February 12, 2017

Whole 30, Here She Comes!

Ya’ll. Been a while. Am I right? No excuses here. Just been living. But I have some exciting news. ARE YOU READY?!? I have decided to take the dive and participate in a WHOLE30!!!! Anti-climactic for you right? Ha, some of you don’t know what it is. That is cool. Until recently I thought it was a fad diet and I had no desire to know anything about it either. BUT for those that care and want to learn a bit you can find everything you need to know here: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ If you took the time to read it, great. If not… here is the skinny. 30 days of NO added sugar (bye honey); NO grains (OMG no overnight oats??); NO legumes (beans and PB are nope, nope, nope); NO PROTEIN POWDER ç Can I still back out?1?! There is more to it, but this should be shocking enough to […]
August 29, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Raise your hand if you are sometimes afraid or intimidated by new foods or ingredients. <<My hand is raised>> I am seriously bad about this. I am a creature of habit. Especially when it comes to food. What works, works. And I stick with it. BUT lately we have been trying to further clean up our diet and it has me urging to try new things so I don’t yet again get stuck in a rut. You know the rut. Scrambeled eggs, apple, peanut butter, grilled chicken. Same ole. A few weeks ago during our 21 day challenge we saw another couple brag about buffalo chicken salad for lunch. Immediately Josh and I wanted to figure out how to make it… but skip the mayo. Enter into our lives. Veganaise. Yeah. I don’t like the sound of it and to tell the truth I was shocked Josh was up for […]
August 11, 2016

Cauliflower Pizza – The Pinterest Myth

Ok. I am on another no carb challenge. This time 21 days and with a group. So no cheating. Hubs is on the wagon this time which is making it a million times easier. It also means, I don’t want to just eat scrambled eggs and grilled chicken everyday. So despite my reservations. We decided to give cauliflower pizza a shot again. I will set the scene. We have made this several times. Every single time. Looks and smells delicious, but is a soggy droopy mess by the end. So after much tweeking and reading about 100 post on how to make it perfect; I believe I have mastered the crust. Seriously, for Josh to ask for it to be on the weekend rotation is a HUGE deal. I will preface. I am not a food blogger. So these post are tough for me. But I will do my best. […]
April 12, 2016

homemade salad dressing

i am not sure which drives my cooking more – health or budget. lately i have been trying to get creative between pinterest, google, my pantry, and my health. so, when we had company coming over for dinner and i realized there was no vegetable (besides the spinach in the quinoa bowl), i grabbed the bag of lettuce in the fridge and prayed that the internet could make that lettuce into something special. and it did. thanks to this homemade salad dressing. it wasn’t vinegary, it wasn’t oily, and the honey added a nice touch of sweetness. coming from someone who only ate ranch and caesar until the age of 25, i am going to count this is a major win. [thank you Five Heart Home for this recipe and for your SEO being strong enough that it popped right up on the google] -maggie