I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, nothing beats a cool, crispy, crunchy, flavor-packed salad on a hot summer day. Plus, there’s just something about being able to use the freshest, local ingredients in a dish like this that makes my taste buds even more excited. Continue reading “Summer Potato Salad”
I’m all about picture books these days. There’s really nothing better than being able to read to your little ones and watch them explore the pages with their hands. Such as running their tiny fingers across a meadow as if to feel the tall grass, tapping on the page of a baby elephant as if it were able to capture its attention or pulling at the cardboard page as if eager to turn to the next one. It’s such a special time my daughter and I share together. We certainly have our favorites and I can’t even tell you the excitement I feel when we read one that’s only a few simple phrases (because by bedtime I’m lucky if I can process a three word sentence).
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You know what’s better than a healthy meal? One that’s just as beautiful as it tastes! I mean seriously look at this bowl of goodness! It’s the perfect transition from summer to fall by incorporating garden fresh greens, juicy tomatoes and flavors like tart apple and sweet maple. It’s so simple to toss together (pun intended) you’ll be making it all day, everyday! By topping it with toasted quinoa you can keep it nut-free without sacrificing a little added crunch and protein. This salad not only captures the beginning of the new season but makes saying goodbye to summer worth every single delicious bite! Continue reading “Chicken Apple Cheddar Salad with Toasted Quinoa & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette”
Ever have a really busy day and come home and think, all I want to do is cook right now? No, me either. Though aside from working out, cooking is one of those things that really can make me feel better. It’s such a nice feeling coming up with a new recipe idea and having it turn out to be a success. It’s the equivalent to running that extra mile. I love it but it can be a challenge. Continue reading “Warm Quinoa Bowl with Sundried Tomato Pesto + Feta”