Chopped Salad with Avocado and Radish

Celebrate the fresh flavors of fruits and veggies with this Chopped Salad featuring avocado, radish, cucumbers, and sunflower seeds. So delicious! I am a salad girl. I’ve always loved green salads. My great aunts would stand amazed at family reunions as I would plunk myself down in front of the salad bowl and just mow. […]

Healthy Spinach Dip

healthy spinach dip with veggies and crackers

Make the classic appetizer a little better for you with this Healthy Spinach Dip. Yogurt instead of mayonnaise and herbs and spices instead of a packaged soup mix make it delicious — and good for you, too. Munchies, appetizers, starters, aperitif, whatever you want to call them, those little snacks to whet your appetite before […]

Mediterranean Steak Salad

You know me, I love a good salad. And this one was a winner with grilled beef, dark leafy greens, whole grain couscous, onions, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans, drizzled with a yogurt-dill dressing? Yum! Taste wise, this was fantastic. But, work wise, it was even better. The beef works well as a freezer meal component. […]

Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Top

Prepping my own baking mixes to keep on hand is standard operating procedure around here. I’ve found that it helps me to bake more if half the work is done for me. I love the versatility of mixes because I can stir in all kinds of goodies, like zucchini. Your kids might not think they […]

Harvest Salad with Chicken, Apples & Cheddar

I love to eat salads. Salad is my go-to lunch. And as the season changes, so does my mood. It might be a traditional chicken salad. Or a fish taco salad. Or it might be like this one, a bed of greens with all sorts of good stuff on top. This salad holds all kinds […]

Adventures with Swiss Chard (Recipe: Mixed Vegetable Saute)

So even though I said I was going to take baby steps on this whole “eating better” thing, I just couldn’t resist pushing the envelope a little. If you read LifeasMOM, you already know that we signed up for a CSA trial last week. Four weeks to test out what we think about being “forced” […]

Corn Salad

Leftovers are the bane of home cooks everywhere. In a sense they imply that you failed in some way. You either cooked too much or folks didn’t like what you made. This is not always the case. Perhaps a dinner guest failed to show. Perhaps a recipe made more than you thought it would. Perhaps […]

Bulk Baking: Zucchini Bread

Ah, zucchini. The vegetable you love to hate, or hate to love. Which is it? They are such prolific little buggers. I know, my dad grows them every summer. Correction: My dad grows too many of them every summer. Thankfully, my mom has been picking them while they are small-er, instead of the gargantuan things […]