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detox – how to quick reboot

detox – how to quick reboot

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being in Europe for two weeks and eating croissants for breakfast, pasta for lunch, pasta for dinner, cheese on everything or by itself and drinking wine we needed a reboot.  While these meals sound great (and taste fabulous) this “lifestyle” probably isn’t great […]

how we traveled to europe for $1,500/person (and flew business class)

how we traveled to europe for $1,500/person (and flew business class)

  Last year when we returned from our Europe trip we thought that one might have been our last trip for awhile.  We are not getting any younger so we figured that if I got pregnant we probably wouldn’t be taking Eurotrip 2017.  So we […]

organic: not just food, a way of life

organic: not just food, a way of life

  Organic is often used to describe the food we eat.  I went from eating organic to turning it into a lifestyle.  My co-workers used to tease me that I was a hipster and now they call me a full fledged hippie.  They know if […]

springtime ramp and garlic soup

springtime ramp and garlic soup

  April showers brings May flowers colds.  Ughh!  I have been hit with the change of season bug.  And let me tell you it is not fun.  The only thing that has sounded good the past week has been a really brothy soup.  But I […]

caprese mac and cheese

caprese mac and cheese

  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]pring is finally here with summer right around the corner.  I love all the good fresh vegetables that start to pop up.  The other day I found a pack of heirloom cherry tomatoes that looked so good.  So I knew I had to put […]

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

  [dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone would ask “how’s married life going” after we got married.  My answer was always “amazing”.  Several people have told me that the first year of marriage would be the hardest.  I couldn’t disagree more.  My first year of marriage truly felt like an […]

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

  [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of the year again – Opening Day!  Detroit’s unofficial (drinking) Holiday.  Where people come together to celebrate their love for baseball, the first signs of spring and a day of debauchery.  This year I realized I haven’t worked on Opening Day […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

soup sundays: tomato, spinach and wild rice soup

soup sundays: tomato, spinach and wild rice soup

  I am constantly looking for ways to reinvent the wheel.  Especially in the kitchen!  I have some go-to meals that we might make every week or some recipes that I use more often than others.  Since I cook soups every weekend it is almost […]

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

  My husband recently started a new workout program and is strictly following the meal plan that goes with it.  Which is making it harder for me to put together meals.  The real challenge is when I want to cook vegetarian.  He is allowed lots […]