Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Eat your fall display!

It is definitely pumpkin season! We know all about those classic orange pumpkins, but what about the pretty blue pumpkins? Queensland Blue is a gorgeous pumpkin with a light blue, silvery skin. It’s a variety that hails from Australia and was introduced to the United States back in 1932. The Queensland Blue looks quite similar […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Dem Bones!

Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking with. If you’re sticking to a grocery budget, you’ll be glad to know these animal bits are good and cheap (sometimes free if you can sweet talk your butcher). Bones are full of minerals like calcium and phosphorous. And […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Who wants a date?

Sure you can get a sugar fix and an energy boost from a candy bar, but if you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, perhaps going for a date might be a better idea. No, not that kind of date. The fruit! Dates grow on palm trees (date palms to be exact) and they’ve been […]

The sweet potato . . . how sweet it is!

Anyone who looks at a sweet potato and sees a funny-looking regular old potato has a lot to learn about this nutritional powerhouse that tastes like dessert! Sweet potatoes are amazing tubers that provide us with a tremendous amount of nutrition. And they really are delicious, to boot! Most of us are familiar with the […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Cuckoo for coconut water

Like most Paleoistas, I’m nuts about coconuts. Coconuts are relied on quite heavily for those of us following a Paleo lifestyle. I cook with coconut oil, I drink coconut milk and I add coconut water to my daily smoothie. Coconut water is the liquid you find inside a coconut. The water of the coconut contains […]

16 Summer Salads

I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough summer salad ideas […]

Poolside snacks for the kids

You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost guaranteed that if […]

5 Restaurant Worthy Summer Dips

Some foods just plain taste better at certain times of the year. For instance, I bet you don’t think much about making beef stew on a hot summer day. One thing that tends to scream summer is a cold dip. And I’m not talking swimming pools here, people! Some fresh crisp veggies and a nice […]

5 Cool Meals for Hot Days

No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—, it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the thick of summer. […]