Barramundi Thai Coconut Soup

This is a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting our sponsors so we can bring you great content and recipes. If you remember from last month, we’ve been trying out Barramundi, a farm-raised, sustainable white fish from Vietnam. We are still in love with it! When I was at the store the other day, I stocked up on a bunch more. I love that my kids enjoy eating fish with us. Barramundi is high in Omega-3 fatty […]

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Rachel Allen’s Ballycotton Fish Chowder

For a very long time, I have been wanting a good Irish cookbook.  Not just to use for St. Patrick’s Day, though it is that time of year again.  I haven’t made a lot of Irish food because I haven’t known that much about it.  My internet searches usually turn up recipes for Corned Beef and Cabbage, which is really more of an American thing than and Irish one.  I want good Irish fare like […]

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Avocado, Citrus, Red Pepper and Cucumber Salad with Ginger and Lemongrass Dressing

Something I’ve been trying to do the last little while is sit down and enjoy my meals.  I’m busy.  (You are too.)  And I find myself grabbing something quick (and sometimes not that healthy) on the run or between camera shots or errands or picking up kids from school.  It’s paaaainful to sit down and take a break.  I am constantly on the move trying to get from one thing to the next, checking things […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan White Bean Stew

Before we indulged in our decadent dessert on Sunday night, we enjoyed a very healthy vegan white bean stew that I made in my slow cooker. Slow cooking is such a great way for me to save time (and money) and still make healthy meals for my family. I’m a big fan of making a big pot of soup on the weekend that will serve as my lunches for the coming week. We’ve cut down […]

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Recipe for Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemons are the hybrid of mandarin oranges and true lemons. Also, they are my favorite citrus fruit. I look forward to these sweet lemons all year long and buy them almost by the bushel. They make the best lemon curd ice cream. Really good (and slightly extravagant) lemonade. And the base for my favorite Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Whether it’s on a great Strawberry-Avocado Salad or  the ubiquitous Roasted Beet-Goat Cheese Salad, you’ll be generously drizzling, sampling […]

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Vegan Banana Squash Coconut Curry

It has been snowing for about 24 hours and it’s been lovely. We haven’t had real snow for weeks. As much as I’ll dread slick roads tomorrow morning, tonight I am enjoying being inside looking at the Christmas tree twinkling in the background as I edit photos and dream about the unhealthy Holiday treats I’m yearning to make. But there’s always healthy curries to off-set the decadent treats filled with cream and chocolate and nuts. […]

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Leek and Root Vegetable Gratin

Thanksgiving is over and I will breathe a huge sigh of relief when I’ve finally finished the dishes.  I didn’t quite get to all of the side dishes I wanted to make.  Instead, I’ll make them throughout the next week or so.  I have all of the ingredients after all. I started first with this Leek and Root Vegetable Gratin. This was one thing I’d been dreaming about for days and days.  Truth be told, […]

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Cider-Mustard Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

We’ve entered my favorite time of year.  Halloween is over.  Let the Thanksgiving baking, roasting, cooking begin!  Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some great recipes to help get you in the mood for the holiday season. I confess I’m boring.  I really love roasted veggies.  So much, in fact, that I hardly do anything else with them.  And while doing the same thing all of the time can get boring, I never […]

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Honey Thyme Homemade Cough Syrup

Awhile back a friend of mine told me that thyme was a great natural remedy for coughs and colds. I made this Honey Thyme Homemade Cough Syrup to reap the benefits of both honey and thyme in fighting off germs and helping to relieve those uncomfortable symptoms of colds. Health Benefits of Honey and Thyme Over the last 10 years or so I’ve really turned to natural remedies first before I hit the pharmacy.  The […]

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Hearty Kale, Butternut, Barley Soup

My husband and I have come to an agreement on healthy eating.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  He and I agree we need to get back to our super healthy eating habits, but we haven’t agreed on how to do it.  I say juicing is key.  He can barely gag it down.  I say vegan.  He says less meat, plenty of eggs, and a little cheese.  There’s a happy compromise in there somewhere.  We just […]

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