Middle Eastern Inspired Pureed Vegetable Soup Recipe

One of the things I love most about the chilly weather is that it inspires me to make homemade soup.  I love tossing ingredients into a pot and letting them simmer away, infusing the entire kitchen with warm, delicious smells.  This pureed vegetable soup recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables and made creamy with the addition of coconut milk.  Adding harissa paste at the end gives it a bold, Middle Eastern flavor that is absolutely delicious.  Got Extra Veggies? Turn Them Into Pureed Soup! Homemade soup is a … [Read more...]

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I decided to make this healthy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe because I have about 8 jars of peanut butter in my pantry. Why? Because I am the type of person who stocks up on healthy food when I find a good deal. I found a buy one get one free sale recently on natural peanut butter and I could probably make a years worth of PB&J sandwiches with it and never run out.This week,  I have been scrolling through Pinterest looking at nut butter recipes for inspiration. I found a paleo fudge recipe online that looked easy enough … [Read more...]

Easy Gazpacho Soup Recipe with Naked Power Garden Tomato Kick #sponsored

This easy gazpacho soup recipe is sponsored by Naked juices and Glam media but all opinions expressed are my own.It is relatively easy for me to get my family to eat more fruit. A bowl of grapes on the table disappears in minutes. The kids are always happy to drink smoothies with plenty of berries and bananas in them. However, getting more vegetables into my family's diet is not as easy. I do not want to eat carrot sticks for breakfast. I am not as tempted to reach for vegetables as a snack, either. I was recently asked to try out the new … [Read more...]

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe and a Nature’s Greens Pinterest Contest #sipyournaturesgreens #sponsored

This tropical green smoothie recipe post is brought to you by Nature's Greens who provided a sample for review and a promotional item for my time.I have found over the years that one of the easiest ways to boost my nutrition intake is to blend things together into a smoothie. I throw all sorts of things in them including fruits, veggies, seeds, oils and all sorts of other good things. Green smoothies have become quite popular nowadays as people are trying to find easy ways to get healthier on the go. Green smoothies are perfect for the busy … [Read more...]

Quick and Healthy Meal Idea: Mult-Grain Garden Salad #LoveEveryMinute

As a work from home mom you would think I have all the time in the world to create a healthy lunch for myself, right? Well, not really! Between errands, housework, my job and everything else that needs to get done I am lucky to find time to grab anything to eat at all. I am always looking for a quick and healthy meal idea to add to my repertoire. I try to stock my fridge and pantry with healthy options so I don't end up eating cookies for lunch. Even ORGANIC cookies don't really make a healthy lunch! If you, too, are looking for a quick  and … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday #Recipe: Fettuccine with Chardonnay Sauce and Fresh Broccoli (#vegan)

My husband and I are trying to reduce the amount of meat our family eats and have started participating in the Meatless Monday movement to find new recipes. Reducing your meat consumption is good for the environment, your health AND your wallet! While I find it relatively easy to find vegetarian meals, most use an awful lot of cheese. Come check out my recipe on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a  pasta dish that uses cashews as the base of it's creamy sauce! Absolutely delicious!Easy Meatless Monday Recipe Disclaimer:  I am … [Read more...]

Be a Speed Vegan and Cook Vegan Food Quickly

Decreasing our consumption of animal based foods would greatly improve our health and environment. I am always on the lookout for recipes that will help our family have a meatless night or two in our weekly menu. With this book, you can be a Speed Vegan and cook vegan food in a hurry! If you are looking for a vegan cookbook, definitely check this out! Be a Speed Vegan and Cook Vegan Food in a Hurry! Title: Speed Vegan (Amazon link) Subtitle: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Gourmet Twist Author: Alan Roettinger Publisher: Book … [Read more...]