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lasagna alla vodka

lasagna alla vodka

  On cold winter days sometimes a good meal of comfort food sounds good, even if it’s not as healthy as we normally eat.  We were sitting inside during a snow storm tying to plan dinner.  My husband suggested lasagna but I didn’t want just […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

  It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I […]

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra

  Every year as the year closes out I think a lot of people reflect back on the year and their accomplishments (or lack of sometimes!) and think about what the new year has in store.  People make up resolutions to hold themselves accountable.  Last […]

life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

life lessons from a yogi: working through limitations

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince I was in high school I have always had a fitness routine of some kind.  It has changed over the years as to what activities I did whether it was cheerleading in high school, step aerobics in college, lifting weights, training for half marathons, […]

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

  It has been a crazy fall here in Michigan.  Normally this time of the year we have a nice crisp breeze which makes staying inside on Sundays to watch football that much better.  Not this year.  Lately it’s been seventy and sunny out which […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

life lessons from a yogi: shift your thoughts to positivity

  [dropcap]I [/dropcap]have been thinking a lot lately about thought patterns and the words we speak.  After I found out I was pregnant I had a few thoughts immediately go through my head.  The first one was “OMG!  We did it” followed by “holy $#%^” […]

three cheese rigatoni

three cheese rigatoni

  During the week lately dinners have been vegetarian or vegan.  My husband has been pretty strict trying to eat vegan Monday through Thursday.  So by the weekend I am ready for some comfort food.  I have been following the hashtags #carbsandcheese on Instagram and […]

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately I haven’t been jam packing our weekends with tons of activities.  That means there is more time to make brunch at home.  While going out to brunch is great, sometimes I just want to take the time and cook in my own kitchen […]

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

life lessons from a yogi: you are what you eat

  There is the old saying “you are what you eat”.  I am not in the medical field.  I have zero formal education on health and wellness.  However, I have a strong passion (and for those of you who personally know me, a large soap […]