, and general gluttony, I was feeling like I needed a fresh start.  I’m not looking for an instant miracle here, we all know that your body doesn’t change in 3 days.  But I wanted to feel less bloated, […]

Winter Slaw

I used to watch cooking shows while on the treadmill.  Counter-productive?  Maybe.  But I did get some great dinner ideas while working out!  Hey, it’s multitasking, people! This one was from a Barefoot Contessa episode with Tyler Florence.  So, I’m unsure if it’s truly Ina Garten’s recipe, or Tyler Florence’s recipe… but either way it’s […]