cucumber noodle lettuce boats

This whole babies-moving-away-to-college thing is harder than I thought it’d be. I thought there would be long busy days of super-productivity and date night every night. Maybe that will happen in time, but for now, it’s dinners trying not to look at the empty spots where they used to sit, turning music on really loud…

banana split nice cream

I get cold every time I eat frozen desserts. I mean shivering under a blanket and my rings don’t fit anymore cold. And I hate to be cold. So why do I insist on putting myself through that? Why am I, even now as I type, sitting in front of a bowl of delicious green…

avocado cilantro lime dressing

I don’t know about you, but I have trouble finding a salad dressing that I like that is low in fat and calories, and dare I dream, even remotely healthy! If it’s low fat, it tastes weird to me, and too sweet. If it is calorie free, it’s just awful! Maybe I just haven’t tried…

3-bean salad

A couple of weeks ago, on a warm but not too warm evening, overlooking a quiet lake, under a peachy-gold sunset, I had the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Some lovely friends invited us to come to their lake house to go kayaking with them, and I was pleasantly exhausted from the…

chocolate for breakfast

Just imagine it…sitting down for breakfast in front of a giant bowl of cold, creamy, chocolaty goodness and it’s all good for you, guilt-free, healthy, and vegan. And it’s CHOCOLATE, people!

healthy dried pineapple “candy”

I looked high and low. I looked under the shelves of mangoes and behind rows of bananas, but they were nowhere to be found. Just a few days ago, there were piles and piles of them all over the store. I let the abundance of pineapple fool me into thinking that I could come back…

homemade vegetable crackers

Hello friends! I’m so glad you’re visiting with me today! One of the hardest things personally, for me to give up has been crackers and chips. I know they aren’t healthy, but they’re so CRISPY and SALTY and DELICIOUS. They are the perfect thing to munch on while reading a good book, while watching reruns…

asian salad

One evening, on a rare occasion of having the house to myself, I decided to try an Asian dressing recipe I found online. This attempt was not a raging success.

strawberry peach nicecream

You have to allow yourself to start with small changes. No one starts off being excellent. Just choose one thing that seems doable to you and do that! Maybe you think you could start dinner every night with a green salad, and then